About Us

We are a team of uniquely qualified individuals with over 50 years in the cooperative living space.

Our Company

Artessa Development, an affiliate of Lifestyle Communities of Minnesota, is the developer of Artessa Cooperative Communities. This skilled group of passionate professionals brings over 50 years of combined experience financing and developing Cooperative Communities under various distinctive Cooperative brands throughout Minnesota and surrounding states. We have an extensive network of residential properties for active adults wanting maintenance-free, amenity-rich, and homeownership offerings in closely-knit lively neighborhoods.

Award Winning

Throughout our history of creating cooperative communities under various cooperative brands, we have received these honors:

  • Best New Senior Housing Development – Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal
  • Best Community Amenities – Builders Association of the Twin Cities
  • Award of Excellence – MN chapter NAIOP
  • Award of Excellence – MN chapter NAIOP
  • Best Overall Marketing Campaign – MADACS
  • MN Best Gold winner “Senior Living” two years in a row- Star Tribune
  • MN Best Silver winner “55+ Living” – Star Tribune
  • Finalist Greater Minnesota Senior Housing Development – Minnesota Real Estate Journal
  • Finalist Suburban Senior Housing Development – Minnesota Real Estate Journal

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Meet the Team

Dena Meyer


Ben Landhauser

Executive Vice President

Maggie McWilliams

Client Experience Manager

Nicole Huling

Operations & Project Planner

Katie Bauer

Membership Sales Associate

Kacie Brown

Design Project Manager

David Williams

Development Associate