About Prism

 

Our Vision

Prism Capital Partners is an experienced real estate owner/operator with a proven track record of creating value through select real estate investments and developments. Geographically focused in the tri-state region of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Prism specializes in identifying, acquiring and creating unique, value-added opportunities in the office, retail, industrial, and residential markets. The company invests with institutional and private capital sources that rely on Prism’s ability to think “outside of the box,” and to identify and realize the highest value potential in all sized real estate endeavors.

Since its inception in 2002, Prism has orchestrated the repositioning of an impressive list of properties and projects, building on the combined 60-year wealth of real estate knowledge between its principal partners, Eugene R. Diaz and Edwin H. Cohen.

From acquisition to disposition, zoning and land use issues, demolition, rehabilitation, construction, marketing, leasing, financing and capital structure, Prism’s unparalleled stewardship delivers excellence from each project’s conception through completion.

We focus on superior return on investment through precision planning and execution.

Eugene R. Diaz, Principal Partner

Our Track Record

The principals have a long and celebrated history of involvement in some of the largest transactions and most successful projects in the New York suburban marketplace. Diaz and Cohen have collectively leased more than 8 million square feet of commercial space; sold or acquired more than $1 billion worth of commercial assets on behalf of third-party clients; developed more than 3.5 million square feet of space; acquired more than 12 million square feet of assets valued at more than $1.7 billion as a principal investor; and secured more than $1 billion worth of project financing.

The internal rate of return on projects in which the principals have served as investor partners exceeds 24% on more than $375 million in equity. Equally important — no investment in which the partners held equity interests has ever lost principal.

8 Million

Square Feet Leased

$1 BILLION

Acquired Assets

$375 Million

in Equity

We become active in markets we know intimately, to plan developments that respond to new and growing demand.

Edwin H. Cohen, Principal Partner

Investment Criteria

Prism focuses its energy on properties in the tri-state area. The company considers all types of property for investment and possible repositioning of office, industrial, retail, residential, research and development. Prism evaluates opportunities for both value-added opportunities, including redevelopment and ground-up development, as well as stabilized assets at opportunistic pricing.

Solid investment returns are made through the flawless execution of a well-constructed business plan.

Eugene R. Diaz, Principal Partner

Prism Property Services, a growing Prism Capital Partners affiliate, works closely with real estate owners and investors to develop and maintain custom, property-specific programs that focus on overall cost-efficient operations and tenant retention. The group offers a full spectrum of third-party management services.

This includes:
• Operations and building maintenance
• Financial management
• Leasing and marketing
• General consulting

Prism Property Services’ roots enable the team to approach assignments with a true owner’s perspective. Its proven practices and procedures have helped reduce costs, improve profitability and enhance property value for numerous real estate assets. Prism Property Services’ attention to detail combined with exceptional tenant service, and constant cost evaluation measures, position it to continue its solid track record of client satisfaction.

Our history, our people and our full-service approach are positioning Prism Property Services as a preferred third-party provider in the tri-state market.

Jonathan F. Hoff, RPA, CPM®, Senior Vice President of Management Services

With each new delivery – on time and within budget – we build on our successful track record of office, retail, residential and industrial projects.

Robert L. Gibson, Senior Vice President of Construction Services

Prism Construction Management works with property investors, owners and owner representatives, supporting acquisition and capital expense projects.  From concept to completion, Prism’s experienced Construction Management team is focused on creating value while controlling costs and ensuring the highest quality work.

Services include:
• Acquisition coordination and due diligence
• Design organization and oversight
• Estimating, cost control and cash management
• Schedule creation and maintenance
• Quality assurance and control

With construction costs typically representing up to 80% of an investment budget, Prism Construction Management plays an integral role in ensuring successful and profitable developments for our firm’s investment partners. Our detailed processes and highly skilled staff provide knowledgeable, practiced oversight of all ongoing project decisions.

Leadership

Eugene R. Diaz

Eugene R. Diaz

Principal

Edwin H. Cohen

Edwin H. Cohen

Principal

Robert L. Gibson

Robert L. Gibson

Senior Vice President Construction Services

Jonathan F. Hoff

Jonathan F. Hoff

Senior Vice President Management Services

Sergio Tigeleiro

Sergio Tigeleiro

Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Robert Fourniadis

Robert Fourniadis

Senior Vice President Residential