The Real Deal New York

Lenz shows off NYC’s mega mansions: VIDEO

Power broker plumbs her experience for CNBC show
August 06, 2012 06:00PM

Getting a peek inside the New York City homes of the rich and famous just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a new CNBC show featuring Prudential Douglas Elliman power broker Dolly Lenz.

Lenz, who graciously bowed out of the company’s awards last year after winning the top sales agent award for eight years running, and who has sold more than $8 billion worth of real estate, will be starring in “Secret Lives of the Super Rich: Mega Homes,” which airs tonight at 8 p.m. The show is a one-off, according to a spokesperson for the network, and there are no current plans for more episodes starring Lenz.

During the half-hour program, Lenz will talk multi-million dollar price tags, six-figure commissions and war stories, according to CNBC. Viewers will also be able to see inside the homes of some of the broker’s most high-profile clients, including fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, writer and physician Deepak Chopra and rocker Billy Joel.

The show also explores how difficult it can be for even the likes of the fashion designer Valentino, and actor and actress Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith to find a home in Manhattan. All three have been rejected by the city’s notoriously strict co-op boards.

Lenz was not available to comment. – Katherine Clarke