Chief Operating Officer
The Davis Companies
As Chief Operating Officer, Leslie Cohen is a key contributor to Davis’ business strategy and is responsible for driving its successful implementation and financial performance.
Leslie serves as the Chairperson of the Company’s Executive Committee and as a voting member of its Investment Committee. She is also responsible for fostering and maintaining an inclusive corporate culture, one that ensures employee engagement and retention, and for overseeing the successful implementation of that strategy.
Leslie most recently served as the COO and Head of Asset Management for Samuels & Associates where she was responsible for executing the strategic vision of the firm across numerous multi-million dollar developments in Boston and the surrounding communities.
An active leader in the region’s real estate community, Leslie served as the President of CREW Boston (formerly NEWiRE); she is currently on the NAIOP MA Board Management Committee and was 2020 President of NAIOP MA. She has co-chaired the Heading Home Housewarming event for several years and is now a member of their Board. The combination of professional success and civic engagement has resulted in numerous honors, including recognition as a Bisnow’s Power Women in Commercial Real Estate, a Woman who Means Business by Boston Business Journal and multiple awards from CREW Boston.
A resident of Brookline, Cohen has a BCSE in Engineering from Tufts University and a MBA from Babson University.