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Thursday Feb 9, 2012
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NEW YORK, NY - Bravo Media takes on New York City’s most challenging obstacles... love and real estate, in two new docu-series "Love Broker" premiering on Monday, March 5th at 10pm et/pt and "Million Dollar Listing New York" premiering on Wednesday, March 7th at 10pm et/pt. Finding true love does not happen overnight, but the city’s most passionate matchmaker, Lori Zaslow, scours the streets searching tirelessly for soulmates for her clients.

Meanwhile, three of the most ambitious realtors give viewers an inside look into the aggressive, high-stakes world of New York City’s real estate market as they close multi-million dollar deals faster than a cab running a red light. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.

"Love Broker’s" Lori Zaslow shows viewers the romantic and softer side of the Concrete Jungle. As head of the boutique matchmaking service, Project Soulmate, Lori caters to upscale, educated singles serious about love utilizing a blind date technique that she believes is the first step to love success.

Lori is adamant that you must take an active approach to finding love and not wait for love to find you and she will do most anything to find her clients love. Lori takes advantage of her surroundings and works hard to find her clients’ perfect match. Married to her own soulmate for nearly 12 years and as a mom of two young kids, Lori knows what it takes to not only find love, but also to make it last. For a sneak peek, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/love-broker/season-1/videos/love-is-not-a-game

Bravo has shown some of the most luxurious houses that Los Angeles has to offer, but now it’s time for the East Coast to showcase its exclusive properties. "Million Dollar Listing New York" follows three of Manhattan’s most relentless realtors and their intertwining lives as they fight for their share of the market and deal with demanding clients in order to make a fortune selling the hottest and most expensive real estate in the city. For a sneak peek, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/million-dollar-listing-new-york-city/season-1/videos/new-york-real-estate-is-a-cutthroat-business

Meet the "Million Dollar Listing New York" Cast:

"Million Dollar Listing New York" follows three of Manhattan’s most relentless realtors and their intertwining lives as they fight for their share of the market and deal with demanding clients in order to make a fortune.

• Michael Lorber is Director of Business Development for Douglas Elliman Worldwide Consulting. Since joining the company in 2006, he is a top producer for the firm focusing on International Project Marketing and multimillion dollar properties throughout Manhattan. Being the son of New York real estate giant Howard Lorber, his rise in real estate was a natural progression with his passion starting at an early age when he would attend open houses with his father. A native of Long Island’s South Shore, Lorber graduated from the business school at Babson College in Wellesley, MA with a BS in Real Estate and Finance. He spent his summers working for Donald Trump while in college before attending law school at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law specializing in tax law. After passing the New York State Bar Exam, Michael earned his MS in Real Estate at New York University. As an attorney, Lorber felt compelled to go for his brokerage license and pursue his real passion for real estate.

• Ryan Serhant is SVP, Managing Director for Nest Seekers International. He made a rapid rise as one of the top producers at the firm, selling $102 million in real estate his first two years in the business. Currently ranked the #16 broker in Manhattan by The Real Deal magazine, Ryan builds his growing reputation through hard work, client advocacy and innovative thinking. Setting his expectations high, he quickly became one of the youngest sales managers in history, heading sales on-site at development projects throughout Manhattan for some of the city’s biggest developers. Born in Texas and raised outside Boston with two brothers and three sisters, Serhant is no stranger to competition and thrives on the perseverance needed to rival the oldest veterans in the business. Before pursuing his real estate passion, Serhant received his BA in English Literature and Theatre from Hamilton College and then did a short stint on a popular soap opera and as a hand model.

• Fredrik Eklund is the youngest Managing Director for Prudential Douglas Elliman. With more than 1.25 billion dollars in residential sales, he is known for being a "listings machine" working with the firm’s senior management team focusing on international sales, new developments and re-sales throughout Manhattan. Eklund is constantly rated as downtown’s "Top Luxury Broker" and was nominated as "Rookie of the Year" by the Real Estate Board of New York. He set record sales in 28 buildings in Manhattan last year and is often spotted showing apartments to top name celebrities. 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 a high end residential real estate brokerage in Scandinavia with 35 employees.

"Love Broker" is produced by Intuitive Entertainment for Bravo with Mechelle Collins and Kevin Dill serving as executive producers.

"Million Dollar Listing New York" is produced by World of Wonder for Bravo with Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Megan Estrada and Danielle King serving as executive producers.

Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com . Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.

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