Mr. Cook is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Sancerra – offering customized real asset solutions to California’s property owners and communities amid periods of transition or disruption created by societal or technological change. Sancerra facilitates neighborhood-scale investment and (re)development in its mission to help guide the recycling and realignment of a community’s existing real estate infrastructure to match its rapidly evolving spatial needs.
Prior to co-founding Sancerra, Mr. Cook spent 7 years with Irvine Company – most recently as Head of Acquisitions & Dispositions. Serving on the company’s extended operating management committee, he was responsible for acquisitions, dispositions, due diligence, development planning, market research, and analytics across the company’s apartment and commercial product lines. During Mr. Cook's tenure with the company, he managed the acquisition or disposition of 24 projects including 2,700+ residential units and 1.8M SF of commercial space with capitalizations exceeding $2.2 billion. Before Irvine Company, Mr. Cook held leadership positions with Integral Communities, MBK Homes, Larwin Company, and Bank of America.
Mr. Cook received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, and his Master of Real Estate Development (graduating with academic honors) from the University of Southern California. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate and previous taught as an adjunct professor in USC’s graduate real estate (MRED) program. Mr. Cook also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.