Dubbed “The Mastermind” by The Real Deal, Julia Spillman is CEO of Douglas Elliman’s celebrated EklundGomes team. The Kentucky native is the architect of EklundGomes’ unprecedented nationwide expansion and in addition oversees all operations, sales and agent hires. Energetic, people-oriented and a brilliant communicator, Spillman has been with Douglas Elliman for a decade and has honed her abilities to tap networks, streamline data and watch markets at the micro and macro level. Her dedication and spirit have paid off – in 2018, she led the team to break a billion in annual sales.
Spillman’s past experience as a residential lender for firms such as HSBC and Merrill Lynch give her an understanding of the importance of providing service at every level of highly complex transactions. Her advisory of a customized Customer Relationship Management platform allows her and the EklundGomes team to pick up precisely where they left off in any relationship or project. Her ability to cultivate and retain high-net-worth clientele is matched by her power to harness and interpret information and to balance a keenly held intuition with a trove of knowledge.
Spillman’s ambition is matched by her commitment to community. She has provided years of fundraising and service to Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Easter Seals, and the New York City Junior League. She is active with the American Ballet Theater and served as the Former 2015 and 2016 Junior Council Chair and Junior Chair of the 2014 ABT Spring Gala.
“I call her a superwoman and genius,” says Fredrik Eklund.