Alex Cohen

Alex Cohen

Vice President | Licensed RE Salesperson - Licensed as Alex F. Cohen

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Client Testimonials

"I receive lots of newsletters from residential brokers but not so much from commercial/ I love the useful information you provide for our new reality while leaving the reader with a sense of optimism. Plus it really showcases your expertise in the commercial real estate space. Bravo!"

-Andrea Vacca, Esq., Vacca Family Law Group

"Alex combines his expansive knowledge of commercial real estate, with insightful observations about today's new economies- to give us all extremely helpful predictions about the future shape of office and retail space."

-Jean Brownhill, CEO and Founder, Sweeten

"Great and in-depth knowledge of the US retail market."

-Morten Lindholm Jessen, The Boston Consulting Group (Copenhagen)

"Alex is unique in that he puts the same energy and diligence in a small requirement as he does in a large one. He has been a huge asset to our company in filling every space that has become available with viable, credible tenants. I have worked with Alex for 10 years and plan to continue that relationship."

-Mary Ann Corio, Director of Corporate Real Estate, CBS Corporation

"Alex, ê davvero un gran professionista, serio, capace e con grande voglia di fare. Trova sempre una risposta alle tue domande ed una soluzione ai vari casi che si sono presentati. Abbiamo curato I’apertura di due negozi su Manhattan e ci siamo trovati molto bene a lavorare con lui."

-Gianluca Murano, Real Estate Manager, FENICIA S.p.A. (Camicissima)

"Alex did a fantastic job of finding the right space for an important client on a very high profile assignment. He was very responsive to all requests and displayed both a thorough understanding of the market dynamics at play and an ability to clearly articulate this to the client."

-Colin Blair, Unilever Account Director, Cushman & Wakefield

"Alex is not only an amazing person but he’s also the most professional, kind and extremely talented broker I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with."

Karen Shenker, Compass

"Alex and I have created an amazing synergy between residential and commercial real estate expertise! Within the next few months we are looking to make a huge positive impact on many people’s lives as we create “new” real estate in NYC together!"

Keith Frazier, Compass

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Most Ingenious Deal of the Year, Sublease and Purchase of 685 Third Avenue on behalf of Pfizer

First Tucker Ashworth Memorial Fellow, Municipal Art Society
About Alex
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Educated at Yale and Princeton and an innovative thinker and leader in New York's commercial real estate community, Alex Cohen develops strategy, advises, manages and analyzes commercial office, retail and mixed-use acquisition and lease transactions for tenants, landlords and investors.

With a background in urban planning, Alex has over 22 years of commercial real estate transaction negotiation experience, totaling over ten million square feet. Alex has both an extensive understanding of launching international brands in the U.S. and deep expertise in the marketing and repositioning of mixed-use real estate. Alex’s unique perspective allows him to identify markets, brand buildings, and plan space configurations with the potential to attract and retain talent and customers vital to the workplace and retail environments of the future. Alex is a recognized thought leader and a frequent contributor and speaker in national and business media, including CNBC, Business Insider, NPR Marketplace, US News & World Report, USA Today, Huffington Post, and Crain's NY Business and he was recently interviewed at the 2021 UBS Global Consumer and Retail Conference on Pop-up Shops. His recent clients include Czarnowski (Toyota), Pirelli, Saint Ambreous Hospitality, Sennheiser, Unilever, Kering (Gucci), Canada Goose and CBS.

Alex resides in Midtown Manhattan, one block from Central Park, and often spends his weekends in the Hamptons with his family and his French bulldog, Louis.

Office and Retail Lease Negotiation
Commercial and Multi-Family Investments
Corporate Location Strategy
Property Repositioning and Marketing Strategy
Site Due Diligence and SWOT Analysis
Coworking and Office Space Disruption
E-commerce, Demographics and Retail Disruption

B.A. History, 1988, Yale University

Masters, Urban and Regional Planning/Public Policy, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1994, Awarded Robertson Fellowship


5429 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Fully leased 7,300+ SF mixed-use building in Lincoln Square between W Bryn Mawr Ave and Foster Ave on Lincoln Avenue. Building features one commercial tenant- a restaurant, 6 residential units and 6 parking spaces in addition to a Valet drop off zone upfront for the use of the restaurant.

All units are renovated, new roof, HVAC, plumbing and windows were installed in 2018.

Great investment property with room for further improvements.

5429 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

487 Broadway: Prime Soho Retail for Direct Lease

Prime Soho Retail Store For Lease with 116 FT of Wraparound Frontage at 487 Broadway (corner of Broome Street).

2,500 sf on Ground with 14'1' ceiling height plus 1,800 sf storage/office on Lower Level

Possession is 6/15/20.

Immediate Neighbors include Rituals, Madewell, TJ Maxx, J Crew and Bloomingdales

487 Broadway:  Prime Soho Retail for Direct Lease

Alex Cohen’s Listings

Listed By Compass
No fee
2 BA
3,824 SF
Listed By Compass
No fee
2,200 SF
Listed By Compass
No fee
2 BA
2,046 SF