Employee Spotlight: Joe Emerson

Joe Emerson

Director Real Estate Research

As our Director of Real Estate Research, Joe Emerson has been servicing clients at the heart of these solutions for 17 years. His guidance and knowledge for this department is greatly appreciated.

What do you do at Capitol Lien?

Supervisor / Abstractor Northern MN Team


What is the best part about your Capitol Lien career?

Working with many different employees and clients in different regions. A fast pace work environment means never a dull moment.


How did you get into this industry?

I was between jobs and a friend and Capitol Lien employee told me about the opening.


What do you do in your free time?

Golfing, Biking or Boating in the summer and hauling kids to their activities year round.


What was your first-ever job?

I was 14 years old and had a summer job at an apartment complex doing odd jobs for the maintenance department. That would be the first job I actually received a real paycheck from.


What did you want to be when growing up?

A firefighter, I mean who didn’t want to be?


Where would your dream vacation be?

A two part vacation starting in Blackomb, British Columbia for three days of snowboarding and jetting off to the French Polynesian Islands for a week in a hut over the water.


What is your favorite meal/food?

Sushi / or a filet at Manny’s it’s a toss up.


What is your favorite quote?

“Get busy living or get busy dying” – The Shawshank Redemption


What have you gained since working at Capitol Lien?

Interpersonal skills and problem solving skills.


What is your favorite service/product we offer to our clients and why?

I would say a 40 year search, it allows to see much more then just a snapshot of what has happened to the property.