Cohen Asset Management is a private real estate investment firm founded by Bradley S. Cohen, its Chief Executive Officer, and headquartered in Los Angeles with an East Coast office in Northern New Jersey. Founded in 1979 and formally incorporated in 1992 our company was originally in the business of acquiring, developing and managing industrial properties in Southern California. In the early 1990’s with the advent of the Resolution Trust Corporation, we expanded our business to pursue opportunistic investments in select markets located throughout the United States.
While Mr. Cohen began Cohen Asset Management by investing his own money, he soon started to extend these opportunities to his close advisors and friends. As the firm grew, Mr. Cohen surrounded himself with an entrepreneurial team selected for their wide range of complementary skills and expertise in financing, negotiating, managing and structuring investment property transactions. Today, our extended management team includes Brandon Delf (CIO), Jason Haas (COO), Scott McGinness (CFO), Doreen Ray (EVP) and Michael Sargis (SVP), all of whom have brought a broad range of experience and extensive industry contacts to the organization. Having spent virtually all of their business careers in real estate allows our management team to draw on their decades of business, financial, operating and investment experience to lead the Company’s activities.
As the firm’s national footprint expanded, the opportunity to invest side by side with the company was offered to several prominent high net worth investors located in Southern California. During this time period the firm also established relationships with substantial customers who occupied our properties along with several prominent insurance companies providing institutional debt for many investments within the company’s portfolio. As these relationships developed over time, these institutions became equity investors side by side with the company’s high net worth investors. As the company matured, our focus shifted to institutional quality assets in defined Target Markets
. Today, our relationships extend to high net worth investors and a variety of institutional investors ranging from major life insurance companies to pension fund advisors and institutional real estate funds.
Under Mr. Cohen’s direction and leadership, Cohen Asset Management has developed a well-established history and reputation as a highly recognized, national real estate owner and active operator with our primary focus being the industrial real estate sector, while cultivating an entrepreneurial organization that works in a collegial fashion.