Julius M. Feinblum, President and Founder of JMF Real Estate, Inc. began his career as an order clerk on Wall Street at the age of 18. During his tenure in the stock market, he achieved the title of President of several regional brokerage firms.
At 30, he left Wall Street to follow his family into the furniture industry. They operated furniture stores in Brooklyn and Julius joined them as a furniture wholesaler, taking the role of the New York Sales and Marketing Rep for Flexsteel Industries. In this capacity, Julius developed special marketing packages for NY's largest furniture retailers and helped the company expand its distribution and name recognition throughout the region.
35+ years ago, Julius recognized a need for professional real estate representation in the furniture industry. "I witnessed the virtually unlimited potential available to every retailer who found the 'Right Space' for its product." He founded JMF Real Estate, Inc. and offered to the furniture and real estate industries something that did not exist at that point, a boutique real estate company specializing in the Home Furnishings Industry. Julius learned from his experience in the furniture industry and Wall Street. His first deal was for the largest furniture chain on Long Island, where he brokered the most significant sale of real estate at that time.
He approached Long Island-based Sleepy's, a then 14-store chain and Seaman's, another Long Island furniture retailer to lease their properties. After one successful transaction, Julius was asked to handle real estate for both companies. These companies subsequently became the industry leaders of that era in sales, profits and growth. Julius continues relationships with the founder of their companies.
Today, JMF Real Estate is over 35 years young and growing, with a National presence as well as a continued emphasis in the Home Furnishings industry. "We have taken every experience and learned from it", states Julius. The goal is to apply those experiences to the real estate and growth needs to today."
Julius has grown his firm to be recognized by the real estate ownership community as the "go-to" firm for home furnishings clients for their space.