Senior Managing Director - CB Richard Ellis
Sheldon L. Cohen serves as Senior Managing Director of CBRE's Downtown Manhattan office. In this role, Mr. Cohen has responsibility for the strategic planning and day-to-day management of the firm's Downtown operations, while helping to accelerate the company's growth plans in the Lower Manhattan market—the fourth-largest Central Business District in the U.S. He is also responsible for the firm's operations in Manhattan's Midtown South market, heads up the New York Tri-State Region’s practices in the health care, education and government sectors, and is a member of CBRE's New York Tri-State Region management team.
Mr. Cohen most recently served as the first Director of Real Estate Planning and Development for Nassau County and was a member of the County Executive's Executive Management Team. In that role, he managed a portfolio of over 2,500 County-owned properties comprising over 6 million sq. ft. He developed and implemented the County's first strategic Real Estate Consolidation Plan that provided for a significant program of property disposition, acquisition and management as part of the County's efforts to enhance operational and fiscal efficiency.
Prior to this, Mr. Cohen was Vice President of Facilities and Services for MetLife, managing the relocation of 2,500 MetLife associates and overseeing lease negotiations, tax incentives, space design, building construction requirements, procurement, security issues and migration plans. He previously served as MetLife's Vice President of Government Relations, developing company positions and strategies on national legislative and regulatory issues.