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Sean Cohane - Founder

Committed to Excellence

Sean is the Managing Partner and Head of Acquisitions for TSJ Advisors, a privately held, vertically-integrated real estate investor,  business broker, operator, property manager and consultant that owns, finances & trades businesses globally. Founded in 2008. 

Prior to founding TSJ, Sean was a Vice President at Garnet Capital (“GCA”). While at GCA Sean managed client- origination, multi-family loan sales and FDIC loan sale efforts. He had been involved in over 200 such transactions; his asset brokerage experience includes credit cards, installment loans, mortgage and multi-family loan products. Sean also initiated and was co-head of GVA’s West Coast and Las Americas loan portfolio sales and advisory business. Sean was a leading figure in the marketplace for all types of whole loan asset trades.

Prior to his role at Garnet, Sean initiated the Upper Manhattan Multi-Family Investment Sales Platform at Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: “MMI”), While at MMI, Sean sourced, underwrote, and sold over $1 billion in New York based multi- family. Sean received national sales awards and was a leading figure in the marketplace for all types of multi-family trades. He has written for and been widely quoted in numerous industry publications. He is a frequent speaker at industry-sponsored events.

Throughout his career, Sean has managed and trained teams of acquisition, sales, development, construction and management professionals. He has sourced, sold and directly managed over $2 billion in over 200 transactions including the acquisition of 16 Multi-Family buildings in North Brooklyn and Queens. Sean has worked through all stages of real estate and finance including sourcing, due diligence, financing, construction, refinancing, property management, asset management, and disposition.

Sean received a B.A. from Boston College and received a Master’s in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

Sean is a Professor at Columbia University.