The Rakela Team
Hoboken Real Estate Team

The Rakela Team

The Rakela Team delivers a high-touch service to our clients through our unrelenting desire to provide hyper-local knowledge that empowers them to make informed decisions.
Elizabeth Rakela
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® -Team LEader

Elizabeth Rakela

Elizabeth Bell Rakela has been a New Jersey resident for over 30 years and has over 17 years of real estate experience in Hudson County, NJ. She has received the NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award every year consecutively from 2006-2021, the NJAR Distinguished Sales Club Award, and the Five Star Real Estate Professional Award. Elizabeth represents both buyers and sellers and specializes in new construction, first time buyers, historic home restorations, and luxury properties. In addition to renovating several properties, she has also completed courses in home inspection. Elizabeth has a knack for home staging and beautifying any interior space. Her clients describe her as hardworking, honest, caring and tenacious. Elizabeth resides in Hudson County with her family and is very involved in the community and local schools. Elizabeth graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in International Relations and a minor in French.

Mark Stehli
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® -Lead Buyer's Agent

Mark Stehli

As a native New Yorker, and a dedicated real estate professional, I value the trust my clients place in me and I strive every day to exceed their expectations. As a licensed agent in Hudson County, I focus primarily on Hoboken and Jersey City and am a member of Keller Williams City Life. Through hard work and the harnessing of technology, Keller Williams has garnered the number one position by market share in Hudson County. My expertise is founded in my dedication to Hoboken and Jersey City as a wonderful place to live. As a father of 3 and a long time Hoboken resident, I provide my clients with all the tools they need to navigate this complicated market. Prior to real estate, I spent 18 years in the high intensity world of stock trading during the evolution of what is now known as “high frequency trading”. It was in these roles that I developed the ability to identify all the resources necessary to operate most effectively. Within the community, I take pride in giving back in a myriad of ways. I am on the board of the professional theater in Hoboken, Mile Square Theatre. I am involved with a farm to door mission driven business that supports regenerative farmers, Bone In Food. I am also a founder of a yoga and mindfulness non profit, Hudsonseed Foundation. When I am not in the office, I can be found racing J24 sailboats in the Hudson River or climbing on a chairlift to the top of Hunter Mountain.

Amber Nugent
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® -Buyer's Agent & Operations

Amber Nugent

Amber graduated from Arizona State with a BS in Communications and a minor in Business. She started her career in the luxury retail sector as an Assistant Buyer with Gucci. After many years running a buying team at Christian Dior, she transitioned into Human Resources at Saint Laurent. Throughout her 15 years in designer retail, she has gained a great attention to detail as well as a thorough understanding of quality craftsmanship. Her passion for all things design has lead her to interior design coursework with Parsons as well as design and staging opportunities. Although an Iowa girl at heart, Amber is a proud Hoboken mom and resident since 2001. She fondly jokes that she and the Mayor know everyone. In her free time, you can find Amber at the Jersey shore or skiing in Vermont. Her goal is to provide the team and each of our clients with an exceptional level of luxury service.
Steve Brady
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® -Real Estate Agent

Steve Brady

Steve James Brady has been in the Real Estate Industry for over 8 years. Steve discovered his passion for Real Estate when he and his father purchased a wholesale investment property on Long Island, NY. While he and his father were hard at work, renovating the property during the day, Steve also worked full time in the Food and Hospitality industry. He has since owned many more investment properties, and decided to utilize his knowledge of Real Estate, and help others with their home search. Steve became an agent and joined Keller Williams City Life. His clients would describe him as attentive, knowledgeable, and tenacious. Steve is a native New Yorker, and lives in Jersey City, with his wife and daughter. During his spare time, he enjoys traveling the country to visit different baseball stadiums, volunteering at the local farmers market, and spending time with his family.
Kate DeCock
Marketing Coordinator

Kate DeCock

When Kate and her husband moved to Hoboken in 2007, they expected the move to be a short term layover before a permanent move to the suburbs. Yet with each passing year, their roots grew deeper and deeper and they found they couldn’t leave this unique, vibrant community. In 2010, Elizabeth Rakela helped Kate and her family find their Hoboken home and Kate is thrilled to be a part of the team that does the same for others in this town she loves so much. A graduate from Cornell University with a B.S. in Economics, Kate spent 14 years with Accenture Consulting where she worked as a Consultant for 10 years before moving into an Operations Role with the North American Sales Organization. Kate teaches at Powerflow Yoga (if you’re looking for some zen!), and serves as an Executive Board member of the Hoboken Public Education Foundation. Kate is excited to bring her Operations experience to the Elizabeth Rakela Team and help others find their forever home, just as Elizabeth did for her and her family.

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