Elliman agent and “RHONY” star jumps to Compass

Erin Lichy leaving Elliman’s Eklund-Gomes to found team 

Erin Lichy, Compass' Alexandra Hedaya (Compass, Getty)
Erin Lichy, Compass' Alexandra Hedaya (Compass, Getty)

A Douglas Elliman agent who debuted last year as a star of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” is trading Douglas Elliman for Compass.

Erin Lichy is leaving Elliman’s top-performing Eklund-Gomes Team with one less reality tv star to start the Erin + Alex Team at Compass. Lichy’s partner will be Alexandra Hedaya, who has been at the brokerage since 2022. 

The pair will specialize in new development, but have yet to announce any projects as a team. Lichy has previously worked on luxury new developments like Fortis Development’s Olympia Dumbo

Lichy said the team would appear on the upcoming season of the “Real Housewives,” which will be Lichy’s second as a cast member. She made her debut last year on the show’s highly anticipated reboot following a drop in ratings and a canceled Season 13 reunion.

“Few people are built for reality tv, but Erin is,” Elliman’s Fredrik Eklund, who had a nine-season run on Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing: New York, told The Real Deal after her place on the show was announced. He added that he has “given her advice on her future within the Bravo universe.”

Hedaya and Lichy don’t know exactly how many agents they want to add to their team, but said they’re looking for newcomers. 

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“We’re planning to grow our team to a certain level that we can have junior agents to train. They can work on, let’s say, $3 million and under, maybe even up to $5 million,” said Lichy. “We really want to focus on the $10 [million] and up units.”

The duo’s first joint listing is a $7.75 million unit at 441 East 57th Street, a townhome in Sutton Place. 

Hedaya has several resale listings, including a $30.5 million unit at 432 Park Avenue, co-listed with fellow Compass agent Jason Haber. Hedaya also brought the buyers at 217 West 57th Street, Unit 69E, which went into contract in January with an asking price of $24.5 million, according to a press release. 

The agent is from Paris and speaks English, French, Hebrew and Spanish.

“I think our sweet spot is going to be with the more unique apartments people have trouble selling,” said Lichy. “With those unique apartments come more unique buyers and therefore more unique marketing strategies.” 

Elliman said in a statement it “wishes Erin the best of luck in all her endeavors.”

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