Michael Koss

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Chairman and Founder, Koss Financial Corp.
Elected 2011

Michael Koss established Koss Real Estate Investments in 1971, specializing in the development and acquisition of commercial property. His portfolio encompasses shopping centers in four states including the Malibu Country Mart, a world-renowned upscale retail village located in the heart of Malibu, CA (www.malibucountrymart.com).

Koss is also the chairman and founder of Koss Financial Corp. (www.kossfinancial.com), a real estate investment banking firm which has been actively engaged in commercial real estate financing since 1981. The firm has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the top ten commercial real estate brokerages in L.A. County.

Koss is the past president of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, the second largest apartment association in the western United States. He is also a past director of the California State Restaurant Association and the Los Angeles Commercial Property Owners Association. 

He is chairman emeritus of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Western Region and a past general chair of the Jewish Federation Los Angeles Campaign. In 1991 he served as president of the Jewish National Fund LA Campaign and he received the Tree of Life Award from the JNF. In 2004 he was selected by the Jewish Federation to be the annual Real Estate and Construction Division honoree. Koss served as chairman of the board for the Los Angeles Jewish Federation in 2005 and 2006. He is currently the co-chair of the Jewish Federation Centennial Endowment Campaign and he serves on the Los Angeles boards of the Jewish Federation Council, AIPAC, Judaism by Choice and Birthright.

Koss’ daughter, Autumn, is a real estate attorney and lives with her husband and two children in Boston. Both Autumn and her husband Jesse are Brandeis graduates. His son, Zane, is the owner of Italy’s Little Kitchen and Zane’s restaurants and lives in Hermosa Beach, CA with his wife and daughter. Koss is married to Corie Koss. They have a 17 year-old daughter Niki.