Cushman & Wakefield has announced that Steve Kohn – President of Equity, Debt & Structured Finance – has been appointed as Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.
Established in 1936, the Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) today has more than 30,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of the land use and development disciplines. The Institute has long been recognized as one of the world’s most respected and widely quoted sources of objective information on urban planning, growth, and development. The Trustees of ULI serve as the high level leadership group of the organization, responsible for representing and serving as the voice of the broad and diverse membership in substantive matters facing ULI in the execution of its mission.
Steve joined Cushman & Wakefield (“C&W”) in 2007, when C&W acquired Sonnenblick Goldman Company (“SGC”). Steve joined Sonnenblick Goldman, in 1996 as a Principal and Managing Director, and soon thereafter became responsible for the company’s Capital Markets group. Mr. Kohn became the company’s president in 2000.
Cushman & Wakefield Equity, Debt & Structured Finance provides a full range of financial services for the real estate investment community. Headquartered in New York and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., the company’s primary capital market services include equity and debt financing, arranging joint ventures, and loan sales for virtually all property types. The firm also provides advisory services, offering clients counsel on asset positioning and strategic capital structures.
Prior to joining Sonnenblick Goldman/Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Kohn was Vice President of Wexford Management LLC, a multi-billion dollar private equity fund, where his responsibilities included real estate acquisitions, portfolio management, loan workouts and dispositions of various property types throughout the United States. Before assuming his position at Wexford, Mr. Kohn was President of Trafalgar House Real Estate, Inc., the U.S. commercial real estate development subsidiary of Trafalgar House Plc, a multi-billion dollar conglomerate based in London.
In addition to serving as a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, Mr. Kohn is a member of the Investment Committee of the ULI Foundation. He also recently served as Chair of the Urban Mixed Use Red Council of the ULI. He is a member of the Wharton Real Estate Center Advisory Board and the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). Mr. Kohn is also a member of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), for which he has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kohn has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Bucknell University (his alma mater) and New York University, and has participated on panels for PREA, ULI, ICSC and AFIRE, among others. Mr. Kohn serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of The Catalog for Giving (http://www.catalogforgiving.org), a New York City based charitable organization that funds youth programs throughout the City.