Kurt joined Rockford Construction in 1995 as general counsel, and in 1997, became Rockford Construction’s Chief Operating Officer. Kurt became President of Rockford’s Development Group in 2011, and Chairman of the Board in 2013. A member of the Grand Rapids and State Bar Associations, Kurt successfully manages the complex legal, financial and operational needs of developments, LLCs and real estate holdings.
In his time at Rockford, Kurt has been instrumental in many key development projects like Cherry Street Landing — a fully developed neighborhood containing academic, retail, office and residential components — that was created with a focus on the rehabilitation of the area’s existing, vacant buildings. Recently, Kurt was instrumental in a similar revitalization of Grand Rapids’ West Side bringing a diverse mix of academic, mixed-use, retail, residential and office space to the neighborhood.