Rob Cohen was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in the Boston area, where he graduated from Harvard University in 1982. After spending two years in Madison Wisconsin, he returned to Boston where he attended the Boston University School of Law, passed the Massachusetts Bar, and began to practice law on the “front lines” as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston.
After several years of conducting trials, Robert A. Cohen expressed an interest in Environmental and Land Use law. He was named General Counsel to the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeals in 1994 and formed and acted as lead litigator for the Boston Environmental Strike team in 1996.
In 1999 Robert A. Cohen was appointed Director of Plans and Zoning for the City of Boston and Assistant Commissioner of the Inspectional Department where he remained for three years until moving to Arizona. In Arizona Rob passed the Bar in the summer of 2002 doing municipal contract work in the Phoenix area. In 2003 Robert A. Cohen earned his Arizona Real Estate License and this has been his focus ever since.
In 2006 Rob became a Team Leader and formed Rob Cohen Group. Rob has been a Top Producer every year since holding his license. Since 2008 he has been a Top Ten agent in Ranking Arizona. He has managed over $150,000,000 in real estate sales in Arizona.
Rob has extensive experience in complex negotiation, land use, zoning and building code issues. He has spent his life in public service and working to improve people’s quality of life, and is eager to work with you to help you meet your goals.
Memberships / Affiliations
National Association of REALTORS®
Arizona Association of REALTORS®
Phoenix Association of REALTORS®
Arizona Real Estate Investors Association
Multiple Listing Services Association
Licensed Realtors, State of Arizona
Rob, It looks like we're a few weeks away from finalizing our 5th and 6th real estate transaction with you since 2010. Three with Julie and I and three with the girls. I'd just like to say that we have enjoyed working with you while you helped us all to find a Scottsdale home, a space to help us ease the grip of South Dakota winters. The process of buying and selling homes can be a trying experience especially with the condition of the marketplace in the past few years. We have appreciated your market knowledge and expertise in helping us through all of our transactions. It has been a pleasure to get to know you and Cindy and your whole team. Thanks for all your guidance and help. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Steven W. Schneider
President & CEO
Gerkin Windows & Doors
Finding the perfect home is difficult enough, but then negotiating to get it at a price that works can be even more challenging. First we asked Rob to assist us with an investment property. This time, it is a second home. My husband and I were not easy to please in selecting a home. We had many expectations and a limited budget. Rob understood what we were looking for and found just the right home. And I don't think we would have come to an agreement on the purchase of our home without the help, patience, and expertise of Rob Cohen. Rob is honest and knowledgeable and I will be recommending him to friends whenever possible.
I wanted to take a moment to write to you to say thank you very much for assisting not only pre my purchase, but all the work you have done post purchase. As you know I live in Scotland , I have experience in buying homes and property .... however no experience in the US . Frankly before I started the process on my Scottsdale purchase I had no idea about the location , the market or the buying process. All I knew is I needed a place in the sun with golf and Arizona access, which myself and Lesley learned quickly in one 2 week visit there on vacation. I needed to buy there as it truly is a special place. So, this for me .. who normally feels comfortable with a property purchase given my business is vacation rentals in St Andrews , put me into a very different place , which I am not used too i.e. not comfortable with my lack of confidence in the process and wondering at times could this be a big mistake .
Frankly , given the fact we started speaking 9 months ago and nothing happened for so long and the amount of work you carried out for me .... I was surprised myself you had the patience with me to maintain a positive outlook on our business relationship which was at best uncertain of purchase.. meaning in your business working for nothing I guess ..I know how that feels and again hence my email... I value this characteristic , as it shows commitment , this I respect ! In the end I found what ’’I’’ wanted and you assisting every step of the way . I am very grateful for this patience and service , and I wanted to express this in written thanks !! Furthermore since I have taken ownership you have continued in the vain we started and are still helping when asked with queries and learning points for me ..... again this shows commitment to your client and as a business person myself I understand the dynamic behind this and respect you for this . This adds huge value to me and I am sure others. I could not have got to where I am now so quickly and comfortably by the end of our process without you!
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