From the June issue: In the span of 72 hours in early May, reality-TV star and top New York City residential broker Ryan Serhant put two units under contract at 100 Avenue A in the East Village, attended a fund-raiser for cancer research at Cipriani Wall Street and traveled to the Kentucky Derby with his camera-ready fiancée, Emilia Bechrakis, whom he’s marrying next month. Oh, right, he also listed an $11.5 million townhouse on the Upper West Side.
Each of those moves was eagerly gobbled up by his 443,000 Instagram followers, who track his every move with alarming focus.
In today’s real estate world, where the lines between media and business are blurred, it’s nearly impossible to separate the ascent of the 31-year-old’s real estate and TV careers, which have reached new heights in recent months as Bravo began airing the fifth season of “Million Dollar Listing: New York,” which he co-stars in. [more]