Leadership

  • Gary P. Downs

    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.  He is a founding principal of Highland, Impact Development Group and Downs Pham & Kuei.  The real estate industry recognizes him as an expert in the development of affordable housing.  He also maintains a legal practice where he represents developers, lenders and investors on real estate, tax credit and affordable housing matters.  Mr. Downs participates in the development of local, state and national housing policy.  He is Vice Chair of the Urban Land Institute Affordable and Workforce Housing Council.  His Board Member positions are in 2Gen Equities, a non-profit with a mission of mitigating poverty and Preservation Housing Foundation, a non-profit involved in the preservation of historic buildings and management of affordable housing.  As an avid biker, he is also active in the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.  He lives in San Francisco with his wife and 2 boys and maintains offices in San Francisco and Arcadia, California.