Meet Our Team members
A passion for real estate began at a young age for Andrew, working with his family to trade land and sell property on Long Island at the age of 16. In 1994, at the age of 26 and just out of law school, Andrew founded Citi Habitats, his first residential real estate brokerage. Over the next 10 years, he orchestrated the company’s tremendous growth from two brokers in one office to over 1,000 licensed representatives and staff in 20 locations throughout Manhattan. In June of 2004, Citi Habitats was acquired by NRT Incorporated, a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD).
In June of 2005, Andrew founded Buttonwood Development, focusing on real estate development, investment and syndication in New York City. Under his leadership, Buttonwood successfully developed Greenwich Club Residences, a 452-unit condominium conversion located at 88 Greenwich Street. The property emerged as downtown Manhattan’s most successful condominium development, achieving a complete sell-out generating over $340 million in residential sales. The partnership also repositioned and retained the building’s 52,000 square feet of commercial space on the first two floors. Buttonwood has also participated in the development of additional properties throughout Manhattan, including the assemblage, planning and sale of Sundari Lofts and Tower, a proposed 26-story luxury condominium at 158 Madison Avenue, and the gut renovation, repositioning and marketing of One Rector Park, a 174-unit condominium development in Battery Park City. Buttonwood continues to evaluate potential acquisitions on a case-by-case basis.
Andrew holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. He is both a licensed attorney and a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New York. A Manhattan resident since 1993, Andrew enjoys spending time with his son and daughter, taking great pride in his highest priority, fatherhood.
Andrew is dedicated to giving back to the community and supports a multitude of charities in addition to the Friends of the IDF, including The Princess Margaret Hospital, The Fresh Air Fund, A Little Hope Foundation, The Max Cure Foundation, The Mann Foundation, The NephCure Foundation, Charna Radbell Foundation, Jewish National Fund, Friars Foundation, 100 Mile Man Foundation, CCFA (Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America), American Heart Association, the University of Michigan Scholarship Fund, The Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
With a background in accounting, Jacqueline entered the real estate industry in 2002 when she joined Citi Habitats' corporate office. With continually growing responsibilities, from the onset Jacqueline became the go-to-person with a well-earned reputation of capably handling any situation with sensitivity, professionalism and grace.
Over the past 18 years, she has been exposed to and has left her mark on all facets of the business. From the operational management of condo conversions to providing valuable input into TOWN's foundation and subsequent growth, Jacqueline always has an eye towards efficiency and innovation.
The Cote Team
With a clientele that reads like a Who’s Who registry, superior negotiations skills and a stealth regard for confidentiality and timing attracts high-end clients to this team. They are considered experts at both listing properties with a keen marketing eye that selects and emphasizes the strongest features of a property. They have perfected their role as buyer’s brokers, utilizing the Cote Method to identify the buyer’s wants and needs, search inventory, both on and off-market, to make the perfect match. Recently, Victoria Terri-Cote won the coveted “Deal of the Year Award as the lead broker for her work on a very complicated deal for a high-profile client at her listing at 820 Fifth Avenue, one of the most prestigious addresses in New York City. The team recently sold the luxury downtown 81-unit apartment building, Liberty Toye located at 62 Avenue B for upwards of $80 Million and currently oversee the leasing at this posh East Village building. The Cote Team represented the sales at the highly coveted 280 St Marks Avenue, a boutique New Development in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Listed as one of Inman’s Top 101 brokers in the United States, Victoria and Cristina Cote specialize in residential and commercial sales, listings and new developments in New York with affiliates in The Hamptons, Los Angeles, Miami, and London. Cristina recently represented her former firm TOWN at The Real Deal’s International Real Estate Conference in Shanghai, China to expand their international presence. Their in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the global real estate market, utilizes a pivoting micro and macro approach that reacts and moves with the frenetic pace of the times. They cater to some of the most discerning and discriminating buyers, sellers, developers and real estate investors in the world. They enjoy a stellar reputation as proven closers that remain involved from the first showing to the final closing. The Cote Team are problem solvers; solution-based professionals that are called on to help with the most complex and difficult projects. They are real estate whisperers who know what to say and what to do when no one else does.
The Cote Team has presented and spoken at prestigious real estate conferences throughout the world including a recent appearance at Inman Connect where they offered a unique perspective on incorporating humor and creativity into real estate to maximize client and career satisfaction. Cristina Cote is in great demand as a host and performer for conferences, shows, charity galas and fundraisers. Both serve on the Board of prestigious businesses and well-known not for profits including the Poly Prep Alumni Board of Governors among others.
Victoria Terri-Cote and Cristina Cote provide intuitive and personalized real estate services that comes from over twenty-five years of frontline experience. As a Senior Vice President at the Corcoran Group, Victoria gained recognition as one of the leading experts on residential real estate near Ground Zero in the wake of September 11, 2001, consulting to developers for The River House in Battery Park City, one of the first LEED-certified buildings in Manhattan.
Victoria Terri Cote and Cristina Cote’s unique brand of creative and strategic thinking and marketing savvy guarantees record setting prices for their clients. They are poised, professional and price-driven who you can always rely upon to deliver the best results.