Lakewood Ranch - Past, Present & Future


Event details:

5:30pm EDT on Thursday, April 25, 2024
7:30pm EDT on Thursday, April 25, 2024

5:30 PM Program
6:30 PM Reception with appetizers and cash bar

10670 Boardwalk Loop
Lakewood Ranch , FL 34202 ,

Free to attend but please register.

This event is open to All LAI members globally and non-members.

Lakewood Ranch - Past, Present & Future

Learn about the history, vision and evolving business model that has led to Lakewood Ranch

to being ranked the top performing multi-generational community in the nation since 2018.

Laura Cole

Senior Vice President, Lakewood Ranch, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc.

Laura leads the residential program and town center operations for Lakewood Ranch, the nation’s best-selling multi-generational community in the U.S. since 2018.  Located in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Lakewood Ranch has over 49,000 residential units, 6 million square feet of non-residential mixed-use space, two office parks, a medical center, four hotels, and six grocery anchored shopping centers.  Laura oversees a portfolio of 16,000+ lots under active development by 20 builders and 270,000 sqft of retail and commercial space in Main Street and Waterside Place.  She also serves as chief marketing officer for Lakewood Ranch.

Prior to Lakewood Ranch, Laura was vice president of marketing for Willowsford, a 4,000-acre “agri-hood” community in Northern Virginia.  From 2002 to 2007 she served as vice president of corporate development for RCLCO in Washington, DC, and before that, held positions with the Urban Land Institute, Greater Houston Partnership, and IBM/CB Commercial.  

Laura is a native of Madrid, Spain, and has a B.S. in Urban Development from the University of Arizona. She serves as Chair of Mission Advancement for ULI Tampa Bay and is a member of ULIs Community Development Council-Gold.  She is Vice Chair of the Association of Florida Community Developers and serves on the boards of Bradenton Economic Development Council and Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.