2014 Educational Facilities Best Practices SummitNovember 3rd & 4th, 2014
Mr. Byrne spent his early career in the tax division of Arthur Andersen with primary focus in the real estate and financial services industries. He was appointed to several Andersen specialty teams and developed several of the real estate structuring techniques used by real estate entities today. He was a frequent speaker at internal and external training sessions and served all the premier real estate companies in the Southeast. Kevin also founded Byrne & Associates which focused on providing investment banking services to small and middle market companies.
After earning his MBA with Honors from the Wharton School of Business, Kevin joined a real estate development firm leading new transactions of over $150 million over a 2 year period. Since Kevin joined the firm, TUFF has invested over $500 million in the advancement of education and research and worked with over 150 different institutions providing real estate, finance and operational counsel for projects including research and lab facilities, incubators, classrooms, administrative office facilities, auxiliary service facilities (housing, food service, parking decks and swimming pools) and performing arts facilities.
Kevin is currently the First Vice President of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) and is focused on enabling Institutions to maximize the efficiency of its limited resources devoted to these economic development initiatives. Kevin is a 1991 Honors graduate from Furman University.
Kevin and his wife Laurie live in Vinings with their son Thomas.