Erika Cohen is president and chief operating officer for Institutional Real Estate, Inc. She oversees the day-to-day operations of IREI, coordinating the efforts of Administration, Editorial, Conferences, Data Services, and Marketing.
Erika directs, administers, and coordinates the internal operational activities of the organization in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the CEO and the Board of Directors. In addition, she provides leadership to IREI’s strategic planning process, financial management and staff development. Erika also oversees the implementation of new programmatic strategic initiatives to deliver measurable, cost-effective results.
Erika has a diversified work history in facilities management, project management, personnel development and strategic leadership. Prior to joining IREI, Erika served as general manager – property management at Jones Lang LaSalle’s Denver office, where she managed daily operations, the annual budget, and all construction projects, and also fostered tenant relationships and provided oversight of the operations staff. Prior to joining JLL, Erika held the position of human resource manager at Imprints Wholesale, which she joined in 2008. Prior to JLL and Imprints Wholesale, Erika served as the COO & Co-Founder of Paulina Group LLC dba Bene Gourmet Pizza. In this role, she managed overall operations and business development of the branded restaurant chain.
Erika earned her Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from the University of Oregon.