Mike Cohn and Tom Flanigan form New Commercial Real Estate Company

Atlanta, GA—Atlanta Commercial Real Estate veterans Mike Cohn and Tom Flanigan have joined forces to form CF Real Estate Investments, LLC.  The company is a privately funded real estate investment company that will acquire and develop commercial real estate in the Southeastern United States. The company’s primary focus will be value-add acquisitions, ground-up development, and re-development.

“We have been friends for over 30 years and have talked about starting our own company over the years, and I am excited to be doing that now,” Cohn said.  “We feel that the time is right to find opportunities in the market given the fundamental shift in the retail sector, and the continued growth of the industrial sector,” he added.  “I feel that Mike and I can create synergy given his retail experience and my industrial experience,” said Flanigan.  “We are both excited to start building our pipeline of transactions that will meet the goals of our investors,” he added.

About Mike Cohn:
The founder of Berkley Development, an Atlanta based real estate firm, Mike’s career has spanned more than 15 million square feet of projects—including nationwide platforms of retail, office and mixed-use properties stretching from California to Florida and Maine, and values well in excess of $2B. Prior to founding Berkley, Mike was previously a co-founder of Lennar Commercial (a Miami, FL-based subsidiary of Lennar Corporation), which sold to a private equity firm in 2015, former Executive VP at Cousins Properties in Atlanta, and Senior Managing Director at Faison & Associates.

About Tom Flanigan:
Tom Flanigan’s most recent experience was as a Senior Vice President with Clarion Partners (successor to ING Clarion and M.D. Hodges Enterprises).  Tom directed all facets of the Company’s industrial real estate business in the Southeastern United States. His responsibilities included development, acquisitions, financing, and dispositions.  He also performed the asset management of a portfolio consisting of office/warehouse properties valued at approximately $2 billion. The asset management role included the management of third-party leasing and property management teams.  Tom was with the Company for 25 years.