Mr. Kochis is a Partner of The Townsend Group and currently provides investment consulting to institutional investors having real asset investment programs totaling more than $20 billion. Services include strategic and investment planning, structuring programs for global multi-asset class portfolios, and identification and selection of managers, pooled funds and individual account investment opportunities in real estate, timber, agriculture, natural resources and infrastructure. 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, including the PREA/IPD Index, 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. Mr. Kochis is active in his community as a long-time Trustee for the Community Care Network and member of The Cleveland Orchestra Advisory Council.