“Last summer, Kazmierski, who was named one of Commercial Observer’s Rising Stars in 2018, took the helm of Kaufman Investments from its former head, Frederic Leffel, who had recruited Kazmierski to be “just a numbers guy” in 2013.
Since joining, he’s had a hand in more than $1.5 billion in office acquisitions, dispositions and finance transactions in the city, mostly focused on office in Midtown South — an area Kaufman is known to dominate.
Last November, Kazmierski led the closing, alongside joint venture partner French insurance firm AXA, of his first marketed deal with Kaufman. The pair picked up 40 West 25th Street for more than $120 million from Japanese firm Unizo Holdings, closing the deal in four weeks, Kazmierski said. It was one of Unizo’s last buildings in the city.”