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.
Carlyle Financial has an incredible team, both in terms of service and knowledge of the mortgage industry. Not only do they find you the best loan options possible, they make the process go very smoothly. The team is extremely organized and responsive. I couldn't have been happier.
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!
We had a wonderful experience with Carlyle Financial from start to finish! Robert was extremely knowledgeable and able to move the process along very quickly for us. We were also very impressed with Robert's willingness to call and explain things in great detail. We highly recommend Carlyle Financial!
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!
Carlyle Financial is fantastic. Robert made the loan process so easy and painless. I was working with a couple different brokers that all made promises but only Carlyle Financial delivered. Robert got me a $3.2MM home loan when all others said I only qualified for less than a million. I recommend him to all my friends and family.