Mark Leff

SVP, Construction Loan Officer

Mark Leff brings more than 25 years of professional involvement in the housing and banking industries as Senior Vice President of Construction Lending at Salem Five. Mark and his team provide innovative construction lending products and solutions to builders, developers, and consumers. Mark leads a department distinguished by providing real estate lending expertise combined with excellent customer service. As past president of The Home Builders Association of Massachusetts, Mark has worked hard on behalf of the home building industry.


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We have done business with Mark for over 20 years for many reasons. His expertise in the area of construction lending and residential development is truly impressive, and his feedback is always timely and helpful when structuring financing. He has also dedicated himself to the home building industry and has fought to bring about changes which have directly benefited our business. For all of these reasons, we intend to maintain our relationship with Salem Five.

Alan J. Berry, President, C.P. Berry Construction Co., Inc.




Be Like Brit and Customers Honor Mark in Haiti

Mark was joined by many of his talented customers to build two homes in Grand Goave, Haiti for families with young children. ...


Fighting for Home Builders: Association Tackles Utility Issues

The frustrations described by homebuilders in their dealings with utility companies, particularly National Grid and Eversource, are ...


Mark Receives Home Builders "Legend Of The Industry" Award

The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts (HBRAMA) bestowed upon Mark Leff its "Legend of the Industry Award" ...


Mark Coaches Pentucket Nor’Easters to Championship Game

Mark moved up to coach the Pentucket Nor’Easters in the Northeast Senior Babe Ruth League (16-18 year olds) in the summer of 2015 ...


Maine Blueberry Barrens: A different kind of Fall Foliage

"There are so few people that visit the blueberry barrens in Maine, and have never seen the explosion of color in the fall," he said. "It is a gift that I want to share." ...

Be Like Brit: Mark's Trip to Haiti

As the head of the bank’s construction lending department, Mark Leff, goes above and beyond to help his clients reach their business goals. But his passion for helping customers goes far beyond the walls of the bank – helping people is in his nature. In February 2012, Mark made his first trip to Grand Goave, Haiti where he assisted the electrical team as they wired the first floor of the orphanage.

In addition to wanting to work on building the orphanage, he also said that he needed to see the orphanage first-hand so that he could understand the scope and ambition of the project, and explain it to others. Along with his volunteer efforts, Leff has worked tirelessly to raise funds to support the orphanage and the Be Like Brit Foundation

Mark Takes On Thompson Motor Speedway

Watch as Mark takes on the 1.7 mile road track at Thompson Speedway at over 100 mph. This road course is the rebirth of the first purpose-built closed-circuit road racing track in the United States. 

Tucked away in the beautiful countryside of Northeastern Connecticut, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is the home of a historic raceway owned and operated by the Hoenig family for four generations since 1939.

Mark's recommended reading list

Book Review: Outlaw by Michael Streissguth

Having recently seen the wonderful fourth version of the movie, “A Star is Born,” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, it is revealing to get an inside look into the very public lives of entertainers ...

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Book Review: Hank Williams

Hank Williams, by Colin Escott, is a carefully written biography of the late country music icon. I began listening to country music about eight years ago ...

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George Jones: King of Broken Hearts by Peter Michael Cooper

Much like Hank Williams, country legend George Jones also lived an out-of-control existence for much of his career. This short narrative by The Tennessean and Peter Michael Cooper outlines the life and times of a singer with an incredibly distinctive voice. And, oh the fun he had. He was married to Tammy Wynette, who once hid the keys to all of George's cars so he ...

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