David Kaufman Joins SL Green as Vice President of Leasing
April 21st, 2008 at 10:05 AM
New York, NY – April 21, 2001 – David M. Kaufman, 47, has been appointed Senior Vice President of Leasing for SL Green Realty Corp, New York City’s leading owner and operator of office properties.
Mr. Kaufman is assuming senior level responsibilities for office space leasing in the company’s Manhattan portfolio. He will report to Steven Durels, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Real Property.
Mr. Kaufman joins SL Green with more than 15 years of experience in the New York City commercial real estate industry. For the past two years he has been Director of Leasing for The Winter Organization, a privately-owned investment firm. Prior to that, he served as Vice President/Director of Leasing for Trizec Properties’ New York City portfolio, which consisted of approximately seven million square feet of Class A commercial office space.
In addition to his background as a landlord leasing agent, Mr. Kaufman is a real estate attorney and has practiced in the real estate departments of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP. He served as Trizec’s regional counsel before taking on leasing responsibilities there.
Mr. Kaufman graduated Cum Laude from Brooklyn Law School in 1988 and was an editor for the Brooklyn Law Review. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University.
“We are pleased to have someone of David’s professional standing join our organization,” commented Mr. Durels. “He brings a deep knowledge of the New York City office market, a diverse set of important skills and a strong track record of results. We all look forward to working closely with him.”
About SL Green Realty Corp.
SL Green Realty Corp. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, or REIT, that predominantly acquires, owns, repositions and manages Manhattan office properties. The Company is the only publicly held REIT that specializes in this niche. As of December 31, 2007, the Company owned 32 New York City office properties totaling approximately 24,728,200 square feet, making it New York’s largest office landlord. In addition, SL Green holds investment interests in, among other things, retail properties (eight) encompassing approximately 353,939 square feet, development property (one) encompassing approximately 85,000 square feet and land interests (two), along with ownership of 36 suburban assets totaling 7,867,500 square feet in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey.
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