Curtis Kaufman

First Vice President

Capital Markets

Sacramento, CA

Curtis Kaufman stands as First Vice President of Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™. Curtis is an industry veteran and has broad lending experience, which includes acquisition loans, bridge loans, construction loans, permanent loans, value-add, and distressed property loans. He has also transacted construction loans for industrial, suburban office, medical office, strip retail, grocery-anchored retail, multifamily properties, and NNN leased investment properties. Curtis has completed over a billion dollars of lending transactions in his career. Curtis’ broad knowledge of the commercial real estate industry aids him support and guide his clients to the best lending opportunities.

Prior to Matthews™, Curtis worked for Walker & Dunlop when Walker & Dunlop purchased the previous employer George Elkins Mortgage Banking Company. He joined George Elkins Mortgage Banking Company in 2013. Prior to joining George Elkins, Curtis was a Vice President for Waller, Kaufman and Sutter a Sacramento-based mortgage banking company. Prior to opening Waller, Kaufman and Sutter, Curtis was a principal in Kaufman & Reynolds Construction and Kaufman Construction and Development and an independent mortgage banker.

After graduating from Arizona State University in 1972, Curtis continued taking graduate-level business classes while working in Phoenix, AZ for Russ Lyon Realty Company. In 1974, Curtis was hired by First Federal Savings and Loan, getting his initial introduction into residential and commercial real estate lending.

Arizona State University

B.S., Business Administration and Real Estate


  • California Bureau of Real Estate
  • License No. 00533413 (CA)


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