Kaufman & Arnold is led and managed by Michael K. Kaufman. With 20 over years of experience in real estate development, Mr. Kaufman is a seasoned program development and project management professional. His experience is diverse, covering a cross-section of the real estate and development industry. As an architect and an owner's representative he has had a wide variety of responsibilities for a wide range of institutional, commercial, educational, medical, and residential projects. A professional in the construction industry for over 30 years, he has managed initiatives for developers, corporations, medical and educational institutions, and non-profit groups. His career has focused on assessing, defining, and resolving challenging real estate problems for demanding clients. From conception to move-in, Mr. Kaufman can manage the entire process of delivering successful facilities. He is a collaborative team leader who excels in bringing out the best in his professional colleagues.
Mr. Kaufman has been a principal of his own project management firm since 1991, managing new construction projects and major renovations and tenant improvements for a broad range of clients. Prior to that he was Director of Development for the Drew Company, where he managed the complex permitting process for Boston's 1.75 million sf, $500 million Seaport World Trade Center hotel and office complex. He also managed large residential projects for the Green Company. Before turning to the practice of development management, Mr. Kaufman practiced architecture for ten years at Sasaki Associates and at CBT Architects, working on a variety of institutional and residential projects.He is a Registered Architect in Massachusetts, and also serves as Vice-Chair of the City of Newton Urban Design Commission.
Mr. Kaufman has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Architecture degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. He studied Urban Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and earned a certificate in Real Estate Investment Analysis from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.