Chicago & Midwest CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect emails to stay informed with CRE stories that are 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


Chicago & Midwest  + Downtown  + Finance  | 

Monroe Capital Adds Investments Veteran as Managing Director 

Gila Cohen has joined Chicago-based Monroe Capital as managing director, head of global institutional partnerships, based in New York. She will be responsible for new initiatives to expand Monroe’s global footprint, among institutional investors, focusing on the firm’s high-growth opportunistic and real estate private credit areas.  

Prior to Monroe, Cohen was chief investment strategy officer of MUFG (USA), and was responsible for advising, directing, and governing the strategic alternatives investment portfolio, as well as playing a strategic role in the firmwide mission’s for ESG and DEI.  

“Gila has an accomplished career of over 25 years of experience in alternative investments focusing on global institutional investors and capital formation,” said Ted Koenig, chairman and CEO of Monroe Capital. “She brings with her many long-term relationships and much experience across the globe.  We are fortunate to have Gila join our already robust team in continuing to expand our global footprint.” 


Inside The Story

Monroe Capital

About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

  • ◦People
New call-to-action
New call-to-action