Educator of the Year

Pashuan Julien
2018 Educator of the Year

Paushaun J. Julien is a versatile and skilled professional with over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry. His natural ability to work with numbers and his conceptual problem-solving skills drew him to the industry, where he has held many Illinois licenses, including Salesperson, Broker, Managing Broker, Associate Appraiser, Loan Originator, Real Estate CE Instructor and Pre-license Instructor.

Prior to his full-time career in real estate, Paushaun earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Management from DeVry University. After graduating, he worked as an application engineer, where he applied his technical skills to troubleshoot aging building control systems. His work in high-rise commercial buildings throughout Chicago helped develop his in-depth knowledge of construction, maintenance and management of commercial real estate.

Paushaun has performed investment analysis, disposition/acquisition services, mortgage consulting, valuation and instructs pre- and post-licensing education. Through his work and collaboration with others, he has developed strong knowledge and insights regarding construction, valuation, credit and finance.

Today, Paushaun is the Managing Broker of Travis Realty Company, founded in 1949 during the height of segregated housing policies. At Travis, Paushaun works with his agents to provide low-to-moderate income residents with sustainable housing solutions on Chicago’s South/West side, which continues the legacy of the company’s founder Dempsey J. Travis. In addition, with tremendous passion and energy, Paushaun delivers high-quality real estate education, translating legal jargon into relatable terminology and experiences. Paushaun’s students often indicate that they attribute their success to his guidance, instruction and unique ability to convey the content while creating a stress-free, fun and engaging learning environment.


Past Educators of the Year

2017:  Wayne Paprocki 2008:  Martha R. Williams, J.D. 1999: Lynda McKay
2016:  Mike Fair 2007:  Terry Watson
1998:  Marilyn D. Glazer
2015:  Vince DePaul
2006:  Kristina A. Brown
1997:  John Michaels
2014:  Sam Martin
2005:  Gerald Cortesi
1996:  George Potter
2013:  Taft West
2004:  Dawn M. Svenningsen
1995:  Tim Rice
2012:  Rozanne Reynolds
2003:  Kerry Kidwell
1994:  Clarke R. Marquis
2011:  Scott Toban
2002:  Alan Toban 1993:  Robert Chichocki
2010:  Marki Lemons
2000:  Lynn Madison 1992:  Daniel Sarrett
2009:  Ruth Ann Morgan


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AIREE's Educator of the Year is announced at the annual Instructor Training Conference.  To nominate someone for a future award, please complete and submit this form by May 1st.

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