Jeff Cohen

PRESIDENT, CEO AND FOUNDER

Phone: 214-696-7764 Email: jeff.cohen@vsvinc.net

As President, CEO and Founder of VSV, Jeff is responsible for new business generation, corporate investments and all project development activities including but not limited to valuation, feasibility, pre-development activities, entitlements and third party/partnership negotiations.

Jeff began his career in portfolio management for Kidder Peabody and Co. Inc. and then worked in the Project Finance Department of Union Bank/Bank of Tokyo.  Jeff joined Gatehouse Capital Corporation in 1995 where he worked as Vice President of Pre-development and as a Financial Analyst assisting in the formation of a new hospitality concepts.  Shortly thereafter, Jeff joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. as a Director in their Asset Management Group and then as a Director in their Acquisitions & Development Department where he was responsible for their northeastern hospitality brand development and acquisition initiative.  Five years later, Jeff returned to Gatehouse Capital Corporation as Chief Operating Officer, taking on the task to oversee the completion of three, urban hotel mixed-use projects:  (i) the $65 million W San Diego, CA; (ii) the $260 million W Victory Hotel & Residences located in Dallas, TX; and (iii) the $350 million W Hollywood Hotel & Residences located in Hollywood, CA.

Jeff holds a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and he obtained his undergraduate degree at Washington & Lee University.