Luke Jessen

Senior Director of Development

Luke joined Lloyd Companies in 2014 and has since worn many hats throughout the company. As Development Director for Lloyd Companies, Luke provides strategic planning and insight to our project delivery team and general business development efforts across all of our projects and markets. Luke leads project teams bringing our developments from initial project analysis, through site acquisition, due diligence, municipal approvals, and design.

Although Luke works across all Lloyd Projects ensuring that each development is on track, he personally specializes in unique mixed-use projects and leads the company’s hospitality development pipeline. Luke has played a part developing thousands of apartments, thousands of square feet of commercial space, and hundreds of hotel units across the Midwest for Lloyd Companies.


Augustana University – Business Administration
Georgetown University – Masters of Real Estate Development

Sioux Falls Citizen Planning Academy
Iowa Real Estate License

Professional Passion

I love that I’m able to help bring projects forward that improve the communities that we do business in. Each project we do involves creativity and unique elements that make going to work fun!

Personal Interests

In my free time, I love going to the lake, exercising, or being on a patio in downtown Sioux Falls with my friends!

Community Involvement

Downtown Sioux Falls Design & Development Committee Vice Chair

Southeastern Council of Governments Citizen Advisory Committee Board Member