47 minutes | Jul 20th 2020

Brett Kaufman: The Secret Sauce for Success

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Real estate developer and CEO, Brett Kaufman, took time to chat with host Michael Redd about entrepreneurship as a form of creativity, how he decided to build “communities centered on wellbeing, expression, and impact,” and his passion for creating “spaces that optimize the human experience.”

"The building is just the beginning. The true value is what happens in and around it. We design communities for individuals who seek something more." – Brett Kaufman

Brett is a “champion of innovative, curated communities filled with purpose” and the founder and CEO of the Columbus, Ohio based Kaufman Development, who has worked in real estate development for 20 years. Over that time he has developed, leased, and/or sold over 10,000 homes and developed a variety of commercial, retail, land, and office projects.

He’s also a philanthropist who has dedicated much of his professional life to helping community organizations and Kaufman Development has donated numerous resources to philanthropic organizations including Besa, KIPP Journey Academy, Community Shelter Board, Ohio State University Star House, Hunger Alliance, Ronald McDonald House, OSU James Cancer, Columbus Jewish Federation, and many others.

Kaufman is a lauded and award-winning community leader who “... has been recognized as one of the top 50 leaders in the region for his ability to drive innovation within his organization, impact his employees and the community-at-large... In 2015 and 2016 Brett [was] honored with Smart 50 and Fast 50 awards and was recently listed at #657 on the Inc. 5000.”

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In this episode Michael and Brett talked about:

  • The freedom of betting on yourself
  • How to succeed in business with nothing but a piece of paper and an idea
  • Why embracing the things that make you different (and stepping into fear) can be so empowering
  • On finding tools to uncover your deeper identity and the power of daydreaming
  • The critical importance of mentorship, the essence of entrepreneurship...
  • And more!

To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit MichaelRedd.com.

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