Frederick N. Cooper

Frederick N. Cooper

Senior Vice President
Toll Brothers, Inc.

Fred Cooper joined Toll Brothers in 1993 to establish its Finance and Investor Relations Departments. As the firm’s in-house investment bank, the team he leads is responsible for Toll’s capital markets and investor relations activities as well as its partnering relationships with major U.S. and international financial and development institutions. Since formation, the group has raised over $15 billion from U.S., European and Asian banks, the public capital markets and institutional partners. In addition to capital raising, they advise on complex project structuring, joint ventures, corporate mergers and acquisitions and major property acquisitions.

Fred has overseen Toll Brothers’ exploration of international development opportunities in Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern markets. He has been financial point for Toll’s expansion into the rental apartment business through Toll Brothers Apartment Living, which now controls $2 billion in assets in a pipeline of completed and in-development projects totaling over 7,000 units. He also is financial point for Toll’s expansion into the urban high-rise condo business through Toll Brothers City Living, which has grown into an operation of over 40 buildings and 5,000 units. Toll recently closed on its first joint venture with a Chinese partner on an approximately $400 million residential condo project in New York City.

From 1989 to 1993, Fred was Director of Corporate Finance and Planning at DKM Properties Corp., the real estate arm of the Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation, one of the nation’s largest private companies. From 1984 to 1989, he was Senior Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee of the Financial Services Corporation, New York City’s economic development bank. From 1980 to 1983 he worked in community-based affordable housing and economic development in the South Bronx and Brooklyn, New York.

He holds an A.B. from Brown University and a Master of Public Policy in finance and international development from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Fred is a founding board member of the Friends of Kenya Community Development Foundation and an advisor to Reall International, which provides capital and technical assistance to affordable housing developers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He co-developed and teaches in Wharton’s “Real Estate Development in Emerging Markets” course and has lectured on real estate finance and development since 2006 in Wharton’s International Housing Finance Program. He serves on the Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board and as an advisor to the Harvard Journal for Real Estate.