Christie Ernst

Executive Vice President of Property Management

Community and family come together for Christie Lloyd Ernst in her role at Lloyd Companies. She’s a second-generation family business co-owner at Lloyd Companies, the company her parents, Craig and Pat, founded in 1972.

Christie oversees a Lloyd Companies portfolio of 1.8 million square feet of commercial space and more than 6,000 apartment units in 60 apartment communities in multiple states. She also is responsible for developing the company’s new business ventures and apartment communities, often providing finishing options, marketing and management guidance.

Having grown up at a kitchen table that doubled as a boardroom table – she used to call it a “bored room” – Christie developed a passion for real estate and how it can positively impact communities, employees and investors.

Personal Interests

A proud wife and mom of two children, Christie enjoys traveling in her spare time. She has also spent the last decade as a board member of the Feisty Fighters, a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for cancer-related organizations.

She also enjoys blending business with family at Lloyd Companies. For the last decade, she has extended that reach within the family business community by serving on the advisory board for the Prairie Family Business Association, an outreach center of the USD Beacom School of Business. Christie chaired the board from 2014-2016, guiding the multi-state organization as it provided education, resources and networking opportunities to hundreds of family businesses.

Professional Passion

To ensure the continued vitality of our family business, Ernst coordinated Lloyd Companies’ advisors and family for estate planning efforts and established a governance process within the company by implementing systems from the book “Balance Point.” For three years, Christie worked to establish governance and roles for board members, management and owners, and continue to assist in executing that system.

Community Involvement

Prairie Family Business Association
Feisty Fighters
Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana