Dionna K. Kaufman‘s initial career was in business academia. Prior to becoming an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton’s business school, she completed certificates in politics and economic and international relations through Oxford University’s Oxbridge Program, a physics degree from U. C. Berkeley, and a M.S. and MBA from Claremont Graduate University. It was while working on her Ph.D at Claremont Graduate University, that she met and married Isaac Kaufman and began to work with him in real estate.
Initially, Dionna was a property manager, then she became a sales transaction coordinator. After receiving her California Real Estate Broker’s license in 2007, Dionna became a mortgage broker with a special interest in multifamily housing. As the real estate market turned during the Great Recession, Dionna began consulting with law firms handling complex real estate litigation on consumer protection law compliance by mortgage brokers and predatory lending. Over time her real estate consulting experiences and areas of expertise grew to include the intersection of real estate sales and lending and insurance, bankruptcy, probate, securitization, and consumer protection.
Today, Dionna brings not only over 15 years experience in the real estate sales and lending industry, but also a wealth of knowledge and experience from assisting in over 80 residential and commercial real estate law cases and from her time as a licensed life insurance and annuity agent. Although she primarily structures multifamily housing transactions, she is also available for residential and commercial transactions.