Justine Kurland grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts and has had an interest in homes from an early age, with memories of going to open houses in the neighborhood on the weekends.
After high school, she attended Tufts University in Massachusetts, majored in economics and minored in political science, and played squash and tennis there.
A temporary move to Newport for a summer after college turned to a permanent stay in 2003, after falling in love with the many things this community has to offer. After bartending for years, the opportunity in 2008 to learn the real estate profession came about after a conversation with Joe Fitzpatrick, her team leader. Justine transitioned from Sales and Rentals to serving as the Team Administrator in 2016, overseeing all of the team’s transactions. She has a designation in rental and property management from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, served as chair of the Rental Committee for the Newport County Board of Realtors in 2014 and 2015 and is also a Certified Military Housing Specialist.