Mr. Kochis is a Principal of The Townsend Group and currently provides investment consulting to institutional investors having real asset investment programs totaling more than $25 billion. Services include strategic and investment planning, structuring programs for multi-asset class portfolios, and identification and selection of managers, pooled funds and individual account investment opportunities in real estate, timber, agriculture, and infrastructure. In addition to domestic pension fund clients, Mr. Kochis advises an overseas private investor in the implementation of a $700 million real estate investment program focusing upon private investment in the United States and Europe. In connection with this program, he helped craft a tax efficient means of repatriating investment income and completed a study recommending allocation methods for an efficient global real estate portfolio.
Prior to joining The Townsend Group in 1998, Mr. Kochis was a practicing real estate attorney at a leading regional law firm, where he advised clients on all matters of real estate investment, lending, construction and management as well as dispute resolution. Prior to that, he was an Economic Development Specialist in the Office of the Mayor for the City of Akron, Ohio.
Mr. Kochis is an Advisory Board member and contributor to several real estate associations, a member of the PREA Editorial Board, and a frequent speaker at industry and client conferences
He received a BS in Public Policy Management from the University of Akron and a JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.