LCS Development Leadership

If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.

People who love what they do stick around. That’s why our development team brings decades of design, finance, construction and marketing expertise, and has built some of the most innovative communities in the country.

To hear just how much passion we have for serving seniors, email us.

As the executivCharles Murphye vice president/senior managing director of development and real estate, Charles Murphy is responsible for strategy and performance oversight of the LCS Development and LCS Real Estate companies for parent company LCS. Capitalizing on his experience in developing, acquiring and managing commercial real estate for over 30 years, Chuck will lead the development of an investment strategy and build strategic partnerships that enhance the services LCS provides. Chuck earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in real estate investment analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Ted Macbeth is the senior vice president/director of life plan development for LCS Development. He is responsible for the direction and oversight of the Life Plan and Rental Divisions, including managing the repositioning, product strategy, development planning, design and management processes. In addition, he provides supervision and management for the development staff and associated project activities.

Ted began his career in senior housing in 1997. Prior to beginning his career with LCS Development, he worked for a non-profit senior living provider in Chicago, Illinois. Ted holds a Bachelor of Business from The University of Iowa, and an MBA from De Paul University.

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Joel has worked with LCS since 1991.  With more than 35 years of design experience, Joel is a licensed architect with an undergraduate degree, professional degree, and an MBA from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Prior to his employment with LCS Development, Joel spent five years working for a national construction company’s design, cost estimating and project management subsidiary, then spent five years with Marriott Corporation as design manager for Courtyard by Marriott hotels.

During his time at LCS Development, Joel has held positions as a design manager for Life Plan Communities, director of design for all development projects, and now leads architecture and construction for LCS Development, where he sets standards for project design and construction, directs the conceptual and schematic stages of each development project, and oversees each project’s design and construction.

Jason Jorgenson headshotJason Jorgenson is the vice president/director of development services for LCS Development. He is responsible for facilitating the selection of the project team and leadership of the overall development process. Jason works closely with all facets of senior housing development, including planning, financing, design, construction and marketing.

He began his career in senior housing development and consulting in 2007 and has worked on a large variety of projects ranging from greenfield development to repositioning projects. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree from William Penn University in business management. He also holds the designation of Graduate Master Builder and Certified Green Professional through the National Association of Home Builders.