Jay Jensen

Jay Jensen

Senior Vice President of Development

Jay brings extensive housing and economic development experience and expertise to The Waters where he directs new Community development. He enjoys seeing residents—including his own parents—thrive through programs that are intentionally designed to promote independence and choice. He is elated that family members feel welcome to visit and participate.

Prior to joining The Waters in 2014, Jay was Executive Director of the Minneapolis Community Development Agency where he managed housing and economic development programs for the City of Minneapolis. He frequently speaks to organizations including the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies, National League of Cities and the National Home Builders Association; and has addressed both the United States Senate and House Committees on a variety of housing legislation issues.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and attended the prestigious Executive Integral Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame.