Nicholas A. Costantino (Niki), 49, lost his lifetime battle with Cystic Fibrosis on August 4, 2016. He passed peacefully while surrounded by family and friends.
Born October 6, 1966. Niki was a 13-year resident of his adopted hometown of Hoboken, NJ, however he was raised in Secaucus, NJ. Niki graduated from Secaucus High School in 1984 before attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
After several years of working as an accountant at Costantino & Company, a family owned accounting firm, Niki became an accomplished and respected real estate agent, business owner and mentor to many within the industry. In his time as a real estate agent Niki was awarded 15 Circle of Excellence awards, served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Liberty Board of Realtors for 4 years and was named the Realtor Associate of the year for 2011. After working as a sales associate for a number of years Niki co-founded Empire Realty LLC in Hoboken along with his partners and helped guide the boutique realty firm to a Hoboken brand. Recently Empire Realty was transformed into Engel & Völkers, an international real estate brokerage.
Beyond the awards and accolades, Niki will forever be remembered and respected within the real estate community as a friend and confidant who was generous with his time, experience, advice, and above all else, his unwavering willingness to make himself available to employees, co-workers, clients and other realtors in times of need.
Although his life was cut short he lived a very fulfilled and happy life always inspired and supported by his family and friends. Niki was an amazing human being who touched the lives of all who knew him. He had a gift to see the good in everyone and lived life to the fullest! His zest for life and overall positive attitude made him so loved and respected. What Niki has done for others will forever remain in our hearts.
Niki was a dedicated Yankee, Notre Dame football and Carolina Basketball fan, a lover of music specifically Bon Jovi and avid reader of spiritual philosophy.
Niki is survived by his beloved mother Jo-Ann Costantino (nee, Capone), and adored brother Robert Costantino, along with his nephews Anthony, Alex, and Dean Costantino. Niki is predeceased by his loving father, Nicholas F. Costantino, who passed away in 2014.