Ivan Kaufman is an entrepreneur notable for his accomplishments as a real estate investor and lender, Ivan Kaufman currently leads the Ne...
Ivan Kaufman is an entrepreneur notable for his accomplishments as a real estate investor and lender, Ivan Kaufman currently leads the New York-based Arbor Commercial Mortgage, Arbor Residential Mortgage and Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE: ABR). With more than three decades in real estate financing experience, Mr. Kaufman earned degrees from Boston University and Hofstra School of Law before founding Arbor National Holdings and its lending subsidiary, Arbor National Mortgage, in 1983. Mr. Kaufman has lectured on topics in the commercial and residential mortgage sectors at the Wharton School, Harvard Business School and Columbia University. Active in environmental and educational causes as well, Mr. Kaufman previously volunteered with Global ReLeaf and the International Arid Lands Consortium, founded North Shore Hebrew Academy High School and serves as a trustee of the Birthright Israel Foundation.