Over the past eight years, Ben has worked with Simon Cohen to build Cohen Handler into Australia’s largest buyer’s agency. After founding the company with $5,000 in 2009, Cohen Handler has grown from two people working from a bedroom to 70+ staff members across six offices in three countries, having purchased more than $3 billion worth of property along the way.
Handler said: “Building Cohen Handler from scratch when people did not think the buyer’s agent model was possible has been a phenomenal learning experience and opportunity to develop my skill set.
“It’s been a privilege to work alongside the amazing people and clients at Cohen Handler – it is the team that continues to drive the company forward. For almost a decade, we’ve pioneered the Buyer’s Agent landscape in Australia, helping thousands of amazing clients, and the business continues to go from strength to strength. Above all, I’ve been able to do all of this with Simon.
“It’s been an incredibly difficult decision to move on. But I do so knowing the business is in its strongest ever position, and set up for continued success. After eight years, I felt it was time for something new. I have lots of exciting business ventures in the pipeline, and I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life.”
Simon Cohen, co-founder and Managing Director, said: “It’s been a great privilege building Cohen Handler with Ben. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in revolutionising the Australian property landscape. While I’m obviously disappointed not to be working with him in the future, I know he will go on and achieve great things in his new endeavours, and I’ll be cheering him on.
“I will be stepping in to cover Ben’s role in the short term, and his contribution to the business will live on in the Cohen Handler brand.
“Cohen Handler continues to be the leading light in the buyer’s agent industry, and our team is hungry to achieve even more. Our knowledge, expertise, and experience are unmatched, and I’m excited for the future.”