Caren Cohen is the Managing Director of Accounting of BLD Group, responsible for the company’s accounting, financial planning & analysis, treasury, partnership and tax reporting, and financial compliance functions. Before joining BLD Group, she was the Director of Real Estate Accounting, for Trade Street Residential Inc., a publically-traded Multi-Family REIT and held several executive and management positions overseeing accounting, financial systems and reporting teams in various other real estate companies. Ms. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in all disciplines of the real estate industry. She began her career in public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand in New York, and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York. Ms. Cohen graduated from Queens College of the City of New York with a B.A. in Accounting and Information Systems, and received her certificate in Real Estate Finance from New York University- Real Estate Institute. Since 2002, Ms. Cohen has served as a Director on the Board of High-5 Basketball (a division of Boca Hoops, Inc.), a recreational basketball program for athletes with cognitive and physical disabilities in Boca Raton, Florida.