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Joseph Cooper


Direct:  443-470-1443
Main Office:  410-828-4838  x109

As President of Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Joseph Cooper oversees all aspects of the family business, which was established in 1924 by his father and the company’s namesake, Alex Cooper.

Since taking over the reins in 1971, the company has grown ten-fold, from five employees to 51, with annual sales that now top $250 million. Joe has expanded the services provided by the company; it now serves a wide range of clients that includes law firms, banks, government agencies, nonprofits, as well as retail and real estate companies. Joe has seen the company maintain one of the largest retail oriental rug showrooms on the east coast and become the largest mortgage foreclosure auctioneer in Maryland and Washington, DC.

Joe has been very active in his industry, as past chair of Israel Bonds of Maryland, the campaign for the Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore and as past president of the Auctioneers Association of Maryland. He has been a board member of Sinai Hospital for the past 25 years and is former head of development and trustee for the LifeBridge Health system.

Joe graduated from the University of Baltimore in 1955 with a B.S. in business.