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Why Choose Hudson Realty Group
For buyers and sellers at every stage of their lives, we represent the most desirable properties in the most sought-after locations in Hoboken and Downtown Jersey City. Our expertise encompasses all housing types-including single-family homes, multi-unit buildings, brownstones, town homes, condominiums, lofts and new construction sales. We welcome first-time purchasers, local buyers and those relocating as well as owners wishing to sell their homes, trade up or acquire income-producing properties. We are a closely integrated team of experienced and accomplished real estate agents that offer highly personalized service and a flexible creative approach.
With an insider's view of the market, we know where to find properties that match your wish list and lifestyle. When it's time to sell, Hudson Realty Group's comprehensive marketing and organizational expertise help price your property for maximum financial return.
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Matt Brown's attention to detail, his patience and his interest in educating his customers are his best assets and are indispensible when working with buyers or sellers. Specializing in Hoboken and Jersey City residential sales for Halstead Property, Matt enjoys the personal side of the business and the relationships fostered by customer referrals and repeat clients. Matt, along with his Hudson Realty Group partners, Peter Cossio and Lindsey Brown, joined Halstead Property New Jersey LLC beginning of 2009 to further expand their reach into the Manhattan market as well as take advantage of superior marketing and household NJ Gold Coast branding. Before focusing his career as a real estate professional, Matt held various positions at corporations such as Oplink Communications, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard and ExxonMobil. He received a BS in Engineering from Penn State University. After living in Hoboken for several years, Matt and his wife moved to Jersey City in 2005.
In 2004, Matt Brown and Peter Cossio joined forces to form Hudson Realty Group, a specialty sales and marketing group within Halstead Property's Hoboken office. Modeled after a boutique real estate firm, our realtors offer clients the best of both worlds: personalized service and global brand name recognition.
Hudson Realty Group specializes in all real estate housing types-including single-family homes, multi-unit buildings, brownstones, town homes, condominiums, lofts and new development sales within Hoboken NJ, Jersey City NJ, Weehawken NJ and surrounding areas.
Buying a home may be one of the most intimidating financial and emotional decisions a person will ever make. The current real estate market is especially challenging to navigate. Our realtors will help guide you through the process while providing you with the most accurate market information to help you evaluate all possible options.
Buyers Check list:
Evaluate your budget - know what you want to spend for a down payment as well as monthly expenditures (i.e.: common charges and real estate taxes, mortgage payment, utilities, parking, etc)
Obtain mortgage pre-approval
Prioritize your needs - space, light, views, building amenities, etc.
Identify your timeline for moving
Explore different neighborhoods to identify your preferred needs
Research schools in the selected neighborhood(s)
Evaluate access to transportation in the selected neighborhood(s)
Evaluate building amenities and house rules in terms of your needs (ie; washer/dryer permitted, gym in building, pet policy, storage facilities, etc.)
Please contact us for information about purchasing real estate.
With over 11 years of local experience, Hudson Realty Group knows what it takes to sell real estate in the Hoboken, NJ and Jersey City, NJ areas and our realtors have the track record to prove it. By working as a team, we have an immediate advantage over our competition. We stay keenly aware of market shifts, new developments, and pricing trends. We are able to constantly challenge each other to be more creative, informed, and aggressive negotiators. Our team approach enables us to commit to 24/7 availability for our customers throughout the year and we are constantly reachable via cell phone or Blackberry. Our experience, access, and intelligence help us formulate the most accurate pricing and compelling showcase for your property that is simple to find and user friendly.
Selling real estate in today’s market requires much more than putting the listing on the MLS (multiple listing service). It takes exceptional marketing and innovative advertising by a professional team. Hudson Realty Group stands out. Please look through our website to evaluate just one piece of our marketing and contact us to find out how we can help you sell for the highest possible price.
Please contact us for information about selling real estate.
If you are looking to purchase a home within a new construction development in Hoboken, Jersey City or the surrounding areas, we can help you sort through all the options. We help our clients find the perfect home but also help them to make a great investment. If you work with us to purchase within a new construction development we will:
Provide unbiased information about the strengths and weaknesses of every development.
Save you time by eliminiating visits to certain buildings based on your interests.
Coordinate sales center visits, hard hat tours and also show you around the surrounding neighborhoods.
Provide insight on future developments and help you understand how the neighborhoods are growing.
Help negotiate the best deal for you.
We can help you purchase a home in any of the following developments:
Hoboken: The Hudson Tea Building, Harborside Lofts, Maxwell Place on the Hudson, W Hotel Condominiums, Garden Street Lofts, Metrostop, The Upper Grand, 924 Jefferson, Vesta Hoboken, Observer Lofts and many others.
Jersey City:Mercury Lofts, Crystal Point, 77 Hudson, Trump Plaza, The "A", The Shore at Newport, Gulls Cove, Hamilton Square, Liberty Harbor, Liberty Terrace, Montgomery-Greene, Grove Pointe, Waldo Lofts and many others.
Please contact us for information about new construction.
Commercial Real Estate
If you're looking to invest in Hoboken or Jersey City real estate, we can help you in your search. From buying a condo and renting it out to buying a multi-unit, mixed-use type of property, our experience and market knowledge will be invaluable in your decision making process.
Class "A" office space in the Hoboken and Jersey City waterfront areas typically leases for approximately $35 to $40 per square foot and landlords look for a 5 year minimum lease term. Most of these buildings are within a 5 minute walk of a PATH Terminal and provide very easy access to Manhattan.
We can assist if you are interested in leasing or purchasing office space in the Hoboken and/or Jersey City areas. Just contact us and let us know some basic information about what you are looking for and we will do our best to find something that fits your needs.
Prime retail space in Hoboken and Downtown Jersey City, (e.g. on Washington Street in Hoboken) typically leases for approximately $60 to $100 per square foot per year. A common way to secure retail space in Hoboken or Jersey City is to purchase an existing business and takeover their lease. Retail lease rates have gone up considerably in the last several years and many retail merchants have locked in leases that are significantly lower than the current market rates. As an alternative to leasing, it may be possible to purchase a commercial condo or a mixed use building which has retail space on the ground floor.
Whether you want to start a new business or expand an existing business in Hoboken or Downtown Jersey City, we can help you find the perfect property. Looking to be on Washington Street or maybe close to a PATH terminal, please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will do our best to locate a space for you.
Please contact us for information about commercial real estate.
Hudson Realty Group works with local developers throughout the entire property development process. Starting from property acquisition and project conception, we provide invaluable local market insight and advice to insure that your development delivers properties fine-tuned to appeal to Hoboken and Jersey City buyers.
Selling real estate in today’s market requires much more than putting the listing on the MLS (multiple listing service). It takes exceptional marketing and innovative advertising by a professional team. Hudson Realty Group stands out. Please look through our website to evaluate just one piece of our marketing and contact us to find out how we can help maximize your return on investment. The services we provide include:
Market research and analysis, project positioning, unit mix planning and unit pricing
Develop amenities package, collaborate with architects and lifestyle consultants for common-area designs
Floor plans and configuration analysis
Marketing concepts, branding strategies and detailed marketing plans
Coordinate marketing agencies and web designers for effective marketing materials, such as brochures, DVDs, ads, floor plans, etc.
On- and off-site exclusive sales and leasing representation
Select locations as well as collaborate on sales and experience-center designs
Collaborate on design of model apartments
Plan and coordinate marketing presentations and incentive programs
Please contact us for information about development marketing.
"I could not be happier with my experience. I put my condo on the market during the housing collapse and somehow Matt found a serious buyer. He also went far out of his way, meeting with a building inspector, fire chief, etc. on his own since I didn't live near there anymore. Not to mention buying & installing new fire extinguishers & carbon monoxide alarms. They didn't cost much, but since I lived out of the area, it was necessary to make sure the closing date didn't get delayed. I didn't even ask him to do it; he just did it on his own. Also, I never had any issues with reaching Matt by phone or email. Little things like that are the difference between a frustrated client and one who feels like he's being taken care of. Matt made me feel like the latter. Oh -- and he sold my condo when two others could not. Thank you!"
Dr. Lee Marlow
"Matt was a huge help and was a great resource. He really covers everything you'll need to know about the area, the marketplace and the home buying process. He was very patient with us and we're very happy with the apartment we wound up with. I'd suggest any buyers looking in the Hudson County area use Matt Brown and the Hudson Realty Group"
Brian and AnneMarie Lista
"We just wanted to thank you so much for your help finding our brownstone. You guys were amazingly patient with us through our very, very long search and we really appreciated that there was never any pressure to buy. We also thought you did a great job negotiating the purchase with the seller! Given how crazy the market has been, it was so important to us to negotiate the best deal possible and you really fought for us and ultimately got us a price which we felt comfortable paying. You and Matt make a great team – were always available - and were a pleasure to work with. You can always count on us for a recommendation."
Amanda Stannard & Tony Valeri
"Thanks for making the home buying experience a pleasant and efficient one! I appreciated your candor and honestly in sharing your advice and knowledge, your responsiveness, professionalism, and patience, especially since I was a first time home buyer. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Thanks again! I've been living in my new home for two weeks and love it!
P.S. I would never have considered Jersey City had you not educated me about it, so thanks!"
"Thank you. An excellent reflection on you and your team. If I am not mistaken, we had a bid in four days and sold w/in nine. You guys gave an excellent presentation and DELIVERED. There was never a question, nor hesitation that you and Matt were the best representation."
"I am finally settled into my new home and wanted to thank you for all of your time and effort. You were extremely patient, thorough, accessible, and professional throughout the process. I am thankful Sarah and Jay recommended you."
"Was a great experience...very helpful in finding the right place. Thanks for (your) help!"
“My wife and I would like to thank you for helping us find our first home. From our first meeting, you spent the better half of a year guiding us through the process of finding and purchasing a home that was right for us. Your patience and personal investment in understanding your clients are two characteristics that truly set you apart and left a lasting impression on us. You exceeded our expectations in every respect and your approach is the true definition of hospitality that we both found quite comforting while enduring the stress of such a major event in ones life. After the closing, you did not disappear; you celebrated with us, welcomed us to the community which you were already a part of and then began to help us assimilate into our new environment. We went through this process and have emerged with our first house and our first new friend in our new town. We look forward to maintaining a relationship with you and cannot thank you enough for your unconditional assistance with each and every aspect of purchasing out first home”.
Michael & Lindsay Speranza
“Thank you for everything! We appreciate all your help and guidance toward buying our first home. We love the apartment and couldn’t be happier about our choice. We hope to see you around the neighborhood soon!”
Megan & Ryan Bailey
"Joe and I wanted to commend your teamwork in representing our property. You did a thorough, aggressive, and beautiful job marketing our home in a challenging housing environment. We valued your deep knowledge and expertise about both the Hoboken market and the purchase process. Your responsiveness and clearheaded guidance were greatly appreciated. You went above and beyond the call."
Dawn DiMartino & Joseph Reynolds
"It was the first time we have worked with such reactive, professional, & nice realtors! It’s been a real pleasure for us."
Remi & Severine Fritsch-Fontanges
"Effie and I just want to thank you both for helping us, as you were trustworthy and confident professionals throughout the entire experience. We would not hesitate to refer clients to you."
Effie Tsu & Matt Smith
"Ask for Lindsey Brown as she's simply the best!!!"
"After a horrendous experience with one realtor who was recommended by a friend, I found Lindsey randomly by using google. I was pretty distrustful at first but after having worked with her for the last 9 months, she's the only person I'd ever recommend and trust with real estate. If I could, I'd make her my accountant, lawyer, psychologist and everything else in between. She is patient, knowledgable, detailed and most importantly, responsive and follows through.
I really don't know how I would have gotten through this real estate nightmare I'm in up to this point without her. Even it the deal falls apart, I'm grateful I had Lindsey as my realtor."
"Lindsey Brown is a gem! I have worked with a number of agents in Hoboken to find renters for my building until I found Lindsey. As a responsible landlord, I wanted our units rented quickly to likeminded, respectful, responsible people. For years now, I continue to call Lindsey whom continously delivers on her word, and on renters whom I would like to keep in our building. She always exceeds my expectations. Hoboken (and I) are lucky to have her knowledge and expertise."
"We hired Matt to sell our condo in Jersey City, as he sold the unit just below ours in a record time. And he did it again for us! He had an accurate and realistic perception of the market. He listened to us and perfectly advised us on pricing and timing aspects. He made us fill very comfortable that we were in good hands. He really knew how to market a unit, everything from presentation, communication to staging. It made a huge difference! He is a great communicator, and, really important to me, extremely responsive to any question and requests we had; he was so patient with us! Matt really did a great job! We would recommend him to anyone who is trying to sell her condo in the Hoboken/Jersey City area."
"My experience with Hudson Realty Group/Halstead Property, and Peter Cossio has always been a pleasure. His commitment, competence, and honesty make the process of buying property painless. HRG is extremely helpful when it comes down to showing property; for example, Peter really takes note of what his clients are looking for, and intuitively shows them fitting choices. I always feel comfortable asking him questions about the process and trust that he'll put me on the right path.
And if you happen to be moving from out-of-town, Peter's knowledge of the community he serves is amazing. From the best shoe-repair guy, to the best restaurants... just ask & he won't steer you wrong."
"If you are lost, looking for an efficient and responsible help for a purchase, if you do not know where to go, what to see or say, even what to think... just ask Lindsey Brown! We are French people who were looking for a condo in New Jersey. We just knew...nothing about the area, the condos, the procedure... but despite all our naivety, we decided to invest there. An angel sent us to Lindsey, and all our doubts melted away. She is the right person to guide you, to concretely help you thanks to her knowledge, giving her time and advice, endlessly. Her commitment is rare enough to be noticed. Trust is not easy to build through emails, but with Lindsey, it becomes natural... you can't be wrong in trusting her, that is just the way it is. I really think that we could not have achieved our goal if we had not met Lindsey : she makes your dreams come true."
Cécile and Jean Claude from France
"Great real estate group. These agents really know what they are doing. They are all highly accomplished and serious about marketing your home to it's full potential by the most modern means out there. Their specialties include brownstones, condos, new construction and lofts in the Hoboken and Jersey City area."
"I would absolutely recommend Hudson Realty Group and Peter Cossio to anyone looking to buy or rent in Hoboken. My wife and I just recently purchased a condo in Hoboken and am very satisfied with the professionalism, competence, honesty and humor that Peter provided.
Peter was also super accommodating with times to show us condos and answer questions. If you are looking for a place in Hoboken or the surrounding area, I would highly recommend them!"
"We just bought our first property with Peter Cossio from Hudson Realty Group. We were new to Hoboken and new to buying - and Peter led us through the process from start to finish. He knew a ton about the neighborhood and was very helpful on giving us insight to make a smart decision. Overall, I am super happy with our new place and with the quality of our experience with Peter. I would recommend him and Hudson Realty to anyone buying in the area. I will definitely be coming back for our next property!"
"I would definitely recommend Matt Brown at Halstead Property. I was moving out of the country for a job assignment and wanted to rent out my apartment in Hoboken. I contacted Matt because I had been on his list of regular update of the Hoboken real estate market. Matt was simply great in that he understood the market very well, asked the right questions and provided really helpful insight in what price I should ask (actually he recommended me to go for a higher asking price which not all the agents would normally do.) What really impressed me was how efficient and effective he managed the whole thing. I was leaving on a short notice, Matt arranged the visit and follow up activities such as taking photos of the condo for listing in a timely manner. The photos were taken by a professional and definitely stood out when posted online. As a result of all these efforts, I got two offers within the first weekend and rent out my place within a week."
"We had a great experience with Matt Brown when we purchased our condo in West New York. He was the seller's broker but he was courteous, knowledgeable and fair. He did an excellent job getting the deal done and keeping all parties happy. I would definitely recommend Matt, and will consider him if the need arises in the future."
"Peter was such a pleasure to work with. From the moment I got in touch with him (a referral from someone else who loved working with him), he was extremely responsive to my many (many) questions, often responding in just a few minutes by email, phone, and even text! He also had incredible insight to the Hoboken area since he lives here. Everything you want to know about restaurants, to the commute, to the schools for your future kids! He went further to provide us contacts from a lawyer to work with to his own housekeeper! Peter and his partners are not just agents but true friends/neighbors if you plan to buy in the area. Highly recommended if you want an agent who is positive, friendly, and applies zero pressure in the home buying process!"
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