Originally from London, England, at the age sixteen, Cohen started his professional career in 1990 as a founding partner of a national cellular distribution network. Over a four-year period, Cohen grew the company across the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. When Cohen sold the company in 1994, the business ranked as one of the top producers of new monthly cellular connections throughout the United Kingdom with over 100 full time employees. The business had a client base of over 5,000 retailers worldwide.
In 1995, Cohen established a residential estate agency in central London, Adam Simon & Co. The business was one of the first to successfully implement the citywide multi-listing cobweb system thus enabled the company to cover multiple areas of London from one central location. Within a year, Cohen expanded the business into high end residential sales and rentals and opened several strategic retail locations around the West End of London. The company built on its success in the residential space and soon thereafter expanded into commercial and investment properties. Cohen sold the business in 1998 to a locally renowned real estate franchise.
Following the sale of Adam Simon & Co., Cohen founded a boutique mortgage finance company, Mortgage Impossible Europe, Ltd., which focused on refinancing homeowners in foreclosure, as well as buy-to-let mortgages. That same year, Cohen formed an investment company named Woodlands International, Ltd which bought and sold investment properties around the UK at auction. Cohen continues to provide consulting services to a base of affluent clients established during his tenures at Adam Simon and Woodlands International, specifically the acquisition of real estate properties in the United Kingdom and the United States.
September 2000, Cohen moved to New York. For the next few years, in partnership with Goodstein Realty Commercial and Coldwell Banker Commercial, Cohen developed and implemented commercial real estate auction programs in the Tri-State area of New York successfully selling over 1,000 commercial properties.
2005, Cohen went it alone, founding Woodlands International, LLC, a commercial real estate brokerage firm operating in Midtown Manhattan with offices at the Empire State Building. The company expanded rapidly thriving in commercial real estate sales and creative financing solutions. The company also bought & sold investment properties in and around New York City and operated a small construction company. In late 2008, Cohen closed Woodlands International due to the downturn in the general economy.
2009, Adam Cohen moved to Miami Beach Florida where he formed Handsome Devil Enterprises, a new investment company with the primary focus on flipping distressed real estate assets. Later that year Cohen also contracted to develop real estate auction platforms for Windermere Realty, a large southern California real estate conglomerate. Building upon his successes in Southern California, Adam Cohen went on to Las Vegas, Nevada where he served as Key Note Speaker and Educator providing sales training to over five thousand sales agents for multiple international resort properties as well as local Nevada based real estate franchises.
December 2010, Cohen launched West One International with the objective to provide creative capital solutions in situations where conventional funding was seemingly unavailable. The business started as a small brokerage firm focusing on distressed assets. Over a six-year period, the company funded more than one billion dollars’ worth of closed transactions worldwide. Due to progressive change in the international capital markets, in April 2017 Cohen elected to close the doors in order to pursue new opportunities.