Don Jensen graduated from Corban University with a degree in Family Studies. He accredits this training in helping him negotiate land projects with owners, local government agencies, and contractors to maintain order and continuity within projects. Since 1996 Don has developed more than 3,000 lots and built over 500 homes in the Willamette Valley area.
In 1998 Don sat on the board of the City of Keizer’s Urban Renewal Area. That is when he saw the potential to help develop 200+ acre mixed use development near I-5. Today the first 100 acres have been developed and known as the Keizer Station. Don also started his own mortgage lending and real estate companies and was fortunate to merge those companies in 2006 with Directors Mortgage and Legacy Real Estate.
Don has realized that his strength is in developing partnerships. He has collaborated with some of the best contractors and developers in Oregon and has realized that, when you get your ego out of the equation, you can evaluate the project based on bottom line, instead of personal desires or trophies.
Residential Development and Building
Don Jensen has over 20 years of residential building and development experience. He has developed over 3,000 lots and built over 500 homes in Oregon communities, including Salem, Silverton, Keizer, Monmoth, Mill City and McMinnville.
Mixed Use Development, Keizer Station
Don Jensen worked with 27 landowners to assemble the Keizer Station project. The completed project features over 800,000 square feet of retail, complemented by industrial, office, hotel, and hospitality on over 200 acres. Coordination between developer, municipality, neighbors, and ODOT was critical to the success of the center, and all parties worked together to ensure the project One unique component of the project is the Civil War Train that references the local rivalry between the University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers.”
Other Development Projects:
- Power Plants, Oregon City & Keizer
- Rock Quarry, Clackamas
- Whitney Commercial Retail Development, Stayton
- Landfill, Mountain Home — 1000 acres
- Oak Creek Shopping Center, Albany
- Mixed Use Development, Independence