Edwin H. Cohen
Edwin H. Cohen had been one of the most prominent members of the real estate brokerage community for more than 40 years when he joined long-time friend and associate Eugene Diaz as a partner and principal to form Prism Capital Partners, LLC in 2003. Since then, the company has grown to become a major owner, developer and investor in residential, commercial and industrial properties throughout New Jersey. In 2013 Prism Capital Partners received the NAIOP New Jersey’s “Impact Award” and the “Deal of the Year Award.”
In 2017, the firm’s acquisition of the 118-acre former Hoffmann-LaRoche U.S. headquarters campus in Clifton and Nutley – and its planned mixed-use development there – earned Prism NAIOP’s “Deal of the Year Award” once again. It is among several current, high-profile New Jersey projects that incorporate multifamily product. Again in 2021, Prism received NAIOP’s “Deal of the Year Award”.
Highlights also include Edison Village, the industrial-to-residential/retail redevelopment of the historic, 21-acre Thomas Edison Invention Factory and Commerce Center in West Orange, Parkway Lofts, the industrial-to-residential redevelopment of a c.1915 General Electric Company warehouse on 14.5 acres in Bloomfield and East Orange and the recently completed Wonder Lofts project, the industrial-to-residential redevelopment of the early 1900’s Wonder Bread factory in Hoboken to 83 luxury condominium residences.
Mr. Cohen has completed hundreds of real estate transactions in his career in the Metropolitan New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area and has been responsible for leasing several million square feet of office space. Previously, he served as executive director at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. He also served as executive vice president and manager of Grubb & Ellis’ New Jersey Office from 1986 through 1994 and as president and manager of Grubb & Ellis’ New York operations from 1993 to 1994. Mr. Cohen established and headed the Suburban Division for Wm. A. White & Sons in 1966 until its acquisition by Grubb & Ellis in 1986.
He has been honored by his peers throughout the industry on numerous occasions. Mr. Cohen has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Brooklyn College, his alma mater, for over 27 years and recently, for four years, as its Chair. He has received their “Presidential Medal” and in 2015 the Brooklyn College Foundation recognized him with its “Best of Brooklyn” award. He was instrumental in the development of their new “Performing Arts Center” and in the establishment of their “Graduate School of Cinema” at Steiner Studios”, part of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Ed has and continues to be involved in the production of numerous concert events including the “Broadway by the Year” series at Town Hall and many musical and dance performances at “54 Below”.