Charles S. Cohen
|Charles S. Cohen|
|Born||February 8, 1952|
|Residence||Manhattan, New York|
|Education||B.A. Tufts University
J.D. Brooklyn Law School
|Occupation||real estate developer
|Known for||president and CEO of Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation|
Charles S. Cohen (born February 8, 1952) is an American real estate developer.
Cohen grew up in Harrison, New York, the son of Gloria and Sherman Cohen. His father was founder of Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation. In 1974, Cohen graduated from Tufts University and in 1977, he graduated from Brooklyn Law School. Although he originally wanted to be an entertainment lawyer, he instead went into the family real estate business. He serves as president and chief executive of the Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation which owns more than 12 million square feet of real estate. His firm specializes in "re-positioning" commercial space to increase its rental income with a special niche in design centers. In 1999, he purchased the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
From 1991 to 1993 he was a chairman at the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation and in 2001, he was awarded a Gold Medal for a patriotic service. In 2002, he was awarded with the Israel Peace Medal and was also honoured by the B'nai B'rith International. Cohen serves on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Lighthouse International Theater, the Public Theater, Real Estate Board of New York, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In 2008, he produced a film called Frozen River which received two Oscars the same year.
Cohen has been married twice and has four children. In 2004, he married his second wife, Clodagh "Clo" Margaret Jacobs, in a Jewish ceremony at the The St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. They couple divides their time between homes in Manhattan and in suburban Connecticut.
- The Real Deal: "Charles Cohen" By Candace Taylor] retrieved February 8, 2014
- New York Times: "Clo Jacobs, Charles Cohen October 31, 2004
- "The Film-Makers'/ New American Cinema Group Honors Charles S. Cohen". Retrieved September 28, 2013.
- Los Angeles Times: "Resurrecting the 'Blue Whale' - Charles Cohen fell in love with the Pacific Design Center at first sight and, as its new owner, has ambitious plans to make it more popular" by CONNIE KOENENN November 18, 1999
- New York Times: "Square Feet | The 30-Minute Interview: Charles S. Cohen" By VIVIAN MARINO October 30, 2009
- "Charles S. Cohen". Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation. Retrieved September 28, 2013.