The Real Deal New York

MDLNY star Luis Ortiz moves to Battery Park City pad

New landlord Edward Milstein welcomes broker with flowers and champagne
By Katherine Clarke | August 23, 2013 01:52PM

It’s been a whirlwind month for “Million Dollar Listing New York” star Luis D. Ortiz. The Puerto Rican dealmaker joined a new company and signed on for another season of his hit Bravo TV show. Now, Ortiz has another thing to add to that list – a new home.

Ortiz is moving from a one-bedroom apartment at the residences at the W New York Downtown at 123 Washington Street to a new pad at Liberty Luxe, a high-end rental building at 200 North End Avenue in Battery Park City, he told The Real Deal.

The Douglas Elliman broker inked a lease for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom corner unit on a “very high floor” earlier this month, he said.

While he declined to comment on how much he is paying for the unit per month, Liberty Luxe two-bedroom residences on high floors typically rent for between $8,000 and $29,500 per month, according to StreetEasy.

Despite the move, Ortiz gushed about Joe Moinian, whose Moinian Group developed the W.

“Joe Moinian has always been amazing to me,” the broker said. “I lived at 95 Wall Street when my real estate career started, back when Joe owned it, and then I moved to the W and I was extremely happy there as well. As for 200 North End Avenue, I couldn’t be happier with how [the building’s developer, Edward] Milstein has welcomed me to his building. He even sent flowers and a bottle of Moët.”

His new pad, designed by Robert and Daniela Sablic of interiors firm Quadra, will likely appear on the new season of “Million Dollar Listing,” Ortiz said.

Liberty Luxe, a mammoth rental building constructed in 2008, features a fitness center, private massage therapy rooms and a screening room, where Ortiz can catch up on his favorite Bravo shows.

Ortiz joined Elliman after being fired from Keller Williams NYC earlier this month. A KWNYC spokesperson said that the “sensationalism of reality TV” was not in line with the company’s brand.