Douglas Elliman, one of the largest independent brokerages in the United States, is pleased to announce that Christopher Riccio has joined the firm’s Eklund | Gomes Team. With a decade of experience in the real estate industry, Riccio has already brokered over half a billion dollars in sales at only 31 years old. Riccio joins Douglas Elliman with Elana Zinoman and will be based out of the Eklund | Gomes’ 16,000 square foot, Paris Forino-designed office at 963 Broadway in New York.
“A legend. A true legend. A true townhouse legend. We are thrilled to have Christopher join our team,” says Fredrik Eklund, co-founder of the Eklund | Gomes Team. “An incredible broker and an all-around nice guy, Christopher is the perfect new addition to our Eklund | Gomes family,” adds John Gomes, the other half of the eponymous Eklund | Gomes Team.
Riccio’s specialty is New York City’s luxury real estate market, with a focus on townhouses, brownstones, condos and mixed-use buildings downtown. He brings a total of over $55,000,000 worth of listings to Elliman in addition to an impressive track-record of closed deals, including a $21,000,000 sale at 38 Prince Street, $19,920,000 sale at 78 Morton Street, $19,700,000 sale at 26 Downing Street and $18,350,000 sale at 111 Waverly Place.
“I’m excited to work with such a dominant force in the industry,” says Riccio. “The Eklund | Gomes Team is an extremely well-run machine, backed by Douglas Elliman’s incredible resources in marketing, public relations and technology. I look forward to better servicing my clients and growing out my extensive high-end townhouse business with these invaluable tools.”
“We are proud to welcome both Christopher and Elana as the latest additions to Douglas Elliman,” says Steven James, President and CEO of Douglas Elliman New York City. “They represent the next generation of luxury brokers and we are confident that their success and influence in the downtown market will only flourish at our brokerage.”
Riccio’s current listing portfolio consists of, but not limited to, 245 West 13th Street for $11,700,000, 111 Bedford Street for $7,250,000 and 345 West 14th Street Penthouse for $5,750,000.
Riccio has consistently been ranked among the top brokers in New York City by The Real Deal, both in sales volume and dollar volume of current listings. Raised in upstate New York, Riccio made his way to Manhattan while pursuing a degree in finance and business administration and went on to work at The Bank of NY Mellon within Global Client Management, then UBS in Wealth Management. His real estate career began at the age of 22 and shortly thereafter he secured his first single-family, West Village townhouse sale for $7,300,000. Riccio currently resides in Flatiron and enjoys spending time at his country home in Saratoga Springs, NY.
About Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and one of the largest independent residential real estate brokerages in the United States. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 105 offices in New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, California, Colorado, Massachusetts and Texas. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 61 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Douglas Elliman Property Management and Douglas Elliman Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit https://www.elliman.com/.