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President of Cohen Real Estate, Helen Putterman has been with the company since its inception in 1991. Her reputable career spans 25 years and today she is regarded as one of the leading shopping center brokers and investment resources in the commercial real estate industry.
With aggregate transaction experience exceeding $2 billion of transaction value throughout 35 states, Ms. Putterman is sought after for her expertise and advice on prospective transactions and investment opportunities by both the national and international shopping center communities.
Ms. Putterman has cultivated a diverse clientele of principals and senior representatives of numerous investment institutions, including such as large national publicly traded and privately-held REITs, as Vornado, KIMCO, Developers Diversified, and Glimcher, as well as small strip owners and individual center operators. She has the uncanny ability to accurately assess a deal’s ultimate value and the timely pairing of principals.
During her career, Ms. Putterman has brokered an extensive list of complex deals. Noteworthy transactions include the acquisition of a development project in Gulfport, MS that was developed into the largest open-air retail center in the state, and the leasing of over 650,000 square feet of new retail space in that project; the landmark sale of Nassau Pavilions in Princeton, NJ, the largest open-air center at that time in New Jersey, with over 1 million square feet; the sale of a portfolio of 18 Walmart-anchored shopping centers throughout the Midwest; and the sale of a portfolio of 20 RiteAid drugstores in the northeast.