Julie Baird is Vice President, Counsel and Western Regional Manager for First American Exchange Company overseeing business and operations in 13 states in the west including Colorado.  Julie has served as National Underwriting Counsel for First American Title Company in the San Francisco NCS office and as National Counsel for First American Exchange Company, where she has been involved in all phases of 1031 exchange transactions including negotiation of documentation; management and oversight of reverse and build to suit exchange transactions; and the facilitation of underwriting decisions.

Julie she is a frequent speaker and author on 1031 exchange and industry related topics and she is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Federation of Exchange Accommodators and CREW Denver.

Julie is a former Chair of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California and she is the prior Managing Editor of the California Real Property Journal.  In 2009, Julie was named as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” real estate professionals by the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network.


Prior to joining First American, Julie was a real estate attorney in private practice in San Francisco. Julie received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and her B.B.A from the University of San Diego.