PRESIDENT & CEO, SCHROEDER-MANATEE RANCH, LAKEWOOD RANCH
SMR is engaged in development, agriculture and mining on its 50-plus-square-mile (34,000 acres) land holdings. Lakewood Ranch, a master-planned community, has been the fastest-selling multi-generational community in the United States for the past three years, now covering more than 40 square miles with 40,000 residents, 15,500 homes and 5.5 million square feet of non-residential space. Jensen has been the CEO for 15 years and part of senior management for over 30 years. “Most of my early professional growth came from being too naive to know that I was too young, too inexperienced to pursue the goals that I had. That allowed me to just simply go do it without fear,” he says.
|EDUCATION||Michigan State University (BS), University of Michigan (JD)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I build furniture for fun.|
|FLORIDA ISSUE||Florida needs to accept the fact that it is destined to grow and to prepare now for that day through carefully calculated investment.|