Fredrik Eklund has left the building… at least in NYC.
The real estate broker and celebrity has relocated from New York City to Los Angeles with his family, which includes husband Derek Kaplan and two children, Milla Eklund and Fredrik Eklund Jr.
Posting on his Instagram, Eklund wrote with excitement, “You can imagine the butterflies I have right now: this weekend we’ll take the kids to the beach for the first time, I went hiking this morning. I’m so grateful for the warm welcome here…”
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Yesterday we moved to Los Angeles. I was a bit emotional seeing the kids so excited to get on the flight. We got to the new house in Beverly Hills and ordered sushi by the pool watching the incredible sunset over the city below. Moving a family with toddlers isn’t easy, but spending more time in California while expanding the business here’s something we’ve talked about for years. You’ll be able to follow our journey on MDLNY this season. The kids and Derek will be here full time and I’ll be going back and forth between LA, NY and even Miami overseeing the teams. I guess I do love airplanes and travel lol. We’ve grown the team to 64 people between the 3 cities. We’ve had some really big, exciting hires lately and have no plans to stop growing. Today I land running with pitches and the first VIP Top Broker event for an epic new development I’m heading up sales at in West Hollywood – I’m honored to be part of it (more on that very soon). LA has some of the world’s most exciting new development projects coming – vertical living is finally happening here. I’m already back in NY next week. But you can imagine the butterflies I have right now: this weekend we’ll take the kids to the beach for the first time, I went hiking this morning. I’m so grateful for the warm welcome here – at the same time I want to make crystal clear that my business in NY is going to expand with me very present. NY is the city that welcomed me first and gave me the platform to grow the business that allowed me to fulfill a lifelong dream of also be in LA. John and Julia my partners and extended family have their feet firmly planted in NY with the incredible team there. As you probably can tell, I’m so excited to share all of this with you. Love /Freddy
However, Eklund makes a point that he will still be heavily involved with activities in the NYC office, as he continues: “...at the same time I want to make crystal clear that my business in NY is going to expand with me very present.”
The real estate broker, who rose to fame on the hit show Million Dollar Listing New York, is still working for the Douglas Elliman firm. His new residence means an expansion in the team he leads with John Gomes, especially on the West Coast. There are currently 64 people on the team, with plans to add more in California.
Josh Altman, a colleague at Elliman, stated, “We’ve referred many deals together over the past years back and forth and not surprised he realized the west coast is the best coast,” he said.
Ending on a positive note, Eklund finished his post with, “I’ll be going back and forth between LA, NY, and even Miami overseeing the teams. I guess I do love airplanes and travel [laughs]”.
Featured image: Borrowed from Fredrik Eklund’s Instagram @fredrikeklundny