Vice President & Commercial Closer
Apple Valley Closing Office
GENERAL COUNSEL: Whether at the closing table, in her role as Vice President and on-site manager of DCA Title’s Apple Valley office, or among her colleagues and associates in the commercial real estate community, Karen Johnson gets the calls and questions when people need to move through a situation and get guidance on what direction to take. Karen’s career as a closer began part-time while she attended law school. She joined DCA Title after graduating and passing the bar and never left, citing the integrity of the company for her tenure almost 30 years later. Karen notes that DCA adheres to a philosophy she lives by and learned from her Grandmother: “Do what’s right because it’s right — not because you have to.” Karen thrives on the complexity of commercial closings and the peek into a community’s future and development that those transactions provide. Karen received her Bachelor’s and Law Degrees from the University of Minnesota. She enjoys time with her extended family that “looks for any excuse to get together” and traveling by car to experience various local scenes and get her “mountain fix.”
Awards: Karen was selected as one of the Best Real Estate Professionals 2018-19 by Minnesota Monthly magazine.