Gidi Cohen is president of Cohen & Associates, a private real estate investment and management firm. His more than 20 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry includes the acquisition, disposition, syndication and development of a wide variety of asset classes with an aggregate value in in excess of $400 million. Since its founding Cohen & Associates in 2006, Cohen has grown the small syndication concern into a prominent real estate investment firm with a real estate portfolio in excess of $150 million. Under his direction, Cohen & Associates has established a track record of putting its investors’ funds to work by taking advantage of rare buying opportunities in today’s distressed market.
Previously, Cohen was President of SOS Enterprises, an upscale construction and development firm. After acquiring the struggling company in 1994, Gidi guided SOS to become a successful corporation, generating more than $15 million in annual revenues. Gidi sold SOS after 14 years of successfully building properties in the greater Los Angeles area. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Cohen has an active voice in several professional, civic and philanthropic organizations. He sits on the board of several organizations, offering strategic counsel, leadership and guidance. Born in Israel, Cohen served four and a half years in the Israeli Navy Seals. He currently lives in Ojai, CA with his wife and four children.