Teaming Up for Success: Vistage and Kaufman Realty Group

Craig Kaufman launched Kaufman Realty Group in 1994 and the business continues on its successful path even during these challenging times.  Craig is the only member of his family responsible for running his business, but his family members have played a vital role as knowledgeable, proactive investors in his business.  Craig will help us understand both the ying and yang of such an arrangement. 

In addition, for the last 12 years, Craig has been part of a Vistage International Group led by our other guest, Larry Hart.  Larry is a Master Chair with Vistage and he and the other members of the Vistage group have also played key roles in Craig’s success.

Together, Craig and Larry will provide insights that we know you will find valuable for your business as well.

Our guests:

Craig Kaufman

Craig KaufmanCraig Kaufman founded Kaufman Realty Group (“Kaufman”) in 1994.  As President, Mr. Kaufman’s responsibilities include leading the company vision, establishing strategies for the portfolio, new business development, and managing the executive team. Kaufman Realty Group is a full service real estate investment and management firm. In 1997, Craig was principal and co-founder of DECK Realty Group, which developed and managed office properties for small to medium size tenants.

In January 2000, he took 100% control of DECK and rolled its operations into the Kaufman banner. From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Kaufman gained valuable experience as development analyst, appraiser and consultant in New York City and St. Louis, for such firms as Olympia & York, Colliers Turley Martin and Dinan Real Estate Advisors. Craig holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

Craig resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and is involved with many civic and professional organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of Camp Sunshine, a non-profit camp for children with cancer; on the Board of Trustees of the American Jewish Committee; a Board Member of the Anti-Defamation League. Additionally, Craig is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Craig Kaufman, Kaufman Realty Group, 3098 Piedmont Rd., Suite 490, Atlanta, GA – Telephone: 404-816-0036

Larry Hart

Larry HartLarry Hart may have only one vowel to his name, but he’s certainly made the most of it! An Atlantan since 1972, he’s amassed accolades and awards for his business acumen, and he advises an A-list of action-oriented executives. He’s accessible, accountable, and an all-around affable guy.

Larry is recognized as a leading business authority by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Although he is too busy now to write a regular column, the Chronicle has continued to seek his expertise on strategic planning and business consulting.

Larry’s corporate CV includes Union Carbide, Air Products and Chemicals, and Waddell and Reed. As an entrepreneur he has been a founder and an acquirer, and currently owns several childcare franchises. In addition, he’s a certified instructor in Fierce Conversations (a method of improving communication through more effective dialog) and a past Certified Financial Planner. Larry holds his degree in Chemical Engineering.

Larry is an active member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody (President 2009-2010), Georgia. Married to Stephanie, a retired first grade teacher, they have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Larry and Stephanie reside in Atlanta, Georgia with their miniature pinscher, Nutmeg. When not spending time with family, Rotary or working, he can be found playing competitive golf.

Larry R. Hart, Master Chair, Vistage International, Inc., 3712 Eaglerock Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340
Direct: 770.938.8174 • Cell: 404.405.0759 • Fax: 404.521.4992  • Email:

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