Boasting a level of experience with which few can compete, Luca DiCiero has spent the past two decades at the forefront of New York’s real estate industry. In addition to founding NYSpace Finders, Inc., in 2008, he has served as an advisory board member at both Sussex and Providence Banks and engages in business brokering—creating numerous buying and selling opportunities in real estate and land development worldwide. As a licensed real estate broker, property manager, and salesperson, Luca has been featured in The New York Times, Give Me Astoria, QNS, and Astoria Post and was included among Star Network’s 40 Stars Under 40. His honesty, pleasantry, and persistence have led to a plethora of winning results and hundreds of transactions valued at over $100 million. Luca’s success derives not only from his proficiency in market trends and ability to fulfill customers’ needs, but also from his highly professional work ethic and sincere interest in bringing his clients’ dreams to realization.
Luca began his career as president and CEO of Real Estate Management Associates, where he gained valuable experience within the various markets of Queens. He then moved on to Murray Hill Properties in Manhattan, where he expanded his knowledge and expertise as the company’s commercial leasing director. With a loyal and long-established client base, he decided to launch NYSpace Finders to give his clients more personalized attention. “I’ve kept relationships with my clients from day one, and they’ve become like family. Not only have they continued to work with me for nearly 20 years, but they have also continued to refer other sellers and landlords to me,” he says.
Those same deeply rooted relationships quickly became a stepping stone for a greater social network and ultimately helped NYSpace Finders grow into one of the most multifaceted real estate firms in the state. With one office based in Luca’s hometown of Astoria and another located in Glen Cove, the boutique firm employs 18 experienced agents who cover the greater NY area from Manhattan to Montauk. From single-family to multifamily, Luca specializes in property sales, management and marketing—overseeing new construction development projects ranging in value from $500,000 to $5 million. The commercial sector has proven to be especially lucrative for the firm with industrial warehouses, office buildings, and mixed-use residential commercial properties ranging from $1 million to $20 million.
Since the firm is made up of native New Yorkers, every agent possesses intimate knowledge of the region—giving clients a valuable advantage. “We can offer personal insight on the market conditions of neighborhoods. We know the voids and can help our clients place new business concepts in areas that offer the most promising ROI,” Luca explains. “Our team is very hands-on to ensure that the process is seamless from development to leasing or sales. A large part of that is because we are well connected in the community.”
To stay ahead of market landscapes, NYSpace Finders is constantly evolving—utilizing diverse marketing techniques and adopting new technologies and strategies. “As New York rapidly changes, so do we,” says Luca. As a result, the firm successfully navigated through the economic turbulence caused by the financial crisis in 2008 and came out stronger than before. “I started my firm only six months after the global economic crash in 2008, but I strategized with clients, revamped our marketing, and was able to fill a lot of vacancies and sell properties on their behalf,” Luca explains. Now Luca is using his experience to help his clients do the same and succeed during the COVID pandemic. “At NYSpace Finders, we thrive on meeting obstacles and challenges and that is why our clients entrust us with their most valuable assets,” he says.
Founder and CEO
NYSpace Finders, Inc.
Queens County, NY