Our Mission is to make a difference while making a living, to be good stewards of our land, and create collaborative community developments that are beneficial to all concerned.
About Shaffer Development
We specialize in assembling parcels and redeveloping complicated infill projects in Ozaukee County. Cindy Shaffer is the Founder and President of Shaffer Development LLC. Since 2001, Cindy has purchased or been awarded, several properties in Ozaukee County. With her current projects she will have completed close to 100 Million in successful development projects. Shaffer Development was awarded the 2016 Business of The Year by the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison with a degree in marketing and communications, Shaffer's experience includes working for S.C. Johnson and Sons, Marriott Corporation, The Mandel Group and Fiduciary Real Estate Development. She began in real estate by converting duplexes into condos. Since then, Shaffer co-developed the Mequon Town Center, developed the Grafton 1505 Apartments, and is currently working on the 13.9 acre Spur 16 project. "She's just a go-getter, and willing to put in the time to get done what she needs to get done." Glenn Stadler, Executive Vice Presdient-Chief Lending Officer at Westbury Bank. Shaffer is the current president of the Mequon-Theinsville Rotary and a volunteer and sponsor of many community organizations. When asked about her business Shaffer says, "I am not in the property business, I am in the people business."
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Jenni Vetter joined Shaffer Development in April of 2017 Jenni Vetter is an experienced business leader with a successful history of working in manufacturing and product development. Skilled in trend analysis, wholesale sales, retail development, team management and leadership. She is a strong professional with a BA focused in Merchandising and Design from International Academy of Merchandising and Design Chicago.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Carly receivedboth her Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is a CPA with over 5 years of public accounting experience. Shemost recently worked as an accountant and project manager for a local interior design firm.
DIRECTOR OF INVESTOR RELATIONS
Mary Kanavas joined Shaffer Development in January of 2018. Mary is a graduate of University of Wisconsin, Madison. Mary gained her well-earned reputation in the area of relationship management working across a variety of industries. These include travel, banking, trust services and most recently, in working with key donor relationships on behalf of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. Mary will play a key role in working with our investment partners ensuring ongoing, cohesive communication as we look to the future and exciting opportunities ahead.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Lilly Stenbroten is a photographer, videographer and web designer. She has worked with an award winning Milwaukee photography company for 7 years before joining Shaffer Development in January. With a background in visual arts, she has a great eye for composition and consistency.