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Fredrik Eklund

Real estate entrepreneur, television personality, and bestselling author Fredrik Eklund is known for his signature high kicks and unstoppable energy on the Emmy-nominated hit television series Million Dollar Listing: New York. Founder of the top sales team at prestigious real estate firm Douglas Elliman, Fredrik regularly breaks sales records. In March 2021, The Eklund | Gomes Team was honored with the ICON Award by Douglas Elliman for their unparalleled career sales of $15B+ and expansion to six cities nationwide making them the #1 team in the country. 

Often working on a building for years before it hits the market, Fredrik vets locations, interviews architects, and works with designers to customize each space to appeal to target buyers. Redefining what it means to be a real estate broker in today’s market, Fredrik has shaped the New York skyline, one luxury high-rise at a time, and is now launching luxury towers in Miami and Los Angeles. 

Born and raised outside of Stockholm, Sweden, Fredrik visited New York City for the first time at 10 years old and was instantly hooked. Captivated by the vertical landscape of gleaming towers, he vowed to return one day to make his mark. Fredrik went on to study at the Stockholm School of Economics and subsequently co-founded an Internet company and worked for the investment bank SEB in Stockholm, London, Singapore and Tokyo. 

At 25, Fredrik returned to Manhattan armed mostly with a pair of well-worn sneakers and resolute determination to achieve success in a yet unknown field of endeavor. During his first year in real estate, Fredrik sold $50 million worth of property and was nominated for Rookie of the Year by the Real Estate Board of New York. To date, his team has closed more than $15 billion in residential sales, is consistently setting records, and has a client list that includes major celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Gigi Hadid, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Daniel Craig, Alec Baldwin, and Jennifer Lopez. Despite his success, Fredrik remembers to not take himself too seriously. 

Fredrik is married to abstract painter Derek Kaplan, and share twins, Milla and Freddy. Currently bi-coastal, he spends time between Los Angeles and New York City. Known for being part "shark" in business, Fredrik is a softy at home, where he enjoys cooking, photography, and taking care of his puppies and family.