Agent Details


Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
With Padraic Gallagher and Farah Alli, Charles Rubenstein founded Story Residential in 2021 to provide their clientele with a personalized approach to profitable real estate investing.
Known for his depth of knowledge and unequaled and sincere passion for serving his clients, Charles is an indispensable advisor and advocate. His team, Story Residential, is the #1 Compass Team in New Jersey, conducting well over $1 Billion in real estate sales throughout Hudson, Bergen, Essex and Monmouth Counties since 2014.
Prior to joining Compass  honored to be the largest brokerage in the United States by sales volume for the second year in a row – Charles' team consistently ranked among the top 0.5% of all agents and teams within a network of more than 51,000 agents in 1,600 offices across 47 states while with their previous brokerage from 2014-2021.

Charles grew up in a devoutly real estate family in Baltimore, Maryland. His mother and father were homebuilders and developers that constructed and developed more than 5,500 homes  including creating a 435-acre planned unit development in northwest Baltimore that is now home to more than 10,000 people  so much of Charles’ early life was spent in meetings and on job sites where he learned first-hand how real property is conceived of, constructed, marketed and sold. Charles’ grandfather and great-grandfather were also homebuilders and developers; they are the only father and son to have been president of the National Association of Homebuilders, and they are both members of the National Housing Hall of Fame.

Charles measures his success through his ability to help his clients realize their individualized lifestyle goals and he employs an expansive network of lenders, attorneys, contractors, skilled tradespersons, and other service providers to ensure that every touch-point is an easy, efficient, and successful process. A born connector, Charles is honored to have the opportunity to play such a special role in his clients’ lives as he helps manifest their ideal conception of home.

Charles has been a director and council member of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - New York since 2012, and a director of the Baltimore-based Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Charitable Funds since 2015.
Story Residential is the #1 Team Compass Team in New Jersey by transaction volume, and the #2 Compass Team in New Jersey by sales volume according to the 2022 and 2023 RealTrends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals rankings.

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