On September 15, 2008, the subprime mortgage industry collapsed, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, and a 24-year-old Ryan Serhant began his first day in the real estate business.
Real Estate Mogul
While the real estate sector has slowly recovered, Serhant himself has become one of the most successful brokers in the world, with agents under his leadership in New York City, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Miami and the Hamptons.
Serhant is recognized as a real estate powerhouse. His team at Nest Seekers International sold over $830 million in real estate in 2017 and was ranked the #1 sales team in NYC and the #2 sales team Nationwide, by Wall Street Journal Real Trends for 2018. Currently TheSerhantTeam is ranked #1 for closed deals in Manhattan and ranked #5 for closed sales in Brooklyn, by The Real Deal Magazine.
As a real estate expert he is a frequent contributor to 20/20, CNN, CNBC, The Today Show and Bloomberg TV, and is often quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and Wall Street Journal China.
Film & Television Star
Ryan is best known as the star of Bravo’s two-time Emmy-nominated “Million Dollar Listing New York.” Since Season 1 of Million Dollar Listing, Ryan and his team (The Serhant Team) have sold billions of dollars in real estate on national television.
Ryan also produced and starred in his spinoff show “Sell It Like Serhant” which premiered on April 11th, 2018. In this new series, Ryan answers the call of struggling salespeople across multiple industries who are on the brink of losing their jobs and are desperate for his expertise. With some tough love and humor, Ryan will give under-performing employees a head-to-toe business overhaul and turn them into sales machines.
And if Ryan wasn’t busy enough with his real estate business and two shows on Bravo, Ryan has a successful vlog on Youtube. The vlog gives a funny, inspirational, and behind the scenes look into his entire day from 5 a.m. to midnight juggling work and personal life as the leader of the top sales team in New York. The vlog can be seen on Ryan’s YouTube channel.
Serhant is an active supporter of nonprofit organizations including DKMS, Operation Smile, Save the Children, Make A Wish, The Human Rights Campaign, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Pink Agenda and UNICEF, among others.
After graduating Hamilton College in 2006 with twin degrees in English Literature and Theatre, Serhant headed to New York City to pursue an acting career before becoming a successful real estate broker. He currently lives in New York City with his wife Emilia.