David A. Cohen co-founded Karlin Real Estate in 2008 and serves as chairman. David has more than 30 years of principal investing experience in public and private securities, real estate and private equity. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly a decade in senior executive positions with one of the largest private companies in the nation. He also served as a Principal in a $16 billion alternative investment firm and as an investment banker and derivatives specialist at Lazard Frères & Co. in New York. David serves in executive leadership roles or board positions with a variety of non-profit organizations in the areas of education, public policy, medical research and animal welfare. He is a speaker and thought leader on distressed investing, risk management, asset allocation and contrarian thinking. David holds multiple degrees, including an MPhil and PhD coursework from Cambridge University and a B.S. in Engineering from Boston University, summa cum laude. He also completed graduate work at Sydney University as a Rotary Foundation Scholar.