Bittersweet Farewell

As a new year at Cohen Commercial begins, new opportunities also present themselves to our team in many forms. For one beloved team member in particular – Office Assistant Blake Prolow – an out-of-state journey has taken shape as he leaves us to attend the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Prolow details his experience at Cohen Commercial beginning with his internship during Summer 2021. He says, “I came in with an open mind and not knowing what to expect. I quickly began forming relationships with the agents and other interns. I learned about the commercial real estate market, and my focus was mainly on investment sales considering my finance background.”

Following his summer internship, Prolow quickly realized he wanted to take more classes in real estate and focus on integrating it into his career. “When I returned as an Office Assistant, I was able to continue to grow my knowledge and passion for the real estate industry,” he says. He felt especially thankful to have the opportunity to continue to grow relationships with the team of agents as they began to trust him with larger projects along the way. Longtime Associate Remington Philips says, “I was always impressed by the level of detail in his work and how fast he would complete a project.”

“Now having completed both my internship along with my experience as an Office Assistant, I am excited to go to school at the University of Wisconsin to study finance and real estate.” — Prolow

From the entire Cohen Commercial team, we wish Blake the best of luck on his new journey. We will miss you!

What’s on the Horizon for Commercial Real Estate in 2022?

The beginning of 2022 will bring a fresh set of new goals for the Commercial Real Estate industry. According to we could be seeing “the rise of smaller spaces, increased leasing flexibility, an increase in suburban leases, rising demand for warehouses and distribution centers.” Our Cohen Commercial associates are specifically interested and excited for what is to come in the New Year.

Senior Vice President Christopher Haass explains “Hope is on the horizon; the Tenant Rep team at Cohen Commercial Realty has been in the trenches for 18 months, but we are starting to see the light ahead of us in the distance. We never gave up, we never stopped pursuing the best possible outcomes, we never discounted our values and we never cut any corners. With us, no matter the circumstance the client always comes first. We are positioned to not only provide a service, but also the best possible result. We are excited for 2022!”

Longtime Associate Remington Phillips says “We will see a healthy volume of transactions continue to take place as tenants, landlords, and investors look to take advantage of opportunities to position themselves in attractive growing markets.”

Cohen Commercial Office Assistant Blake Prolow thinks in 2022 we will see the market continue to grow on the same path it is on now especially for office spaces. “I also think we will see rent prices go up in certain areas depending on where the influx of national tenants and companies decide to move in Florida due to taxes.”

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Happy New Year from all of us here at Cohen Commercial!