Founded in 1986 by Martin Cohen and Robert Steers, Cohen & Steers was the first U.S. investment advisor to focus on real estate securities. Since inception, the firm has recognized the power of real asset strategies that provide investors a value-added approach to investing in real assets, which are historically characterized by attractive and predictable income, strong total returns, low volatility, and low correlations to broader equity and fixed income markets. Over the years, we strategically launched products that offer these attractive investment characteristics by hiring experienced, industry-leading professionals to manage these portfolios and add value in these inefficient markets. As of December 31, 2019, the firm had US$72.2 billion in assets under management. Cohen & Steers, Inc., the parent company of Cohen & Steers, was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2004 under the ticker: CNS. The firm is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
With these broad product offerings, Cohen & Steers has a leading global presence in the major liquid real asset and income generating asset classes. The firm serves clients large and small around the world including many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated investors and partner with our institutional clients to offer customized listed real asset solutions that meet their specific investment objectives.