(Repeat after me, Swammo!)
As a Jamaican export, I love the ease of the tropics, with all its come-hither allure and ingenuity. It makes a great cradle for doers—and dreamers alike! And that’s why I love Miami, having moved here from New York (by way of Australia, London and Vienna) some 20 years ago. The magic is palpable, and having the opportunity to help you navigate your real estate needs in this amazing paradise is simply icing.
I look forward to meeting you—in person!
“I met Julie during the early production of the Pulse Art Fair in Miami. She was immediately enthusiastic and supportive for the project, and provided some much-needed help with
navigating the city's infrastructure and services. She was always available to answer my questions and would check our progress from time to time, anticipating any potential hurdle.
Additionally, Julie is marvelous to work with: good-spirited, smiling. Despite the fact that we are no longer working together, we are still in touch to this day.”
—Jean-Michel Arnoult, Startup Enabler
Name + That Tune
You won’t offend her if you call her the hat lady—she has worn a few: real estate practitioner, author, editor, advocate, model, speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, publicist, marketer, event producer, and yes, reigning queen of bad karaoke.
Julie Mansfield Soimaud, a self-acclaimed perfectionist, brings tenacity, creativity, dedication and a sense of humor to whatever the task. Having studied Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising at Temple University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude/Top Scholar, she has an innate appreciation for the power of prose.
Write + On
That appreciation for words helped fuel Maybe God Was Busy, her memoir recounting an idyllic childhood interrupted by abuse in her native Jamaica. But it’s not a ‘phase’ on which she likes to linger, preferring instead to revel in triumph and in conquering the next hurdle.
And she lives to write. Whether it’s being quoted or penning articles and op-eds, including pieces for the Miami Herald, Julie has an intimate relationship with words, often using them to paint entire scenes. For her, to tell is to show, hence her ease with the word, written or spoken—to one in a million, or one to a million.
Wings + Aspread
Maybe it was her tenure as director of cultural arts for the City of Miami that helped Legacy Magazine name Julie “One of South Florida’s Most Prominent & Influential Women.”
And maybe it was a successful run as a restaurateur that landed her on the cover of Indulge Magazine—the first black woman to grace the Miami Herald-published glossy for the discerning.
No stranger to the media, Julie has appeared in print as well as on radio and television programs including CBS Evening News, CBS’ Focus on South Florida, as well as on
TVJ in her native Jamaica. A look at some personal/career highlights:
Founder, Give Me Dignity, Inc., a 501C(3)
Member, National Association of Realtors®
Member, Florida Association of Realtors®
Member, Miami Association of Realtors®
Class 1 Florida Real Estate Commission License
“Impact Award,” iGEN Film Festival
“Luminary Award” Jamaica Consul General
“Humanitarian of the Year,” People Profile
Lead Feature in Al Jazeera’s Documentary “Jamaica’s Silent Children”
Featured in Voyage MIA Magazine
Featured in SHE Caribbean Magazine
Featured in Melange Magazine
Cover Feature, Indulge Magazine
Named One of South Florida’s 25 Most Prominent
& Influential Women, Legacy Magazine
Named One of South Florida’s Most Influential
Black Women, Success South Florida Magazine
Up + Close
Laurels aside, these days Julie is discovering, or should we say rediscovering Miami with gaze anew, guided by a voracious appetite for success wearing her newest hat: Real Estate Practitioner.
Happily married to artist Jerome Soimaud who introduce her to the world of real estate, Julie is the mother of two daughters and proud ‘glammy’ to grandson, baby Zen. A former model, she truly enjoys fashion, conversations, art, entertaining, aesthetics, books, traveling, tennis, dancing and just about anything that means being around people. She’s lived in New York, London, Vienna and Australia before calling Miami home.
Something to + Talk About
“I had the privilege of working with Julie Mansfield as Director of Special Events at the City of Miami and found her to be astute and broadminded with [a] complete understand[ing] of her city's brand identity.”— Gary Thoulouis, Commercial Real Estate & Revenue Generation Services
“I have worked with Julie in my capacity as chair of the Miami Arts & Entertainment Council and have always admired her seriousness of purpose and imaginative approach to arts programming in city parks. She's a strong leader and passionate champion of the City's natural assets.” —Seth Gordon, Seth Gordon Initiatives
“I met Julie during the early production of the Pulse Art Fair in Miami. She was immediately enthusiastic and supportive for the project, and provided some much-needed help with navigating the city's infrastructure and services. She was always available to answer my questions and would check our progress from time to time, anticipating any potential hurdle. Additionally, Julie is marvelous to work with: good-spirited, smiling. Despite the fact that we are no longer working together, we are still in touch to this day.”—Jean-Michel Arnoult, Startup Enabler
“Awesomeness in human form!”—Alfonso D'Niscio Brooks, Founder at AFRIKIN