Howard Kaufman

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CEO and Principal
Leyland Alliance

Howard Kaufman, CEO and Principal, Leyland Alliance, focuses on the planning and structuring of projects, as well as financial and legal matters at LeylandAlliance. He has negotiated innovative public-private transactions for several of Leyland’s projects. He has also led the successful effort to obtain federal and state grants, and to structure municipal financing for public infrastructure associated with Leyland’s projects. Mr. Kaufman has been closely involved with all of the company’s land use matters, which typically involve the establishment of innovative new zoning regimes. He also negotiates all debt and equity financing for the company and its projects. Before joining LeylandAlliance, Mr. Kaufman was chair of the Real Estate Practice Group in the New York City office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, the international law firm. He represented many institutions in their real estate lending activities, assisted domestic and foreign investors in real estate transactions across the U.S., and handled a broad variety of sophisticated real estate matters, including the redevelopment of landmark properties in New York City, and new Ritz-Carlton hotels on Amelia Island, Florida and in Marina del Rey, California. Mr. Kaufman served as co-chair of the Real Property Law Section of the New York County Lawyer’s Association, and is former General Counsel for the National Town Builders Association.  He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.