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.

  • Biff Rocko

    It is in FIDI, Not BPC. Duh.

    • gilly

      no it’s not.

  • Jen Har


    Like he knows Joe Moinian

    • Jen Mar


      like if you know if he knows

      • Mario King


  • donationguru

    The fact of the matter is, he’s short and that picture is staged. He doesnt drink wine. He drinks that mixed caiparinha crap and sangria stuff

    • hatingguru

      yea people that are 5’8″ are midgets! can’t stand seeing them around being all small geezzz

    • Luis Cortes Ramos

      Yup and the fact that he’s 26 with 15 million in the bank and kicking everyone’s ass here,says a lot about the envy between super-agents and posers like yourself

  • GerryJunpyo

    Why so much hating and jealousy?

  • joe blow

    he really is a tool

  • The promoter

    What a bunch of broke ass haters in this comments. I’m going to take a wild guess they are all Americans who haven’t reach their dreams and hate that a Hispanic person has done more than then. Plus I’m sure there’s a few hater brokers on here to. Losers get a fucking life.

  • jon

    SO what and why is he renting?
    Throwing away money month after month?
    Guess he really is not that much of a super star broker if he can’t afford to buy!
    Why would they send him flowers and a bottle of Moet?
    That’s BS…he’s just another rental tenant in their building and they do not do that in their buildings.
    I guess he’s continue his crappy pompous ways at elliman.