Craig Kaufman has 30 years of experience in real estate investment/development and management. He founded the real estate investment company Kaufman Realty Group, now Kaufman Capital Partners, in 1994. Since then, Kaufman has been a principal in the acquisition, development or financing of approximately 40 projects of various property types. Kaufman primarily focused on the development and management of office properties for the company’s first decade. During 2006 to 2007, Kaufman was a net seller of assets as it harvested returns during the peak of the commercial real estate cycle. In the current cycle, Kaufman has focused on apartments and strategic land holdings.
Prior to 1994, Kaufman worked as a financial analyst and real estate consultant in New York City and St. Louis, Missouri for Olympia & York, Colliers Turley Martin and Dinan Real Estate Advisors. From 2012-2015, Kaufman chaired the Urban Land Institute’s Small Scale Development Gold Council, and served a three-year term on the board of Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District.
He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. He currently serves as regional chair for Washington University’s Capital Campaign and is an active alumni supporter in Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Kaufman’s community service is focused on children and education, having served on the executive committee and board of directors of Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization offering year-round programs and camps for children with cancer. He also currently serves on the executive committees and boards of JELF (Jewish Education Loan Fund) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC). In 2012, the American Diabetes Association honored Kaufman with the Father of the Year award.
Garry Sobel joined Kaufman Capital Partners in 2013 as a Senior Vice President focused on investment strategy, asset management, and sourcing co-investment capital. Sobel’s unique experience, derived from 27 years of investment experience in real estate, private client wealth management, and finance, has taught him to successfully manage the real estate investment lifecycle.
Sobel is expert at redeveloping and repositioning underperforming projects and managing real estate investments through market cycles. He focuses on mitigating risk at inception and active asset management throughout the project lifecycle.
Sobel began at KPMG as a consultant and auditor and moved to The Portman Companies in1989. Sobel co-founded Avondale Capital/Scout Properties in 1994 and then gained experience working for private client investment firms, Bernstein Global Wealth Management and Deutsche Bank’s Asset & Wealth Management.
He holds various licenses, including his Series 7 and 66, and has had his real estate license since 1990. Sobel earned his CPA license while working for KPMG.
Originally from New York, Sobel graduated from The Ohio State University where he double-majored in Accounting and Marketing, while also playing varsity soccer. Sobel is heavily involved in Atlanta’s Jewish community and is the Board Chair for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces’ Georgia Region.