Robert Cohan is driven by a belief that solutions aren’t just found – they are carefully crafted. As President of Carlyle Financial, he ensures that the firm’s mortgage solutions are elegantly simple, yet flexible enough to provide custom options for our clients.
Robert is an experienced mortgage professional and industry innovator. He developed his passion for providing extraordinary service for extraordinary clients as a top mortgage professional for several national banks, including Bank of America, Washington Mutual (now J.P. Morgan Chase) and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where he became the first loan officer to open a mortgage-only storefront on Canon Drive in the heart of the Beverly Hills triangle.
After working with hundreds of clients at multiple national and regional banks, Robert saw the limitations of the big bank mono-channel model and developed his own lending and service philosophy. His trailblazing approach led to the founding of Carlyle Financial, where he could continue his commitment to customized home loans while changing the way his clients experienced the mortgage process. He is based in the San Francisco headquarters at One Market Plaza.
Robert has been recognized as a leading jumbo mortgage expert in The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Investor’s Business Daily, and many other publications. He is also active in his community, committing time and resources to causes that align with his philanthropic values. When he isn’t helping clients structure their next home, you can find Robert on the basketball court coaching youth league kids on their jump shot.
I recently closed on my first home working with Jesse Collins at Carlyle Financial.
As a first-time homeowner with ZERO knowledge, Jesse made my home-buying experience completely easy and stress-free! He was incredibly responsive and knowledgeable, gave great advice, and explained everything in such clear terms.
Jesse really went above and beyond to make things convenient and comfortable for me -- the entire process went perfectly smooth from start to finish, and he secured me a great rate.
I'd highly recommend him to anyone!
I just refinanced on my home in San Francisco and Robert at Carlyle Financial made it possible. If you are buying a home or refinancing, use Robert and his team.
Robert and the Carlyle Financial team make the financing process understandable. They help you overcome any issues, they explain what's going on, they are very patient throughout the whole process. They truly are on your team. I was amazed at how smart, diligent, friendly, creative and dedicated Robert and his team are. They are committed to helping you and getting a deal done.
I have worked with numerous mortgage brokers in the past, and I will not use anyone else in the future.
Just closed on my new house and I couldn’t have done it without the people at Carlyle Financial. They made the process so easy and not to mention fast. We closed 3 days early!! What I liked most about them is that they were organized and they always kept me in the loop with whatever was going on. Thanks again guys!
Robert and all the staff were extremely polite and efficient. The eSigning and document uploading processes made everything very easy and secure, and Robert really knows his jumbo loan products. Carlyle Financial has earned another new loyal customer!
I did a jumbo mortgage refinance with Carlyle Financial. I had excellent experience with them. The whole process was smooth with exceptional level of service provided to me by Robert and his team.