Lori Judge is the Founder and CEO of Judge Realty and a co-owner/founder of the Yaupon Teahouse, Temples Farm and the Judge Art Collection. A midwest native, Lori grew up in Princeton, Illinois and holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Iowa. She moved to Savannah in 1999 and resides in Savannah’s Historic District with her husband, Lou Thomann and son, Albert Thomann who attends Benedictine Military School. Judge Realty is a full service boutique real estate firm active since 2005, the firm specializes in residential and commercial sales, leasing, and property management. “Acting with integrity, exceeding client expectations, acting as a collaborative team, challenging traditional modus operandi, and enriching our community” is the core of Judge Realty’s values.
The creation of Judge Realty coincided with Lori’s role as a new mother. Inspired by these two life changing events, Lori committed to a focus headlined with local and global environment, culture, and the economy. Following this philosophy, Lori leads by example with several notable actions. Solar panels installed on the Judge Realty office building make it the only real estate company to run on solar power. Additionally, she curates the Judge Art Collection and makes the collection accessible to the public within the Judge Realty offices. Lori’s commitment to supporting local art and culture results in hosting and coordinating an annual public art display, as well as a number of community collaborations. Utilizing the Judge Realty office building facade as a blank canvas, local artists share their creative talents . These art displays are integral to Lori’s goal to define and redefine ways that creativity, commerce and art can be incorporated into the lives of the local community by making art accessible in nontraditional and more traditional ways.
Other ways that Lori engages in the local culture and environment: her memberships in various local organizations including Telfair Museums, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah Tree Foundation, Georgia Conservancy, Flannery O’ Connor House, Downtown Neighborhood Association, and the Downtown Businesses Association. Lori serves on the Queensborough Bank Advisory Board.
Lori’s original guiding principles of focusing on the local and global environment, culture, and economy continue to be an inspiration and catalyst in formulating all her future plans.
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