Leadership

  • Mr. Kaufmann, the Managing Manager of Highland Property Development LLC, is a founding principal of the company. His duties include the origination, sourcing, structuring, financing and closing of affordable housing developments.

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  • Gary Downs manages Highland with Kristoffer Kaufmann. He partially owns and manages over 50 apartment projects, comprising over 3,000 units. These projects are located in California and Texas.

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  • Mr. Patierno joined Highland in February 2009, and serves as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Highland, Mr. Patierno served for seven years as a Vice President with Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO), a publicly-traded (NYSE), Real Estate Investment Trust, and one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of affordable housing.

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