“Million Dollar Listing New York” gets female star

Compass’ Kirsten Jordan is the new co-star of the Bravo show: sources

Kirsten Jordan (inset) and from left: Fredrik Eklund, Steven Gold and Ryan Serhant (Credit: Instagram, Bravo via Curbed NY)
Kirsten Jordan (inset) and from left: Fredrik Eklund, Steven Gold and Ryan Serhant (Credit: Instagram, Bravo via Curbed NY)

UPDATED, Jan. 30, 2020, 10:31 p.m.: Bravo is welcoming a woman to the cast of “Million Dollar Listing New York.”

Compass broker Kirsten Jordan has been cast as the show’s newest co-star, according to sources. She’s one of 11 agents on the Hudson Advisory Team, which was founded by Stephen Ferrara and Clayton Orrigo. Jordan, Orrigo, Compass and Bravo declined to comment.

Jordan would be the first female to join the cast of Bravo’s hit reality TV show that follows real estate brokers selling homes in New York City. Long-time cast members including Ryan Serhant and Fredrik Eklund have become household names as a result of their roles. (Douglas Elliman’s Jessica Cohen was originally cast but was fired before completing the first season.)

The show has been on-air for eight seasons and has added two new brokers to the cast since 2017: Corcoran Group’s Steve Gold and Triplemint’s Tyler Whitman. Industry leaders, including Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan, now Compass’s senior managing director, have called on Bravo to diversify its casting.

“I very much hope it is true,” Stribling-Kivlan said of potential casting of a woman. “I think it would be a really good representation of the industry.”

She added that she still thinks Bravo could do more to diversify the cast.

“Diversity and inclusivity is the most important thing to me,” she said. “There’s a lot of different people in New York City and we represent everyone and I will keep fighting and talking about showing the full breadth [of who we are].”

The Los Angeles and Miami versions of Million Dollar Listing have both included female brokers, Douglas Elliman’s Tracy Tutor and Samantha DeBianchi of DeBianchi Real Estate.

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According to her biography on Compass’ website, Jordan has been working in residential real estate for 12 years. She claims to have sold more than $250 million in homes and handled more than 100 rental deals.

She started her career at Douglas Elliman in 2008 and moved to Compass in 2017, her LinkedIn profile indicates. Before working in real estate, she worked in sales for a firm called Design Bank, which licensed a portfolio of Italian art. (She is fluent in Italian.)

Her profile identifies her as the head of sales at an Upper West Side condominium 175 West 95th Street and a 14-unit condo, Gramercy North. The sponsor for the latter is tied to a U.S. and Italy-based financial services company Funaro & Co.

On her Compass page, Jordan’s largest past transactions include the $54 million sale of a commercial building in Chelsea to condo developer Six Sigma in 2015, a $27 million home in Southampton and the 2015 sale of the rental building at 113-117 Elizabeth Street for $26 million.

Her largest listings include a Tribeca condo at 403 Greenwich Street asking $8.25 million and a four-bedroom co-op unit at 480 Park Avenue listed at nearly $6.7 million with Orrigo.

Per LinkedIn, Jordan lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and three children and is originally from Westchester.

Write to Erin Hudson at ekh@therealdeal.com

Clarification: Douglas Elliman broker Jessica Cohen’s experience on the show’s first season was added.

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