Feb 27, 2010

About

The primary author of this blog is Scott Schaefer, a Certified Green Building Professional CGBP home builder in Plano Texas. Schaefer is the Founder and Managing Partner of Dallas home builder and new urban real estate developer Lexington Luxury Builders.

Lexington conceives, designs and builds green built custom homes, luxury townhomes and condominiums, and walkable, eco-friendly, new urban neighborhoods in Dallas, Plano and other unparalleled locations throughout the DFW Metroplex.  Schaefer and Lexington develop and build Homes and Neighborhoods designed inexorably with both the natural and urban landscapes. For almost 20 years, Schaefer has created a Sense of Place, enhancing the built environment while protecting our natural environment.

The real estate development and home building industries have been radically impacted by the rapidly expanding demand for green and sustainable products due to climate Change. In these industries, new urban planning and architectural models are creating smart solutions to issues such as Urban Sprawl, while at the same time redefining the urban landscape.  New Urbanism, green-building and sustainable development practices are the new paradigm, and they are redefining Dallas and America.

Schaefer was a student and practitioner of New Urbanism well before that moniker became common and believes in the Charter of the New Urbanism. Lexington passionately designs homes and neighborhoods while maintaining Schaefer’s steadfast devotion to construction quality standards, and Green Building and sustainable development practices.

Expanding into Public/Private Partnerships in 2005, Lexington became partners with the City of Plano in expanding the Downtown Plano Transit Village by developing a new residential Transit Oriented Development. Lexington became exclusive developer of the project after a nine month vetting process. Schaefer and Lexington conceived, designed and are building Lexington Park at Rice Field, an eco-friendly, new urban neighborhood  two blocks from the Downtown Plano DART light rail station. Lexington Park is a community of ninety-eight luxury townhomes which are entirely green built. condominiums development in Downtown Plano. Lexington has since emerged as a premier developer of new urban neighborhoods and transit oriented residential communities in Texas.

Prior to forming Lexington, Schaefer was a principal with a Dallas-based real estate, private equity firm until June 1996.  Schaefer developed a strong background in finance, starting his career as a Financial Analyst at Taylor Financial Services in 1982, where he served in various capacities, up through Vice President Real Estate, until his departure in 1986.
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