Peter A. Cohen
Director, Gov't Svcs./Non-Profit
NAI James E. Hanson
235 Moore Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201 488 5800 x127
Scope of Service Experience
Peter A. Cohen has been actively involved in municipal, county and state government management and operations for more than 20 years. As the Executive Director of the North Hudson Council of Mayors, Peter was responsible for the operations of multiple government facilities providing Senior Citizen services as well as community health programs. As Chief of Staff to former County Executive Robert Janiszewski, Peter played an active role in the management of 3,500 employees, multiple government buildings and a budget of over $189,000.000. At the state level Peter was assigned to various divisions in the Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Environmental Protection and Energy as a trouble- shooter for the two commissioners. As the Director of Community Development for the City of Hoboken, Peter was the lead negotiator for New Jersey’s first public and private partnership with the City of Hoboken and United Water Resources, creating a joint public and private water services company.
Peter is the Team Leader handling the NAI James E. Hanson government services unit. In this position, Peter is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Jersey City, New Jersey account. He supervises the team (consisting of three other associates) in preparing a two-phase real estate consolidation plan for the City’s governmental divisions, departments and agencies.
Phase One includes space planning, relocation of communication systems, negotiations with landlords and outside service providers for all leases and contracts.
In Phase Two, the team is searching for potential locations for new government offices to be constructed, long-term planning for consolidation of all government services located in leased spaces into City owned property is the goal. The Hanson Team is also working with the City’s Public Safety Deparments in upgrading and, in some cases, relocating various Public Safety facilities to new buildings and/or new locations.
Peter is a member of the City of Jersey City Arbitration Team working as the real estate consultant in the relocation of several municipal agencies and departments pending a court mandated contaminated soils clean up plan by a national corporation as the responsible party.
St Peter’s College - BS Marketing/Management
Academic Honors - St Peter’s Order of the Cross - Keys
Professional Affiliations & Designations
NASDQ Series 7
NASDQ Series 63
Hudson County Board of Realtors
Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
NAI International Office Council
Licensed in New Jersey and New York
Notary Public of the State of New Jersey
2009 CoStar Top Retail Leasing Broker
105,000 SF industrial dispositions for Amboy National Bank – Staten island New York
Relocation of 200 + government employees for the City of Jersey City, NJ from 325 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City
32,202 SF office lease negotiated for 10 year term located at #1 Journal Square Plaza Jersey City this lease is the new location for the relocation of 200 municipal employees for the City of Jersey City
Marketing of 325 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ – a 32,000 SF City owned office building. The disposition was conducted through an open bid auction process
Lease negotiations with the Army Core of Engineers, Director of Real Estate for the Tri State Region. Short term lease negotiated for the space used to operate the Jersey City Police Academy located in the Caven Point National Guard Army Reserve facilities in Jersey City
Disposition of excess property for Boys and Girls Town USA,
Sale of 7,500 SF retail location Kennedy Boulevard , Jersey City, NJ
50,000 sq. ft. lease for Gotham City Online, Secaucus, NJ
105,000 sq. ft. purchase for Devon Self Storage, Hillside, NJ
60,000 sq. ft. sale office building, Hackensack, NJ
8,000 sq. ft. disposition of building and a one-family house, Church of the Latter Day Saints
1.65 acres (assemblage), purchase Girls & Boys Town, USA, Staten Island, NY
22,000 sq. ft. disposition former IDT Headquarters Building, Hackensack, NJ
BP North America site selection and development, North Bergen, NJ
20,500 sq. ft. building sale (church) 315 State Street, Hackensack, NJ