As a successful real estate investor in Pittsburgh, Jason Cohen understands that professionals in his field need to look beyond a home's peeling exterior to find its true worth. Jason has spent the last decade navigating the Pittsburgh real estate landscape and in the process become an expert in making even worn homes shine. Today, he serves as the titular head of Jason Cohen Pittsburgh, an informal real estate group that provides networking and advising opportunities to Pittsburgh-area real estate operatives of all experience levels.
Jason's own career began humbly. After receiving his bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Texas in 2002, he plied his skills as a real estate broker in areas of the Midwest and Texas until eventually settling in his current home of Pittsburgh. As a recent college graduate and fledgling professional, Jason Cohen didn't have deep pockets or strong connections to professionals in the area. That said, he was determined to find success in the city through whatever means were available to him. Cohen began researching high-potential neighborhoods in the city and sunk his meager resources into purchasing and completing basic repairs on distressed buildings in promising locales. His hard work and effort paid off; within a few years, Jason was able to apply the profits he made in these small-scale deals to larger projects in thriving areas. Today, he has dozens of reclamation assets scattered throughout Pittsburgh's most popular neighborhoods and has consulted on multi-million dollar community projects. Jason Cohen’s work in Pittsburgh has ultimately formed him into a driving force in the city's real estate community and further taught him the immense value of hard work and perseverance. To date, he has worked with prominent organizations such as: The Urban Land Institute, the National MultiFamily Housing Council, and the Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh.
Jason's early experiences set the basis for his decision to found and lead Jason Cohen Pittsburgh. He believes that anyone can find success in real estate if they delve into research, make informed investment decisions, and put in the work to see them through. It was in this vein that he established Jason Cohen Pittsburgh as an informal real estate advising group. These casual gatherings offer a space where seasoned investors, property managers, leading agents, and real estate agents can connect and find feedback on their projects and investments. While the group has a niche focus on multifamily investment properties, it welcomes professionals of all stripes to discuss acquisitions, asset repositioning, real estate management, real estate brokerage, and construction within all sub-categories. Ultimately, Jason Cohen Pittsburgh’s goal as an informal organization is to provide networking and advising opportunities that will enable regional professionals to find success in their endeavors.