Lauren Jensen

Director of Development


Lauren Jensen is a Director of Development at Overland Property Group where she leads the companies acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation efforts of affordable housing across the Midwest. Lauren is also responsible for the development of several affordable housing new construction projects in Texas and Colorado. 

Previously, Lauren held positions at The Michaels Organization (2015-2018) and Fairstead (2018-2021) where she was directly involved in the acquisition of over 7,500 units of affordable housing as well as the development of over $100M of new construction affordable housing, a majority of which were built or renovated with either 4% or 9% low income housing tax credits. Lauren earned her BS in Industrial Engineering and minor in Business from Lehigh University.

Outside of work, Lauren is an avid traveler and self-proclaimed foodie who loves sharing restaurant recommendations for anywhere she’s been (especially in her hometown, New York City). Her hobbies include horseback riding, skiing and pairing wines with cheeses.