Parker Associates is a commercial real estate development and property management firm that began in Berkeley in 1982. The company was founded by Dennis Cohen, Phd. and Michael Haimovitz, M.A., two friends from college days at UC Berkeley who remain the general managers of the company. Together, they have been involved in the development of approximately 200,000 square feet of office, light industrial, retail, and artist space in Berkeley. They possess expertise in a variety of fields, including securing entitlements, private and institutional finance, building renovation and new construction, commercial leases, and purchase and sale strategies.