Sotheby’s Names New Brokerage Manager

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 31, 2019
Michael Cohen has been hired as the vice president and brokerage manager for Sotheby’s in Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Santa Ynez Valley brokerages

Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that Michael Cohen has been appointed vice president and brokerage manager for the company’s Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Santa Ynez Valley brokerages. In this role, Cohen will lead 115 independent sales associates based in these offices.

Cohen joins the company with a depth of experience both in the real estate industry and with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. Since 2014, he has been vice president of sales for Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the largest affiliates in the Sotheby’s International Realty network located in the Bay Area, where he was instrumental in the growth and success of the business.”Michael Cohen’s long, multidisciplinary experience in real estate and the learnings he brings from Silicon Valley, one of the most tech-forward regions in the nation, make him a strong leader for our Santa Barbara region,” said Frank Symons, executive vice president of Western and Mountain Regions of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. 

“Sotheby’s International Realty is a global leader in luxury real estate and I am excited to bring my experience and successes with the brand to the American Riviera,” said Cohen. “I’m looking forward to leveraging the brand’s marketing exposure and unparalleled global referral opportunities to the advantage of our agents and clients.”

Cohen will relocate permanently to Santa Barbara, where he will be closer to his son who attends the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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