CGI+ was founded by Gidi Cohen and Adrian Goldstein with a vision to create a collective of freethinkers and innovators that deliver boutique-living solutions that are beautiful, functional, and inspiring to the people that live in them and enrich the communities they serve.
Founder and CEO
Gidi Cohen is the founder and CEO of CGI+ Real Estate Investment Strategies (“CGI+), a Los Angeles-based multifamily investment and development firm with nearly $2 billion in assets under management (AUM). Over the course of his nearly three decades as a principal investor and developer, Gidi has been involved in the development, acquisition and disposition of multifamily, commercial, industrial and retail space throughout the United States with a value in excess of $3 billion.
Cohen’s nearly three decades in real estate began in 1994 when he acquired a fledgling Los Angeles-based construction firm where under his leadership annual revenues grew from $1.5 million to $15 million before being sold in 2008.
In 2006, Cohen founded the firm CGI+, then known as Cohen & Associates to invest in multifamily and retail properties in Southern California. In arguably one of the most difficult periods of economic decline in the United States, Cohen successfully led the syndication of retail, industrial and residential real estate located primarily in Southern California generating growing AUM to $2 billion. In 2012, Gidi honed the firm’s investment thesis to focus on multifamily assets and expanded the geographic footprint by making it first significant investments outside of California with the acquisition of a broken condo project in Atlanta, GA and a multifamily community in Orlando, FL.
Born and raised in Israel, lived in Australia, and moved to the United States in 1991. Cohen is a father of 4 (Liah, Maya, Amit, and Aitan), and a current resident of Bel Air, California.
Cohen is a member of ISC, Stand with Us, Stand by Me, Jewish Federation, AIPAC, and Verbum Dei Jesuit High School’s Corporate Work Study Program.
Managing Partner, Chief Financial Officer
Chief Legal Counsel
Executive Vice President Acquisitions & Development – West Coast
Andre Soroudi oversees both the west coast acquisitions and development divisions for CGI+. His responsibilities include sourcing of investment opportunities, negotiating deal structures and terms, evaluating and establishing business plans for each project, transaction execution, managing the pre-construction development process, equity/debt raising, and dispositions. At CGI+, Soroudi has overseen over $1B in asset/land acquisitions and construction projects. Previously, Soroudi worked with G.H. Palmer Associates where he worked on the acquisition and development of over 3,000 apartment units in Southern California with total development budgets exceeding $750 million. He is a triple graduate of the University of Southern California with an MBA, MRED and BA in Business Administration.
Vice President of Acquisitions – Southeast
Vice President, Ground Up Construction
Senior Vice President of Accounting
Vice President of Human Resources
Cynthia Cruz is the Vice President of Human Resources at CGI+. Cynthia is responsible for the human resources operations, benefits administration, employee relations, full-cycle recruitment, and administration for the organization. Cynthia has over 15 years of experience in operations management, and human resources collaborating with companies in the medical, manufacturing and finance industries. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, and she is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management. In her free time, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family and traveling the world.
VP of Asset Management
With more than two decades of experience in the real estate industry, Michelle Kuper is a highly dynamic and accomplished professional. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a remarkable ability to excel in managing large property portfolios, especially in challenging markets. Her expertise spans across various regions, including Florida, Atlanta, Colorado, Texas, and Southern California.
Michelle’s extensive background includes occupying key roles in operations, sales, and revenue management. Her breadth of knowledge covers a diverse range of building types and brands, such as market rate, high-rise, mid-rise, garden-style, rent control, affordable housing, new construction, redevelopment, and mixed-use properties.
For a significant period of her career, Michelle contributed immensely to AvalonBay, where she spent 24 years. During her tenure, she played a pivotal role in overseeing several successful new construction and redevelopment projects. Notably, she was responsible for devising market-level strategies for a portfolio of approximately 5,000 units and indirectly influencing 20,000 units.
Michelle’s contributions extended beyond day-to-day operations. She actively participated in corporate initiatives aimed at enhancing property performance, improving operations, enriching the customer experience, and fostering associate engagement. Her exceptional skills in maximizing operational efficiencies and strategic planning have been central to her success in the industry. Michelle’s contributions extended far beyond the usual operations. She actively engaged in corporate initiatives, striving to enhance property performance, optimize operations, elevate the customer experience, and foster associate engagement. Her exceptional skills in maximizing operational efficiencies and strategic planning have been the backbone of her industry success.
Michelle also served on various advisory boards, including the California Apartment Association and Old Town Pasadena Management. This further showcases her dedication and influence within the real estate community. Michelle graduated with an interior design degree from the Philippine School of Interior Design.
MARK E. COHEN
Managing Partner – Southeast
Vice President, Development
Director of Finance
Timothy Kim, a Los Angeles native, currently serves as Director of Finance for CGI+. He is responsible for financial planning & analysis, strategic growth, business development, and execution of debt and equity financing for the firm’s existing portfolio and new acquisitions. Prior to joining CGI+, Mr. Kim worked for a local real estate investment firm as a Development Associate working with multiple asset classes. He started his career in banking after receiving his BS in Accounting and BS in Business Finance from the University of Southern California.