Joshua C. Cohen

 Senior Director
(480) 256-1050

View the Rest of the Team:
Daniel S. Barrett
Joshua C. Cohen
Brett D. Rasmussen
Charles J. Alpert
Timothy R. Lowe
Robert R. Trout

Mr. Joshua C. Cohen is a Senior Director at CAA ICON Strategic Advisory and leads the firm’s Phoenix, Arizona office. He has been with the firm for over 15 years. Mr. Cohen has significant experience in the planning, financing, developing, and operating sports and entertainment facilities, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the operations of major league, minor league, and collegiate teams. Specifically, Mr. Cohen has extensive experience in the following areas, including but not limited to: market demand analysis; financial feasibility analysis; cash flow model development; financing/funding analysis; economic and fiscal impact analysis; franchise valuation analysis; stadium and arena valuation analysis; transaction due diligence; stadium and arena lease evaluation; general advisory/strategic support; and litigation support. Mr. Cohen received his M.B.A (emphasis Finance) from Arizona State University (ASU) and his B.A. in Political Science with a specialization in Business Administration (emphasis Accounting) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Recently, Mr. Cohen has been directly involved in a number of high profile consulting engagements related to stadium/arenas and teams in Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey League (NHL), Minor League Baseball (MiLB), minor league soccer, and collegiate sports (baseball, basketball, hockey, and football). Mr. Cohen recently was engaged on a potential NFL team relocation analysis, market and financial feasibility studies related to two potential MLS expansion opportunities, market and financial feasibility study for a collegiate football stadium, franchise valuation for a NHL team, franchise valuations for three MLS teams, acquisition due diligence for a Double-A baseball team, economic impact study for a MLB team, NBA team/arena lease analysis, and a MLB team/stadium lease analysis, among other projects.

During his tenure with Barrett Sports Group, Mr. Cohen has worked on projects in both the public and private sector. Please see below for a representative list of recent projects:

Public Sector Clients

Arizona State University
Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Auth.
Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Auth.
California State University, Sacramento
City of Albuquerque
City of Anaheim
City of Auburn Hills
City of Bellevue
City of Brighton
City of Fayetteville
City of Fremont
City of Fresno
City of Oceanside
City of Phoenix
City of Pasadena/Rose Bowl
City of Rio Rancho
City of Sacramento
City of San Antonio
City of San Diego
City of San Francisco
City of Santa Cruz
City of Sarasota
City of Savannah
City of Stockton
City of Topeka
City of Visalia
City of Winnipeg
Commonwealth of Virginia
City of Visalia
County of Broward
County of Dallas
County of Luzerne
County of Maui
County of Monterey (Laguna Seca)
County of Onondaga
County of Ramsey
County of Sacramento
County of San Diego
County of Sarasota
District of Columbia CFO
Gateway Economic Development Corp.
Greeley Community Facilities Task Force
Hillsborough County Property Appraiser
Louisiana NFL Stadium Advisory Comm.
Maryland Stadium Authority
Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority
Rams Stadium Task Force (St. Louis)
State of Georgia/Georgia Dome
State of Hawaii/Aloha Stadium
State of Louisiana/Mercedes Benz Superdome
State of Louisiana/New Orleans Arena
State of Louisiana/Zephyr Field
State of New Mexico
State of Wisconsin
Town of Castle Rock
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of Kentucky/ISG
University of Nebraska, Omaha
University of Northern Colorado
University of South Florida
University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP)
Washington State MLB PFD
Washington State NFL Public Stadium Auth.

Private Sector Clients

Ak-Sar-Ben River City Rodeo & Stock Show
Ambac Assurance/Assured (Willets Point)
Carolina Hurricanes
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Colorado Rockies
Columbus Crew SC
Committee for Arts and Youth Sports
Detroit Lions
Downtown Council Kansas City
El Paso Chihuahuas (Mountain Star Sports)
Forest City Ratner Companies
Fox Rothschild, LLP
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Fundamental Advisors (Memphis Redbirds)
Heritage Services (College World Series)
Houston Texans
Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of Greensboro
Latham & Watkins LLP
Legends Hospitality Management
Luna Entertainment
Lyttle Hockey, LLC
Major League Soccer (Mountain Star)
Major League Soccer
Memphis Grizzlies
Metro Entertainment & Convention Auth.
MLS2STL Committee
Morrison Foerster LLP
National Grid USA Service Company, Inc.
National Hockey League (Skadden)
National Thoroughbred Racing Association
New Orleans Pelicans (Charlotte Hornets)
New York Red Bulls
Oakland Raiders
Pacific Baseball Partners
Paso del Norte Group
Pittsburgh Penguins Investor Group
Portland Arena Management
Portland Timbers
Price Brothers Management (Proposed Arena)
Private Investor (Triple-A Team)
Private Investor (MLS Team)
Proskauer Rose LLP
Richmond Coliseum Study Group
River West Investments
Roundball Partners
Sacramento River Cats
San Antonio Spurs
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Giants
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco 49ers (Limited Partner)
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Sounders FC
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Sovereign Bank (MLS Team)
Suite Idea (Kalamazoo)
United Football League
Vinson & Elkins LLP (Tacoma Rainiers)
Wachovia Bank, N.A.