Metropolitan Properties of America, Inc.
Metropolitan Properties of America, Inc.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of M|P|A, Mr. Cohen is a third-generation real estate entrepreneur with experience in the full spectrum of real estate activities. A graduate of Boston University, Mr. Cohen began his career as a property manager with a prominent New England management firm. In 1980, Mr. Cohen founded M|P|A with a single objective in mind: to acquire existing, well-located apartment communities and mixed-use buildings in need of strong management and financial restructuring. Over the last three decades, the firm has been extremely active and highly successful in this endeavor. Mr. Cohen and M|P|A have owned and managed over ten million square feet of residential and commercial real estate in ten states.
Mr. Cohen and M|P|A are nationally recognized for their creative approach to problem solving. The firm assists partners, investors, lenders and institutions in defining objectives, developing strategies and implementing plans intended to maximize asset performance. Mr. Cohen is an active participant in each project, bringing his expertise and leadership to each situation. In addition to property management and development expertise, the M|P|A family of companies provides a wide and varied array of services to its investment partners, including investor servicing, debt origination, market analysis and disposition services.
Mr. Cohen has been awarded the Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and is an active member of the Rental Housing Association, the National Association of Realtors, the National Multi Housing Council and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. Metropolitan Properties of America, Inc. has been named an Accredited Management Organization by the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Mr. Consoli joined M|P|A as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer in November 2013. He has over 25 years of real estate experience in accounting, finance and operations in multiple asset classes including multifamily, office, retail and hotels. Previously, Mr. Consoli was the Chief Financial Officer of The Simon Konover Company, a privately held diversified real estate owner / operator. He also previously served as Chief Financial Officer of The Davis Companies, a Boston based real estate investment firm. Prior to that, Mr. Consoli held various roles including VP Controller and SVP Finance, ultimately serving as Chief Operating Officer, during his 14-year career at Northland Investment Corp., a diversified real estate operating company with a significant multifamily portfolio. He has been involved in over $3 billion of capital transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and recapitalizations. Mr. Consoli began his career with the Boston office of Ernst & Young. He has a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Babson College.
Mr. Mun brings diverse experience in real estate finance and architecture to the crucial role of analyzing prospective properties for potential acquisition in the M|P|A portfolio.
He has Masters degrees in Architecture and in Urban Planning, with a concentration in real estate finance and development, from Harvard University and a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Yale University. Mr. Mun is also a CFA® chartholder
Prior to joining M|P|A, Mr. Mun was an independent real estate finance consultant working for one of the largest affordable housing developers in California. He also worked in the Massachusetts Governor’s Office for Commonwealth Development.
Mr. Nigro, Managing Director of Operations at Metropolitan Properties of America, oversees the operations of M|P|A’s residential portfolio. His responsibilities include financial performance, leasing, employee hiring and training, facility maintenance, investor relations, customer service, capital renovations, and contract negotiations.
Mr. Nigro began his career at M|P|A as an onsite Property Manager. He later assumed the corporate role of Project Manager, where he managed all large scale capital projects. While in this role, he was instrumental in centralizing M|P|A’s Procurement Department, improving purchasing efficiency, and establishing MPA’s national buying presence.
Mr. Nigro is a graduate of Northeastern University and holds a B.S. in Business Administration.
Mr. Callahan has been managing information technology since 1986, including more than 25 years in the real estate industry. As CTO of M|P|A since 2001, he is responsible for all business systems and technology.
Prior to joining M|P|A, Mr. Callahan was vice president of information systems with Leggat McCall Properties, a developer, owner and operator of commercial office properties in the northeast.
Before that, he served as MIS Manager with Capital Partners. He also spent several years in the banking and high technology industries. Mr. Callahan has a BS in Business Administration from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and holds various technical certifications.
Elizabeth Osborne joined M|P|A in May, 2014 as Controller and is responsible for all financial reporting and accounting functions. She has over 10 years in property management accounting, including multifamily, commercial and affordable housing. Prior to joining M|P|A, she was the Controller and CFO with Cornu Management for 8 years. Osborne has also worked with Northland Investment Corporation and The Davis Companies. She began her career with Reznick Group, a public accounting firm specializing in real estate and non-profit audits.
Ms Osborne holds an MS in Accounting and an MBA from Northeastern University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Ms. Cohen began her career at M|P|A in 2012 and is responsible for ensuring compliance with company standards and procedures, operating policies and the company’s technology software across the M|P|A portfolio.
Ms. Cohen is a graduate of Skidmore College and holds a B.S. in Chemistry.
Ms. Law is responsible for the payroll and HR functions at all M|P|A locations. She has over 14 years of experience in payroll and HR. Grace Law joined the M|P|A team in 2008. Previously, she was the Payroll Manager for the Gallery Automotive Group. Ms. Law also has significant accounting experience. Law is a graduate of Quincy College with an Associate's degree, Business Administration and Management.