Dave Petersen, elevated to Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2024, leads the firm’s big-picture approach to strategy and business relationship development while providing support to the Hiffman leadership group. Additionally, Dave focuses on his high-touch experiences with clients and remains active internally within Hiffman to constantly maintain and elevate the firm’s acclaimed workplace culture.

Dave’s Hiffman journey began in 2006 when he joined the firm as Vice President of Property Management. His business philosophy has been centered around creating a cohesive and integrated real estate delivery platform along all business lines of the firm, which has resulted in the development and evolution of additional service lines, outside of transactional brokerage. As new property management assignments turned the firm into a national platform, Dave’s guidance was paramount in the establishment of Hiffman’s current management service lines; property management, facility management, accounting, lease administration, advisory services and project services. The development of these service lines has solidified Hiffman as a national-level firm with the ability to provide institutional, investment-grade management services.

Some of Dave’s proudest achievements that you won’t see on his resume include relationships formed on business deals that have blossomed into decades-long friendships, long after a contract has been signed. As well as finding joy in watching clients succeed, Dave finds fulfillment in developing and growing the talent within Hiffman as employees provide comfortable lives for their families.

When he’s not helping shape and guide the firm, Dave can be found planning his next travel adventure with his wife or spending time with their children and grandchildren. He also enjoys the world of automobiles and although his days of building and turning a wrench are over, Dave will always find joy in cleaning, waxing and driving both street rods and European sports cars.

NAI Hiffman
“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”

Sheryl Sandberg

Professional Affiliations & Designations

  • Covenant Youth Camp, Lake Geneva – Board Member
  • Naperville Elderly Home – Foundation Board Member
  • BOMA Suburban Chicago, RPA
Contact Info

T 630 693 0691