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 has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, with skills and expertise in the acquisition, disposition, syndication, and development in a variety of industries. Launching his career, Cohen founded Cohen & Associates in 2006, growing the small firm into a prominent real estate investment and management firm. Betting on his innovative spirit and passion for real estate, Cohen formed CGI+ Strategies in Real Estate in 2013, a development and investment management company with a national perspective in commercial and multi-family properties. Now, with the current CGI+ portfolio mix, Cohen prioritizes exciting and unique living environments for the communities CGI+ serves and generates with exceptional investor returns.
Gadi Kaufmann has over 40 years of experience working with developers, lenders, private and institutional investors, and non-real estate entities, conducting engagements in the U.S. and abroad. Gadi’s areas of expertise include economic consulting for real estate projects and portfolios; corporate strategy planning and management consulting at the enterprise level. He accumulated vast experience in formulating and implementing successful investment and portfolio strategies, and in successfully concluding several large scale transactions involving the acquisition, disposition and capitalization of numerous individual properties, portfolios and operating companies with an aggregate transaction value of several billions.
Chief Operating Officer
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.
Executive Vice President of Development – Southeast
As Executive Vice President of Development, Elliott Hollander is responsible for all site acquisitions and development projects in the southern region of the U.S. Prior to joining CGI+, Mr. Hollander founded and served as CEO of a private commercial real estate investment and development firm, which he successfully sold after 12 years of growth. Elliott’s unique 20-year CRE background includes Executive and Managing Director roles within both private and institutional commercial real estate organizations with expertise in development, investment sales, corporate management, private equity raising, project origination, partnership structuring, syndication sponsorship, property management, and business operations. Elliott is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with degrees in Pre-Medicine and Organizational Communication, and his passions include real estate, sailing, auto racing, musicianship, traveling, reading, skiing, physics, psychology, and investments.
Vice President of Acquisitions – Southeast
Vice President, Ground Up Construction
Vice President of Capital Projects and Renovations
Vice President, Marketing & Branding
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.
Director of Investor Relations
Director of HR & Office Management
Director of Fundraising – Middle East
MARK E. COHEN
Managing Partner – Southeast
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.