Columbus & Over Group

Advisor Profiles

Phil Cohen

Real Estate Advisor


Phillip Cohen is a real estate development and public relations professional with over 10 years of experience in public outreach and partnership and over 6 years of experience in tax credits and local subsidies, permitting, finance, development, and construction. After working on the 2013 Boston Mayoral campaign, Phil joined the Boston Planning & Development Agency and the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab and gained an expertise in permitting large urban residential projects and enacting middle-income and mixed-income housing policies. Phil currently works at WinnDevelopment managing complex multi-family mixed-income housing developments across Massachusetts. Phil earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Northeastern University and holds a Masters in Real Estate Development from the MIT Center for Real Estate. Phil wrote his thesis on Middle Income Housing in Boston.

Outside of the office, Phil lives with his wife on Revere Beach where he practices martial arts and teaches kiteboarding.

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