executive profiles

Gerald D. Cohen, Founder and Principal

Gerald D. Cohen

Gerald D. Cohen (“Jerry”) is a founding partner of SSG Development, LLC, and founder and manager of SF Properties, LLC, SF Properties, Inc., (“SF Properties”) and CGI Companies with expertise in financing, leasing, developing and managing real estate.

Mr. Cohen is in charge of financing and strategic planning for SSG Development. SSG has developed 7 self storage facilities, totaling approximately 900,000 sq ft, along the east coast. In addition, Mr. Cohen operates over 25 properties consisting of shopping centers, downtown store blocks and office buildings. SF Properties, Inc. has extensive experience in the renovation and restoration of properties throughout Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Cohen currently serves as a member of the Board of Overseers at The Children’s Hospital in Boston; member of Kellogg’s Graduate School of Management’s Real Estate Research Center Advisory Board and Kellogg Alumni Council; member of Brown University’s Corporation Committee on Facilities and Design and its Strategic Long Range Committee and Chairman of the Real Estate Sub-Committee; and Overseer of the Museum of Science.

Mr. Cohen was appointed (11/07) by the Governor of Massachusetts to serve as a Director of MassDevelopment and elected its Vice Chairman (2/10). Mr. Cohen also serves as Chairman of MassDevelopment’s Origination and Credit Committee.

Mr. Cohen was a founder and organizer of Commonwealth National Bank (2001), a nationally chartered bank in Worcester, Massachusetts. The bank was acquired by United Bank in late 2009. He had served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

A graduate of Brown University (1975) and received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (1979).

Mr. Cohen was the recipient of the 2011 Kellogg Alumni Service Award.

Mr. Cohen is a licensed Massachusetts real estate broker.

Steve Boulanger, Controller of SF Properties, Inc.

Steve Boulanger

Steve Boulanger has been Controller of SF Properties, Inc. since April, 1998. Steve graduated from Northeastern University in June 1983 with a Major in Accounting. He began his career with Prudential Development in Los Angeles, California as a Project Accountant. Since then, he has been involved in all aspects of real estate asset management, including acquisition, disposition, leasing, investment analysis and reporting. Prior to joining SF, Steve spent several years working exclusively on retail portfolios for The Hutensky Group in Hartford, CT, and Gravestar, Inc. in Boston, MA.

Did You Know?
SF Properties Founder and Principal, Gerald D. Cohen, is a founding partner of SSG Development, LLC - a real estate investment and property development company based in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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