Who We Are
Julie Knutson

Commercial Leasing Director

Nickname you prefer to be called?

My friends sometimes call me Jewels.

How many years have you been in the construction field?
Where did you grow up?

South Dakota, I was born and raised in Watertown, attended college at SDSU in Brookings, and lived and worked in Sioux Falls for a few years.

What’s a typical day look like for you?

Too much coffee, and a walk or two. I am a customer service addict, so I am always looking for a better, faster, more efficient way to exceed the clients’ expectations, solve a problem or connect the dots so everyone wins with a solution that they are happy with!

Favorite thing about your neighborhood that you grew up in?

The neighborhood grocery store and the drive-in burger place.

When you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I don’t remember any fascination with working when I was young, but in high school, I loved drafting. The teacher said, “girls can’t get jobs like that”!

What do you like to do when you are not working?

When I am not with my three sweet granddaughters, (9, 5, and 10 months), I will take my Kayak out on the lake. I have a passion for travel, so every year I try to experience a new destination.

My three pet peeves?

Gossip/drama, yelling, a dirty car

Name a few of your daily habits (other than showering or brushing your teeth).

A walk, some yoga, a good protein shake, and a sanity check-in with my best friend!