The oldest of seven children in an athletic and outgoing Hawaiian family, Julie Hugo was raised in Kailua on the island of Oahu and has spent most of her life in Hawaii. You'll easily recognize her first-born traits, she says. Schooled at Kamehameha Schools and Stanford University, she has lived in Hilo since 1990. Julie's daughter Leah and 3 grands live in Hawaii Kai and her son Patrick and grandson live in Folsom.
Julie also has over 30 years of active participation in community organizations. She has served as President of the Hilo Habitat for Humanity, Hawaii Island YWCA, Hilo Toastmasters, and the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay. She currently serves as a director for Hawaii Information Service, on the board of Ku'ikahi Mediation Center and on the Hawaii County Water Board.
With a well-deserved reputation as someone who listens carefully and who has the capacity to work with others to get things done, Julie's real estate practice draws on a deep sense of the East Hawaii community, a history of successfully brokered transactions, and good client and professional relationships.
An early career in the legal field gave Julie a good understanding and respect for the importance of documentation. Detail-oriented and anticipatory by nature, she works to spot issues before they become problems. She spent about a dozen years in project management and marketing for resort developments on both Hawaii Island and Molokai, and understands well the dreams of those who wish to own real estate in Hawaii.
Julie was recognized in 2015 by the Hawaii Island Realtors Association as Realtor of the Year. She is seen by many as a mentor and respected leader in her field.
She enjoys travel, reading with her book club girlfriends, and doubles tennis.