Mr. Cogsville is the Chief Executive Officer of The Cogsville Group, a New York-based private equity real estate investment firm founded in 2007. Since its inception, the firm has invested in $3 billion of commercial and residential real estate, representing over 4,000 assets in 49 states. Mr. Cogsville began his career as an attorney in the Structured Finance Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He then joined the Leveraged Finance Group at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker, and left Merrill Lynch to found RCM Saratoga Capital LLC, a boutique investment banking firm focused on generating value in the urban marketplace. Mr. Cogsville is Of Counsel with Akerman LLP, where his practice focuses on real estate development (specifically urban redevelopments, including opportunity zone projects), real estate financing, and real estate asset management. Additionally, Mr. Cogsville serves or has served on the Board of Marchex, Inc., the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina, The New York Urban League, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Amsterdam News Editorial Board and founded the non-partisan voter registration initiative, Citizen Change. Mr. Cogsville holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Rutgers University.