Nest Seekers Expands Luxury Real Estate Services in New Jersey with Acquisition of Hoboken-Based Chelsea Realty

Boasts Hudson County’s Highest Average Listing Price In Wake of Aggressive Growth Period

HOBOKEN, N.J.--()--Nest Seekers International, a fully integrated sales, marketing, and management real estate firm with 20 offices in high net worth international markets, is expanding their New Jersey operations with the acquisition of Hoboken-based veteran, Chelsea Realty. The office, opened by Nest Seekers and second in N.J., will be the hub for luxury, water-adjacent communities in Hudson and Bergen counties—dubbed N.J.’s Gold Coast—as well as other top tier real estate markets in the state.

Nest Seekers’ average list price in Gold Coast markets ranks higher than all brokerages at $1,082,588.80 vs. the #1 agency at $735,583.45. As the quality and quantity of listings have swelled since the company’s Jersey City office opened in June 2016, so have the number of Nest Seekers agents working in the growing Gold Coast market—from 40 to 80, and the company estimates that number will increase to 200 in the next 6-12 months.

The acquisition of Chelsea Realty and addition of a storefront in Hoboken is a testament to the growth of this market and Nest Seekers’ desire to make N.J. and its Gold Coast the place for luxury living and an epicenter for businesses looking to expand. According to, Hudson County markets saw healthy annual growth in 2016, with Jersey City and Hoboken the top markets for rental and sales growth.

“The strong growth trends in the market are attracting some of the highest caliber agents out there, as well as notable real estate developers,” said Eddie Shapiro, President and CEO of Nest Seekers. “From the moment Nest Seekers entered into the Gold Coast market, developers wanted to be a part of what the company has to offer.”

“Developers have taken notice that we are the most innovative fastest growing firm that embraces every type of technology,” said Marc Brenner, Managing Director of the Gold Coast offices. “Nest Seekers has a sophisticated in-house marketing platform that offers developers website integration, advertising campaigns, design, media plans, and execution as a creative agency. We have signed numerous exclusive contracts to represent rental and condo projects all along the Gold Coast.”

For example, Lennar, one of America’s leading home builders, is partnering with Nest Seekers to exclusively market four of their remaining homes in The Avenue Collection, an exclusive waterfront property in Weehawken.

“We attribute this unprecedented move to Lennar's confidence in Nest Seekers' ability to attract high net worth buyers from its international reach,” said Gilli Axel, Broker of Record, Nest Seekers Gold Coast.

Several star New Jersey listings include:

  • A three bedroom, three bathroom condo at The Avenue Collection featuring sweeping views of Manhattan and 484 sq. ft. of exterior living space
  • A Jersey City Penthouse Loft at Waldo Lofts featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,350 sq. ft. spread across two levels
  • A classic 3,520 sq. ft., four bedroom, four bathroom Hoboken home with a stunning red brick facade and two car parking
  • A six bedroom six bathroom mansion overlooking Manhattan and the Hudson River in Weehawken
  • A 7,000 sq. ft. estate built on 20 acres of land in Bedminster, ideal for horse lovers with a seven-stall stable and 7,500 sq. ft. indoor riding arena

“In the months since expanding into the New Jersey market, we’ve really begun to make waves with the highest average list price and strong rankings amongst our peers, notably in Hudson County,” said Shapiro. “The acquisition of Chelsea Realty was a natural progression given the incredible growth we’ve seen in N.J. and the success of our local team in remaining ahead of market trends.”

Nest Seekers plans to celebrate their New Jersey expansion on Thursday, June 15 from 6-9 p.m. at the Penthouse at the Riverview Historic Plaza at 33-41 Newark St.

About Nest Seekers International:

Nest Seekers International is a modern real estate firm built on the power of new ideas. Considered game changers in the rapidly expanding global real estate marketplace, its brokers and agents listen carefully to clients and collaborate to achieve extraordinary success. Nest Seekers International builds meaningful and lasting relationships, thrives on collaboration and provides exceptional client service.

Nest Seekers International continues to expand with more than 800 team members and partners around the globe. With office locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island City, The Hamptons, New Jersey, Miami and Beverly Hills, Nest Seekers International has emerged as a leading global real estate firm. For more information, visit


Jessica Schaefer, 585-233-0321


Jessica Schaefer, 585-233-0321