Purchasing or selling a property in NYC is both exciting and incredibly complex—you’re harvesting the benefits of one of the most dynamic real estate markets in the world. As a result, you’ll need for your real estate advisor to be nothing short of remarkable. Your shrewd listener. Your tireless advocate.Your effective negotiator. Your partner. That calling defines us. When you work with the Espinal Adler Team, you acquire a collaborative consultancy with two seasoned principals, a growing powerhouse of agents, and the best of all possible worlds. We bring you the hard skills you need—astute analysis, polished representation, deep insiders’ knowledge. And the soft skills you want—unshakable professionalism, powerful connections, strong relationship building, and resolve. We’ve represented some of the highest-priced sales in New York City, but we share the same level of energy and attention on our smaller deals too. That’s how we’ve built such a great reputation: deal by deal, and client by client. We’d love for you to experience this with us. Most importantly, we have our feet rooted firmly on the ground. What that means: we’ll get clear on what you really want—and we’ll guide you towards it with a steady hand, adapting our approach as we learn more about you. You’ll always be equipped with our substantial knowledge of the market, and our effective techniques—honed and refined year after year.
I had a week to find an apartment and had already wasted three of the days looking at apartments that were either way over my budget or I didn’t like at all. I was stressed out because by the time I really liked an apartment it was already gone. In a desperate attempt I looked into Street Easy app and came across one of the listings by Jillian! So I took a chance and contacted her. Not only was she super responsive but she sent me a list of apartments that were close to work and that we could check out right away. The next day I met Jillian, she was so helpful and assured that she would find me something. The thing I loved about her was that she was personable and quick on her feet and very transparent. She knew her way around the city well! Although, we ran out of options, she remembered a building that would fit what I was looking for and that was it! We went there looked at the apartment and I was sold. Not only was it a great location but the view from my studio was stunning! So next time you are struggling or thinking twice about contacting her just do it! I assure you that she will find you something. Though this is a big move for me I did find a friend in Jillian! I would say she is my first friend in NYC!
Review by: Daniel Naftalin I couldn't and wouldn't have done it without them! I am a purchaser from abroad and Jeff and Marie have been brilliant from beginning to end. From listening to me, understanding my needs, giving me a great choice of options, guiding me through the process, finding great third parties (mortgagor, insurer, accessory provider), closing the deal and finding a tenant they could not have been more accessible, easy to use and effective. I am a senior services professional and I know what excellent service looks like and this is it.
Review by: Hannah & Michael Krause I would recommend Marie and Jeff to anyone buying a home, especially a first time home buyer in New York City. They showed us so many houses in our budget and waited patiently as we slowly came to a decision, without any pressure. They answered every question, no matter how small. And, even on the day of closing, continued to negotiate with the sellers until a broken stove situation was resolved.
Review by: Peggy & Steve We recently purchased a pied-a-terre condo on the UWS and had an incredibly good experience with the Espinal-Adler team. We are from New Hampshire and really didn't know much about the New York City real estate market or even where we wanted to be in New York, just that we were eager to start a new chapter in our lives. It took about 6 months of visits and phone conversations to narrow the down the areas of New York, and we always felt that they really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted and where we would feel most "at home". There was no pressure whatsoever and I can't stress how important this phase of the relationship is with your realtors, no matter how long it takes. We eventually decided on the UWS and then "the hunt" began in earnest. Marie and Jeff showed us numerous properties and not only gave us they're honest assessment of value, they also continued to listen to us, watching closely how we reacted to these properties, and again continued to hone in on what we really wanted. Finally a property did come on the market, and although we couldn't get down immediately to see it, had enough trust in their expertise by this point to allow them to put an offer in. And believe me, they are one set of tough negotiators! I knew Marie by this point would no doubt get our best deal, and let her take care of all the negotiations, and we are now moving forward. I could not have imagined a better experience. If you want the knowledge, the attention, and the ability to negotiate, go with these guys. They are the BEST!!
Review by: Deepali Bagati Marie and Jeff were a delight to work with. Their focus on making us comfortable with every decision, bringing a balanced and holistic perspective (financing, contracting, negotiating, closing etc.) made our lives much easier and confident of the decision we were making. We felt they were vested with us in getting us to the right outcome. We had quite a few hurdles to address in closing and contracting and they took complete ownership to resolve. Marie and Jeff bring complementary skill sets that makes their teaming effective.
Review by: The Wu’s The Espinal and Adler Team is very solid, professional and reliable. From the initial introduction and showing of a lot of potential choices of Manhattan apartments, to the guidance of picking ideal ones, the team has been very helpful. And their great negotiation result to get ideal price of purchase and the help in going through the procedures and completing the purchase are very impressive. Their follow through service in help renovation and lease of the apartment and many details after the purchase complete is very reliable. We highly recommend Marie Espinal and Jeff Adler to help in your potential purchase in Manhattan.
Review by: Rick & Anita Nunez It is with great pleasure that we recommend the Espinal Adler team. As out-of-state buyers unfamiliar with the NYC market and with a complex financial situation, we would not have been able to successfully find and purchase a co-op that met all of our requirements without the expertise and experience of the Espinal Adler team.
Review by: Jamie Kolnick We had an incredible experience working with Marie and Jeff! They helped us sell our first home and at the time we had just had our second baby. It was definitely a challenging time to sell an apartment and they made the process seamless for us. They were completely on point with what to price our apartment at and we ended up getting an incredible return on our investment because of them. They are also working hard to help us on the buy side, and we are so grateful for them! They have wonderful communication and treat you as they would their own family off the bat. Couldn't recommend Marie and Jeff higher!
Review by: James Ritter Marie, Jeff and their team have been extremely helpful in assisting my wife and I in purchasing a home in Brooklyn. They held our hands throughout the process and were particularly helpful in the final negotiation. Even after our purchase was closed, the Espinal Adler Team continued to be responsive and helpful with our questions and document requests.
Review by: Elizabeth Knup Marie Espinal and Jeff Adler were our brokers for the purchase of our apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This was my first-ever real estate purchase and was one that would involve a significant financial investment. Marie and Jeff were amazing in their ability to calm any fears and concerns with calm, evidence-based, advice based on deep experience and knowledge of the real estate market in New York and the purchase process. They were responsive to our early desire to see apartments in a wide variety of New York neighborhoods ranging from Washington Heights to Brooklyn. They quickly picked up on our preferences and needs and helped us find properties that met our needs. In terms of process and negotiation, they were clear, responsive, efficient, and we were pleased with their advice and guidance. Finally, Marie and Jeff went beyond the call of duty as our brokers to introduce us to an excellent designer who helped manage minor renovations and design and a contractor. As a first-time buyer the value of this kind of network cannot be underestimated.
Review by: Felix Batcup, Design Director at Scholastic I had a fantastic experience working with the Espinal Adler Team and have frequently recommended them to friends and colleagues. Communicative, professional and prompt—my questions were always answered and my confidence in them remained high throughout the entire process. It makes such a difference to have a top notch team in your corner for such an important purchase!
Review by: Lois Whitman-Hess and Eliot Hess Selling our co-op apartment in NYC after 40 years of living in it, was a big decision. We were very lucky to have the Espinal Adler Team alongside us every step of the way. The entire process was not only painless but enjoyable. They set the stage, targeted the appropriate audience, directed the entire presentation, and found the best buyer at a smart price. We owe it all to the Espinal Adler Team for giving us the best transition to our new life. Thank you.
Review by: Sam McConnell, Independent Film & Documentary Director I had an incredibly positive experience working with the Espinal Adler Team. During the sale of my New York condo, they went out of their way to get to know me and my needs personally. I always felt listened to and respected, as the team spent as much time as I needed to discuss the process and analyze data. Ultimately, they more than delivered with one of the highest prices per square foot in FiDi.
Review by: Sue Pidgeon-Mandel, Philanthropist Selling Larry, my late husband’s apartment at the Kenilworth on CPW was a complex sale. The timing of his passing (leading up to the Holiday season) and the pending change in tax laws were all converging to complicate things. Jeff and Marie, and Howard navigated this terrain seamlessly and completed the transfer with complete success. The Espinal Adler Team are consummate professionals.
Review by: Richard Rudder, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP The Espinal Adler Team has a gentle, but effective, manner in encouraging buyer and seller to reach agreement on price. It is, perhaps, the key characteristic of a successful team who deals with trophy properties.
Review by: Joon Yong Park, Chief Creative Officer, Firstborn Multimedia Corporation I feel very fortunate to have met the Espinal Adler Team and have had their help with my first co-op purchase. Their dedication and passion to their jobs made everything flawless and easy for me to just follow their steps. They made the whole process so simple for a first-time home buyer to understand and they were always there to answer any of my questions along the way. They really are genuine to what they do and the overall quality of the service they provide is supreme.
Review by: Omri S. Dahan, Chief Revenue Officer at Marqeta I have to say that the Espinal Adler Team was the most professional, competent and overall outstanding real estate agents I’ve ever worked with - and my family has been in the business for over 40 years, has executed numerous transactions, and we have seen our fair share of agents come and go.
Review by: Jeffrey and Janine Yass, Founder, Susquehanna International Group Work with the Espinal Adler Team and they will become your friends.
Review by: Viqui Maggio White I have only raves for Joe Chaplin. He sold our apartment in a timely manner, getting us the price we asked for, and made the whole process painless! He always returned my phone calls and always kept us on top of negotiations. By the end of our sale I felt like I had found a friend, not just a realtor. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their place.
Review by: Adam Aglietti Joe was amazing. I was so impressed with how responsive he was. He is friendly, efficient, reliable and really cares about you finding the right place, for the right price. A lot of brokers I've dealt with in the past seemed like they didn't have time for me. Joe was the exact opposite. Made me feel like I was his most important client and that added to this wonderful experience. Very highly recommended!
Review by: Lauren Silverman I had a wonderful experience working with Joe. He is responsive and very dedicated. Joe is knowledgeable on the current real estate market and helped me get a great deal on an apartment in midtown east. Joe was professional, reliable and a pleasure to work with during a time that could have been very stressful.
Review by: Steven DeBear Joe worked extremely hard and diligently to ensure that I was able to find the right apartment for my tastes and budget. He made my search a priority even though my budget was on the lower end of the scale. I would highly recommend using Joe's service if you are in search of a new place!
Review by: Rahil Berani Joseph was able to find us an apartment with exactly what me and my significant other were looking for. We were able to find a great middle ground, and negotiations worked flawlessly. Never did Joe say "no", but rather worked with the management company to find the best solution for our needs. I would recommend Joe to any of my friends.
Review by: Mackenzie Russel Joe was a really great broker. He was available seven days a week and showed me numerous apartments before I found the perfect fit for me. I was looking for something with low maintenance that fit my price range and he managed to help me lock in an apartment that had half the maintenance of comparable apartments in the area. I love my new place and will be happy here until I decide to sell and Joe will be the first person I contact when that time comes around.
Review by: Hanwey Shieh Joseph was great at helping me find my new home. We scoured the entire downtown area for something specific and after a year and what seemed to be an infinite number of viewings we found the right one for me. After helping me negotiate the offer, Joseph was instrumental in putting together a sound Co-op board package and guided me through the entire process. Joseph is a genuinely friendly, honest and dedicated broker. I have already recommended him to friends and colleagues.
Review by: Jason I highly recommend Joe as a broker. He is one of the few true honest brokers out there. Most of the one's I met made false promises and this was not the case with Joseph. Highly recommended!
Review by: Nina Before meeting Joseph, I honestly would not have believed that brokers like him exist in NYC. I called him after looking at his no listings here and seeing two positive reviews. Iâ€™m SO glad I did. He was genuinely friendly, honest and really put in effort to help us through the process of finding and applying for an apartment. He showed us a variety of places in the Financial District and never pressured us to look at apartments above our price range. He anticipated our questions before we asked them and promptly asked leasing offices any questions he didnâ€™t know the answer to. After finding us a no fee apartment that we absolutely love, he helped us through the entire application process AND lease signing.
After our previous bad experience apartment hunting, we started this process ready to stand our ground. This was absolutely unnecessary with Joseph; he is a great broker and a pleasure to work with.
Review by: Mallory Moore Joseph was amazing helping me find my new home. I had to find and sign for an apartment from another state and he was full-support for the entire process to help make it happen. He also advised based on his extensive knowledge of the city. I'm so glad we used him because we have been in our apartment for a couple of weeks now and it's perfect- we love it.