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Richard F. Cavenaugh
President & Chief Operating Officer, Fifield Companies


Rick joined Fifield Companies as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2003. He is responsible for the day-to-day development operations for all Fifield projects.

Since 1983, he has been involved in the development and operation of over 30,000 residential units and several commercial properties on a national basis. Prior to joining Fifield, Rick was the President of Whiteco Residential and developed garden and high rise apartment properties as well as several land developments. Before Whiteco, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Ambassador Apartments, an apartment REIT that went public in 1994. His national experience has included all phases of development responsibility including land acquisition, entitlements, design development, finance, construction management, operations and asset management. He has created three successful operating companies over the past decade that were recognized leaders in the multi-family industry and brings a comprehensive perspective to Fifield. Rick graduated with a BSCE from University of Illinois in 1982 and has served on numerous industry boards and philanthropic organizations.

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