Jordan J. Kaufman is the Co-Founder of Illuminate Real Estate and acts as the firm’s Director of Investment Sales. Kaufman has over 14 years of experience as a commercial real estate broker with an acute focus on net lease investment sales throughout the United States. Mr. Kaufman has extensive experience facilitating the acquisition and disposition of single-tenant and multi-tenant properties. His skill set and in-depth knowledge of the nuances of net-lease transactions have proven to be a valuable resource for his clients. Mr. Kaufman is an expert in the following areas: Buyer/Seller representation, Value Analysis, 1031 exchange consultation, diversification strategies, real estate portfolio management strategies, sale leasebacks, and traditional brokerage services. Kaufman has served a wide range of clients including institutional types such as REIT’s, pension funds and fortune 500 companies as well as private capital investors, funds and private companies.
Jordan’s background includes the sale of free-standing and multi-tenant, net-lease properties: Anchored shopping center, strip centers, Walgreens, CVS, Advance Auto, Chase Bank, Dollar General, Family Dollar and countless others. In his career, Kaufman has sold over $700mm of net-lease properties and has closed in 31 U.S. states.
Jordan is an avid fly-fisherman, golfer and skier. Jordan has a passion for music and was the lead singer of a rock band made up of other real estate professionals who performed throughout Chicago in an effort to raise money for local charities. With his bandmates, Jordan has helped raise over $40,000 for The University of Chicago’s Colon Cancer Research arm. Jordan is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO (2002) and currently resides in Denver, CO.
Gregory D. Woulfe is the Co-Founder of Illuminate Real Estate and acts as the firm’s Director of Development. Greg has over 10 years of experience in commercial real estate development, primarily retail, and has provided leasing/management and investment services throughout the southeast United States. On the development side, Greg has extensive knowledge and exposure from acquisition to lease negotiation to government approvals/permits to project management in over 40 development projects totaling more than 250,000 square feet. Development clients include Walgreens, Starbucks, Publix, McDonald’s, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts and many others. In regards to brokerage, Woulfe has been actively involved in the acquisition or sale of over $200 M in commercial properties throughout the United States. In addition, by performing initial financial analysis and applying his knowledge of the industry’s trends, he is able to skillfully evaluate stabilized and/or value add opportunities, which optimize the investors’ return on investment.
Though Greg currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, he is originally from Miami, Florida, and grew up in Fort Lauderdale. He is a graduate of Pitzer College of Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, with a degree in Economics. Woulfe is a licensed Florida and North Carolina Real Estate Sales Associate and is in the process of becoming a Managing Broker in both states. He has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers for 10 years.
Out of the office, Greg’s passions include golf, tennis, basketball, and surfing. Philanthropic involvement includes volunteering at the Museum of Art and Jack and Jill Nursery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.