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KING of the Deal: Mr. Robert Cohen
By Jacqueline Maddison
We sat down with high powered real estate expert and business entrepreneur, Mr. Robert Cohen of RKF, an international real estate firm representing some of the worlds most famous luxury brands and high end clients in retail transactions around the globe.

Robert began his career by breaking into the New York real estate market place under the wing of famed real estate mogul Harry Helmsley, the country’s biggest property owner in the United States, including the Empire State building, Ritz Carlton hotels, and many more. Having learned from the best, Robert rose to success as an entrepreneur in the business, growing RKF to include locations in New York, Santa Monica, and now London.

Specializing in urban retail leasing and strategic business growth plans, RKF is spearheading major city retail landscapes with some of the most notable companies that exist today. Some of Robert’s recent transactions include Topshop at The Grove in Los Angeles; Dylan’s Candy Bar in the historic Farmers Market in Los Angeles; Tumi, Intermix and Boucheron in Beverly Hills; Madewell and Restoration Kids on the Third Street Promenade, Rosa Mexicano on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood; three retail locations and the U.S. headquarters for Adidas; six locations for Swarovski; multiple sites for M∙A∙C Cosmetics, multiple locations for Ralph Lauren and its Club Monaco and Rugby brands; numerous locations for H&M, and high-visibility sites for retailers including John Varvatos, Restoration Hardware and Drybar. Robert also represents an impressive list of landlord clients, including Transwestern Investment Services Group, Grosvenor, Broadreach Capital, CIM Group, Whitney Museum of American Art, Kalimian Brothers, Related Companies, ARI Investors and The Sherry-Netherland.

It’s no surprise Robert is viewed as an innovator and change maker in the retail market. His clients are assured success by his aggressive approach to deal negotiations and a big picture scope of long term growth strategies across multiple markets, both nationally and internationally. Utilizing in depth market cycle data analysis and highly targeted psychographics, clients can trust that Robert will always keep them fully informed and fairly treated along the way, with a solid plan of action. No challenge is too great for Robert Cohen; his business confidence shines, as he states, “Most of my business is done on a handshake. Without trust, there is nothing.” We agree. We trust that Robert is one real estate entrepreneur who knows exactly what he is doing and so do his clients; past, present, and future.

Named King of the Deal…Robert Cohen is leading the way by creating a real estate empire of retail transactions around the world totaling well over 7 billion dollars and growing. His empire is on the rise.


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