The celebrity Elliman broker announced his move to Los Angeles on Instagram
Fredrik Eklund has officially left the New York City rat race — at least as a home base.
The celebrity broker at Douglas Elliman packed up his family and traded his Downtown Manhattan apartment for a luxe-looking Beverly Hills home with sweeping views of Downtown Los Angeles, as he revealed in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
In a lengthy message, the star “Million Dollar Listing New York” said he and his husband and their two small children will now be permanently based on the West Coast. He will be getting more involved in the West Coast expansion of the 64-person team he leads with John Gomes. Gomes will remain in New York City.
“We got to the new house in Beverly Hills and ordered sushi by the pool watching the incredible sunset over the city below,” Eklund wrote in the Instagram post, about the move earlier this week. “Moving a family with toddlers isn’t easy, but spending more time in California while expanding the business here’s something we’ve talked about for years.”
In the post, Eklund called the move to L.A. a “lifelong dream.” Despite “butterflies,” he’s launched his new life “running” with a string of pitches and is even hosting a party for a new project he’s leading sales for in West Hollywood.
“LA has some of the world’s most exciting new development projects coming – vertical living is finally happening here,” he said.
Eklund also noted in his message to his 1.1 million Instagram followers that he will remain active across the cities the team operates.
“I’ll be going back and forth between LA, NY and even Miami overseeing the teams. I guess I do love airplanes and travel lol,” he wrote.