Safflyn is a recognized leader in Green Development, Technology, Innovation and Leadership. We are a strategic development company focused on integrating environmental principles and sustainable practices to achieve greater profitability.
Our mission is to create micro-grid communities where people can live, work, and play independently.
Our focus on the use of renewable energy to power these communities eliminates adverse health, safety, and economic risks associated with fossil-fuel dependent power systems. We identify companies focused on green technology and help them integrate into our infrastructure, where their products and services can be applied within the local community and distributed to markets regionally. Fostering these technologies and enterprises increases the operational efficiency and reduces the adverse impacts within the marketplace.
Our goal is for the impact of our company to the environment, to our shareholders, to our team members and to the citizens of our world to resonate positively in a tone which increases their worth and wealth with sustainable results.
Safflyn was founded in 2001 by Sylvin Lyn and Jason Safford, one month after the devastating 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Aligned by a common vision of the future for living on earth, Mr. Safford and Mr. Lyn have become inseparable and indistinguishable in pursuing the dream of building a corporation dedicated to the development of Green Technology, Products, and Services. We believe safer, more profitable investments create positive impacts on the world around us. Our lifetime commitment to quality is based upon our philosophy and principles of honesty, integrity, and enthusiasm. The most valuable solution of Green products and services, which benefits both the customer and environment, drives our company and our people to live green.
1. Protect and Promote the Environment
2. Identify Technology and Projects that create a better quality of life.
3. Maintain our Enthusiasm throughout the relationship
We GUARANTEE that we will stand behind our work 100%!
About Sylvin Douglas Lyn
Sylvin, known affectionately as "Dougie", brings with him more than 50 years of experience in Real Estate Development, Construction, and Engineering Design. Before starting Safflyn, Mr. Lyn served as a Senior Engineer for Pfizer, Inc. where he worked for 33 years until retiring in 2001.
As the "can do" leader of Safflyn, Sylvin has enjoyed overseeing the implementation and day-to-day activities of all Safflyn investments, business operations and project developments. Whether swinging a hammer or picking up a broom, Sylvin provides the model for all Safflyn operations and staff. His enthusiastic leadership, exceptional energy, and high standard for ethics is the oil in the Safflyn machine.
Mr. Lyn, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, came to the United States in 1965 with the aspirations of making a better life for his family. His real estate experience began with the difficult task of buying his first house. Since then he has been involved in countless transactions of real estate development, improvement, general contracting and land speculation.
Sylvin's extracurricular passion has always been the game of Soccer. Recognized as one of Long Island's premiere youth soccer coaches, Sylvin is known by many to be one of founding coaches of Long Island Soccer.
Mr. Lyn continues to play soccer in his local park and helps local with learning the game.
About Jason Andrew Safford
Jason brings with him 20 years of experience in Management, Business Development and Technical Design & Engineering. Before starting Safflyn, Mr. Safford worked for MTV Networks. Directing the development of new technology, he lead the pioneering efforts in XML/XSL and content management systems. He was also involved in several Dot.com startups including Riddler.com, Snaz.com, and Spiralconnection.com - which Mr. Safford was a co-founder.
As the visionary for Safflyn, Jason has led the strategic planning and implementation of Real Estate Investment, Financing, Green Technology, Construction, Building Services, Hospitality and Recreational business operations. Directing the startup, capitalization and sales efforts of each company and project, Jason has tirelessly overseen the successful rollout and growth of all Safflyn activities.
Mr. Safford, a native of Brooklyn, New York, originally began his career in Film & Music production. He earned BFA from New York University Tisch School for Arts and was a student of Oberlin Conservatory. His training includes additional certificates in Internet Security from the Sans Institute and Executive Leadership from Cornell University.
In addition to his endless efforts directing the vision of Safflyn, Jason is adjunct professor at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he enjoys working with students on the challenges of developing sustainable green buildings for the future. He recently published his first book, THINK GREEN - The Future is Awesome, which evaluates how we make decisions with regard to our financial and environmental impact.
Mr. Safford became fascinated with Real Estate with the purchase of his first house. Since then he has involved himself in the use of technology to improve Real Estate value and the environment. This includes a passion for Solar Energy, Wind Energy and Water Conservation techniques.
Jason spends his extracurricular time travelling and playing Soccer with Sylvin, writing essays and enjoying a good bottle of wine.