Matt's comprehensive knowledge of the local markets, financial analysis skills and technology focused background help his clients make well informed decisions.
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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.It takes more than finding the right property to make a purchase or sale happen
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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.Buyers 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. Sellers 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. New Construction 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 Investment Property 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. Office Space 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. Retail Space 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. Development Marketing 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: Pre-construction consulting 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.
Testimonials for Matt Brown
I recently closed on a condo in Hoboken a couple months ago. Matt Brown of the Hudson Realty Group was beyond helpful. This was a first time homeowner scenario and Matt was extremely patient and insightful with any and all questions through the process. I highly recommend Matt, great guy and well knowledgeable.
Jane Laitman, 1232 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken06/24/2013
Peter Cossio and Matt Brown did a fabulous job in helping us sell our house. They are extremely professional and knew exactly how to price our home to give us the best possible outcome. The marketing materials they produce are superior to any I have seen by other firms. They are very knowledgeable of the area and the market and were very pleasant to work with. I absolutely recommend them!!!
Jane Laitman, 1232 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken
Chris McDonough, 210 11th Street, Hoboken08/29/2012
It is with the sincerest gratitude that I write this acknowledgment of Matt Brown and Peter
Cossio as our professional representatives. As my wife and I sought to sell our townhome,
Matt and Peter went above and beyond the typical real estate broker role, becoming trusted
advisors who we relied on for unvarnished advice and counsel. Throughout the entire
process from staging the home to the day of closing, Matt and Peter were professional,
conscientious, and motivated. I always felt as though my wife and I were their only clients,
even though I knew that was not the case. I wholeheartedly recommend Matt and Peter to
anyone in need of real estate services (buy or sell) and would not hesitate to come back to
them for any future real estate transactions.
Chris McDonough, 210 11th Street, Hoboken
Without even minor hesitation, Halstead Property is where you should be if you're looking to buy or sell in the Hoboken and Jersey City areas. I've just completed my 2nd sale with Peter Cossio and Matt Brown and have known them for nearly a decade. I am confident to recommend them because of their many years of experience and competence as well as their knowledge of the market and current trends. They are honest, forthcoming, committed, and will work tirelessly to help you either sell or find a home.
I can confidently recommend Hudson Realty Group/Halstead Properties. Matt Brown handled my Hoboken condo sale, and he was a pleasure to work with.
He is well-versed in the local market and was very articulate about how the process would go. He takes the time to listen and answer questions and is respectful of his clients' opinions. He is even-keeled, reliable, trustworthy, and very timely with any follow-ups.
Matt and the entire group at HRG/Halstead were a pleasure to work with and I can fully recommend them.
Craig and Joanne Laurie, 945 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken05/18/2012
Peter and Matt, Thank you to you and your team for all of your skill and hard working in
selling our brownstone. Your experience, knowledge and professionalism came together in a
seamless execution. Your marketing stood above all others. We continue to recommend
you to anyone we know looking to buy or sell a property.
Craig and Joanne Laurie, 945 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken