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William Cohen is a Principal of CrossHarbor and is responsible for sourcing and structuring debt investment opportunities for the firm’s debt fund.
Prior to joining CrossHarbor, Mr. Cohen was a Senior Vice President with Avison Young in the firm’s Development and Capital Markets groups. While with Avison Young, William served as a development executive on several of the firm’s projects and was also responsible for sourcing first mortgage, mezzanine, and equity capital for the firm’s clients on assets located throughout the United States.
Before joining Avison Young, Mr. Cohen was head of acquisitions for EPN Investment Management, a real estate private equity group based in Chicago. While with EPN, Mr. Cohen co-led the acquisition of a portfolio of 48 retail properties comprising 11 million square feet for $1.25 billion through the recapitalization and acquisition of EDT Retail Trust (ASX:EDT). Mr. Cohen subsequently led the sale of EDT’s assets for approximately $1.45 billion.
Mr. Cohen began his career with Prudential Mortgage Capital as the lead analyst in the National Accounts group that provided more than $500 million of first mortgages, subscription line facilities, and mezzanine loans to institutional investors collateralized by office, retail, industrial, and multi-family properties throughout the United States.
Mr. Cohen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management.