Getting new customers up and running on the LeasePilot Platform requires deep legal expertise and an expert-level knowledge of commercial real estate leases. We’re always excited when we add new team members that combine great legal talent with a background in commercial real estate. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Julie King has joined the team as our dedicated Onboarding Specialist!
As a former leasing paralegal, Julie brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise to an already incredible team. Our current and future customers will undoubtedly get to know her in the coming months, but in the interim, here’s a little bit about her:
What’s your role at LeasePilot?
As an Onboarding Specialist, it’s my responsibility to ensure that each and every implementation of LeasePilot exceeds our customers’ expectations. LeasePilot will undoubtedly change the way our customers’ do leasing, and starting things off on the right foot is going to be incredibly important to long-term success—both for us and for our customers. Doing this job the right way and building a customized implementation means having a complete understanding of our customers’ needs, and that’s something I’m really looking forward to.
I’m a detail person, so working on the nuts and bolts to make this happen really appeals to me. I expect to be interfacing with our customers’ leasing and legal teams regularly, which will be very satisfying. At the end of the day, my job is to help make their work lives more efficient, which makes everyone happy.
What type of work were you doing before LeasePilot? How does that experience carry over into your new role?
As a leasing paralegal, I’ve spent much of my career drafting commercial leases and related legal documentation. I’ve had the privilege of great training and mentorship by real estate attorneys at Fox Rothschild and Hinckley Allen, I’ve logged time in at CVS, Fresenius, and Citizens Bank. I have worked from both the landlord and tenant perspectives in retail, medical, and office leases so I am excited to bring my experience to the table at LeasePilot.
It’s safe to say that the experience of working in the tech industry is quite a bit different from working in the legal world. How has that transition been for you? What’s the most unexpected thing–big or small–about your new role so far?
I would have to say that working in the legal industry as a paralegal, there were carefully defined limits to what I could do. Although I found ways to grow in my profession, unless I earned a law degree, I was unable to move past a certain point. And recently, there was a case heard by the RI Supreme Court that dealt with the unauthorized practice of law issue, which put a magnifying glass on what jobs non lawyer legal professionals are performing.
In my new role at LeasePilot, my responsibilities will not be subjected to those carefully defined limits. As I learn to master each responsibility involved in the role as currently envisioned, there will likely be a greater potential for professional growth than I have ever had in previous roles. And leadership at LeasePilot often reminds the team that we are all actively building the product and service for our customers. There is definitely a level of excitement in being part of something that will revolutionize the commercial real estate business!
Every new job comes with its own unique challenges. What’s priority #1 for you?
I want to immerse myself in the SML language [LeasePilot’s propreitary back-end programming language] so that I read and comprehend it as though I have been working with it forever. Eventually I’d like to contribute to improving and refining it to make our product even better for our customers.
Who inspires you?
Abraham Lincoln, Fred Rogers, and my wonderful dad. I admire patience and kindness.
Narrowing my list down to just three is borderline unfair! I’ll list five:
- Abbey Road – The Beatles
- Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass -Greatest Hits
- Crosby Stills & Nash-first album.
- Billy Joel – Turnstiles
If you are detecting that I live in a 70’s time warp, you would be correct.
Let’s get controversial: is cereal a soup?
No-they are entirely distinct from one another. Even hot oatmeal is not even close to soup!
Crinkle-cut, steak-cut, or regular-cut fries?
Regular cut fries preferably with the skin – and ALWAYS well done!