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Lionel Cohen

HECM Associate


Lionel Cohen served with the US army stationed in South Korea in 1954/55. After his discharge, he returned to academic pursuits and graduated from New York University with a Bachelor Degree of Science, majoring in Business, with a minor in Sociology. After receiving his degree, Lionel decided to concentrate his talents in the broad field of real estate. He obtained his real estate license where he started working in property management handling maintenance and rehab duties. Within a few years, Lionel extended his responsibilities to develop apartments in Merrillville, Indiana, co-develop a 120-acre PUD in Portage, Indiana, a 54-acre business park, in Burns Harbor, IN and an apartment complex in Richton Park Illinois. Experiencing great success in this real estate career, Lionel made the transition to the other side of the transaction to become a Mortgage Banker.

Lionel relies on his vast experience to help his clients achieve the dream of homeownership. Lionel knows and understands that each of his clients are different, and works hard to help identify their immediate and long term financial goals. He relies on this knowledge and his strong attention to detail to help find the best loan product to meet their goals. Because of his extensive knowledge of available programs, problem solving skills and commitment to excellence, Lionel ensures his clients receive superior guidance as they pursue one of the most personal investments of their lifetime.

Lionel and his wife, Anne, reside in Gary, Indiana but spend their winters in sunny California. They have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grand child. He is an Emeritus member of the National Association of Realtors and member of The California Desert Association of Realtors. When away from work, Lionel enjoys golfing, hiking, crafts, music concerts, and relaxing.