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Jordan building on success

Jackson-area real estate heavyweight Mark Jordan is banking on another home run with his latest venture – as managing partner of Lake Caroline, one of the leading residential communities in the state.

About one-third of Lake Caroline`s 3,000 acres have been developed since its inception 10 years ago. The tree-shaded community hosts an 835-acre lake, a links-style championship golf course, clubhouse and pool. Additional amenities, such as tennis courts, are planned, and Jordan is considering the possibility of an equestrian area.

“My role is to build on a successful history and to ensure that as development expands, we continue to distinguish Lake Caroline by quality, to add value to property owners` investments and to respect the environment,” Jordan said.

The announcement about his involvement with Lake Caroline came on the heels of another one. He recently announced a 248-acre development, BruenBurg, in Clinton. Located near the entrance of WorldCom headquarters and adjacent to the Natchez Trace, the 500-home residential community will have lots ready by fall.

“WorldCom has brought the momentum to Clinton, like Northpark Mall brought to Madison County in 1984,” Jordan said.

Jordan has relied on instinct and his natural love of the land with an affinity for architecture to develop, market and build several successful communities, such as the Dinsmor community, for which he won the Global ReLeaf Award in 1997 for his “unsurpassed commitment to saving, planting and transplanting trees.”

“Just as I developed Dinsmor by instinct, I build homes by instinct, by trying to provide what the market wants,” he said.

Jordan mixes garden homes starting at $120,000 with high-end homes that sell for more than $300,000 by “planning discreet neighborhoods designed to mix multiple markets,” he said.

Jordan was raised in Yazoo City where he discovered his natural love of farming and the land, said Robin Kruger, a legal consultant for Mark S. Jordan Companies.

“His degree in landscape architecture gave him the opportunity to combine his love of the land and design into a canvas of creativity,” she said.

Jordan started his self-titled companies at the age of 23. Six “lieutenants” head key divisions – design and planning, marketing, construction, finance, legal, and development

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