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About Us

Our firm

AwardsDedicated to the pursuit of excellence in everything we do, Cohen & Steers is a leading global investment manager specializing in real assets and alternative income, focused on delivering attractive returns, income and diversification.

Our teams are relentless in their drive to provide superior investment solutions and passionate about constantly innovating to meet the needs of clients today and anticipate their challenges of tomorrow. 


We believe accessing investment opportunities around the world requires local knowledge and insight into specialized and regional markets. Cohen & Steers maintains a global presence through the following offices:

New York | London | Dublin | Hong Kong | Tokyo

2021 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report

We are committed to maintaining the legacy of innovation and evolution that has guided us over the last 35 years, from being the first specialist manager of U.S. REITs to a leader in real assets and alternative income focused on investment excellence.

Our history

In 1986, Marty Cohen and Bob Steers set out to help investors capitalize on the emerging opportunity they saw in public REITs. They were convinced that listed real estate could open the market to investors, drive demand and make real estate a larger share of portfolios globally, while also offering opportunities to generate meaningful alpha. It was fertile ground for an active asset management business that continues to thrive today.

Over time, we have expanded operations into Europe and Asia Pacific, extending offerings to investors around the world and forming the industry’s largest global investment team dedicated to real estate securities. Through careful consideration, we have added to our investment capabilities, becoming the largest manager of preferred securities and establishing a global research platform for real estate, infrastructure and other listed real assets.

Our focus is delivering superior investment performance, building around our core strengths in real assets and alternative income to meet the growing demand for yield, diversification and real returns.

Cohen & Steers is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Dublin, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2004 (ticker CNS).

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Evolution of a Leading Specialist Manager

As the leader in real assets and alternative income, we pursue excellence in everything we do. Through the years, we’ve been deliberate in our choices to extend our capabilities into adjacent asset categories, while always retaining our dedication to superior investment results in specialty asset classes. Our consistent evolution is the result of this relentless focus on delivering alpha for our clients, through active portfolio management, a culture of excellence and innovation.

Evolution of a Leading Specialist Manager

Our people

At Cohen & Steers, we are passionate about delivering superior performance and service to our clients.  Our reputation for excellence has allowed us to recruit and retain top talent from various diverse backgrounds.  Our people are our most valued asset and we provide an opportunity to foster a culture of high performance and long-term success.  

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Our culture and values

Cohen & Steers has a strong culture that reinforces our passion for excellence and our focus on pursuing outcomes.



guides how we deliver superior performance for our clients, fueled by a collaborative spirit and the drive to continually exceed.



is how we advance, forged by continuous improvement to build investment solutions that provide long-term results.



characterizes how we operate, using a disciplined investment approach that leverages our history of specialization to deliver diversification, alpha and income.



defines how we foster teamwork and engage with clients, with an entrepreneurial culture that welcomes new ideas and varied perspectives.

Investment strategies

Cohen & Steers strategies are available through a wide range of investment vehicles, including institutional accounts, U.S. registered mutual funds, Luxembourg-domiciled SICAVs, as well as onshore  and offshore limited partnerships. Select a strategy below for more information:

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