Real estate developer Richard D. Cohen (CGS’67, SMG’69) admits that he was a disinterested student during his grammar school and high school years in Brookline, Massachusetts. But he credits his classes and teachers at BU with changing his attitude. Eight years after graduating from the School of Management, Cohen founded Capital Property Associates.
The company, headquartered in Manhattan, has owned and managed 17,000 apartments and 8 million square feet of office space since 1977, in Boston, New York, Chicago, and other major markets across the country. Mr. Cohen has been a member of the Boston University Board of Trustees since 2006.