Getting to know… Julie Hunter

9th April 2018

Julie Hunter joined our Planning & Development team in July 2017. It’s been an exciting start for our newest partner….

Julie Hunter

Congratulations Julie Hunter, and welcome to the George F. White family! How are you settling in?

Thank you. I really feel at home at George F. White. The team is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and extremely ambitious. We have a bright future ahead of us!



What does your role as a partner entail?

I lead the planning team in Durham but my wider role is to work alongside Robyn and the George F. White team, across all regions and sectors, to grow the business and strengthen our offer.



Now that you’re ready to get things going, what are you immediate priorities for the Durham region?

I’d like to engage with clients old and new, offering our full range of services tailored to their individual needs. As a planner, one of the most exciting things is that George F. White has a direct link to potential land supply via our existing client relationships. We are therefore able to offer a complete service to our development clients from site finding through to design, planning and to onward sale. One of my big priorities is to get that message out there!



Work talks aside, let’s hear a little bit more about you. What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Well… I’m a serial renovator! I like to buy old or unloved properties and refurbish them with the intention of living there, however it is usually the case that when one project is nearing the end I already have my eye on the next! My latest is an ugly 1970’s house with lots of potential and a paddock for my daughters to explore.



Which three people, dead or alive, would you invite to dinner?

Firstly, my Grandad Kenneth, he was a bit of a hero to me. David Attenborough would be a fascinating dinner guest, he has seen some amazing things and I’m sure he has some great stories of his travels. Finally, Frank Gehry, as he is living proof that you can follow your dream later in life and still be hugely successful.



What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

It’s nice to be nice.



For more information about our planning & development services in County Durham and across the North, please contact: Julie Hunter juliehunter@georgefwhite.co.uk or 07468 860629.

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