Cohen | DeBuiser Team


Cohen | DeBuiser is a leading commercial real estate team with Marcus & Millichap, focusing on office, industrial, and retail investment sales in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties.  Their mission is to provide the best service, advice, and opportunities for their clients to build wealth in investment real estate.


Gary Cohen

Senior Associate


James DeBuiser

SENIOR Associate


Gary Cohen was recruited by  Marcus & Millichap in 2014 to open up a Ventura/Santa Barbara County office.  A seasoned real estate professional with more than 30 years' professional experience with first class firms in the industry, including tenure at CBRE, Grubb & Ellis, and Arden Realty, Gary brings a broad spectrum of expertise, market knowledge, and attention to detail to assist his clients through all aspects of commercial real estate ownership, acquisition, disposition, leasing, and management activities-always focused on adding value for his clients.
He has worked in both corporate and entrepreneurial settings, managing real estate portfolios and teams of real estate professionals, analyzing financial performance, and executing redevelopment, revitalization, and lease-up strategies in urban and suburban markets throughout the LA North region, in addition to handling specific assignments for private clients.

Professional Affiliations
■    Member, National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
■    AIR Commercial Real Estate Association (AIR)
■    Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
■    Past Chairman, City of Hope Fundraising Campaign

■    B.A., Business Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara
■    Executive MBA with Honors, University of Southern California

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John Koskinen



John Koskinen was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, where his entrepreneurial spirit was evident a young age, when he started a landscaping business in elementary school.

John has a unique understanding of, and ability to help his clients deal with, the bureaucratic red tape often encountered in commercial real estate, having worked for the City of Santa Barbara during college. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and holds a Certificate of Achievement in Real Estate from Santa Barbara City College.

In 2018, John joined the Ventura office of Marcus & Millichap, where he focuses on Office and Industrial investments.

In his spare time he likes to surf, ski, bike, and cook. He also finds it important and fulfilling to engage in philanthropy, donating blood every eight weeks for the past ten years, participating in Fun in the Sun, and coaching the UCSB Ski and Snowboard Team.

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■   B.A., Communication, University of California Santa Barbara


Erica Binns-Restivo

Marketing Manager & licensed assistant


Erica came with a diverse background in real estate. She learned the ropes as an assistant to two agents, office coordinator and file reviewer, then moved on to marketing and property management. She attended California State University Channel Islands with a focus on Sociology. Ultimately settling in Oxnard, CA, this contented local resides in Silverstrand with her human and canine family enjoying paddle boarding, mountain biking, ice skating, and working out. She is the Young Professionals Network Chair for 2019.

Professional Affiliations
■  Member, Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors (VCCAR)
■  Chair, Young Professionals Network Committee (YPN) ■  Member, National Association of Realtors (NAR) ■  Member, California Association of Realtors (CAR)

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James joined Marcus & Millichap’s Ventura Office in 2014 as an Investment Sales Associate with an emphasis on Office and Industrial properties in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

Before graduating with business degrees in both Real Estate and Finance from California State University Sacramento, James began his career in real estate by starting a residential investment company in Northern California.

In 2014, James partnered with veteran Ventura County broker Gary Cohen.  In his free time, James enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, golf,  and fly fishing with friends and family.

Professional Affiliations
■    AIR Commercial Real Estate Association (AIR)
■   Member,  Certified Commercial Investment (CCIM)
■    ULI

■    B.A., Business and Finance, California State University Sacramento

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Tyler Iglehart



Tyler joined Marcus & Millichap’s Encino office in 2013 through their Sales Internship Program. In 2014, Tyler transitioned as an Investment Sales Associate with an emphasis on Retail properties in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Tyler graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Urban Planning from the University of California San Diego. Before Marcus & Millichap, Tyler gathered experience in the industry by working for a real estate and construction defect attorney as well as at his family’s construction company.

In 2015, Tyler moved from the Encino office to the Ventura office. Having been born and raised in Ventura County, Tyler has extensive local knowledge and relationships. In his free time, Tyler enjoys traveling, snowboarding, fishing, golf, and being with friends and family (including his Chocolate Labrador, Charlie).

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Professional Affiliations
■  Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
■  Member, ProVisors

■   B.A., Philosophy and Urban Planning, University of California San Diego


Bentley McKean



Bentley McKean is a Commercial Real Estate Investment Advisor with an emphasis in Office and Industrial properties in Ventura County. Being a Ventura County Native, he grew up playing football and enjoying Ventura’s pristine beaches. In high school he started his own kettle corn business named “Krazy Korn”, and at age 17 took an interest in investing his money, which led to his passion for real estate Investment property. 

He attended Ventura College to receive an AA in Economics but continues to learn everyday through diligent self-education. 

When not in the office you can often find him at the gym lifting weights, participating in yoga classes, and doing anything to get outside and enjoy Southern California’s beautiful weather.

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Erika Kirby

Brokerage Administrator & Transaction Coordinator


Erika graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in Public Management, and a Minor in Eastern European Studies. Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Erika interned with Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas, CA, and WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, Technology in Bloomington, IN. Erika joined Marcus & Millichap in 2015 as the office's Brokerage Administrator.  Her charges include providing administrative support to all agents and ensuring that the Ventura Marcus & Millichap office runs efficiently. 

Erika enjoys getting swole, people watching, and being a sane cat lady. 

■    B.S., Public Management, Indiana University Bloomington

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