History

Founded by CEO Bradley Cohen in 1979, Cohen Asset Management is a Los Angeles-based private real estate investment firm specializing in the acquisition, development and management of industrial properties in select Target Markets throughout the United States. 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 management team selected for their wide range of complementary skills and expertise in financing, negotiating, managing and structuring investment property transactions.  Today, our Leadership includes Brandon Delf (CIO), Jason Haas (COO), Scott McGinness (CFO) and Doreen Ray (EVP) all of whom have brought a broad range of experience and extensive industry contacts to the organization. Having spent virtually their entire 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 period the firm also established relationships 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 prominent reputation as a highly recognized, national real estate owner and active operator with our primary focus being the industrial real estate sector. The firm has cultivated an entrepreneurial organization with a vibrant collection of talented and devoted individuals; who understand the value of mutual respect and the power of collective effort while working in a collegial fashion.