Joshua Cohen was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He attained a bachelors degree in Psychology at Michigan State University in East Lansing, before moving to Grand Rapids where he has been for the past four years. In that time, Joshua has dedicated himself to planting roots in West Michigan, becoming Secretary of the East Hills Neighborhood Council Executive Board, developing numerous social networking events and initiatives for his community, in which he has recently purchased his first investment property. Joshua is passionate about real estate, playing guitar in his band, Sherman Gepherd and creating meaningful community events in his neighborhood.
Josh has always been passionate about helping people. In high school, Josh volunteered with Friendship Circle, where youth were paired with individuals with special needs to help create meaningful relationships in both people’s lives. In college, Josh volunteered with the Adolescent Diversion Project, mentoring youth with substance abuse issues. After college, Josh continued to work toward his goal of working in a profession centered around helping people. He moved to Grand Rapids, and immediately began working at Elder’s Helper’s, a non-profit organization that pairs caretakers with geriatric individuals, to enrich the lives of the elderly, and help them with basic hygiene, housekeeping and daily tasks that they could not accomplish themselves. When Josh discovered real estate, he fell in love with the idea of being able to help people make some of the biggest financial investments in their lives-- finding their forever homes, downsizing to more manageable homes, and helping people acquire investment properties to enrich not only their lives but also adding income from passive investments. Joshua has worked in real estate for the past two and a half years, beginning with Keller Williams. He then moved to an independent brokerage where he developed a real estate division from the ground up for a mid-sized property management company, and is excited to continue his journey with the Ginger Baxter Group of Keller Williams Grand Rapids!