Ben Cohen, Managing Director of Guaranteed Rate, has proudly developed and executed strategies to help thousands of clients achieve their homeownership dreams for nearly two decades. His performance, dedication and implementation of strategic planning, has allowed him to remain laser\-focused on his customers and business partners, landing him at the top of the industry. He understands the significance of buying a home, which is why he cherishes the opportunity to empower home buyers to confidently make life's biggest purchase. With a simple, efficient process, his goal is to deliver superior customer service to both his clients and referral partners through every step of the mortgage journey. "I take a consultative approach," says Cohen. "There is no one\-size\-fits\-all solution. I give every client the best mortgage plan to fit their specific financial goals." Through his strong leadership, Cohen has built a skilled team of professionals to create a winning culture for his clients that is unmatched in the industry. Building long\-term, trusting relationships with his clients and business partners is one of his favorite aspects of working in mortgage lending. His clients range from first\-time homebuyers, move\-up buyers, refinancers, investors and corporate clients, while he also provides employee benefit programs for several large corporations with offices located across the country. His dedication to managing and advancing strategic objectives has earned him some incredible honors. Cohen was recognized among the Top 10 loan originators in the country by Mortgage Executive Magazine from 2017 through 2021. He was voted "Best Loan Officer in Illinois" in 2017 by the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association and named #1 in Illinois in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 by National Mortgage News. Most notably, Ben was ranked No. 2 for total loan volume in the U.S. for the third year in a row on the National Mortgage News 2021 Top Producers list, funding nearly $1.7 billion. He is also a member of Guaranteed Rate's Chairman's Circle and President's Club. He has been featured in local and national news segments, including Chicago Agent Magazine, Built In Chicago and "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt". In his free time, Cohen is passionate about giving back. He supports various charities, including Make\-A\-Wish ® Foundation, the Jewish United Fund, the Guaranteed Rate Foundation and community food drives. He also enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and three children.