Building a Real Estate Legacy and Career: Michael Cohen President of Tri State region at Colliers International

- Online Zoom Conference



Online Zoom Conference


The YJP invites you to attend our real estate mentorship session with Michael Cohen, President Tri-State Region , Colliers International

Join us and a group of young rising stars in the industry of New York’s most prominent dealmakers, investors, owners, and executives as we convene on July 21st to discuss current and future markets, identify new avenues for collaboration and explore potential investment opportunities.

Bring your questions to connect with Michael and grow your network. 

This event is open for Virtual level members and above. For questions about membership please email:

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Michael Cohen
President of the Tri-State Region at Colliers International

Mr. Cohen is President of the Tri-State Region. When the firm operated as GVA Williams, Mr. Cohen was the third generation of his family to head the firm, which was founded in 1926. He chaired GVA Williams’ Executive Committee and was the founding partner and Chairman of GVA Worldwide Ltd., GVA Williams’ strategic partnership of leading real estate firms serving 120 business capitals on five continents.

An expert real estate advisor, Mr. Cohen has represented an elite clientele of the nation’s top companies, including American Express, ADP and Parsons Brinckerhoff. He specializes in representing corporations in the acquisition and disposition of office space nationwide.

Mr. Cohen represents a wide range of clients regionally, nationally and internationally. He represents SS&C Technologies on a global basis. On a national scale, he manages ALM’s real estate needs. And he represents Signature Bank and accounting firm Marks Paneth throughout the NYC Metro region. He also has extensive experience representing law firms and represented Holland & Knight in the acquisition of 100,000 square feet at 31 West 52nd Street and Smith, Gambrell & Russel in their relocation to 30,000 square feet at 1301 Avenue of the Americas.

Mr. Cohen is also asset manager of several New York City office buildings, including 57 West 57th Street and 224 West 57th Street. In this capacity his responsibilities include overseeing leasing, management, and, in some cases, the restoration, redevelopment and repositioning of properties. At 28 W 23rd Street, Mr. Cohen represented the landlord in the disposition of 200,000 square feet to AppNexus.

Mr. Cohen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Cohen is on the Board of Directors of several organizations, including The Roundabout Theatre Company and the Jewish National Fund of Greater New York. He is also a past Chairman of the Board of Housing and Services Inc. and past President of Young Presidents’ Organization NYC Metro Chapter.

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Joshua Brenner
VP at Eyzenberg & Company

Joshua Brenner joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2017 as a Business Development Associate. His primary focus is identifying and interacting with potential clients who are seeking debt and equity solutions for their commercial real estate transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brenner was an insurance and investment advisor with Fifth Avenue Financial in New York City. He also has experience in corporate middle-market investment banking and served in the U.S. Navy as a SONAR Technician.

Mr. Brenner holds a bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics from Columbia University.

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