Meir Cohen moves to the United States in 1984 and within months of his arrival and with less than $5,000 in capital, begins acquiring commercial properties. Over the next 5 years he buys and sells over 40 buildings in Manhattan.
In the early 1990’s Meir and his partner form C&K Properties, which was initially focused on parking lot assets. In 1997 Meir and his team shift their focus to other asset types and begin acquiring and improving office and retail properties in New York City.
By the mid-2000s Meir and his team have acquired over 5 million square feet of office and retail space, representing over $1B in transactions. These include Pier 40 and 1710 Broadway in Manhattan, which both established Meir as investor with a unique ability to identify and enhance underutilized assets.
Meir forms Cohen Equities as a vehicle to pursue distressed debt and real estate investments nationally. On December 31, 2011 Cohen Equities makes its first distressed asset acquisition.
In addition to its New York City investment activities, Cohen Equities has acquired over 30 assets across the United States in 19 states. The firm has grown to over 25 employees.
Cohen Equities places a renewed emphasis on New York City investments, while continuing to seek opportunities throughout the United States