We empower people to thrive

Headquartered in the Kansas City suburb of Merriam, KS, Cohen-Esrey’s roots in real estate go back to 1970. Since then, we have operated more than 82,000 apartment units in 644 properties located in more than 250 cities and towns across 22 states. In the process, we provide rewarding opportunities for our investors, team members, residents, and other stakeholders that empower them to thrive. This includes competitive investment returns; fulfilling careers; quality housing; and producing a product that has a positive impact on the community.


Units Managed


Properties Managed

$1.6 Billion

Current Portfolio Value


Properties Acquired


Properties Developed

$700 Million

Affordable Housing Tax Credits

Loretto at Creekside pool


We acquire Class B apartments from 200 – 600 units in dynamic markets that demonstrate strong job growth, population growth, and rent growth. We make physical improvements to amenities, unit interiors, and exterior elements, and overlay a comprehensive hands-on management approach to create value for our investors and deliver a high level of Customer Fulfillment for our residents.

Lofts at Ventura construction


We create Thriving Communities that change lives. We develop affordable workforce and senior housing using creative and complex funding structures in concert with innovative construction solutions. The result is a high-quality apartment property that is compatible with the neighborhood and offers long-term sustainability.

Big chair lofts

Tax Credit

We specialize in syndicating various tax credit programs including federal and state historic tax credits and state affordable housing tax credits. We have successfully syndicated more than $700 million in tax credits for our own developments as well as for third-party developers.

Core Values


Core value - integrity

We act with honesty, openness and unity.


Core value - commitment

We hold ourselves accountable and deliver on our promises.

Customer Fulfillment

Core value - customer fulfillment

We strive to exceed our customers' expectations.

Team Member Fulfillment

Core value - team member fulfillment

We genuinely care about each other's well-being and nurture professional growth.

Community Impact

Core value - community impact

We strengthen and enrich the communities and neighborhoods where we live and work.

The Cohen-Esrey Family

In addition to our primary focus on apartment investments and tax credit syndication, Cohen-Esrey has created two additional companies.

Nexus 5 Group is a General Contractor and Mechanical Service Provider that serves Metro Kansas City and undertakes apartment renovation projects nationwide.

iiM (Innovation in Motion) is a funding platform for early-stage companies bringing innovation and disruption to the agriculture, energy, animal health, and human health sectors.

Executive Leadership

Contact Us

Cohen-Esrey is located in Merriam, KS on Shawnee Mission Parkway and I35.