Garry W. Cohen

Senior Managing Director

Sale-Leaseback Capital


Garry Cohen is a senior managing director in Mesirow Financial’s Sale-Leaseback Capital group. He serves as an integral part of the day-to-day operations and strategy of the group. He is also actively involved in all of the firm’s leasing activities on a global basis and acts as the Supervising Broker on behalf of Mesirow Financial’s real estate brokerage activities.

Garry has more than 38 years of experience in real estate development and investments. Since joining Mesirow Financial in 1984, he has completed more than $3 billion in transactions. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial, he practiced real estate law with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP for seven years.

Garry earned a BA from the University of Michigan and graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also earned a JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He holds a Real Estate Brokerage License.

Garry is an avid golf player and has played since he was 12 years old.