Melissa Cohn

About Melissa Cohn

VP, Mortgage Banker - New York City Office
126 E. 56th St., Suite 1510, New York, NY 10022

Email: | Cell: 917.838.7300 | Office: 917.838.7300

Agent Credentials


A pioneer in the mortgage industry for more than 35 years, Melissa Cohn began her career with CitiMortgage before launching her own successful mortgage company, The Manhattan Mortgage Company, in 1985. As one of the very first independent mortgage brokers, Ms. Cohn was able to exponentially grow her business into the #1 residential mortgage broker on the East Coast with more than $5 billion in annual volume. In 2020, she joined William Raveis Mortgage, where she is currently a top originator in the company. Her expertise and insights are regularly featured in press, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC/Acorns and Mansion Global.


  • #50 Nationwide Total Volume | Scotsman Guide 2022 Top Originator
  • #2 Connecticut Total Volume | Scotsman Guide 2022 Top Originator
  • #1 Companywide in both Volume and Units in 2022 | William Raveis Mortgage
  • #10 Nationwide Total Volume | Scotsman Guide 2022 Top Women Originators
  • #1 Connecticut Total Volume | Scotsman Guide 2022 Top Women Originators
  • Top 100 | 2021 National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America

Press Mentions

Real Simple - "Factors That May Impact the Real Estate Market in 2023" WSJ - "Age Is Just a Number—Except When You’re Applying for a Mortgage" Newsday - "Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, other East End groups gets $363G in grants for breast cancer screenings, education" Habitat - "Loans Backed by Fannie and Freddie Break $1 Million Barrier" Brick Underground - "With new conforming loan limits above $1 million, NYC buyers can stretch their dollars" MPA - "Economist: 2023 to be all about the bond market" James Lane - "Real Estate Confab: 2023 Hamptons Market Predictions" Yahoo News - "Housing expert: ‘We can expect mortgage rates to go down’" Yahoo News - "Housing: ‘People can’t expect’ to go back to a 3% mortgage rate, expert says" Business Insider - "Homebuyers will be able to get bigger mortgages in 2023 but it could be a bad idea for Americans to stretch their budgets too far" Market Watch - "My husband and I rent our second home to our son and his wife. Now we want him to own this house, but keep our 2.5% mortgage rate. How can we do that?’" Yahoo Finance - "Home buyers see ‘no benefit’ from housing prices, mortgage rates: Expert" WSJ - "How to Boost Your Credit Score to Get a Lower Mortgage Rate" Yahoo Finance - "Housing confidence craters once more as mortgage rates spike’" MPA - "Mortgage industry vet embodies spirit of International Women's Day’" The Real Deal - "Real estate agents say these small details derail deals" National Mortgage News - "The worst of the layoffs may be over for the mortgage industry"