THE PAPER CITY REAL ESTATE STORY
Where exactly is Holyoke, Massachusetts???
"Paper City" is the nickname for Holyoke a small city in Massachusetts whose economic base was developed almost entirely around the paper industry during the better part of the late 19th and early 20th century. At one time the city was reportedly the largest producer of stationery, writing, and archival goods in the world. Notably, it was also the birthplace of Junius Spencer Morgan, JP Morgan's father. For us it was the birthplace of the brand.
Our Founder, Gardner Rivera, had his first client there. A master tailor, a life long family friend and the owner of the neighborhood dry cleaners that gave Gardner his first job at 11 delivering clothes needed real estate help. They were unable to save the building but what was born was a philosophy. Paper City Investments (Investment & Development) and eventually Paper City Real Estate Group (Brokerage) are founded on an intensely personal client experience. We feel by putting Integrity and the client's experience above all else, a team can accomplish phenomenal things.
Why Hudson & Bergen Counties?
Paper City Real Estate Group (or PCRG) focuses on Commercial/Residential Sales in Hudson and Bergen Counties, specifically the high density urban cities. Our founder saw 2 very important markers 4 years ago. One the pricing out of individuals and investment groups out of Manhattan and the boroughs and the uptick in value for multifamily homes in Northern NJ. "Jersey City and Northern NJ will always be the ultimate NYC value play." With thousands units of new residential units of new construction being added he figured that it would be a major advantage, as a brokerage to be located in the path of that growth. Paper City Real Estate Group (or PCRG) focuses on Commercial/Residential Sales. We are perfectly positioned to help our clients benefit from the growth in Hudson and Bergen Counties. Our offices are located in a key growth area surrounded by new development and investment opportunities.
Every one is important.
Every detail matters.
The way results are achieved are just as important as the results themselves.
Believe in your City!
The Paper City Real Estate Team consists of a group of talented professionals focused on creating value for clients.
PAPER CITY REAL ESTATE IS HIRING!
We are always looking for talented and ambitious real estate agents. Opportunity to grow your business and learn about commercial real estate is always available. Contact us today.
Gardner Rivera, MSRED
Seasoned real estate professional with 12 years of extensive experience in sales, construction project management and property management.
Goal-driven CRE professional with a master's degree in real estate development and more than ten years of experience in real estate. Possess a commitment to values and principles, as well as a thorough understanding of market-rate development projects, including overall deal structuring, land planning, entitlement process, finance, design and construction management. Innovative business development skills and strategic project pipeline generation. Ability to think and work in an entrepreneurial environment and thrives in situations that require creative solutions and strategic execution.
Traci Esquerre - Weldon
Reinvention can be a blessing in disguise!
Traci spent almost 15 years fulfilling her creative potential as a product developer and merchandise manager for one of the most recognizable American fashion designers, Donna Karan International. While re-evaluating the direction of her career, it was suggested by a friend that she get her real estate license. After 3+ years of making homeowner’s dreams come true she has grown a successful career servicing buyers, sellers and commercial investors in all of Hudson County. She is an excellent communicator with great organizational, follow-up and multi-tasking skills, Traci connects with her clients in special ways and she is always their first call or the first agent they refer to a friend.
Lourdes is a licensed Sales Associate specializing in luxury rentals. With over 20 years of experience in Hospitality and Customer Service in New York and Miami, she brings her passion for helping others. She is adept at matching clients with properties, developing effective sales presentations, and seeing complex transactions through to closing. She has established several networks with brokers from other agencies that lead to deals and opportunities for her clients.
Chrystal Kitt Reid
A true real estate professional with 15 plus years of experience. Chrystal is a licensed Associate Broker in New York and a Sales Associate in New Jersey. She services Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, Brooklyn and Bergen County in both in Residential and Commercial Real Estate. A good percentage of her business is from referrals in the Tri-State area as well as other states.
Chrystal was once dual careered working full-time in corporate America and part-time in real estate. She began residential sales in Brooklyn, specifically in Clinton Hills, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant and in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.
In 2016, Chrystal decided to step out on faith and delve into real estate full time. Aside from being market knowledgeable, an excellent communicator/listener and negotiator, she is a true people person who loves what she does and does it with integrity/honesty, professionalism and sincerity. Her motto is "the client is most important". She has been very successful with maintaining great and valuable relationships with clients long after the deals are closed.
So, what could be a stressful experience will be a pleasurable and awesome one whether selling or buying your home, being an investor or finding a rental apartment or renting your home.
Kristen Avolio is one of New Jersey's newest real estate agents! While in her previous career at a green energy firm, Kristen always had her passion for real estate at the forefront of her mind. Kristen found that passion during her 10 years of successes in the Hotel and Hospitality industry, and through her personal real estate investments.
Her approachability and attention to detail were showcased during her experience opening fine dining restaurants that deepened her connections throughout the Tri-State. Experience within the luxury segment of hospitality has empowered Kristen with the experience to provide exceptional white glove service to all her real estate clients and customers. Finding success in all of her ventures, Kristen’s tenacity, unbridled enthusiasm, and integrity make her engaging personality unforgettable. Arming herself with up to date market knowledge, she is an excellent communicator and will truly listen to what her clients' needs are.