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Chinowth & Cohen Realtors and its affiliated companies continued to see enormous growth in 2021, expanding resources and business across Oklahoma, continuing to be the largest independent real estate company in the state.

Along with gaining an additional 170 agents in the past year, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors has also announced 2022 plans for offices in Glenpool and Wagoner, stretching the powerhouse real estate company's reach to a total of 16 real estate offices, along with the property management division, American Property Management. 

The company is also seeing continued success in Oklahoma City after purchasing Churchill Brown & Associates in 2020. The Nichols Hills and Edmond offices already have around 120 agents between both locations. Mary Fitzpatrick is the Managing Broker of the Nichols Hills office, and Khari McVey and Bill Beauprey assist in training new and existing agents in the Edmond office.

Chinowth & Cohen also built a brand new office in Owasso. The new location, just off U.S. 169 on 116th St. N, replaces the company's former Owasso office at Smith Farm Marketplace off of 96th St. N. The Owasso branch, one of C&C's first offices, launched in 2004 with only a handful of agents. Now, with around 115 agents in the Owasso area, Chinowth & Cohen knew it was time to build a new office, which also includes a state-of-the-art training facility. The office held its grand opening in October. 

C&C also added new members to its corporate leadership team, including Lindsay Padilla as Director of Corporate Development, Travis Guillory as Director of Marketing & Public Relations, and Julie Orlando as Director of Accounting. Jamie Smith has been hired on to run American Property Management, Arlys Spiker is the new Managing Broker of the Bixby office, and Adonna Anderson has been promoted to Director of Education to spearhead the company's real estate training efforts. 

(Top row: Lindsay Padilla, Travis Guillory, Julie Orlando; Bottom row: Jamie Smith, Arlys Spiker, Adonna Anderson)

Speaking of Chinowth & Cohen's education department, in addition to continuing its commitment to providing aspiring and current agents with top notch real estate training services, C&C created and implemented a new Post 45 course for provisional associates, upgraded the main training facility with new technology to provide in-person, live webinar, and hybrid classes, and created 10 new OREC-approved classes. C&C also added a full-time trainer in Oklahoma City, expanding the team to a total of five educators statewide and around 20 OREC approved instructors. 

One of the most exciting developments for Chinowth & Cohen Realtors in 2021 is the partnership with Partners United Financial, a multi-state joint venture mortgage company formed in tandem with Newrez.

Partners United Financial is a fully-funded, independent mortgage banking firm that offers an array of unmatched advantages and perks to mortgage professionals, including direct access to agencies, innovative Non-QM offerings, marketing and sales support, industry-leading benefits and more.

Nikki Pauly has joined the firm as Senior Loan Officer, and the joint venture is seeking to hire a total of at 15 talented mortgage professionals to join the team between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. 

Another fantastic service Chinowth & Cohen provides in-house to its agents and clients is Elite Title Services, which saw two grand openings in 2021. The Oklahoma City office, along May Ave, held its grand opening in June. The South Tulsa location moved from 101st and Yale to 61st and Yale in KingsPointe Village. That office held its grand opening in October and continues to provide unparalleled title services. ETS also has locations in Midtown Tulsa and Owasso.

elite title grand opening

These developments have secured Chinowth & Cohen's placement across the state as a dominant real estate entity. And because of smart business decisions made by Sheryl Chinowth, Lee Cohen, Leland Chinowth, and Taylor Chinowth, clients can come to our family of companies and receive top real estate, title, and mortgage services all under one umbrella, making the home buying and selling experience one like no other. 


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Oklahoma's Largest Independent Real Estate Company Reaches Milestone!

 Chinowth & Cohen Realtors ended the year of 2020 by reaching the record-breaking $2 Billion mark in annual sales.

Founded In 2004 by Sheryl Chinowth and Lee Cohen, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors opened the brokerage with only one office and 25 Sales Associates. Today, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors has grown to be Oklahoma's largest independent Real Estate company, with over 800 agents operating out of 15 offices across the state of Oklahoma. 

Chinowth & Cohen Realtors is one of the fastest-growing real estate brokerages in the U.S.

Doubling their annual sales since 2018, independently-owned Chinowth & Cohen Realtors dominates the Oklahoma Real Estate market across all aspects of the business, including first-time homes, luxury homes, land and ranch, lake properties, Commercial, and Relocation.  Chinowth & Cohen Realtors' track record is unmatched in the industry. Sheryl Chinowth attributes the company's success to its team of experienced sales professionals and top-producers who consistently deliver strong performance through all economic cycles. "We are committed to our agents by providing top-tier marketing and cutting-edge IT services," Sheryl says. "Our agents undergo extensive training, are backed by the very best support team, including Managing Brokers, Administrative Staff, Training Specialists, and Marketing creative talent, and have access to global referral networks."

Recipient of Countless Honors

Sheryl Chinowth and Lee Cohen recently were honored at the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate 24th Annual Luxury Fall conference with the "Lifetime Achievement Award." This prestigious award is given to Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate members for their outstanding peer recognition, hard work, and persistent dedication to the global luxury real estate industry.

Recognized as forerunners in the industry, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors has also been honored with:

  • Oklahoma Magazine's "Best of the Best" Real Estate Company - 15 consecutive years
  • Tulsa World's "Best in the World" Real Estate Company – 8 consecutive years
  • The only Real Estate company to win Tulsa Business Journal's "Besties Award"
  • U.S. Local Business Association's "Best of Local Business" – 2008 - 2010
  • Real Trends' #1 Real Estate Company (based on organic growth among all independent privately-owned firms)
  • Power Broker with Real Trends and Rismedia 
  • One of 12 National Game Changers in Real Estate by Real Trends 

Giving Back to the Community

Chinowth & Cohen Realtors' owners are passionate about giving back to their community. 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. The company continually supports and is actively involved with local hospitals, police departments, public schools, food banks, and organizations. Here are a few out of the many:

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



Many of us know someone who served in the military, and the country is grateful for their service. Memorial Day weekend can be solemn for some, so here are a few uplifting stories that might bring a little joy in these difficult times. 


Members of the Oklahoma National Guard have been serving as aid to combat COVID-19 in many ways like packing food at food banks, handing out medical supplies to those in need, and helping at testing facilities. One of the sweetest stories was the news that members of the Oklahoma National Guard were going to long-term care facilities and cleaning for them, bringing peace of mind to the residents and a sense of fulfillment to the members of the Guard. The National Guard has a positive reputation of responding and cleaning previous natural disaster incidents. To read more on this story we attached the link here!


A Marine and his son ran the Historic Half in the most unusual way due to COVID-19. The Historic Half is a 13.1 mile run that is typically run between the capital of the Commonwealth in Richmond and the nation's capital, but this year due to COVID-19 the rules have changed. To keep all athletes safe. runners uploaded their running times from their current location. Marine Major Kutze and his son were determined to still run together even though Kutze was stationed in Okinawa. Both he and his son were disappointed that he couldn't come home, but they made the best of the situation and planned out their runs together. Kutze ran through an Okinawa mall known for its vending machines, planning for the vending machines to be his water breaks. With a couple of yen in his pocket and knowing his son was running the same race stateside, Kutze set off running. The highlight for Kutz was that his son ran in 2 hours and 9 minutes and Kutze best time was 2 hours and 10 minutes. Kutze was so proud of his son for "leaving him in the dust"! For the rest of the story, click here.


While many enlisting offices were closed for a short period due to COVID-19, they are staring to slowly open back up with many precautions. The Navy spoke about what they are doing during this time of recruiting, explaining that they ask for those interested to call ahead and schedule an appointment. Once the recruits are off to basic training, they must first have a 14 day quarantine when they arrive to their first destination, then a second quarantine at the second designation. They want to go above and beyond to make sure that their new recruits stay healthy. Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Administrator, John Nowell Jr. had a goal this year of having 40,800 personnel. Even with COVID-19 he is "Cautiously optimistic," because of the steady increase of enlistment. This is exciting news for our military service men and women! To read more on the story click the link here!


Unfortunately, many teenagers this year are missing their Prom due to COVID-19. Many have already bought suits and dresses prior to self-isolation and now those items remain hanging in a closet, but not for some. Upon hearing the news of school and prom cancelations, many students that worked in the Food Court of Spangdahlem Air Base decided to go to work instead. Management of the food court made prom day special for those who couldn't go to prom by letting their high school employees wear their prom apparel to work. While they still had to work, on their breaks they had mini prom celebrations. During breaks they would have mini hors' d'oeuvres, vote on prom king and queen, and at the end of the night they had a brief dance party all keeping within CDC guidelines. This brought so much joy to the high school employees and many said that it was less stressful at work because they were still able to celebrate prom. The full story is here.


Known for their preparation for surviving in every intense situation, the Coast Guard picks up many skills including sewing! The Coast Guard knows how to sew their own materials when they are in need of repair. This led to the idea to sew masks for those in need. When they aren't flying, repairing something, or training, they are found sewing masks together. When one team stops, another team takes over the work. The community is extremely grateful for the aid and they continue to be big supporters of the Coast Guard! Read the whole story here.


COVID-19 may be keeping people apart physically, but the USAG Bavaria MWR (Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) is determined to keep their community strong. Just this last weekend they had a drive-in movie event! The whole community got involved, even having staff paint the side of a building white so they could project the movie. It was a fun event that was by registration only. They were sold out within minute of opening registration. They made sure everyone was a parking space apart and had prepackaged popcorn ready for every vehicle that came. The community just raved about how fun and exciting it was for them to have community in this way. They are planning for another event for this coming Memorial Day. Meanwhile they are posting online material or the community to have access to, even a daily story time for the young members of the community. USAG Bavaria MWR is determined that they will thrive in this difficult time and continue to have community not matter what comes their way! For the full story click here!


Even amidst COVID-19, the new branch of the military - the United States Space Force - is starting to come together. Started December 20th, 2019, this is the first branch of the military added since the Air Force in 1947. Since December they have announced Chief of Space Operations as General Jay Raymond and Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sargent, Robert Towmebrman. While they are still figuring out rank and uniforms, they were excited to announce the new flag for this branch of the military. Seeing this branch push on to develop, has given hope to many to look toward a bright future! To read the rest of the story and to see the flag design click here!


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