CEQA Committee Co-Chair
President & CEO, Kosmont Companies
Mr. Larry J. Kosmont, CRE®, is the President and CEO of Kosmont Companies, which he founded in 1986. Kosmont Companies is an industry leader in public/private real estate transactions and economic development. In 1990, he founded Kosmont Realty Corporation, a real estate brokerage firm. In 2015, he launched Kosmont Transactions Services which sources private financing for public projects, P3 initiatives, and infrastructure funding. He’s also a Principal of California Golden Fund, an approved EB-5 Regional Center.
Mr. Kosmont’s 40-year career encompasses public/private financial structuring and negotiations, development, and management of real estate and public finance transactions exceeding $12 billion. He has an extensive track record as a public/private real estate consultant and public finance advisor. Mr. Kosmont has assisted hundreds of local government agencies in public finance and real estate matters ranging from large-scale economic development programs to site-specific real estate strategies and projects. He has guided over 1,000 private sector projects in obtaining public approvals, structuring deal terms, and securing public/private financing.
Mr. Kosmont served as Interim City Administrator for the City of Montebello, CA from May 2011 to March 2012 as part of a financial turnaround assignment awarded to Kosmont Companies. From 1975 to 1986, Mr. Kosmont served in the roles of City Manager, Director of Community Development, and Redevelopment Director in the cities of Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Bell Gardens, and Burbank.
Mr. Kosmont is a registered Municipal Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and achieved a Series 50 professional qualification. Mr. Kosmont is also a licensed real estate broker in California (BRE No. 01182660), a designated Counselor of Real Estate, CRE®, and has served or is serving on:
- City of Manhattan Beach Economic Development Advisory Council – Chairman
- MWD Board (represented City of Los Angeles)
- State Commissioner – California Economic Development Commission
- USC Executive Education – Board of Directors
- Los Angeles City Commissioner – Industrial Development Authority
- California Assoc. of Local Economic Development (CALED) – Board Advisor
- Los Angeles Business Federation (BIZFED) – Board Member
Mr. Kosmont holds a Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York – Binghamton. Mr.
Kosmont is a recipient of the 2016 California Business Properties Association (CBPA) Champion of the Industry Award for his service in real estate and economic development. Kosmont Companies received the Latin Business of the Year Award from Los Angeles Business Journal (2016).