Lynn Carlson Schell
Chief Executive Officer
A noted pacesetter in the real estate industry, Lynn directs the firms’ strategic vision and growth. In 2012, she pioneered an innovative partnership with the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing, which enriched The Waters wellbeing model—a philosophical and programmatic framework that’s setting a new standard in senior living.
During her career, Lynn has developed or acquired more than $1 billion in real estate, comprising more than 16,000 multi-family and senior housing units. Prior to joining The Waters, she spent nine years in property development and management with Can-American Corporation and managed its regional office in Naples, Florida.
Lynn has been honored as an Industry Leader by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of William Lyon Homes and the Board of Trustees of the Walker Art Center, and is a member of the Twin Cities Chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Mount Holyoke College.