Property Profile: Mark Siffin is Breaking Ground with Maefield Development
Mark Siffin sees the future in terms of development. The development of land, of cities, of the way Americans interact in an urban environment: it’s all covered in Siffin’s vision for progress in the next century.
When Siffin began Maefield Development, he brought along years of experience in trading and deal making. The projects Maefield takes on are a direct reflection of this background. Not content to let cities crumble or lose their significance, Siffin redirects his attention toward rehabilitating old town centers and breathing new life into them. From Maefield’s work in Times Square developing a new kind of HD LED billboard in conjunction with the Marriott hotel to their work in residential properties, Maefield is focused on making large-scale real estate as functional, beautiful, and interactive as possible.
Siffin trades on American innovation to make his work as profitable as possible for his investors, developing land with an eye toward freeing up new energy sources and the potential for oil drilling. Since taking on a project in Texas, Maefield has been able to harness the energy of 6,500 acres of land for oil production, a development that has created new potential for American energy and local jobs.
Siffin’s passion lies in transforming and shaping American cities to reach their full potential. From his work in New York City’s Times Square to his development of historic San Francisco to his stunning work with beachfront apartments in South Beach, Siffin has used Maefield as a tool to bring city properties fully into the 21st century. Maefield’s work with media towers and billboards shows a commitment to technology that surpasses anything in the field. Siffin’s work isn’t only interested in the finished product, but in the potential for new, ever-changing uses for city properties with high advertising potential.
Growing up in Indiana, Siffin was exposed to the beauty of the Midwestern landscape early on. He harnessed that sense of possibility and brought it with him during his time trading in Chicago, and later on in his early career as a real estate developer. Siffin chose projects that could mean something to the future of American cities. Today, he strives to guide Maefield toward acquisitions that will bring American innovation to the forefront, and use technology as a way to optimize city living.
As Chairman and CEO of Maefield Development, Siffin takes his responsibilities very seriously. His ambitions have led him to seek out the most challenging and ambitious development projects of the past 20 years, and have resulted in Maefield’s acquisition of over 9 Billion dollars worth of property in cities across America. Siffin and Maefield aren’t just interested in creating new city centers and attractions: they’re interested in seeing American cities grow and thrive, as they learn to reshape themselves through time. It’s this interest in the future of development that has allowed Maefield to come so far in such a short amount of time, and remain at the top of its class of development companies.