Brokerage Investment Sales

Jack A. Cohen

Director, Investment Sales

Jack A. Cohen joined Besen Partners in February 2011. His business experience began in his family retail operations based out of downtown Brooklyn on Fulton Street. Soon after he launched a chain of 6 retail electronic stores on major retail streets such as Fulton Street in Brooklyn, 3rd Ave Southern Blvd. and Fordham Rd in the Bronx and furniture and home furnishings department stores in Newark, and Passaic NJ. He has sourced products in the Far East and imported products to market to the mass merchandisers as well. Identifying viable locations for his retail and negotiating leases with landlords,  attorneys and brokers gave him enormous experience and a wealth of knowledge that he is able draw from to make real estate deals that close seamlessly and result in successful transactions.


After joining Besen he quickly began leasing retail stores in the same areas where operated his business so he understood the mentality of the tenants and the landlords. Soon after, he began in investment sales closing on more than $50 million dollars in transactions. He was appointed and retained on many exclusive assignments representing sellers in investment properties in multifamily and retail buildings which he was able to close lucrative deals for the sellers. Jack continues to focus on retail properties and specializes in this asset class as well as mixed use and multifamily properties.


Jack is an alumni of the Berklee College of Music in Boston and continues to perform with his Jazz trio.