Steve Fifield is a co-founder and principal of Los Angeles–based developer Century West Partners, which focuses on luxury, transit-oriented multifamily communities. He is also the founder and CEO of Fifield Cos., a Chicago-based commercial real estate developer. Visit Century West Partners at www.centurywestpartners.com and Fifield Realty Corp. at www.fifieldco.com.
New York and Chicago have always been home to the highest level of high-rise condominium development in the United States. Their success is due to the buildings' close proximity to work, shopping, and restaurants. Miami and Honolulu also have been successful with this product type, because high-rises enable people to enjoy ocean views or beachfront living.