About Me: Melissa Cohn has been in the mortgage industry for over 35 years. She began her career with CitiMortgage before launching her own mortgage company, The Manhattan Mortgage Company, in 1985. As one of the very first independent mortgage brokers, Cohn exponentially grew 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 insights are regularly featured in the press -- including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Bloomberg.