Michael Cohen

At Strada, Michael is a member of the Investment Committee, and has direct oversight of Strada’s redevelopment, entitlement and construction projects. Michael also served as the Director of the City of San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, overseeing economic and real estate development. He was the City of San Francisco’s primary negotiator on many of the largest development projects over the last decade, including Naval Station Treasure Island, the Hunters Point Shipyard and the Transbay Terminal.

Previously, Michael was head of the Real Estate and Public Finance Group of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. He served as lead transaction counsel on a number of complex public-private development deals in San Francisco, including the new de Young Museum, the development of the Hotel Vitale, and the renovation of Harding Park Golf Course, and has structured over $3 billion in public and private real estate transactions.