Michael Cohen serves as Vice President, Advisory Services with CoStar Group (CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Canada with a staff of over 3,800 worldwide, including the industry’s largest professional research organization.
With views on markets in the United States, Canada and Europe, CoStar’s Advisory Services supports clients with independent expertise in real estate market analysis, real estate portfolio analysis, capital market conditions, investor communications and the design of actionable real estate investment strategies. Under Mr. Cohen’s leadership, Advisory Services provides a range of bespoke research services to a client list that represents a “Who’s Who” of global real estate market participants including commercial banks, insurance companies, Wall Street firms, government agencies, pension funds, investment advisors, real estate investment trusts, and private investors. Mr. Cohen regularly speaks to industry organizations, is often quoted in the national press, and has appeared on both CNBC and Bloomberg Television. Professional associations include the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) and National Apartment Association (NAA).
Prior to joining CoStar Group, Mr. Cohen worked for leading analyst organizations in both the real estate and technology industries. He received his B.A. from SUNY at Buffalo, J.D. from Cornell Law School, and M.B.A. from the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College.