Jen Cookke

Jen Cookke
Lecturer, MIT Center for Real Estate

Leadership Certificate Instructor

Jen Cookke is an accomplished real estate professional with over 25 years of experience in corporate real estate, real estate development and entrepreneurship. She has a broad based background within the industry including asset and portfolio management, market research, capital markets, financial and development analysis. Jennifer began her career directing the corporate real estate operations for Fortune 500 companies. In 2001 she left corporate america to become a real estate entrepreneur and has developed and owns a significant portfolio of privately held commercial real estate. Her firm, F.H. French Company is a full service real estate firm offering services including the acquisition and development of commercial properties, asset management, commercial brokerage, consulting, construction management and valuation services.

Jen received her B.S from Boston University, an MBA and an MS in Real Estate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the faculty of MIT’s Graduate Center for Real Estate and works on global real estate issues as an expert witness and contributor to national publications. She contributes regularly to national publications such as CNN, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. 

Jen’s interest and research is focused in the areas of emerging real estate ventures, construction innovation, taxation structuring, advancing product types as well as P3 work in public and private partnerships.