Fredrik Eklund, the energetic, high-kicking, top broker at Douglas Elliman has secured over two billion dollars in closed residential sales. Constantly rated as New York City's "Top Luxury Broker," he set record sales in 28 buildings in Manhattan last year alone and is often spotted showing apartments to top name celebrities. His specialty is New Development and currently is working on launching 15 new buildings in the next year. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Eklund studied at the Stockholm School of Economics before founding an Internet company and working for the investment bank SEB in Stockholm, London, Singapore, and Tokyo. In addition, he is the founder of Scandinavia's most high-end residential real estate brokerage with 50 employees and $600 million in closed sales in 2013. Eklund founded the best top-producing team at Elliman, which has 5,000 agents in 85 offices all over the East Coast.
Last season, Eklund was married to artist Derek Kaplan. He is known for being part "shark" in business and part "softie" at home with his puppies and family.