Kurt L. Kaufman
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of Blue Sky Basin Realty Partners, Kurt L. Kaufman leverages a vast knowledge of commercial real estate to provide the strategic direction and oversee daily operations of the firm. With more than a decade of proven experience, Kaufman has facilitated commercial real estate transactions of more than 13 million square feet, valued in excess of $1 billion, including investing $100 million through strategic, joint ventures in properties acquired in the western United States, realizing an average IRR of over 20%.
Kurt was previously Executive Vice President at The Abbey Company, a privately-held owner/operator of over six million square feet of commercial real estate in California. In his position, he was responsible for the firm’s execution of real estate investment activities; acquisition, financing and disposition. He played a critical role in developing and implementing strategic asset plans that resulted in adding significant value. Additionally, he was part of an executive team that provided leadership function across the entire company.
Kurt possesses a unique skill set across multiple disciplines (leasing, property management, asset management, acquisitions, dispositions and financing) that is rarely found in a real estate professional. He has held leasing and property management positions involving a multiple-building, office portfolio. He has held various roles that involved numerous property acquisitions, property and portfolio financings as well as property dispositions.