Joseph Cohen

Joseph Cohen

Principal and Co-Founder

Mr. Cohen has been investing in and developing real estate for his entire career, including the acquisition and entitlement of projects in New York, Florida, and New Mexico. Before co-founding East River Partners, he was the head of acquisitions for Maxx Properties, which owns approximately 12,000 apartments nationwide. Previously, as an executive at Zeckendorf Development, he managed the development of residential projects in Manhattan with a sellout value of $850MM. Early in his career, Mr. Cohen co-founded Elliot Watson Companies, a real estate development firm in Sarasota, Florida. Other experience includes private equity at CIM Group, affordable development with Jonathan Rose Companies, and real estate finance with Related Capital. Mr. Cohen earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Philosophy from Yale University.