Our executives and founders have created and managed real estate investments for institutions and individuals for decades.
Robert M. Behringer is the founder and chairman emeritus of Behringer. Mr. Behringer has leveraged decades of experience in investment, management, finance, and commercial real estate development to lead the company through an extended period of exceptional growth. Prior to the formation of the company, Mr. Behringer sponsored successful real estate programs through Behringer Partners. He also founded Harvard Property Trust, Inc., a private REIT which he served from 1995 to 2001, as chief executive officer.
From 1985 to 1993, Mr. Behringer held the position of vice president and investment officer of Equitable Real Estate Investment Management, Inc. (acquired by Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, Inc.), one of the largest pension fund advisors and owners of real estate in the United States.
Mr. Behringer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota. He also benefits from more than 20 years' experience as a licensed certified public accountant. Mr. Behringer is a Certified Property Manager, a Real Property Administrator, and a Certified Hotel Administrator. He is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, the Building Owners and Managers Association, the Urban Land Institute, and The Real Estate Council.
Michael D. Cohen is CEO & president of Behringer, bringing more than 20 years of entrepreneurial leadership and commercial real estate experience to the company.
Mr. Cohen also serves as a director of Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT I, Inc., Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT II, Inc., and Monogram Residential Trust, Inc. Additionally, he is the executive vice president of the advisor of Behringer’s co-sponsored public funds with Prospect Capital Management LLC.
Prior to joining Behringer, Mr. Cohen was a vice president at Crow Holdings—the investment office of the Trammell Crow family. In this capacity, he was responsible for the acquisition and management of retail, office and hospitality assets. Mr. Cohen began his career in 1997 at Harvard Property Trust, Inc. and Behringer Partners—two predecessor companies of Behringer.
Mr. Cohen received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas Christian University.
Bradley D. Behringer is an executive vice president of Behringer. Mr. Behringer has been part of the Behringer group of companies during its period of rapid expansion, which to date has made investments into more than $11 billion in assets. He was also integrally involved in the management of the company’s international platform, focusing primarily on acquisitions and asset management in Europe. During his tenure of more than 13 years, Mr. Behringer has been involved in transactions across 10 countries totaling more than $300 million. Prior to 2003, Mr. Behringer was employed by one of the company’s predecessor organizations, Harvard Property Trust, Inc.—a private REIT with assets totaling approximately $200 million. Mr. Behringer received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
M. Jason Mattox is Behringer’s chief operating officer. He has served as an executive officer and principal of the company since its inception. Mr. Mattox also served for a number of years as a co-director on the board of a former Behringer non-traded REIT that became a self-managed public company in 2015.
Mr. Mattox was vice president of Harvard Property Trust, Inc. from 1997 to 2002. In this capacity, he served as a member of the investment committee, asset manager of commercial office assets, and acted as industry association liaison. He was also a marketing project manager and an acquisitions officer during this tenure. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Mattox also served as vice president of Sun Resorts International, Inc., a recreational property investment company affiliated with Harvard Property Trust, Inc.
Mr. Mattox received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with honors, and a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the National Advisory Board of the University of Colorado Real Estate Center. He serves on the board for both The Real Estate Council Foundation and Political Action Committee.
David F. Aisner is Behringer’s Chief Investment Officer. In this role, he works closely with the company’s real estate team to implement acquisition strategies across its investment platform.
Prior to joining the company in 2010, Mr. Aisner was employed at iStar Financial from 2008 to 2010 in the Investments group, performing underwriting and asset management duties on a range of deal types and asset classes. Before that, he was a Vice President at The 1794 Commodore Funds, a multi-strategy fund of funds affiliated with the William A.M. Burden & Co. family office and York Capital Management, a $25 billion event-driven hedge fund. As Commodore’s first hire, Mr. Aisner was involved with all aspects of the company’s investment, management and capital-raising activities.
Mr. Aisner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, double-majoring in Economics and Political Science, from Williams College. He received an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.