2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
A 15-year veteran of Colliers’ Boston office, Jeff Black has expanded an already monumental capital markets group into a nationally recognized practice. As Executive Vice President and co-head of the Institutional Debt & Equity Group for Colliers Boston, Black guides his clients across some of New England’s most complex financing and equity placement transactions across office, hotel, retail, and multifamily investment property types.
Black and his team have led the arrangement of more than $875 million of debt and equity transactions in 2020 across all product types. He has been named #1 Colliers Debt & Equity Producer from 2018 through 2020 and is a perennial member of Colliers’ Everest Club, which recognizes top producers among the top 10% of Colliers professionals across the Americas.
Notable transactions in 2020 included the arrangement of joint venture equity and construction financing for the first phase of The Green District, a 235-unit, Class A multifamily community in Marlborough. True to its name, the Green District will be a leader in energy efficiency with several environmentally conscious features including sustainably sourced building materials, low-maintenance landscaping, Energy-Star appliances, photovoltaic solar panels, bike storage, and resident composting programs.
Black was also involved in the debt arrangement of Whittall Mills, where loan proceeds were used to carefully reposition a historic property from an abandoned mill building to a new office for the Department of Children & Families (DCF). This new location for DCF offers newer facilities and easier access to public transportation, which is vital to the communities and families that rely on their services.
These are some of the reasons we selected Black for inclusion in our first-ever Top Mortgage Brokers and Lenders Awards. These awards recognize industry professionals who have demonstrated the highest standards in commercial real estate finance.
David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector.
Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA.
David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.