Michael Cohen

President; Colliers

Mr. Cohen is a managing partner of Williams Equities—an NYC based property investment company—and  the Tri-State President of the NYC office of Colliers International, an international, publicly traded real  estate services firm. When the firm operated as GVA Williams, Mr. Cohen was the third generation of his  family to head the firm, which was founded in 1926. He chaired GVA Williams' Executive Committee and  was the founding partner and Chairman of GVA Worldwide Ltd., GVA Williams' strategic partnership of  leading real estate firms serving 120 business capitals on five continents.
Mr. Cohen is a partner in the ownership of New York City office buildings, twelve buildings totaling three  million square feet. This portfolio includes: 57 West 57th Street, 28 West 23rd Street and 655 Madison  Avenue. His responsibilities include overseeing leasing, management, and, in some cases, the restoration, redevelopment and repositioning of properties.
Mr. Cohen is on the Board of Directors of several organizations. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the  Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and also serves on the Boards of: The Roundabout Theatre Company, the  Jewish National Fund of Greater New York and YPO Big Apple Gold. He is also a past Chairman of the Board  of Housing and Services Inc. and past President of Young Presidents' Organization NY Metro Chapter.
Mr. Cohen is also a Tony Award winning Producer of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"

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