Chad E. Cooley

Director

Chad E. Cooley

Chad Cooley is co-founder and managing partner of AWH Partners. As a veteran of the New York-based real estate investment, development and management company, Related Companies, L.P., Cooley worked across disciplines, property types and markets while he managed numerous investments totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars, through all stages of the acquisition and development process. His responsibilities ranged from sourcing, analyzing and negotiating acquisitions and financing to managing large construction and design teams as well as asset managing properties in The Related Companies' portfolio. With a $15 billion property portfolio, The Related Companies has a reputation as one of the most sophisticated and successful institutional development companies in the business. Cooley struck out in 2009 to pursue opportunities in the ailing hospitality market having witnessed the worst year-over-year declines in hotel performance in recent memory, and predicting continuing widespread distress among hospitality lenders, owners and operators.