MANAGEMENT TEAM

Jeffrey J. Cohen

Jeffrey Cohen

Chief Executive Officer

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of M|P|A, Mr. Cohen is a third-generation real estate entrepreneur with experience in the full spectrum of real estate activities. A graduate of Boston University, Mr. Cohen began his career as a property manager with a prominent New England management firm. In 1980, Mr. Cohen founded M|P|A with a single objective in mind: to acquire existing, well-located apartment communities and mixed-use buildings in need of strong management and financial restructuring. Over the last three decades, the firm has been extremely active and highly successful in this endeavor. Mr. Cohen and M|P|A have owned and managed over ten million square feet of residential and commercial real estate in ten states.

Mr. Cohen and M|P|A are nationally recognized for their creative approach to problem solving. The firm assists partners, investors, lenders and institutions in defining objectives, developing strategies and implementing plans intended to maximize asset performance. Mr. Cohen is an active participant in each project, bringing his expertise and leadership to each situation. In addition to property management and development expertise, the M|P|A family of companies provides a wide and varied array of services to its investment partners, including investor servicing, debt origination, market analysis and disposition services.

Mr. Cohen has been awarded the Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and is an active member of the Rental Housing Association, the National Association of Realtors, the National Multi Housing Council and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. Metropolitan Properties, Inc. has been named an Accredited Management Organization by the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Wynne Mun

Wynne Mun

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Mun brings diverse experience in real estate finance and architecture to the crucial role of analyzing prospective properties for potential acquisition in the M|P|A portfolio.

He has Masters degrees in Architecture and in Urban Planning, with a concentration in real estate finance and development, from Harvard University and a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Yale University. Mr. Mun is also a CFA® chartholder

Prior to joining M|P|A, Mr. Mun was an independent real estate finance consultant working for one of the largest affordable housing developers in California. He also worked in the Massachusetts Governor’s Office for Commonwealth Development.

Greg Cohen

Gregory Cohen

Managing Director of Investments

Gregory Cohen is a Managing Director of Investments at Metropolitan Properties of America. Prior to joining Metropolitan Properties of America, Mr. Cohen worked within the origination team of Ladder Capital where he was responsible for the origination of both balance sheet and fixed rate securitized loans. Prior to joining Ladder Capital, Mr. Cohen worked at CIT Bank in the Real Estate Finance Group, where he was involved in the origination, underwriting, and asset management of bridge and construction loans. Mr. Cohen received his B.S. in Economics from Tufts University.

John Nigro

John Nigro

Managing Director of Operations

Mr. Nigro, Managing Director of Operations at Metropolitan Properties of America, oversees the operations of M|P|A’s residential portfolio. His responsibilities include financial performance, leasing, employee hiring and training, facility maintenance, investor relations, customer service, capital renovations, and contract negotiations.

Mr. Nigro began his career at M|P|A as an onsite Property Manager. He later assumed the corporate role of Project Manager, where he managed all large scale capital projects. While in this role, he was instrumental in centralizing M|P|A’s Procurement Department, improving purchasing efficiency, and establishing MPA’s national buying presence.

Mr. Nigro is a graduate of Northeastern University and holds a B.S. in Business Administration.

Ariel Cohen

Ariel Cohen

Director of Property Administration

Ms. Cohen began her career at M|P|A in 2012 and is responsible for ensuring compliance with company standards and procedures, operating policies and the company’s technology software across the M|P|A portfolio.

Ms. Cohen is a graduate of Skidmore College and holds a B.S. in Chemistry.

Grace Law

Grace Law

Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Ms. Law is responsible for the payroll and HR functions at all M|P|A locations. She has over 14 years of experience in payroll and HR. Grace Law joined the M|P|A team in 2008. Previously, she was the Payroll Manager for the Gallery Automotive Group. Ms. Law also has significant accounting experience. Law is a graduate of Quincy College with an Associate's degree, Business Administration and Management.