Laura Cole

Senior Vice President

Lakewood Ranch

Laura leads the residential arm of Lakewood Ranch, the nation’s top-selling multigenerational community in 2018, 2019, and 2020. She oversees a 16,000-lot residential portfolio under active development by 20 builders with 2,000+ annual sales.  Laura also directs marketing efforts for LWR Commercial and the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. 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 Laura 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 serves as a co-chair for ULI’s Community Development Council (Gold)and is incoming vice chair for the ULI Tampa District Council.  She is a native ofMadrid, Spain, and received a B.S. in Urban Development from the University of Arizona.

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