To simply describe Jeffrey Otteau as a man of many talents is a drastic understatement. He is a virtual savant in the wide-reaching sectors of real estate and finance, with nearly five decades of experience in several key areas. Indeed, his is no typical tale.
Since 1974, Jeffrey has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and a cache of awards that substantiate just how unique he is among his peers. He is qualified as an expert in the state and federal courts, as well as hundreds of municipal and county judiciaries, has authored several texts on property analysis techniques, been featured as a keynote speaker and lectured on real estate trends throughout North America, appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox 5 News and NBC, has been quoted in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and is a principal in two thriving businesses—The Otteau Group, founded in 1976, and Hudson Atlantic, launched in 2021.
Jeffrey is managing partner and chief economist for Otteau Group, a market leader in valuation and advisory services across a wide range of real estate classes, ranging from single- and multi-use properties to partial interests and land development. Well known and highly regarded as a leader in translating emerging trends to future market performance, the Otteau Group provides a wide range of valuation and advisory services to developers, financial institutions, investors, and government agencies.
To complement and work in tandem with Otteau Group, Jeffrey co-founded and serves as managing broker of Hudson Atlantic Realty Advisors, which provides commercial real estate brokerage services throughout New Jersey. It is the synergy between these two companies that provides their collective roster of clients a unique advantage in maximizing investment returns for disposition and acquisition of investment properties. Jeffrey states, “We identify the intersection of economics, demographics, and future real estate demands to enable our clients to make better real estate decisions.” And with the industry being incredibly busy and the commercial real estate market to the point where architects tell their developers, “You need to go to Jeffrey and his group and find out how to future-proof this and capture a larger market share,” it seems he has solved the unmet needs for both industries.
When asked how he differentiates both companies from others in the field, Jeffrey responds, “There are many others who operate in this space, but what sets us apart is our ability to detect early indications ‘emerging trends,’ using ‘deep dive analytics.’ Throughout my career, I’ve focused on the intersection of economics, demographics, and market dynamics to provide forward guidance for real estate investment, lending, feasibility modeling, and design optimization for real estate development. Markets are constantly evolving, and our guidance enables our clients to profit by being ahead of the curve.
Jeffrey is a licensed real estate broker in NJ, an ASA-accredited senior appraiser, a designated member of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers and a state-certified general real estate appraiser for NJ, NY, and PA.
Managing Partner, Chief Economist: Otteau Group
Co-Founder, Managing Broker: Hudson Atlantic Realty Advisors