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  • Peter Cohen

    Peter Cohen is the owner of Cardinal Equities LLC (the "Company"). The Company owns and manages, through various real estate holding companies and joint venture partnerships, office and retail properties throughout California, and parts of Washington and Nevada. The Company also develops luxury single family homes and condominium projects in high end communities, including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood and Westwood Village. The portfolio contains over 1.5 million square feet of real estate, including the Company’s headquarters in Beverly Hills. The company’s specialty is adding value to underperforming assets. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Mr. Cohen graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles, where was in the top 1% of his graduating class. While in college, Mr. Cohen served as a real estate agent for Tower Properties, a commercial and industrial real estate brokerage firm in Santa Monica, California. Mr. Cohen received his law degree from Stanford University, with distinction, where he was an associate editor of the Stanford Law Review. After law school, Mr. Cohen served as a real estate attorney in the Los Angeles office of Dewey Ballantine LLP. He is actively involved in various philanthropic organizations, including his role as a board member and vice president of a charitable organization that provides millions of dollars of interest-free loans on a revolving basis to needy students. Mr. Cohen lives with his wife, Roya, and their four children, in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Santiago Gil

    Latin America

    Santiago Gil is a consultant to Paladin Realty on the Emerging Markets team, overseeing and managing Paladin’s investments in select markets in Latin America. Prior to beginning his consulting work with Paladin Realty in 2010, Mr. Gil structured real estate portfolio divestments for a variety of Mexican financial institutions in excess of $90 million in value at the Los Angeles based investment bank, Lucent Capital. Prior to this experience, Mr. Gil spent over seven years in several different capacities with Mexico City based Integra, to develop over 2000 housing units in projects over different market segments and locations across Mexico. Mr. Gil started his career underwriting international credit risk with Citi Bank's Banamex in Mexico City. He is an active member of Urban Land Institute and has participated in the formation of different associations for the Los Angeles and Mexico chapters. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Mr. Gil holds a dual degree in Business Administration and International Relations from ITAM in Mexico City, and a Masters of Business Administration from UCLA Anderson School of Management.