Cooper Williams is the President of Essex Financial Group. Cooper’s responsibilities for the company include sourcing and underwriting new debt and equity opportunities, building borrower and client relationships, and helping with the day-to-day management and strategic planning of the firm. Cooper has extensive experience within the loan production continuum. Since 2010, Cooper has helped source, underwrite, and close over $850 million in first mortgage debt. Prior to joining Essex, Cooper worked in various project management positions for K. Hovnanian Homes in Southern California where he was responsible for managing the development, construction, marketing, and sales process for several residential communities in San Diego and Bakersfield, CA. Cooper holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and an undergraduate degree in business administration and real estate finance from the University of Southern California. Cooper is a proud Colorado native, supporter of the CU Real Estate Center, and active member in NAIOP Colorado.