Howard Cohen, Managing Partner and co-founder of BridgeForth Capital, has over 35 years of experience in real estate, finance, venture capital, consulting and investment management. As an advisor, broker and principal financier, Mr. Cohen has provided funding for numerous equity, mezzanine, convertible debt and mortgage loan transactions in industry sectors specific to his areas of expertise—real estate, medical technology, telecommunications and financial services.
Prior to co-founding BridgeForth Capital, Mr. Cohen was President and CEO of Aspen Pacific Capital, where his principle focus was the provision of equity replacement financing for real estate developments in the form of yield-enhancing, participating mortgage loans. During his tenure with Aspen Pacific, Mr. Cohen provided financing in excess of $1.0 billion and attracted and retained a loyal core of private clients who supported and facilitated the growth of Aspen Pacific’s business.
Prior to establishing Aspen Pacific Capital, Mr. Cohen was active in both real estate development, through his companies Westmark Development and Bel Air Capital, and in financial services. Mr. Cohen has also developed numerous office and multi-family residential complexes in upstate New York and Los Angeles.
Mr. Cohen has served as a Vice President of Central Securities, an investment brokerage business in Los Angeles. He has also acted as a consultant with the venture capital firm of JH Whitney, based in New York.