Ross M. Cowan

Senior Managing Director

Ross M. Cowan is a Senior Managing Director and is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate equity and debt investment opportunities in the United States. Mr. Cowan is based in New York and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Mr. Cowan was a Managing Director at Transwestern Investment Company, a Chicago-based real estate private equity firm. Since 1999, Mr. Cowan's primary focus was executing real estate investments on behalf of the firm's series of discretionary investment vehicles, Aslan Realty Partners I – III, aggregating over $1.9 billion in committed equity capital. Prior to joining Transwestern, Mr. Cowan was a project manager at the Trammell Crow Company where he managed office development and redevelopment projects. Mr. Cowan began his career as a project engineer with Philipp Holzmann/J.A. Jones.

Mr. Cowan received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and his M.B.A. at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.