As a Director of Project Management at CBRE, Julie Ford brings over 25 years of healthcare experience in design, project management, construction, planning and team oversight to her clients. Julie’s attention to detail and ability to maintain and develop client relationships, while ensuring her team exceeds their expectations, is her strength. Julie has diverse experience within the healthcare environment including acute care, outpatient services, physician retention strategies, lab/research experience and boutique/retail medical experience. In addition to her project management role, Julie is the Leader for Healthcare within the CBRE Global Knowledge Network.
Previous to CBRE, she served as Principal of Proteus Group, an architectural, interior design and engineering firm dedicated to the healthcare industry. At Proteus, she was active in securing accounts and project work that ranged from $100,000 to $30M in size. Prior to that, she was Director of Construction and Planning at Northshore University Health System, where she provided strategic leadership for master planning activities, set their design and construction direction that aligned corporate goals with the hospital board’s capital initiatives plan, led a 20-person Project and Planning office within the FMS department, and oversaw over $400M in construction activity during her 10-year tenure there.