Steven B. Kauff, J.D.
Mr. Kauff graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University with a B.B.A in Accounting and holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Over the past 20 years, he has been instrumental in the structuring and implementation of complex tax and finance strategy involving transactions in excess of $20 billion. He has extensive experience in the areas of CDO’s and ABS transactions, global tax structures, tax credit monetization and all areas of real estate corporate finance. Mr. Kauff is the general counsel to Infinity Development Partners and is responsible for all tax and legal oversight, as well as counsel on capital market strategies. As Executive Vice President of a NYSE listing Mr. Kauff has provided tax strategy and structuring advice to the commercial mortgage REIT. He was also instrumental in the REIT’s initial public offering and subsequently, the initial public offering of a hospitality company listed on the NASDAQ. In addition to his role at the public REIT, he is currently the President of private real estate Investment Company and the original sponsor of the public REIT and hospitality company. Through Mr. Kauff’s role at the private company, he has managed the acquisition, disposition and financing of a variety of debt and equity positions, as well as managed the real estate operating platform of a state investment fund. Mr. Kauff has also worked for Arthur Anderson, LLP and Price Waterhouse, LLP in their Real Estate and Hospitality Services groups, where he specialized in transaction consulting and providing tax and financial structuring advice to some of the firm’s largest debt and private equity clients.