Eastern Union Funding, one of the most active commercial real estate mortgage brokerage firms in the nation, announced that Steve Cohen has joined the firm as Senior Vice President. Mr. Cohen, who has executed more than $3 billion in loans in the last four years of his career, will join the deal team headed by the firm’s founder and president, Ira Zlotowitz.
“Steve has the experience, talent and meticulous attention to detail that will make him a valuable member of my deal team at Eastern Union Funding, helping us execute a huge volume of transactions at the very highest level of service,” Mr. Zlotowitz said. “Steve understands a deal from every angle, and brings the kind of team mentality we are seeking – where we work together to deliver the best results for our clients and enable us to increase the production of our team.”
Mr. Cohen, age 31, has a strong professional background in commercial real estate, having begun his career as a commercial mortgage brokerage. Mr. Cohen graduated summa cum laude (Finance) from Touro College with a bachelor's degree in Science, and earned a master's degree in Business Administration from Baruch College. He resides in North Woodmere, NY.
Mr. Cohen said he looks forward to being a part of the growing Eastern Union Funding team, with its ability to direct both Debt and Equity funding, and offering a separate Healthcare division. “Eastern Union Funding provides the tools, technology and support to level the playing field among all the brokers and help everyone succeed,” he said. “It is a unique environment, and I am proud to join Ira’s team where I can make a real contribution to production and service.”
ABOUT EASTERN UNION FUNDING: As the most trusted commercial real estate mortgage brokerage firm in the U.S., Eastern Union closes an average of $3.5 billion annually, with a market share far outpacing the industry. Working with over 100 lenders, we consistently close loans on multifamily, mixed-use, medical, single-tenant properties and properties in every category. To meet surging demand and assure the best service in the industry, Eastern Union funnels deals through a one-of-a-kind QTS (Quotes and Term Sheets) Division, guaranteeing our clients the absolute best terms by having the QTS team initially processing and following up every deal thereby advising lenders by knowing the appetites of every bank our brokers deal with, company-wide.
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