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.
Excellent responsiveness and service from Robert ... Creative, hard-working and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
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!
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.
I'm extremely impressed with Robert and his team. They took the time to listen carefully and worked to put me in the best position for a new home loan. The turnaround for responses to all my questions was very short. His availability was incredible; they were even open to calls after business hours which was more convenient for me. I highly recommend them to anyone.
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!
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.