Farmington Hills, Mich. (July 21, 2021) – H.W. Kaufman Group, a global insurance and real estate corporation, announced today the addition of Casimer Daniewski as Vice President, Real Estate. Daniewski is based at the Kaufman corporate headquarters located in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Daniewski will lead the company’s real estate arm—Kaufman Real Estate Management—which includes overseeing asset, property and project management, across Kaufman’s properties. The company’s growing portfolio of owned properties totals more than one million square feet and includes this year’s most recently purchased 119 State Street in Detroit, located in the Capitol Park Historic District and Detroit Financial District, and 800 Arendell in downtown Morehead City, North Carolina. Daniewski and his team are also responsible for partnering with leadership across the 15 Kaufman companies to manage its 60 offices. Daniewski reports to Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO of H.W. Kaufman Group, parent company to Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager.
“With our growing workforce across U.S., Canada and Europe, H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox are looking for new opportunities to create spaces where our 2,000 associates can thrive in their work and further support our broker clients and insurance partners,” said Kaufman. “Casimer’s extensive experience with acquisitions and portfolio expansion will be key to supporting our strategic growth expectations, investments, and the many communities we serve.”
Daniewski joins Kaufman following a decade at Bedrock Detroit, the commercial real estate firm that is largely credited with rebuilding and revitalizing Downtown Detroit. Most recently he served as Vice President of Property Management, leading a multi-state team of over 70 real estate professionals. In his previous roles, he oversaw financial portfolios and assisted in new acquisitions.
“With a global portfolio of companies, H.W. Kaufman Group presents a great opportunity to rethink how team members are using their space in different functions across the U.S., Canada and Europe as we phase in returning to the office,” said Daniewski. “More than ever, real estate will be a critical component of employee culture and have an impact on the vitality of a city center, which I’ve experienced first-hand. I am looking forward to applying my expertise to growing the real estate portfolio at Kaufman.”
About Kaufman Real Estate Management and H.W. Kaufman Group
Kaufman Real Estate Management owns and manages an international real estate portfolio of commercial office properties with a strategic focus placed on regions where H.W. Kaufman Group’s global network of companies operates. The real estate company pursues and acquires Class A office assets, many of which support the continued growth of Kaufman’s specialty insurance offerings.
Kaufman Real Estate also provides lease portfolio management and real estate lifecycle services for more than 60 office locations across the United States, Canada and Europe, supporting Kaufman’s global network of 15 companies.
H.W. Kaufman Group employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Michigan, H.W. Kaufman Group also includes: Burns & Wilcox, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, RB Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, and Kaufman Institute. H.W. Kaufman Group International includes: H.W. Kaufman Group Europe, Chesterfield Group, Lochain Patrick, Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom, Node International and Cranbrook Underwriting. More information can be found at www.burnsandwilcox.com or www.hwkaufman.com.