This story originally published on Nov. 19, 2019
This week on Florida Matters, we take a look into the development of Lakewood Ranch.
We learn how a parcel of land the roughly the size of Manhattan turned into a new community just off Interstate 75 in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Host Robin Sussingham has a one-on-one conversation with Rex Jensen, president and CEO of Schroeder -Manatee Ranch.
Jensen discusses the patience, planning and strategy it took to develop and finance the top-ranked multi-generational community in the nation, according to one study.
"If you want look at the success in Lakewood Ranch, that lies in how it has been financed. We have weathered a lot of economic storms over the 2 1/2 decades" Jensen said.
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