Dana Goldsmith Needleman

Ms. Needleman has served as a Principal of The Cogent Group, an acquirer of single-tenant net leased real estate nationally, since October 2009, where she is responsible for the origination, underwriting, financing, structuring, and closing of net lease transactions. She has been instrumental in the acquisition, development and disposition of more than $5.0 billion of corporate real estate throughout the United States with a heavy concentration of retail and industrial assets.

 From 1999 to 2009, Ms. Needleman was employed by Cardinal Capital Partners (“Cardinal”), a private equity real estate investment firm. She served as a Managing Director at Cardinal from 2003 to 2009 and its Vice President from 1999 to 2002. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Needleman was an Associate at Corporate Realty Investment Company Capital, LLC, a private real estate company.

Throughout her career, Ms. Needleman has completed sizeable portfolio acquisitions with Reuters, Georgia Pacific LLC, Beckman Coulter Inc.  Academy Sports & Outdoors, Albertson’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart, Rite Aid, Shaw’s, and various other national retailers, enabling these companies to maximize the value of their real estate holdings through sale-leaseback and build-to-suit transactions.