As founder of SJS Commercial Real Estate, Marc Siegel is the driving force behind the hands-on, disciplined, yet creative and entrepreneurial approach to all of SJS’s commercial real estate projects.

Prior to forming SJS, Marc served as Chief Operating Officer of The Taxman Corporation, Assistant Vice President at Lakewest Equity and practiced real estate law in New York City. While at the Taxman Corporation and Lakewest Equity, Marc was actively involved in ground up developments, renovations and expansions of various shopping centers ranging in size from 20,000 to 350,000 s.f. located in Chicago, Denver and Florida.

As the number two man for the owners of both Lakewest and Taxman, two entrepreneurial shopping center developers, Marc was involved in all aspects of commercial real estate development. Prior to becoming a commercial real estate developer, Marc learned the in depth and detailed legal framework and structure of basic and sophisticated real estate transactions as a real estate attorney in New York City .

Marc received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. Marc has volunteered for and served on various organizations providing meals to those in need, programming for the elderly and building homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Outside of work, family and community involvement, Marc enjoys skiing, hiking, unicycle riding and photography.

“Life is about balance  – balance between taking our work seriously and keeping things in perspective; balance between staying focused and not losing sight of the big picture. Most importantly, balance between work, family, friends and community.” Marc Siegel


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