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Michael Cohen
Colliers International NY LLC
Mr. Cohen is President of the Tri-State Region. 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.

An expert real estate advisor, Mr. Cohen represents an elite clientele of the nation’s top companies, including
Broadridge Financial, ADP and General Motors. He specializes in representing corporations in the acquisition
and disposition of office space nationwide. Mr. Cohen is also a partner in the ownership of numerous New York
City office buildings, including 57 West 57th Street and 224 West 57th Street. In this capacity his responsibilities
include overseeing leasing, management, and, in some cases, the restoration, redevelopment and repositioning
of properties.

Mr. Cohen represents a wide range of clients regionally and nationally. He represents Broadridge Financial on
a global basis. On a national scale, he manages ALM’s real estate needs. Mr. Cohen handled Bank of New York’s
acquisition of both its primary and secondary 200,000- square-foot data centers. At 28 W 23rd Street, Mr.
Cohen represented the landlord in the disposition of 270,000 sf to Ecko. He has extensive experience representing
law firms and has represented Moses & Singer in the acquisition of 90,000 ad at 405 Lexington Avenue.
Mr. Cohen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Cohen is on the Board of Directors of several organizations, including The Roundabout Theatre Company and the
Jewish National Fund of Greater New York. He is also a past Chairman of the Board of Housing and Services Inc.
and past President of Young Presidents’ Organization NY Metro Chapter.

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