Dan with his wife, Jill, and his son, Caleb
Dan Cohen has worked in housing in New York City for over 20 years, including in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Dan currently works at the nonprofit Housing Partnership as Vice President, where he oversees an annual pipeline of over 5,000 affordable housing units, reflecting an investment of more than $1 billion, in New York City each year.
He is responsible for negotiating affordable housing projects in cooperation with the City, State and private developers, consulting with government agencies on housing preservation and new construction initiatives, and supporting housing investment policy in collaboration with other nonprofits.
Before joining the Housing Partnership Dan founded Burlingham Capital Partners, a consulting and investment firm. He has previously served as a Mortgage Officer at the Community Preservation Corporation, a nonprofit affordable housing lender.
Prior to that Dan worked for ING Clarion Partners in private equity where he led investments of $2 billion in the acquisition, construction and development of projects throughout the United States. He has also worked for the New York City Economic Development Corporation advising on the city’s allocation of $4 billion in Liberty Bond financing as part of the 9/11 recovery.
Dan began his career at The Hudson Companies, an affordable housing builder after he received his MBA in Finance and Management from the NYU Stern School of Business in 1999. He is also a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Dan with his mother, Cantor Bette Cohen, and his son, Caleb
Since 2010 Dan Cohen has been re-elected four times in the 69th Assembly District as the Democratic State Committeeman and is a co-founder of the Progressive Caucus in the NYS Democratic Committee, which was a leading voice against the turncoat Democrats in the State Senate known as the IDC.
He is a political partner in the Truman National Security Program, a graduate of the Presidio Fellowship, and an alumnus of the Coro Leadership New York program.
Dan is also the son and grandson of US Navy veterans.
Dan Cohen is involved in his community as an appointed member of Community Board 9, having previously served on Community Board 7. On CB9 Dan has worked to create a West Harlem Community Arts Center, limit runaway real estate development, protect local landmarks and preserve our parks.
He is on the community advisory board of Mt. Sinai Hospital, the elected President of the Valley Restoration Local Development Corporation, the founder of Friends of Anibal Aviles Playground/Amigos del Parque de Anibal Aviles and on the board of Friends of Morningside Park and the Columbus-Amsterdam Business Improvement District.
A three-time NYC Marathon finisher, Dan is the son of a Cantor and an attorney. He is a proud public-school graduate as well as current public school parent, and serves on the school PTA. Dan and his family are members of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, and he was raised in rent-regulated housing on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the same neighborhood where he lives with his wife and young son today.
Dan with his wife, Jill.