Welcome to

941Connect Podcast

Your Inside Scoop to Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota

Come and Join Us Every Thursday @ 12:00PM

Meet Your Hosts

Laura Naese, MBA


Laura’s got it all: real estate prowess, Midwestern charm, and a zest for life that would make even the most active person feel like a couch potato. With almost a decade of experience under her belt, she’s established herself as a go-to source for market knowledge and personalized service.

Originally from the Land of Lincoln, Laura’s moved to Lakewood Ranch in 2012 with her husband Brian and their three boys. And let’s just say, they’ve been busy. With countless real estate transactions, Laura’s become a bona fide expert in buying and selling properties. But her passion for real estate doesn’t end there. Building relationships based on strong values and remarkable service is what she truly loves.

When she’s not out selling real estate, Laura can be found out in the community, giving back and making connections. And when it comes to downtime, she’s always on the go. From beachside sunsets and walks with their dog Rizzo, to exploring new vacation spots with her family, Laura’s always up for an adventure. So if you’re looking for a real estate pro who’s as passionate about life as she is about her work, look no further than Laura

Izzy Pollack, MBA


Izzy is like a real estate superhero, with a backstory as impressive as her current profession. After 15 years spent saving the world as a business consultant and project manager in the Washington D.C. metro area, Izzy and her family relocated to Lakewood Ranch in 2019 and never looked back.

As a current resident of Lakewood Ranch, Izzy knows the ins and outs of this area like the back of her hand. She’s a lover of the laid-back lifestyle, the gorgeous beaches, the fantastic schools, and the ever-growing shopping and dining scene. And she’s on a mission to help others discover the magic of this area for themselves.

Izzy’s got the brains to back up her brawn, too. She holds an MBA degree from Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School, which she earned while simultaneously working to providing consulting services and raising her two kids, Ozan and Arya, with her husband Greg.

When she’s not out saving the world one real estate transaction at a time, Izzy can be found soaking up the local culture. From biking and Pilates to trying new cuisines and spending time with her family, this superhero knows how to balance work and play. So if you’re looking for someone with a heart of gold and a mind for business, Izzy’s the one to call.