Entering the mortgage industry more than 16 years ago and going on to become the second-highest-producing loan officer in the country, Ben Cohen provides a high level of expertise, professionalism and personalized service to every client. Initially drawn to the autonomy afforded to him by a career in lending, as well as the opportunity to directly impact the lives of others, Cohen is as dedicated to his clients today as he was when he first started. “I am always available to my clients — on nights, weekends and holidays,” the managing director and senior vice president of mortgage lending at Guaranteed Rate explains.
Working with everyone from first-time homebuyers to investors to refinancers, Cohen utilizes innovative marketing strategies to attract new clients from around Chicagoland while also relying on referrals from business partners and past clients to broaden his reach.
Recognized by Scotsman Guide for funding more than $600 million in loan volume in 2019, Cohen has been ranked among Mortgage Executive Magazine’s top 10 loan originators in the country since 2017. He was also voted Best Loan Officer in Illinois in 2017 by the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association and named No. 1 in Illinois in 2018 by National Mortgage News.
Cohen is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and supports the Jewish United Fund, Guaranteed Rate Foundation, Make-a-Wish Foundation and other local charities. He also raised money for food banks and sent food to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. When not working, Cohen enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and three children.
Guaranteed Rate Inc. is a private corporation organized under the laws of the state of Delaware. It has no affiliation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or any other government agency.