Meet The Candidate Series – Andy Cohen

Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®

Meet the Candidates

Andy Cohen - ThumbnailAndy Cohen – GRI, SRS – Abbitt Realty Company LLC
President Elect

My name is Andy Cohen. I have been a Realtor since 1988. Prior to that I spent seventeen years in the foodservice industry, managing cafeterias, restaurants and bars. I also spent five years as a morning radio personality. I am currently an Associate Broker with Abbitt Realty Company, LLC.

I am from Teaneck, NJ, where I graduated from Teaneck High School. I attended The George Washington University, in Washington, DC, where I earned a B.A. in political science and sociology. As a Realtor, I have earned the GRI and CRS designations, as well as the designations of CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) and MCSP (Master Certified Sales Professional) from the National Association of Homebuilders.

I have served our Association as a member of the Charitable Foundation Board of Directors, including a term as president, as a member of the new homes committee, and, this year, as a member of the Board of Directors. I was honored in 1997, and again in 2012, to be recognized with the Realtor Community Service award. I have also served, for the past eight years, as a member of the Peninsula Housing and Builders Board of Directors, and have served five terms as Chair of the Sales and Marketing Council.

In our community, I served as a youth basketball coach, as a trustee of the Virginia Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, including three terms as treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, including two terms as president. I look forward to serving the members of VPAR as, together, we meet the challenge of remaining vibrant, and relevant, in a rapidly changing technological environment.