Forrest Partners has strong ties to the local community and supports a number of charities including the Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Grand Street Settlement, Seventh Precinct Community Council and the Lower East Side Business Improvement District now known as the Lower East Side Partnership where Michael Forrest serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The LES BID is a public-private partnership established in 1992 as a nonprofit economic development organization dedicated to promote economic activity and improve the quality of life in the Lower East Side. Efforts are tailored towards assisting property owners and merchants and improving the overall quality of life in the community. Please visit for more information.