Described as having a rare combination of scrappy determination and natural confidence, Mike Cohen is dedicated, responsive, caring and always available for his clients. As senior vice president of Cohen Properties at Compass, Cohen is a staple in Somerville, Medford, Cambridge, the North Shore and Greater Boston, serving a variety of clients from premier developers to investors, families and seniors.
Cohen is known for having a personable nature and self-deprecating sense of humor, taking his job seriously, but himself less so. He likes to get results while making the client feel comfortable. His sales experiences includes both residential and commercial, including mixed-use and ground-up construction.
Entering the industry 19 years ago as a 24-year-old law school student in Boston, Cohen began his real estate career in rentals before transitioning to sales. His law school training helps him understand and negotiate contracts.
Taking a forward-looking approach, Cohen helps buyers get preapproved for financing and ensures that sellers’ properties are in optimal condition before they hit the market. He is known for his ability to create genuine connections and turn clients into friends, leading to repeat business and a stream of referrals.
While working at Century 21, Cohen received multiple awards for production, including a Double Centurion, placing him among the top 2% for production companywide. He also co-led one of the two top-producing teams in Eastern New England and earned recognition for his work with relocation clients. Cohen has experienced various market cycles, giving him a versatile understanding of property types, and studies real estate and interior design trends.
A longtime Medford resident, Cohen is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and an avid gardener. “What I love about gardening is that it produces results,” he says, “much the same as what I love about real estate.”