Our Story

Juli KaufmannThe story of Fix Development is that of a committed citizen who believed, in the face of many industry naysayers, that projects emphasizing sustainability and a quadruple bottom line could be not only financially successful, but also generate the excitement and energy that attracts other entrepreneurs and revitalizes a community…a positive “fix” to traditional development philosophy and operations.

Founder Juli Kaufmann has a unique ability to bring people together around the issues she is passionate about, including Milwaukee and the environment. Leveraging her more than two decades of nonprofit, corporate and entrepreneurial business expertise to advance Fix Development’s initiatives in and around Milwaukee, Juli has led numerous urban and rural development projects in Wisconsin.

Named one of the 2007 “40 Under 40″by the Milwaukee Business Journal, the 2012 Outstanding Commercial Real Estate Woman of the Year by the Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women, 2012 Innovator of the Year by Wisconsin’s Daily Reporter, and 2013 “Woman of Influence” by the Milwaukee Business Journal, among many awards and recognitions, Juli is a recognized community leader.

Juli currently serves on the Mayor’s Green Team, a 15-member committee charged with overseeing the City’s Sustainability Plan. Juli serves on the board of directors for Radio Milwaukee and the board of Midwest BikeShare, Inc.  She is a past board member of the Walker’s Point AssociationWomen’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance.

Juli has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan with continuing graduate and executive level training in development and nonprofit management from the University of Wisconsin and Harvard Business School.

FD InternIn 2015, Jeff Henderson became an intern at Fix Development, learning the basics of sustainable development. After completing his internship, Jeff secured full-time employment as a sustainable landscaper working on a crew for Walnut Way Conservation Corp.’s Blue Skies Landscaping.