Brett L. Kaufman


Brett L. Kaufman, founder and CEO of Kaufman Development, a real estate development company, became a member of the Columbus Partnership in 2016.

He has worked in real estate development through the investment, banking, and development lens for 20 years. Since founding the company, Kaufman Development has donated numerous resources to various philanthropic organizations, including Besa, KIPP Journey Academy, Community Shelter Board, Ohio State University Star House, Hunger Alliance, Ronald McDonald House, OSU James Cancer, Columbus Jewish Federation and many others.

Brett personally has donated much of his professional life to many community organizations, and various committees, including Adjunct Professor Ohio State Fisher School of Business, Agudas Achim Synagogue, the Columbus Jewish Federation, and the Columbus Jewish Day School. Brett also serves as board member for the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Central Ohio Transit Authority, and Wexner Center for the Arts.