Steven Kohn is the President of Cushman & Wakefield Equity, Debt & Structured Finance. He joined the company, previously known as Sonnenblick Goldman, in 1996 as a Principal and Managing Director, and became the company’s president in the first quarter of 2000. Sonnenblick Goldman merged with Cushman & Wakefield in July 2007, becoming Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman, and more recently, Cushman & Wakefield Equity, Debt & Structured Finance.
Prior to joining Sonnenblick Goldman/Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Kohn was Vice President of Wexford Management LLC, a 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 in 1994, 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.
Mr. Kohn serves as a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He also recently served as Chair of the Urban Mixed Use Red Council of the ULI and is a member of the ULI New York District Council Advisory Board. Mr. Kohn is also a member of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), for which he serves on the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Wharton Real Estate Center Advisory Board and the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA).Mr. Kohn has lectured at Bucknell University (his alma mater), Columbia, New York University and the University of Pennsylvania. He has moderated panels for PREA, ULI, ICSC and AFIRE, among others.
Mr. Kohn is president of the Board of Directors of The Catalog for Giving (http://www.catalogforgiving.org), a charitable organization that funds youth programs throughout New York City. Mr. Kohn also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Bucknell University and is a member of its Investment and Finance Committees.