Julius Cartwright personifies the essences of a successful, visionary, and strategic entrepreneur. His thoughtful approach, ability to actualize and chart a business course has earned him the respect of his community, industry peers, and emerging business leaders. His thriving venture and Upscale Select Builders, Inc. reflect Mr. Cartwright’s ability to seize opportunity, create business synergies, and support passion to excel in his profession and simultaneously, serve his community. He was installed as NAREB’s 27th President in August at the 64th Annual National Convention in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Cartwright’s entry into the real estate profession began in 1988. After two years, he joined W.E. Jones & Associates, Inc. located in Shaker Heights, Ohio. During his tenure, dedication to excellence and outstanding service earned Mr. Cartwright, among other awards, the honor of “Top Producer and Agent of the year.” His industry achievements did not go unnoticed, and he was asked to join the Cleveland Association of Real Estate Brokers. There, his leadership skills, industry knowledge, and business acumen landed Mr. Cartwright in the Presidential and Board of Director positions. Mr. Cartwright has faithfully served as President of the Cleveland Realtist Association (two years); President of the Ohio Realtist Association (three years); served as 1999 Chairman of the Board, Ohio Realtist Association (3 years); and NAREB’s National Board of Director’s since 1995. Mr. Cartwright later rose through the ranks within the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), the nation’s oldest minority professional real estate trade association. The 1990’s decade served as a launching pad for a number of Mr. Cartwright’s business, professional and civic interests. In 1994, he founded the Dream Team Realtists, widely recognized as one of Cleveland’s most successful real estate collaborations, and was awarded his real estate broker’s license. At the same time, he published the “American Dream” Mr. Cartwright established both of his business enterprises, which specialized in marketing, managing and rehabilitating properties throughout the Cleveland area. Over the past 13 years he has successfully marketed and sold REOs for banks and asset management companies. Julius Cartwright has worked with the City of Cleveland, and collaborated with various non-profits, developers/builders to acquire over 200 lots through the City of Cleveland as a land acquisition specialist. Today, Julius Cartwright is a licensed real estate broker with over 22 years of experience. He has successfully sold over 1,500 homes and over 500 million in sales volume, and has worked in property management for 15 years, managing 750 units throughout his career. Additionally, he has been involved in the acquisition & rehab of over 350 properties for various investors. He resides in Cleveland with his wife, Vicky and their two sons, Julius, II and Christian.