Sheryl Chinowth CEO and Co Founder

Sheryl Chinowth, CEO and Co-Founder

Sheryl began her career working at her father’s real estate company, where she quickly became a top producer, mentored associates and managed offices. In 2004, Sheryl cofounded Chinowth & Cohen Realtors, opening the brokerage with only one office and 25 sales associates. As CEO, Sheryl has grown the company to over 700 associates and 14 offices in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City surrounding areas, making it the largest independent real estate company in Oklahoma, and the consecutive recipient of:

  • Oklahoma Magazine’s “Best of the Best” Real Estate Company
  • Tulsa World’s “Best in the World” Real Estate Company
  • The only Real Estate company to win Tulsa Business Journal’s “Besties Award”
  • Real Trends’ #1 Real Estate Company (based on organic growth among all independent privately-owned firms)

Sheryl is an executive committee member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate International, a board member of the Charitable Foundation for the Home Builders Association, a member of the Leadership Council of Real Trends and Realty Alliance. Honored as one of Tulsa World’s “Top 5 Women CEOs” and one of Tulsa World Magazine’s “Women to Watch” in 2019, Sheryl is also the recipient of:

  • Luxury Real Estate’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Tulsa Business Journal’s “Influential Woman in Business” Award
  • Tulsa Business Journal’s “Women of Distinction” Award
  • National Business Women’s Association “Woman of Achievement Award
  • Tulsa Chamber of Commerce “Women of Business Champion” Award
  • HBA’s “Presidential Club” member
  • League of Women Voters’ “Madame President Award”
  • RISMedia and Real Trends’ “Power Broker” recognition

Sheryl’s altruistic concern for human welfare and generosity to socially responsible purpose was recognized by Who’s Who of Luxury Real Estate with the prestigious Extraordinary Philanthropists Award. She is passionate about giving back to her community, which is demonstrated by her involvement with local hospitals, police departments, public schools, food banks and organizations including:

  • The Junior League
  • American Cancer Society
  • Habitat for humanity
  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
  • Light the Night for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
Lee Cohen, CFO and Co Founder

Lee Cohen, CFO and Co-Founder

Originally from New York, Lee learned about real estate from his grandfather who purchased, sold and managed real estate in Manhattan. In the 1990s, Lee owned a commercial brokerage in Miami, Florida, when he created a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust), which went public in 1996. Upon his arrival to Tulsa in 1999, Lee worked at various residential and commercial brokerages and eventually partnered with Sheryl Chinowth to form Chinowth & Cohen Realtors as well as C&C Commercial Realtors. He received his Oklahoma Brokerage license in 2005 and has since grown Chinowth & Cohen Realtors to be the largest independent real estate company in Oklahoma.

Currently, Lee is active in the Greater Tulsa Area of Realtors (GTAR) RCA Committee, Legislative Committee and RPAC Committee. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Association Realtors Finance committee. Nationally, Lee is a member of the Real Trends Leadership Council, a real estate consulting and communications company considered to be a leading source of analysis and information on the residential brokerage industry. Licensed in both Oklahoma and Florida, Lee is currently the CFO and co-owner of Chinowth & Cohen Realtors.

Leland Chinowth, President

Leland Chinowth, President

Leland attended the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine prior to launching his robust real estate career. In his first year as an associate, Leland sold a record $11 million. He has helped mentor and train agents for nearly 15 years and has been the President of Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors, MLS President and has been named one of Tulsa Business Journal's 20 "Men of Distinction” and was voted one of Tulsa Business Journal’s "40 Under 40.” Leland is currently the President of Chinowth & Cohen Realtors and serves on the Executive Committee of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate. 

Taylor Chinowth

Taylor Chinowth, Vice President, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors / President, Elite Title Services

Taylor is an attorney with a degree in Finance from the University of Oklahoma School of Business and a JD from the University of Tulsa College of Law. After becoming a licensed realtor in 2007 and a licensed broker in 2010, Taylor obtained his title insurance license in 2012 and joined the Board of Directors for Bartlesville Association of Realtors in 2015. The following year, Taylor was one of Tulsa Business and Legal News’ 40 Under 40 and later won the Oklahoma Bar Association Business and Corporate Law Award in 2019 and 2020 as well as multiple CALI Awards. He currently serves as both Vice President of Chinowth & Cohen Realtors and President of Elite Title Services in Tulsa, Owasso and Oklahoma City. Taylor is also on the Board of Directors for the Tulsa Home Builders Association. 


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