Lori Judge, lead broker and owner of Judge Realty, has been selected as one of Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40.” The 2015 honorees represent business, government, politics, nonprofits, science, conservation, and education throughout the state of Georgia who have shown excellence in their community and careers.
Georgia Trend is a state owned and operated publication that covers business, politics, education, technology and more throughout the state. With over 50,000 subscribers, Georgia Trend is one of the leading magazines to cover statewide news and events.
Each candidate for the “40 Under 40” was judged on their involvement in their community, growth of their company, age, and advancement in their expertise.
“It’s an honor to be chosen as one of Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40”. Since I started my business 10 years ago, I have been dedicated to growing my brokerage in parallel with highlighting and supporting not only the creative community but other entrepreneurs throughout the region. It’s a privilege to be among such a prestigious group of colleagues that help do the same throughout the state,” said Judge.
Judge, who is well known for her recent involvement with the Broughton Street commercial district development, has been an active supporter of Savannah’s public art sector. She recently brokered locations for the non-profit SeeSAW art organization. In addition, Judge offered the Judge Realty office building façade for two temporary art installations. Utilizing a Judge Realty exterior entry door as a frame and recycled plastic bags, acclaimed artist Katherine Sandoz created an eco-themed “Flower Power” statement piece. Partnering with Art Rise Savannah, the Judge building was again used to display a living moss mural entitled “Mossterpiece.”
Judge is an advocate for sustainability and acts as one of the only eco-brokers in the area. Joe Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah, championed her nomination saying, “We are proud to have Lori as a leading business representative in Savannah. Her impact on our city has helped enrich the community over the past decade and has greatly increased the sustainability of the commercial and residential real estate in the area.”
Judge’s support of the sustainability, creative, and economic aspects of her community made her a qualified candidate for the nomination. As a recipient, Judge hopes that more business owners will help inspire other peers to take a similar leadership role in their communities.
Summing up her philosophy Judge states, “I believe that a balance between aesthetic and economic interests is the key to Georgia’s continued success. I look forward to helping in every way I can to achieve that balance.”