A native New Yorker, Justin is originally from Syracuse and has lived in New York City for nearly two decades. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in Corporate Communication, and a double minor in Advertising and Public Relations. Prior to his career in real estate, Justin worked in Marketing/PR for SHAPE and Men's Fitness magazines, as well as a national health club chain. In addition, he owned and operated Built 2 Win, a personal training service offering customized fitness plans, nutritional guidance and self-esteem building for beauty pageant contestants. Justin was the Official Fitness Trainer for several states for Miss USA and Miss Teen USA and has worked with titleholder hopefuls on the local, national and international levels. His unique background and coaching abilities make Justin a great listener, allowing him to be acutely aware of his clients’ needs. He excels at setting a specific goal and working tirelessly to achieve it, while bringing a bright, fun, effervescent energy to every relationship. Outside of real estate, Justin hosts image consulting/confidence workshops and motivational speaking seminars for young people focusing on self-esteem awareness, self-respect and eating disorder prevention. He also enjoys fitness and working out, museums, reading motivational books, mentoring and charity work. Justin lives on the Upper East Side with his Champagne Point Tonkinese cat, Miss Georgia.
Justin is just a great guy who loves his job and truly wants you to be happy in your new home. He seemed just as excited as I was at the lease signing :). I have never experienced such a wonderful apartment hunting process, but I guess third time is a charm especially when you find the right company and broker! I would only ever go here for any future apartment searching.
– Ash S.
Two months ago I had just moved back to the city after living abroad. Justin Popovics found me a lovely apartment in my price range and took all of my worry away. I had a million other things to deal with, and he was extremely professional and took a huge burden off me. I cannot say enough good things about him.
– Patricia M.
Justin Popovics was our agent and made our whole process so easy and enjoyable! Cooper & Cooper and Justin, thank you so much for our new UES apartment! It's perfect!
– Rose T.
This was my first time apartment hunting for real in NYC, and anyone who searches for the perfect space knows how difficult this city is. I had found this adorable apartment on the internet and I reached out to the broker connected to the ad. Within minutes, Justin Popovics responded to my inquiry and was immediately invested. Justin not only took his time in showing my boyfriend and me apartments in our budget, but it was almost like he had known us for years. He knew exactly what we were looking for and he made the process SO easy. It was also the first time my boyfriend and me decided to move in together and he made himself a part of the excitement... Justin is professional, timely, sweet, and knowledgeable. He is not just a real estate agent looking to make quick money. He actually CARES. He takes his job very seriously but knows when to have fun with his clients. Trust me, you will love working with him.
– Jenna G.
When my boyfriend and I were moving to NYC after graduation, we didn't really have a lot of time to find a place. I was offered and accepted my job about 2 weeks before I was expected to start, and it was awkwardly in the middle of the month, so we weren't even sure we would be able to find a place that would work for us and that we would like within our (limited) budget. That's where Justin Popovics came in and SAVED US. He took us around the Upper East Side and showed us at LEAST 15 apartments, all within our budget... We found one we loved, and Justin went above and beyond the call of duty and stayed late so that we could have all of the paperwork submitted before the end of the day, since we were only in NYC for the day and had to go back to PA that night. Ultimately, he was with us for around 10 hours! The apartment we found was fantastic, convenient to get to work, and ultimately just a great, GREAT neighborhood... Justin was a TREAT, and made sure the entire time that we weren't stressed, and that we were having fun. I recommend anyone to use Cooper & Cooper, and I especially recommend they ask for Justin!!! 10/10!
– Natalie A.
My girlfriend and I worked with Justin Popovics from Cooper & Cooper to find an apartment in Midtown East. We only had one day to find a place, and Justin put together a list of 10 apartments for us to go look at. Each of the places met the parameters we had given him, and we would have been happy in any of them. We spent a total of three hours viewing the places, and at the end we chose our favorite. The application process was painless because Justin had put together our documents beforehand... Overall, I would highly recommend using Justin as a broker if you're looking for a new apartment in NYC.
– Ben B.
My wife and I moved here from Chicago and did not have much time to see places. Justin Popovics went the extra mile in making us feel comfortable that all of our needs were being met. He put in extra time and effort through phone calls and prep meetings so that we found exactly what we wanted by the end of day one. As everyone knows, apartment hunting in NYC can be extremely stressful, but Justin kept us upbeat with smiles and laughs, and overall it was really a great experience! Also, he helped make sure that we were fully prepared with our paperwork ahead of time so that we were able to secure our apartment as soon as we made our decision. There were two others who apparently wanted our apartment, but because Justin had all the paperwork ready, we landed a great place. We already have and will continue to recommend Justin to our friends who are looking for places in NYC!
– Joshua S.
My wife and I were fortunate to have met Justin Popovics at an open house in April of 2016 and just recently got back in touch with him when I was offered a job that required New York residency. I got the job offer February 17, 2017, and Justin had us in an apartment less than two weeks later. When I got the offer we frantically emailed Justin and explained our situation. We were worried about finding an apartment that we loved on such short notice, especially since we have a 50 pound dog. Justin promptly responded by saying, 'don't worry, I got this,' and took us on a tour of 12 apartments three days later. Justin was willing to go the extra mile for us the entire time we worked with him and showed us so many great apartments that the hardest part of the hunt was narrowing it down to one. Justin got all of our paper work in order so that the application process was stress free. After we signed the lease Justin still kept in contact with us to see how the move was going and he even came to our move in inspection and pointed out minor details to the property manager that needed to be fixed that we would have overlooked. Justin always had our best interests in mind and only showed us apartments within the budget we were comfortable with. We never felt pressured and will certainly get back in touch with Justin for any moves in the future.
– Adam K.