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Greenberg Traurig’s Josh Cohen Speaks at Homes Within Reach Conference

HARRISBURG, PA – Nov.30, 2016 – Joshua D. Cohen, shareholder in the Real Estate Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Philadelphia office, spoke at the Homes Within Reach Conference in Harrisburg on Nov. 14.

Cohen’s workshop, titled “B2 Stronger Together: Mergers and Acquisitions to Preserve Affordability,” detailed the challenges and benefits of utilizing mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures to strengthen the nonprofit community’s ability to address housing and community development issues.  Cohen’s presentation focused on critical path items and business terms for nonprofit organizations and for-profit developers to discuss and negotiate at the beginning stages of the applicable project.

Greenberg Traurig was a sponsor of the conference, which ran through Nov. 16. The conference provided an opportunity for service providers, housing professionals, community builders, and those passionately committed to ensuring a home for every Pennsylvanian to network, share ideas, and make new connections, according to the Homes Within Reach website.

Cohen represents developers, institutional investors and lenders in complex joint ventures, acquisitions, developments, financings, leasing, and dispositions of multi-family, industrial, office, and retail developments. He has had a special focus in affordable housing development and environmentally contaminated real estate and is also experienced in sophisticated real estate financing workouts, bond financings, and commercial and industrial leasing.

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