Real estate entrepreneur, television personality and bestselling author, Fredrik Eklund is known for his signature high-kicks and unstoppable-energy on the Emmy-nominated hit television series, Million Dollar Listing: New York. As one half of the top sales team at prestigious real estate firm, Douglas Elliman, Fredrik regularly sets and breaks sales records and was named the #1 real estate agent in New York City by The Real Deal magazine in 2014 and 2015.
Often working on a building for years before it hits the market, Fredrik vets locations, interviews architects and works with designers to customize each space to appeal to target buyers. Redefining what it means to be a real estate broker in today’s market, Fredrik is changing the New York skyline, one luxury high-rise at a time.
During his first year in real estate, Fredrik sold $50 million worth of property and was nominated for “Rookie of the Year” by the Real Estate Board of New York. To date, he has closed over 3 billion dollars in residential sales, is consistently setting records, and his client list includes major celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, Gigi Hadid, John Legend & Chrissy Teigen, Daniel Craig, Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Lopez. His active listings currently exceed $540,000,000. In addition, he is the founder of Scandinavia's most high end residential real estate brokerage with 50 employees and $1 billion in closed sales in 2014. Despite his success, Fredrik remembers not to take himself too seriously, a trait exemplified by his now-signature high kick.
Fredrik lives in Manhattan with his husband, artist Derek Kaplan, and their two dogs Mousey and Fritzy. Known for being part "shark" in business, Fredrik is a "softie" at home where he enjoys cooking, photography and taking care of his puppies and family.
Steve Gold is a successful luxury broker at Town Residential, one of Manhattan's top real estate agencies specializing in residential properties. A resident of West Chelsea, Gold primarily focuses on luxury properties throughout downtown Manhattan and played a vital role in many marquee new developments in Greenwich Village, Flatiron, SoHo and the West Village. Prior to real estate, Gold had an enviable career in the fashion industry, working with some of the world's most coveted designers, including Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani. Although modeling granted him the opportunity to travel extensively around the world, he considers New York his home and can't imagine living anywhere else.
Always hungry for a challenge, Gold decided to move on from fashion and go big into real estate. Whether working with a first-time buyer or an A-list celebrity, he prides himself on making the real estate transaction process as seamless and efficient as possible for his clients. Born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut, Gold is an avid sportsman. He grew up sailboat racing in the Long Island Sound with his father on their boat, Turning Point. A lifelong athlete, he also enjoys ice hockey, tennis, skiing and surfing in his spare time. Beyond real estate and sports, however, Gold also allots his time to participate in several charitable causes, including his past support for AmFar for AIDS research, FreeArts NYC, and The Brazil Foundation, among others.
Gold graduated magna cum laude from the Stern School of Business at New York University with degrees in Finance and Marketing. He currently splits time between New York City and Southampton, NY with his dog Pablo, whom he rescued from high kill shelter in Georgia.
Ryan Serhant began his first day in the real estate business on September 15, 2008 – the same day that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in the wake of the subprime mortgage collapse. While the real estate sector has slowly recovered, Serhant himself has become one of the most successful brokers in the world, with agents under his leadership in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and the Hamptons.
Serhant is recognized as a real estate powerhouse. His team at Nest Seekers International sold over $630 million in real estate in 2015 and was ranked the #1 sales team in New York State (2015) and the #5 sales team in the U.S. (2016) by Wall Street Journal Real Trends, with Serhant the consistently youngest team leader in the top ten. As a real estate expert he is a frequent contributor to 20/20, CNN, CNBC, The Today Show and Bloomberg TV, and is often quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and Wall Street Journal China.
In 2014 he made his feature film debut opposite Ben Stiller in Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young. His performance as “Hedge Fund Dave” won rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival where it premiered.
Serhant is an active supporter of nonprofit organizations including DKMS, Operation Smile, Save the Children, Make A Wish, The Human Rights Campaign, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Pink Agenda and UNICEF, among others.
After graduating Hamilton College in 2006 with twin degrees in English Literature and Theatre, Serhant headed to New York City to pursue an acting career before becoming a successful real estate broker. He currently lives in New York City with his wife Emilia.