ML - Michigan Avenue

2014 - Issue 1 - Winter

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Memory Lane For real estate developers Randy and Steve Fifield, every car tells a story. "I can build project after project and have no desire to keep them," says Randy Fifield, "but with cars I tend to hold on." Randy and her husband, Steve, are avid car collectors and co-owners of Fifield Companies, where they've overseen the construction of some of the city's high-profile projects, including the CTA Headquarters, the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, and the renovation of the Civic Opera House, as well as the building of the K Station high-rises and Evanston's forthcoming E2 Apartments. "We bring out the best in each other," says Randy of her husband. "Steve is a visionary—a very 'big picture' thinker—and I'm a very grounded girl, so when you see the evolution of our relationship, he's really taken a leap of 098-103_MA_FEAT_Portrait_Winter14.indd 101 faith to come into my vision." Together for 24 years, the Fifields—who split their time between Chicago and California—currently own seven vehicles, from Steve's convertible 2007 Bentley Azure ("I've thought about selling it," he says, laughing, "but I always think I have great placement when I go to restaurants because wherever I drive up is where they keep it") to Randy's red 2011 Ferrari California (license plate: RANDY 44). But perhaps the crown jewel of the couple's collection is Randy's beloved 11-year-old gold Range Rover, which she had retrofitted to accommodate their five children, ages 14 to 20. "I had young children in there," reflects Randy. "I've become sentimental." 1/10/14 11:27 AM

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