With a strong background in finance and corporate sales, Joe has worked with C-level executives at several Fortune 500 companies over the years. His business savvy, friendly demeanor and absolute commitment to customer service have served Joe well in the fast-paced NYC real estate arena. A native New Yorker, Joe takes particular pride in representing the hometown in which he was born and raised. One client described him as "extremely patient" and "professional" -- "he put my mind at peace." Joe is an avid photographer, with a passion for black-and-white street photography, and also enjoys playing blues guitar on his prized Fender Stratocaster. He earned a B.A. in History from the City University of New York.
"Joseph Casillas worked with me; he was terrific. I really can't say enough about the work he put into the search and his level of professionalism and knowledge. Setting aside that he's an incredibly personable guy (not a bad thing when you're stuck with someone for hours)... he legitimately is looking to find the apartment that is perfect for what you want. He's also candid about what is and isn't possible at a particular price point, which is an incredibly valuable thing to have. Bottom line is that if you need to find an apartment, I very strongly recommend you give Joe a call. You really can't go wrong." -- Jason L.
"Highly recommend Joseph. I only have positive things to say about him! He found the perfect apartment for us and made the entire process stress-free. He is extremely professional, responsive, patient, reassuring, experienced and incredibly easy to work with. He took the time to explain the process to us from start to finish, and every phone call, email, question was answered immediately." -- Katherine C.
"Overall, Joseph was extremely responsive through both phone and email and was always accessible. As you can imagine, this is really important to have when thinking about who to choose as your broker. He was patient, professional, always happy to help answer questions, and knowledgeable about the entire process." -- Tony W.
"Joseph helped me every step of the way, and I really cannot say enough about how easy working with him and Cooper & Cooper made my transition. He really listened to what I was looking for, because all of the apartments that he showed me fit my needs... Joseph was incredibly patient with all of the (many) emails I sent him, and was incredibly professional and helpful throughout the whole process." -- Katie R.
"I had a great experience working with Joe Casillas. Joe was extremely patient. We worked together for four weeks before finding the apartment that I'm living in now. I felt that he worked just as hard in the fourth week as he did in the first week. Joe was both professional and personal. He was able to let me know what he thinks of an apartment without making me feel rushed or pushed... Joe's patience and hard work made me feel assured and put my mind at peace. I would go back to Joe first for any future real estate endeavors." -- A. N.
"Joseph was fantastic and exceeded my expectations. He was kind and considerate from the time I met him and seemed to know what I wanted right away... Joseph really knows the market, landlords and management companies, and is a great listener who takes seriously his commitment to satisfy clients' needs and wishes." -- Bret S.
"I reached out and was put in contact with Joseph Casillas, who was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. We organized a conference call with him a few weeks before we planned to go look at apartments, and he really took the time to understand what our group's needs were. Joseph was flexible in that he was able to find good apartments for us to look at even when we changed our budget last minute. He also kept his ear to the ground and was able to find a new listing the morning of our visit. Ultimately, we were the first people to see the new listing and were able to take it off of the market because it was exactly what we were looking for. It was very impressive because our group had a lot of moving parts in terms of criteria. We were looking for a four bedroom that would be a 20 minute commute from each of our offices, which were scattered all over the city. Also, given that we are recent college grads it was important to us to pay a reasonable amount for rent. Joseph was able to find something that fit our exact criteria, and we are really happy with the apartment. I would definitely recommend Cooper & Cooper to someone searching for an apartment in NYC." -- Anton T.