Who We Are
A team of nationally recognized mortgage professionals.
Carlyle Financial is a mortgage bank based in Beverly Hills with a commitment to clear and simple home loan solutions.
We are known for our flexible and versatile loan processes, our common sense approach to lending, our innovative use of technology, and highly personal client service.
Power of a mortgage bank
As a mortgage bank, we bring together a variety of lending products that can accurately and efficiently meet all of your individual needs.
Clients, not customers
Closing your home loan is only the beginning of a growing relationship with Carlyle Financial.
We promote sustainable homeownership, providing you with information that helps you to make effective decisions.
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 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.
Robert and the Carlyle 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.
When no one else can help Carlyle Financial can! Finally managed to get my dream San Francisco place and then 8 months later we refinanced from 5.125% to 3.875% - rabbit out of the hat! Dedicated to ensuring they find something that works for you.
Had a great experience with Carlyle Financial. I shopped around and they offered me the best incentives. They're very quick and respond right away. I highly recommend!
Meet Our Founder & Managing Director Robert Cohan
Robert Cohan spent more than a decade as a top mortgage professional for several national banks, including Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Washington Mutual (now J.P. Morgan Chase). Robert has always been an innovative leader in the mortgage industry.
Among his many accomplishments:
- funded more than $1 billion in residential loans
- earned the “President’s Club” distinction multiple times as one of the top 1% of loan producers nationwide
- became the first loan officer to open a mortgage-only storefront retail branch in Beverly Hills during his tenure at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
- established or supported numerous community outreach programs
Believing that both his industry work and his community work could be improved, Robert set out to provide his clients with the best possible home loan options in a responsible way. He found a solution in mortgage banks.
Mortgage banks offered more home loan options than retail banks and were direct lenders who maintained control over the entirety of the home loan process, unlike brokers. Robert realized that mortgage banking allowed him to first provide clients with the widest variety of loan packages. And, coupled with the right technology, mortgage banks could add significant efficiency to the mortgage process.
Robert responded by founding Carlyle Financial, a mortgage bank with a client-first philosophy, that offers the efficient in-house application processing of a retail bank and the extensive home loan solutions offered by mortgage brokers. Robert and his team are committed to remaining at the forefront of technology in order to deliver better solutions more quickly.
In 2015 we opened our most recent branch in San Francisco, CA. Our team is looking forward to expanding the community that inspired Carlyle Financial.
Robert is a member of the California Association of Mortgage Professionals and the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. He attended California State University, Northridge, with a focus in Finance.