Leslie G. Cohen

Principal, COO, Head of Asset Management

Leslie Cohen is the COO and Head of Asset Management for Samuels & Associates. She is responsible for executing the strategic vision of the firm across numerous multi-billion dollar developments in Boston and the surrounding communities. Since joining Samuels & Associates in 2002, she has successfully overseen the rise of major projects like Pierce, a 30-story luxury residence in The Fenway, and Continuum, a pioneering mixed-use development in the heart of North Allston, MA. Cohen served as the President of CREW Boston (formerly NEWiRE); she is currently on the NAIOP MA Board Management Committee and is 2020 President of NAIOP MA. Cohen on the Building and Grounds Committee at Tufts University and is co-chairing the Heading Home Housewarming event in 2020 for the second time.

In 2013, Cohen was selected as a Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 honoree. In 2014 and 2018 she was honored as one of Bisnow’s Power Women in Commercial Real Estate.  In 2019, Cohen was honored by the Boston Business Journal as one of the top women in business in Boston.  Cohen is also being honored in 2020 by CREW Boston where she will receive their Leadership Award.