“Risky Listing” Bringing Retail Real Estate to Reality TV
The new hit reality television show, Risky Listing, features a cast and crew from Picken Real Estate, a commercial brokerage firm based in Gramercy Park, which specializes in nightclub, restaurant, bar, and lounge sales and leasing in Manhattan and the Hamptons. The show will premiere on November 19th on the Esquire Network, and will delve into the high-dollar, drama world of New York City real estate. Alexander Picken, founder of the real estate firm, will be anchoring the show.
Real estate and reality television have definitely come together recently, with Million Dollar Listing, House Hunters, Selling New York, and others. Most of these shows have focused on the residential real estate world, so nightlife seems like a perfect start for reality TV to break into the commercial side.
“That side of the industry is kind of rampant with people showing listings and never getting a response, or never getting a response and later finding out somebody went behind their back. It’s not much fun to work in because of the situation, but I guess it would make a good drama,” explained James Famularo of New York Commercial Real Estate services. “In the real commercial world, we’re at our desks at 7 a.m., and G-d forbid you don’t return a call right away or answer on the first ring. But the nightlife thing, expect a response at like 10 or 11 at night.”
In addition to Picken, the cast includes brokers from the firm such as Danielle Lacko, Michael Sottile, Jason Lewis, and Hazm Aliessa.