Since 2001, Mr. Cohen has served as the Chairman and CEO of Hoche Partners Group of Companies, an international investment bank focused on providing advisory, structured financing, private equity and real estate services to family offices and medium-sized businesses. He also served as Managing Director of LAURAD, a real estate-focused private equity investment group, whose investments include Lafoe?t Real Estate, a leading France based retail real estate broker franchise. Mr. Cohen sits on the Board of Trustees of Inovalis REIT, a Canadian Real Investment Trust listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and on the Boards of Socie?te? Centrale des Bois et Scieries de la Manche (SCBSM), a real estate investment trust listed on NYSE Euronext Paris investment companies.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Cohen was the Managing Partner at Aurel-Leven, a leading independent French brokerage and investment bank, the Managing Partner at UFFI REAM, a real estate asset manager, and CEO of Louis Dreyfus Finance (Banque), the banking arm of the Louis Dreyfus Group.
Mr. Cohen graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris.