The Real Deal New York

Nest Seekers enigmatic CEO

Growing firm's founder Eddie Shapiro steps into spotlight
By Leigh Kamping-Carder | October 10, 2012 04:45PM

From the October issue: Eddie Shapiro prefers to remain an enigma. On a recent summer afternoon, the founder of residential brokerage Nest Seekers International is clad in his own version of business casual: a slim-fitting white suit and black loafers, his longish brown hair slicked back, his goatee clipped, his burgundy tie dotted with tiny skulls.

“To an extent, I like to keep a lot of things in our [firm’s] business a mystery,” Shapiro said. Then he quoted a line from the 1997 film “The Devil’s Advocate”: “No matter how good you are, don’t ever let them see you coming.” [more]