Lake State Land Company is an independent real estate brokerage based in central Michigan. We are dedicated to 5 specific real estate categories; hunting, farm, waterfront, timber and rural residential. We are a regional brokerage in every sense, in that we are not confined to a specific municipality or zip code, but rather work throughout the entire Lower Peninsula to service buyers and sellers of these property categories.

Our guiding principles are grounded in focused marketing, transparency of service and innovation. It is not enough to simply be another brokerage in the crowded real estate landscape. Our goal is to offer our clients a truly unique experience and quality options that they simply will not find anywhere else. We encourage you to take some time to explore our website and learn a little more about our processes and staff. Let us show you how we are different, and what we can do to help you in your next real estate transaction. You will soon find that we are far from real estate business as usual.

Jason Manderbach


As an entrepreneur, Jason has operated multiple ventures in the outdoor industry and land management space. It was these experiences coupled with his love of the outdoors and continual contact with property owners that pushed Jason into the specialty real estate industry over 10 years ago. Jason founded LSLC in 2019 as part of the Lake State Management Group. When he is not working he enjoys spending time on the family farm (just North of Clare), hunting, fishing, watching sports and grilling. Jason is a longtime resident of the Clare community; where he resides with his wife Lauren, and daughter River. The Manderbach family are active members of Mount Pleasant Community Church in Mount Pleasant Michigan.



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Jaxsen Klein - Agent

Jaxsen Klein joined Lake State Land Co. in March of 2020. A Fowler Michigan native and 2015 graduate of Fowler High School, Jaxsen is deeply rooted in the central Michigan area. After high school, Jaxsen went on to study at Michigan State University where he completed a 2 year Agricultural Industries program before obtaining a bachelors degree in Agri-Business Management. As a real estate agent, Jaxsen has a great sense for marketing and brings a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit. His extensive knowledge of modern agricultural and hunting practices are sure to benefit any client that he works with. When he is not working, he is likely bowhunting or playing sports.


Tara Lusk - Agent

Tara joined Lake State Land Co. in September of 2020. She was born and raised in central Michigan and is a 2002 graduate of Clare High School. She was originally licensed in real estate in 2004, before taking a brief hiatus to pursue her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. Tara brings to the table a diverse skill set and a well rounded resume, which includes real estate sales, real estate investing, property management and industrial supply chain management. She also owned and operated an equine boarding and training facility. However, her professional passion has always been real estate. She takes great joy in helping others obtain what could be the best investment of their lives. You will find that her interpersonal and organizational skills are second to none. In her free time she enjoys spending time on the lake, fishing, skiing, camping, playing sports and spending time with her two sons. As part of the Lake State team, Tara will be primarily focusing on waterfront and rural residential properties.