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?
7
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!