Full Name
Malcolm Sina
Job Title
Executive Chairman
Sina Companies
Speaker Bio
Mr. Sina has been actively involved in real estate development for over 39 years, including President and CEO of DASCO Companies (one of the leading healthcare developers in the country) and Executive Vice President and Partner with Fifield Companies, Ltd (a full-service real estate development company in Chicago). During that time Mr. Sina developed and acquired approximately 10 million square feet of properties, representing $2.7 billion in value. As Executive Chairman, he is involved in all areas of the process including development, construction, transaction structuring, finance, operations, marketing and leasing, and asset and property management.
As President and CEO of DASCO, he developed the overall strategic direction of the company until the company was sold to Lend Lease in 2011 – an international real estate company listed on the Australian stock exchange with over 17,000 employees worldwide. He remained on as President until early 2013 when he started Sina Companies.
Prior to joining and leading DASCO, Mr. Sina was with Aetna Life Insurance Company where he was Managing Director of Real Estate Investments and directly accountable for a $5 billion loan portfolio and a network of 18 correspondent offices. Prior to Aetna, from 1983 to 1991, was his time with Fifield Companies, Ltd. He solicited, negotiated and closed over $1.2 billion of transactions and was partner-in-charge of and accountable for all aspects of developments/acquisitions including initial feasibility, design, construction, leasing and management of 4.5 million square feet of office, retail, and hotel projects. From 1979 to 1983 Mr. Sina was a Commercial Banking Officer with The First National Bank of Chicago (now JPMorgan Chase) where he was responsible for real estate loan underwriting and asset management of a portfolio of more than 20 projects exceeding $150 million.
Mr. Sina graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a double major in finance and real estate. He is on the editorial advisory board of Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ (the primary trade journal for the healthcare real estate industry), is an advisory board member of Place of Hope (a faith-based child and state-licensed welfare group providing a variety of services to kids and families in need, including maternity care, safety for victims of sex trafficking and transitional housing) and a board member of Banner Apartments (a development/acquisition firm specializing in apartments and self storage across the country).
Malcolm Sina