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RESULTS... NO MATTER WHAT TYPE OF MARKET! Recognized as a top selling broker in Manhattan and among the best in New York City, Ariel Cohen is a fiercely committed real estate professional with a proven track record of closing deals and exceeding his clients' expectations. As the founder of The Ariel Cohen Team at Douglas Elliman, which he launched in 2005, Cohen leads a group of skillful and dynamic brokers in representing buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and developers and completing deals at new developments and re-sale properties. With Cohen at the helm, the team has sold and rented over 750 properties totaling over a billion dollars in neighborhoods across the city.

Cohen entered the world of New York City real estate in 2005 and quickly joined the ranks of Douglas Elliman's top-producing agents, building his career and reputation with hard work, dedication and drive. In addition to being named among the top 75 real estate brokers in New York City by The Real Deal for the past four years, Cohen was also awarded Douglas Elliman Chairman's award in 2009 and 2010 and received the PREA GCI in 2010 for ranking among the top 100 sales agents nationwide, among other accolades. Cohen has been Pinnacle Award Winner 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. Coupled with his strong sales performance, these awards are a reflection of Cohen's vast knowledge of Manhattan real estate and ability to create opportunities for his clients in up, down, and volatile markets. He has established a strong referral base of satisfied customers that grows with each transaction.

Prior to 2005, Cohen was the national sales director of a women's sportswear line. Born in Casablanca, Morocco and raised in Los Angeles, Cohen is fluent in French and relates to people of all backgrounds.


  • Pinnacle Award Winner 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • #1 Selling Broker in Lower Manhattan
  • #4 2013 Team by Transactions at Douglas Elliman
  • #8 2014 Team by Transactions at Douglas Elliman
  • Top 20 Manhattan Brokers at Douglas Elliman, with one of the Company's Largest Teams
  • New York City's Top 75 Agents, Real Deal Magazine, June 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • PREA GCI Award Winner, Top 100 Sales Agents in the Entire Douglas Elliman Real Estate Network- Residential GCI, 2010
  • Pinnacle Club - The Ariel Cohen Team, 2010
  • Chairman's Circle Diamond, 2010
  • Over 120 Sales Transactions between 2009 & 2010 (one of the worst markets on record)
  • Chairman's Circle Gold, 2009

For nearly 2 decades, Ariel Cohen has outperformed the market, successfully orchestrating and closing large and complex transactions at re-sale properties and new developments, including:

  • The Lumiere located at 350 West 53rd Street
  • The Collection by Armani Casa located at 20 Pine Street
  • Downtown by Philippe Starck located 15 Broad Street
  • Bryant Park Towers located at 100 West 39th Street
  • Fulton Haus located at 119 Fulton Street
  • 75 Wall atop the Andaz located at 75 Wall Street
  • 49 Chambers Street
  • 15 William Street
  • 40 Broad Street
  • 752 West End Avenue
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111 Fifth Ave
New York, 10003