Rob Cohen was born and raised in the Boston, MA area, where he graduated from Harvard University in 1982. After spending two years apprenticing at a law firm in Madison, Wisconsin he returned to Boston where he attended Boston University School of Law, passed the Massachusetts Bar, and began to practice law as a litigator on the "front lines" as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston.
After several years of conducting litigation, Robert was named General Counsel to City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeals and formed and acted as Director for the Boston Environmental Strike Team in 1996. This innovative approach to improving the urban quality of life was recognized by the EPA as a model for municipal action.
In 1999, Robert was appointed Director of Plans and Zoning for the City of Boston and Assistant Commissioner of the Inspection Services Department where he remained for three years until moving to Arizona. Once in Arizona, Robert passed the Bar in the summer of 2002 while doing municipal contract work in the Phoenix area.
In 2003, he received his Arizona Real Estate License. Robert has directed over $160 million in residential real estate transactions in Arizona. He set up the Rob Cohen Group at Keller Williams in 2005. Since 2008, he has been a Top Ten Agent in the State of Arizona (as per Ranking Arizona) and was a Top Producer there every year. In the summer 2017 Rob decided to transfer his license to a boutique agency that some of his colleagues founded called Desert Dream Realty located in Old Town Cave Creek. He is a Top Producing Agent there as well.
The current focus of Roberts life, aside from his love of real estate, are his wife Cindy and his two boys, James and Matthew. Robert enjoys hiking, travel, tennis, writing (he has published articles in several legal journals), golf and history. He made the move to Arizona so that his parents, who resided in Scottsdale since 1995, would have the opportunity to watch their grandchildren thrive in the Arizona sunshine.
Rob has extensive experience in complex negotiation, distressed sales, land use, and zoning and building code issues. He has spent his life in public service and working to improve people's quality of life. He is eager to work with you to help meet your goals.
Feel free to contact him for all your real estate needs.
Rob is a great communicator, and always quick to respond to all questions and requests, no matter how trivial. He makes home buying an easy-breezy event.
Equally important, Rob is always pleasant ... [Full review on Zillow]
Rob is an excellent real estate agent. I'm not sure I'd have the house I bought were it not for him. He dealt with a very difficult sale--with an illegal lot division, two owners, and condition issues--navigating ... [Full review on Zillow]
As an investor, you have to perform proper due diligence in order to have all the necessary information to make informed decisions. In my opinion, having the right agent is the first and most critical ... [Full review on Zillow]
We just purchased a home in Phoenix, and Rob took amazing care of us. We were looking for something particular in a seller's market, but he was patient, always honest, and we felt like he genuinely had ... [Full review on Zillow]
As a general contractor and home builder, I have worked with Rob for several years. He represented me on the home I am currently in and has been a vital resource in the sale of the homes I build. As my ... [Full review on Zillow]
Rob was great to work with as my agent. He zeroed in on what was most important to me in my new house and helped me to develop a list of properties that met my requirements so I did not waste any time ... [Full review on Zillow]
We highly recommend Rob Cohen to anyone wishing to purchase or sell a home or condo.
Over the past few years, we have worked with Rob on two purchases and one sale. Rob has always been very professional, very organized and extremely efficient. He graciously attends to our questions, changes and every need and desire related to our real estate transactions.
Rob demonstrates great patience and understanding, in what can sometimes be very challenging circumstances.
We highly recommend Rob! Anyone looking to buy or sell could not pick a better realtor to work with!
Rob is an excellent real estate agent. I'm not sure I'd have the house I bought were it not for him. He dealt with a very difficult sale--with an illegal lot division, two owners, and condition issues--navigating me through City Hall, the title process, and ultimately through to purchase. He was meticulous about keeping the process moving and meeting all necessary deadlines for paperwork. He understood the legal and administrative processes and provided wonderful referrals when I needed them (contractors, title company, etc.). He's also an excellent negotiator; I got a great deal! Rob deserves his "Top 10 AZ realtors" designation. You'd be lucky to work with him.