Learn about our Real Estate Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make sure your experience is world-class.

Julie Jeffrey Schwartz

Julie Jeffrey Schwartz

President/Owner

Mrs. Schwartz has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry and over 29 of those have been as an appraiser. Julie worked for four years at the Minnesota Department of Transportation as a real estate appraiser and expert witness performing appraisals and testimony for all types of real estate. Since 1991 she has been sole owner of Lake State Realty Services, Inc.; a firm that specializes in various real estate consulting and valuation services to government units of all levels (federal, state, and local). During her tenure at Lake State Realty Services, Inc. she has been project manager for numerous projects, including multi-parcel projects for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Council, the General Services Administration, and other federal, state, and local units of government. These projects include right-of-way easements, utility easements, conservation easements, and other easements. Mrs. Schwartz has extensive expert witness testimony background, offering testimony for Commissioner’s Hearings, District Court, Federal Court, and Congress. She is on the Anoka and Washington County Condemnation Commissioner’s list, is on the Chisago County “Appraiser of Record,” and is one of few Neutral Appraisers in the State of Minnesota. She performs review appraisal services on specialized projects for all units of government including federal, state, and local units. She has a high-level security clearance for work with the Federal Government, including the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, FPS (Federal Protection Services) and other security agencies. She regularly inspects federal owned property throughout the Midwest for the purpose of consulting and planning; determination of fair annual rental rates for specialized buildings such as courthouses, federal buildings, and border stations; site selection; and expansion requirements for security purposes. She is licensed in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio.

Alexander P Schwartz

Alexander P Schwartz

Realtor, Appraiser Trainee

Mr. Schwartz has been with Lake State Realty since 2004 when he began assisting with various para-professional and administrative duties such as research, report assembly, and other associated tasks. In 2013 he received a B.S. from the University of Minnesota with majors in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development; and Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. In 2015 he received his license to sell real estate and is now a Realtor with Lake State Realty.

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Katie Huspek

Katie Huspek

Appraiser

Graduated from Forest Lake Senior High School in 2002.
Graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College in 2007 with an Associate in Applied Science Radiography.
Started working for Lake State Realty Services, Inc. in 2007.
Obtained Real Estate Residential Appraisal Trainee License in 2008.
In free time enjoys doing anything outdoors with her husband and son, including hunting, fishing, hiking and four wheeling.

Neil Heurung

Neil Heurung

Realtor

I have spent my adult life helping people figure out what they want and how to get it. I started in Youth Ministry, moved into Secular Adolescent Counseling, ended my Counseling career as an Adolescent Chemical Dependency Counselor, Supervising Tech staff and Masters-Level Interns. After 20 years, in 1997, I decided to leave that industry and get my license in Real Estate and it worked out pretty well. In 2004, I decided to try my hand at Real Estate Appraisal. I did Appraisals for 11 years and let my Real Estate career go to the back burner. I recently decided that I mostly enjoyed working with real people; people who wanted my help in ‘Figuring what they want and how to get it’. That’s what I did as a Counselor. That’s what I do as a Realtor.