Episode 11: Rex Jensen – President and CEO of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch

In this week’s episode, we are interviewing the mastermind behind the town we all love, Lakewood Ranch. We had a great time talking to Rex Jensen – President and CEO of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. about how it all started and what he envisions for Lakewood Ranch’s future. You don’t want to miss this!

Rex Jensen
Rex Jensen
President & CEO
Schroeder-Manatee Ranch

Meet Rex Jensen, the man with the master plan for Schroeder-Manatee Ranch (SMR). As President since 2002 and CEO since 2005, he’s been the driving force behind SMR’s success in agriculture, mining, and real estate development on their expansive 54-square-mile property in Manatee and Sarasota counties. With award-winning developments like Lakewood Ranch, Jensen’s leadership has resulted in it being ranked as one of the top 10 fastest selling communities in the US from 2011 until present.

Jensen’s proactive approach to leadership is evident in his involvement in setting the entitlement, green building, transactional, and financial framework for Lakewood Ranch. He’s also a master at forming public/private partnerships with school boards, local, regional, and state governments, and developing innovative business approaches to tackle complex private and public sector issues. With Jensen at the helm, SMR is in good hands, and Lakewood Ranch continues to thrive as a top-tier community that people can’t wait to call home.

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