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Carmine Simmons, Director & Licensed Instructor

  •  Carmine Simmons is Director of Waterfront School of Real Estate.  After spending 14 years in higher education, Carmine transformed his passion for real estate into a successful career.  In addition to maintaining an active real estate practice, Carmine is Broker of Record at Keller Williams City Life JC Realty in Jersey City,  responsible for compliance, ethical standards, training and education, and dispute resolution.  Carmine is also a member of the Grievance Committee of the Liberty Board of Realtors and a productivity coach.  His experience as an educator are evident in his teaching skills and his ability to make difficult concepts accessible to learners.  As Director of WSRE, Carmine’s mission is to infuse the rigorous pre-licensing course work with practical knowledge about the profession and its day-to-day operations, producing smart, resourceful and ethical agents and brokers.  

Aileen Minchello, Licensed Instructor

  •  Aileen Minchello lives in the Manalapan-Englishtown area. She is a wife and mother to three grown sons and grandmother to a grandson. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University and a Master of Science from Columbia University. Aileen began her career on Wall Street. She has been a REALTOR for over 15 years, is a Broker/Salesperson at RE/Max Real Estate, LTD and a licensed real estate instructor. She has served on the Education Committee of the Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtors (Co-Chair of the Continuing Education sub-committee) and a member of the Legislative and Political Action Committee of MORR and currently serves on the Manager’s Committee. 

Phyllis Taylor, Licensed Instructor

  • Phyllis Taylor is dedicated to making sure her mantra “Creating agents to be the standard of excellence!” becomes a reality. Her approaches to her work as an educator are as dynamic as they are energetic. As a mentor, speaker, productivity coach and comedienne, she lives in her passion to teach. She is licensed in two states: as an Individual Broker in New York City where she manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio in off-market investment property listings, and as a Broker Associate in Hoboken, New Jersey at KW City Life Realty where she represents multi-millions in off-market listings inventory. She is also decorated in the field. Her accomplishments are broad and are widely recognized. In her Hoboken office, she is a Top Producer, has received the New Jersey Circle of Excellence Awardee, works as a Productivity Coach, and is not only a member of the Agent Leadership Council but also serves as Co-Chair of both the Finance and Productivity Committees. 

About the School

  • Waterfront School of Real Estate opened in 2016 and is located in Historic Downtown Jersey City.  Uniquely situated in one of the region's hottest real estate markets, WSRE provides outstanding real estate education to the next generation of agents and brokers.  With a focus on high ethical standards, rigorous coursework in the essentials of real estate practice, and a practical understanding of the principles of State and MLS rules and regulations, WSRE produces aspiring professionals who are well-prepared for the state examination and ready for dynamic real estate careers. In addition to pre-licensure courses, WSRE provides State-approved Continuing Education courses for licensees, and Business Coaching for new and established agents looking to take their business to a higher level.  Come Learn With Us.


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Our Mission

To provide outstanding real estate education to the next generation of agents.

Waterfront School of Real Estate

110 Liberty View Dr. - 1G, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302, United States

Our Services

NJ Salesperson Course

NJ Broker Course

Continuing Education

Business Coaching