Eklund-Gomes shutters West Village office 

Top Elliman team is seeking a new office in Miami instead

Eklund-Gomes Team Leaves The West Village
Douglas Elliman's Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes, Christopher Riccio; 41 Bank Street (Getty, Douglas Elliman, Google Maps)

The Eklund-Gomes Team is losing its West Village foothold

The team’s 1,100-square-foot office at 41 Bank Street has been vacated ahead of the prewar building’s sale, arranged by recently departed Eklund-Gomes team member Christopher Riccio. The property is in contract with a last asking price of $10.4 million.

Riccio, who left Eklund-Gomes but remains at Elliman, also arranged for the team’s arrival in the building in the fall of 2022. The team signed a five-year lease but says it ended it early to facilitate the sale to a thus-far anonymous buyer who also wanted the retail space.

It wasn’t much of a loss, according to team co-founder John Gomes. 

“Most of our agents preferred to be at our 10,000-square-foot Flatiron flagship, where all the action takes place,” said Gomes in a statement, referring to the team’s office at 936 Broadway.

The building at 41 Bank Street last sold in 2020 for $8.6 million, according to property records. 

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Eklund-Gomes isn’t searching for a new office in the area, deciding instead to focus its attention on finding new office space in Miami, where it already has a 10,000-square-foot office

It’s unclear what impact, if any, the West Village office had on Eklund-Gomes’ sales in the area. The team did just $31 million in on-market, sell-side volume in the neighborhood last year, according to data analyzed by TRD Pro. That’s compared to $42 million in 2022. 

By comparison, The Hudson Advisory Team, which unseated Eklund-Gomes as the top resale team in the city, did $51 million in neighborhood sales last year. However, many sales in the area, like the one at 41 Bank Street, happen off-market. 

Eklund-Gomes finished third in The Real Deal’s rankings of top resale teams in the city in 2023 with $260 million in volume, ending a two-year run in the top spot. It also finished second in new development sales with $440 million. 

Nationally, the team brought in more than $1 billion in sales, according to Elliman’s annual Ellie Awards, which recognize the firm’s top performers. 

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