Peter was born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey at the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park. He graduated from Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ then attended Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating in 1968. After graduation Peter worked in the family auto business, joined the New Jersey National Guard and received commission as 2nd Lieutenant from the US Army in 1973, and was honorably discharged in 1980.
In 1981 Peter established Peter Costanzo Auctioneers Inc., specializing in the sale of all types of commercial assets and personal property. In 1982 Peter Costanzo Auctioneers was selected as an approved auction company for the US Bankruptcy Court for the districts of NJ, PA & DE. In addition, Peter Costanzo Auctioneers represented the U.S. Small Business Administration, FDIC, IRS, and has held various contracts for the sale of surplus property for the State of New Jersey. In 1988 Peter graduated and received the Certified Auctioneers Designation from the Certified Auctioneers Institute at Indiana University.
In 2001 Peter joined forces with longtime friend and auction associate Anthony Natoli from the A.P. Natoli Co., and together created The Auctioneers Group. Over the course of the life of the businesses, he and Tony have conducted over 4,000 auctions serving the judicial, financial and commercial communities of New Jersey and the Northeast region.
Tony is a Vietnam veteran, serving in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971. When honorably discharged from the military he attended The Mind Dynamics Institute and the Dale Carnegie School of Business and Public Speaking. He received his NJ Real Estate license in 1972.
In 1974 Tony was brought on board as managing vice president of Garden State Inventory Service. He was the managing director of the inventory, appraisal & liquidation division. His team was responsible for the liquidations and sales of all vehicles, furniture, fixtures, parts and equipment of complete Automotive Dealerships for his clients: Ford Motor Co. and their dealership financing division, Ford Motor Credit.
In 1985 Mr. Natoli was named one of the Outstanding Young Men in America, by the U.S. Jaycees Organization. He later founded his own company: A.P. Natoli & Co. Auctioneers & Appraisers in 1989. In 2001 A.P. Natoli & Co. merged with Peter Costanzo Auctioneers and together formed The Auctioneers Group.
Tony was in the auction, appraisal & liquidation business for over 40 years and kept current with all phases of the business. Tony recently retired at the end of 2019. Tony is married for 43 years, has 2 children, 5 grandchildren. His daughter, Jennifer, worked full time alongside of him for over 20 years.
Jennifer began working for A.P. Natoli & Company Auctioneers in 1997 and has worked alongside her father, Tony, for over 20 years. She has ably filled the role as Office Manager and Administrator for The Auctioneers Group since its beginning in 2001. When Tony retired at the end of 2019, Jennifer became the owner of A.P. Natoli & Co. Auctioneers and in 2020 she became a partner in The Auctioneers Group.
Along with her new role and responsibilities she continues to coordinate our advertising, website management, on-site registration and clerking, and helps oversee the auction staff and has a one-on-one relationship with all auction clients and customers.
Jennifer is highly organized and dedicated to making our company the best it can be. During her tenure she received her NJ Real Estate License in 1998 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Monmouth University in 2012 and became a member of the National Auctioneers Association in 2020. She is constantly working to improve herself and the company and is an integral part of the growth of The Auctioneers Group.
David Selakoff is a native of the Jersey Shore as well, growing up in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Upon high school graduation, David was accepted into Rutgers University- Newark in 2013 where he spent 4 years and quickly adapted to city lifestyle. While attending Rutgers, he majored in psychology with a concentration in business and marketing with a history minor. He went on to graduate on the Dean’s List in 2017. After college graduation, David immediately obtained his New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson’s license and has been an active member in the New Jersey Association of Realtors.
David has managed to turn a temporary 6-week summer job into a full-time position as Project Manager of The Auctioneers Group. As Project Manager, David works hand in hand with both Peter, Tony, and Jen to make sure every aspect of the auction process is completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner. David’s primary goal is to maximize profits for both clients and The Auctioneers Group through hard work and extensive marketing mediums. Together with Jennifer, David has continued to explore new technology to ensure The Auctioneers Group remains in the forefront of the auction industry through innovation and adaptation.
David looks forward to growth within this industry and is excited to be an integral part of The Auctioneers Group while exploring new and exciting opportunities.
In addition to our core employees, we have a dedicated team of on-site auction management staff of 8-10 people who are responsible for catalog preparations, tagging each individual item, running a field office for our state of the art computerized bookkeeping system and providing concise client reports at the end of each and every auction day.
We supervise all removals, collect all deposits and COD balances and meet with our clients throughout the entire process.