H.W. Kaufman Group, a Farmington Hills-based global insurance and real estate corporation, announced the addition of Casimer Daniewski as vice president of real estate.
Based at the corporate headquarters, Daniewski will lead the company’s real estate arm — Kaufman Real Estate Management — where he will oversee asset, property, and project management across Kaufman’s properties.
“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,” says Alan Jay Kaufman, chairman, president, and CEO of H.W. Kaufman Group. “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.”
The company’s growing portfolio of owned properties totals more than one million square feet and includes this year’s purchase, 119 State St. in Detroit, located in the Capitol Park Historic District and Detroit Financial District. Daniewski and his team are also responsible for partnering with leadership across the 15 Kaufman companies to manage its 60 offices.
“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,” says 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.”