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Jon Sisti is the Broker of Hudson Place Realty. His entry into the real estate profession 30 years ago stemmed from Jon's love of Hoboken and his belief then, as now, that the town holds great opportunity. From that personal perspective, Jon joined the staff of Hudson Place Realty in its early days, when the office consisted of a handful of agents and a lot of vision. “I had been coming to Hoboken during my college years. Even then, in the late 70s and early 80s, there had been talk of waterfront development, and it seemed inevitable that change was coming to Hoboken. I wanted to be part of that, to be able to help clients to take full advantage of a renaissance market, and to help shape in some small way the results of that evolution.” Thirty years later, Jon is still excited about the opportunities he sees in Hoboken and its neighboring cities.
What keeps him interested after all these years? “I genuinely enjoy the practice of real estate -- every day, a new question from an agent, a new issue on a transaction, a new challenge to solve for our clients. There are many aspects to the profession and my role broker of the firm, each with its own set of challenges. There's never a dull day and I feel just as passionate about the work as ever.”
As broker of the firm, Jon's role is “to keep it going -- the firm and our steadfast mission of providing intelligent and sophisticated service to our clients.” Jon's strategy has been to bring to the firm the highest caliber of agents, a mix of professionals “who each bring something different and interesting to the table -- background, education, life experience, motivations. We’re a small firm, but our agents comprise a broad range of talents.” Jon's leadership style is to enable agents to be successful using their own skill set. “In effect,” he says, “I work for the agents, allowing them to be productive and to keep them focused on best practices in the interest of their clients.”
Over three decades, Jon has seen significant changes in the real estate industry – from evolutions in regulatory and lending practices to the advent of the Internet and its immense impact on how properties are marketed and sold. “It’s a different industry than when I first started. Local lenders, for example, have given way to large commercial banks. And many small, local agencies either disappeared or were taken over by national brands. At Hudson Place Realty, we believe there is still a place for the boutique firm,” he says, “perhaps more now than ever.” HPR today remains a small, intimate office that operates on time-tested values. “We’re still here because of the intelligent and sophisticated service we provided in 1979. My goal is to see that Hudson Place Realty remains the leader in unparalleled service tomorrow, the next day, and into the future.”