Roger is a native New Yorker as well as a proud husband and father. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Honors Program of Iona College with a degree in Finance, Roger spent 15 years in the hospitality industry in Miami and NYC. He held a variety of management positions serving clientele at some of the world's best known luxury brands. Roger enjoys travel and has done so extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and South America. As a result, Roger has purchased and sold several investment properties both in the United States and abroad. His background in high-end customer service, familiarity with different countries and cultures and personal involvement in real estate make Roger a valuable asset to his clients in New York City's unique real estate market. He loves the city and currently lives in Battery Park City with his wife and son.
Roger Abounader and Cooper & Cooper were fantastic to work with... 100% AMAZING!!! Roger really took great care of us. He was constantly in contact with us, keeping us updated and preparing us and all of our paperwork for the short amount of time we would be visiting to look at apartments. Once there, he had arranged a showing of apartments that fit our criteria in geographical order of what was most convenient to my job! Roger really seemed to care that this was going to be our home and wanted to make sure we felt very comfortable with our living space. All of the apartments Roger showed us were exactly along the specifications we asked about and he was just an all around wonderful person to get to know. Roger really went above and beyond, I would recommend him to anyone relocating to the NYC area!
– Donald J.
"Thanks for helping out with the entire process. You worked hard for us. We appreciate the effort and understanding working thru the process."
– Len H.
My family is so happy about the apartment! Moving to NYC from beautiful California was quite hard on us, but now, with your help, we are happy about living in NYC!
– Sieun L.
I had an AMAZING experience with Cooper & Cooper! My two roommates and I were all moving to the city from home and were recommended to Roger by a friend. This was our first time looking for an NYC apartment and because of Roger it was a breeze. He was super attentive and helped us every step of the way. He showed us apartments that were exactly what we were looking for in terms of location, budget, number of bedrooms, etc. and he was very thorough in explaining all the necessary paperwork / lease terms. Not only is Roger a true pleasure to work with, but he helped us find and secure an amazing apartment in 48 HOURS!! I couldn't be happier with my decision to use Cooper & Cooper and HIGHLY recommend contacting Roger Abounader to anyone looking for an apartment.
– Olivia F.
I would just like to thank you for your help with the apartment! The more we have been researching the area, transportation, and where stuff is, the more excited we are getting about the place you helped us find.
– Nick C. & Eva T.
We had the pleasure of working with Roger Abounader. My husband and I accompanied our daughter and her husband on their apartment search this week with Roger as their broker. Over the past 35 years we have dealt with many real estate agents. Roger has proven to be among the very best we have ever worked with. His professional, yet personal style is so refreshing. He listened to every detail that was requested within the search options that our daughter and her husband were looking for. This was not an easy task. They have a large dog which presents a huge challenge in finding apartments in the city. Roger rose to this challenge... Roger was clearly well known and liked by the other agents and representatives in the many buildings we visited. This says a great deal about his experience and character... We wanted to let you know the outstanding experience we had with Roger.
– Deborah & Jose L.
Roger Abounader at Cooper & Cooper was the exact opposite of what I have come to expect of NYC brokers. The slimy brokers that my wife and I have worked with in the past have left us a little gun-shy when it comes to searching for apartments in NYC. Roger was a genuine person who clearly was concerned about what we wanted and needed. He spent two full days taking us up and down the west side and east side of Manhattan until my wife and I found exactly what we needed. He was flexible and was able to pivot when we changed our criteria midway through our search. Flexible, hardworking, and genuine; I would highly recommend Roger and Cooper & Cooper for anyone looking for an apartment in NYC and will definitely be using them for any future moves we make.
– Lorenzo H.
My husband and I recently had a FANTASTIC experience working with Roger Abounader when searching for our new NYC apartment. You often hear of the nightmare experiences people have when trying to find a new home in the city and we were prepared for just that. Our requirements and needs were not the easiest to find in Manhattan either, considering we needed space for our 2 year old dog. Roger was up for the challenge and was understanding and reasonable every step of the way, even when our search changed with little notice. He was never pushy and was incredibly helpful, working so hard to help us find an apartment that met our needs. Roger found us options that not only met, but exceeded expectations and eventually led to us finding a place that was perfect for our family. We don't have a bad word to say about our experience with Cooper & Cooper and would HIGHLY recommend Roger to anyone who is looking for a broker! Definitely a 5 star experience!
– Vanessa H.
I just wanted to drop a quick note to reiterate how easy this whole process was and how much I appreciate your efforts and flexibility. I'm so relieved to have found a great place so quickly and with next to no stress. Without question, the next time I have to move, you'll hear from me.
– Joe G.
I worked with Roger Abounader in preparation for my relocation to New York. I tend to be an anxious person, so the thought of New York's compressed apartment search timeline terrified me. Roger was incredibly professional and helped put my mind at ease during every stage of the process. Roger took me to a number of amazing apartments, and helped me find a great place that met all of my needs. He also made the application process as stress-free as possible - I was approved shortly after submitting my paperwork to the landlord. I would recommend Cooper & Cooper, and especially Roger, without hesitation.
– Max E.
Cooper & Cooper has treated me very well throughout my entire Manhattan real estate experiences, from buying apartments to renting them out... Please know that I sincerely appreciate the service you have provided over the past couple of years and that you will continue to have a committed customer in me.
– Wen L.