About Our Company
CGI Management, Inc. consists of real estate principals who handle real estate development, leasing, and management headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts. Under the direction of company principals Richard Cohen, Jerry Cohen, and Hal Garnick, the firm currently operates several commercial properties, including shopping centers and office buildings, in four different states: Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. With extensive experience in the renovation and restoration of commercial properties, the firm is ready to bring its applied expertise to your project.
From project initiation to tenant occupancy and beyond, CGI Management provides the experienced professionals required at every phase of the development process to insure that milestones are achieved and a quality project produced. CGI Management and its consultants work closely with the individual communities in which buildings are located to obtain the required local and state permits and, to achieve a finished product that all can be proud of.
Mr. Cohen, appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts (11/07), serves as Vice Chairman (2010) and Director of MassDevelopment and Chairman of MassDevelopment’s Origination and Credit Committee. MassDevelopment is the Commonwealth of Masachusetts’ finance and development authority. During FYI 2014, MassDevelopment financed or managed 314 projects generating investment of approximately $2.9 B in the Massachusetts economy and created more than 6,300 jobs and 1,600 of new or rehabilitated residential units (1).
Mr. Cohen currently serves as a Trustee of Hebrew Senior Life (HSL), member of HSL’s Finance Committee, member of HSL’s Real Estate Task Force, member of Kellogg’s Real Estate Advisory Council, member of the Pete Henderson Society at Kellogg School of Management, member of Regional Campaign Committee for Kellogg, and member Brown University’s 40th Reunion Committee. Mr. Cohen is a former member of Kellogg School of Management’s Alumni Council, former member of Brown University’s Corporation Committee for Facilities and Design (1996-2013), Brown’s Strategic Long Range Committee (2005-2013), and Chairman (2009-2013) and member (2003-2013) of Brown’s Real Estate Sub-Committee. Mr. Cohen was a Founder and Organizer of Commonwealth National Bank (2001), a nationally chartered bank in Worcester, Massachusetts. The bank was acquired by United Bank in late 2009. He served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Mr. Cohen is a graduate of Brown University (1975) and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (1979). Mr. Cohen was the recipient of the 2011 Kellogg Alumni Service Award. Mr. Cohen is a Massachusetts real estate broker. MassDevelopment Website
Richard B. Cohen, a Massachusetts real estate broker, is the founder and principal of CGI Companies and CGI Management, Inc. a commercial real estate company, founded in 1978, located in Brookline, MA. The Portfolio operates over 25 properties consisting of shopping centers, downtown store blocks, and office buildings totaling over 625,000 sq. ft. CGI Commercial real estate is located in several states including Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Richard has extensive property management, leasing, and construction experience. Since forming CGI, he has supervised in the renovation and expansion of their shopping centers along with lease negotiations and establishing on-going relationships with both national and local retail tenants. Richard is a Certified Property Manger, CPM, a distinction awarded by the National Association of Realtors and the Institute of Real Estate Management. Richard is actively involved in many community organizations including serving on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. In the past, he has been the president of Camp Kingwood, a summer camp located in Bridgeton, Maine. Has been the past president of the Windsor Club, a neighborhood swim and tennis club located n Newton, MA, and a former member of the Board of Advisors of Cambridge College. Richard is a graduate of University of Denver.
Hal Garnick is a Partner in the CGI Companies and President of HCG Properties. Mr. Garnick has a successful track record of acquiring, financing and operating commercial real estate. Hal is also Co-Founder and Chairman of PlatformQ, a leading producer of online live, interactive events in medical education (PlatformQ Health) and college admissions (CollegeWeekLive). Hal is a member of the Executive Board of the Anti-Defamation League in New England and a National Commissioner. He serves on the Day School Education Commission for Combined Jewish Philanthropies and a member of the Milton Academy Parent Donors Committee. He is a former Trustee of the Rashi School and past Chair of Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Council. Hal is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Management.
Paul is a real estate professional with over 30 years of experience, having managed diverse portfolios including bio tech properties while at University Park at MIT, Class A office buildings in and around the Boston area as well as research and development and retail properties throughout the Northeast. Currently overseeing the CGI properties as its Portfolio Manager, Paul has been involved with extensive construction projects, tenant development, tenant fit up and retention, as well as handling the ongoing day-to-day operations of a diverse corporate portfolio. A graduate of New York University, Paul is a member of BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) and a member of NAIOP Massachusetts.
Steven Boulanger joined CGI Management, Inc. in April, 1998. He has over 30 years experience with commercial real estate asset management, and participates in every aspect of the process, from acquisition through disposition. Steve is a 1983 graduate of Northeastern University, with a degree in Accounting.