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Edward Cohen is a Real Estate Tech entrepreneur & a M.S. in Real Estate (NYU Schack) who's building the Business Development team at Neighbor.com, a P2P self storage marketplace. With Neighbor, Edward has partnered with Federal Realty, Acadia, Tanger Outlets, Brixmor & Jamestown to diversify their revenue sources. He has dedicated most of his life to solving problems in Commercial & Residential Real Estate with Proptech, Fintech & Sports tech startups. Previously, EC partnered with New York City’s most prominent landlords & property operators while leading Obligo’s Business Development, creating a humble portfolio of 100K residential units, including Blackstone, Stonehenge, Rudin Management & Common. Previously, as the 1st employee at Minute Media, he developed the Content & Growth team, reaching 150MM monthly active users worldwide.

Costa Rican by birth, accent, & sports allegiance American by citizenship & misplaced exceptionalism. His conviction as a citizen of the world is that Collaboration is our superpower as a species & the only way forward is to be forever learning through multi-sector cooperation & innovation.

Shami Waissmann Shami is a Director of Lending Strategies at Lev in their New York Office currently focused on CMBS. Prior to Lev, she was a Vice President at L&L Holding Company and was responsible for equity & debt financing, business plan development & general day-to-day execution of L&L projects, namely TSX Broadway, a $2.5 billion mixed-use asset in Times Square, & 425 Park Ave – a $1 billion commercial office tower on Park Avenue. Shami started her career at UBS Investment Bank advising institutional clients in the Real Estate, Private Funds, & Leveraged Finance groups.

Shami studied Real Estate & Finance in the Huntsman Program in Business & International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual degrees from the Wharton School & the School of Arts & Sciences. She is also a guest lecturer at NYU Schack.

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