Posted on July 21, 2013 Posted in New Opportunities

Kelly Cooper is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Verris Capital, and is based in Washington, DC. Ms. Cooper is focused on capital formation, acquisition efforts, and advisory services to clients in the U.S.

Before Verris Capital, Ms. Cooper was a Vice President and senior portfolio asset manager at CW Capital Asset Management, responsible for the business strategy of over 5 million square feet and 100 assets across the United States.

In her role as Vice President, Ms. Cooper ran the successful disposition of over 40 properties, negotiated and executed more than 150 leases/renewals with national, regional, and local tenants. Ms. Cooper  also advised private equity fund and hedge fund clients on distressed debt and real estate portfolio acquisitions.

Prior to joining CW Capital, she worked in the Washington, DC investment sales team of CBRE, completing $3 billion of dispositions of retail, office, and industrial properties throughout the United States with a focus on the Mid-Atlantic region. Ms. Cooper also completed approximately $900 million in transactions with the capital markets group of Jones Lang Lasalle while based in Washington, DC, Chicago, London, and Melbourne, Australia. She began her career in Chicago at Arthur Andersen’s world headquarters, as a member of the Valuation Services Group.

Ms. Cooper received her B.S. magna cum laude in Real Estate Finance and Urban Land Economics from The University of Illinois-Urbana. She is an avid marathon runner and an active member of the Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption Agency.