Sidney Kohl - Chairman of the Board
Sidney Kohl is a co-founder of Alliant and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alliant, Inc., a Florida corporation and the general partner of Alliant (the “Manager”). He has an extensive and successful background in the real estate industry. He and several members of his family developed Wisconsin’s largest food and department store chain in the 1960’s. Mr. Kohl served that company as President and then Chairman of the Board of Directors until it was sold in 1972. Additionally, Mr. Kohl was the developer and managing partner of two large regional malls, a portfolio of office and commercial space in excess of four million square feet and several thousand residential units. Mr. Kohl has served on many civic boards and is an active supporter of several Palm Beach civic and charitable organizations. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Harvard Law School.
Scott Kotick - Executive Vice President
Scott Kotick is the Executive Vice President and a co-founder of Alliant and has been involved with the Low Income Housing Tax Credit since 1987. Mr. Kotick is responsible for identifying, structuring and acquiring properties. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Kotick was the Director of Acquisitions for a nationally recognized tax credit syndication firm. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Kotick was the Director of Acquisitions for M.P.I. Inc., a private multi-family firm in Beverly Hills, California. From 1976 to 1986, he was involved in the real estate consulting and tax consulting fields, including the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. He is a frequent speaker for various national affordable housing seminars and conferences. Mr. Kotick received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University.
Shawn Horwitz - Chief Executive Officer
Shawn Horwitz is the Chief Executive Officer of the Manager and a co-founder of Alliant. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Horwitz was employed by a nationally recognized tax credit syndication firm as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer where he was responsible for the financial affairs of the company and its affiliates. Additionally, he was integrally involved in the raising of equity, the acquisition process and the day-to-day running of the company. From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Horwitz was employed in the Chicago office of Altschuler, Melvoin & Glasser as Senior Manager in the real estate industry group. From 1981 to 1984, he was employed as an auditor by Arthur Young & Co. Mr. Horwitz received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from Rhodes University in South Africa. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
James C. Jenkins is a Vice President of the Manager and consultant to The Alliant Company. Since 1991, Mr. Jenkins has served as Executive Vice President of Esko, Inc., a Palm Beach based family office with multiple investment interests including Alliant. From 1981 to 1990, he managed two other family offices, with particular focus on real estate management and development. Mr. Jenkins started his career on the audit staff of Ernst & Ernst CPA's, a firm now known as Ernst and Young. Mr. Jenkins has a strong interest in education, and currently serves as Treasurer and Trustee of Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia and is a member of the Florida and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.