Austin comes from a third generation real estate family that owns and operates over fourteen million square feet of commercial space (Cohen Brothers Realty). His grandfather, Sherman Cohen founded the company and created a market niche in design centers around the country. Additionally, Austin has been involved in several re positioning real estate deals outside of Manhattan with his father. In all of his investments, he looks to minimize risk and increase returns for his investors. Having worked in the real estate debt industry for three years at Rialto Mortgage Finance, Austin understands the process of obtaining a loan, and working through diligence items and executing upon closing. Prior to joining Rialto, Austin received his bachelors degree in finance from George Washington University and then went on to receive his masters degree in real estate development from New York University. Additionally, Austin is a licensed New York State Real Estate salesperson.