Martin Cohen is Chairman of Cohen & Steers, Inc.
Established in 1986, the firm is a leading global investment manager focusing on on real assets, including real estate, infrastructure and commodities. It serves individual and institutional investors through a wide range of open-end funds, closed-end funds and separate accounts. Cohen & Steers is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seattle.
Mr. Cohen is considered to be one of the nation’s leading experts in real estate securities investment. In 1980, while a vice president at Citibank, he organized and managed the Citibank Real Estate Stock Fund for that bank’s pension clients. In 1985, while a senior vice president at National Securities and Research Corporation, he and Robert Steers organized and managed the nation’s first real estate securities mutual fund. He is often quoted, and lectures frequently, on the subject of investing in real estate securities. In 2001, he was the recipient of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts Industry Achievement Award.
Mr. Cohen earned a BS from The City College of New York and worked as a biochemist before attending New York University, where he earned his MBA. He lives in New York City.