Even though he is often one of the youngest people in the room at community meetings or gatherings with neighbors, Spencer has shown he has the demeanor of a seasoned veteran. He has the ability to connect with his audience on a personal level, showing that he cares about their concerns and creating a housing community that is beneficial to everyone, including the broader community. He believes that “it is not just about our buyers and the economics. We live in a capitalist society and dollars and cents are a huge factor, but in today’s day–and–age, sustainability and our impacts to our neighbors are just as important”. Working in unison with the community and nearby homeowners is the way that Schafer looks to change the “my way or the highway” developer stereotype. He credits his father, summer internships with Pulte Homes and PM Environmental for teaching him how the industry works.