Luis D. Ortiz Biography
Luis D. Ortiz is a licensed real estate salesperson, formerly working for Douglas Elliman, he is also a reality television personality.
He co-starred in the Bravo reality television series Million Dollar Listing New York, alongside Fredrik Eklund and Ryan Serhant who remained from the prior season. Ortiz has since continued with Eklund and Serhant to subsequent seasons.
Ortiz moved to New York City to study film direction at the New York Film Academy where he completed the Director’s Program in 2006. After moving to New York, he lived in a Jewish community. Ortiz directed and produced Amália, his first film, which won Best Direction in the Puerto Rico Film Festival in 2007 at the age of 19. Ortiz came back to New York in 2008 to make a second film.
He sought $15,000 from New York restaurants to fund another film and in one night, raised $9,000. The Theater of the Absurd was the title of the movie, he, however, did not like it so he decided not to show it.
He was listed as number 19 on Us Weekly’s Most Stylish New Yorker list in 2013. Luis formerly resided in Battery Park City near Goldman Sachs, where he had views of the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River. He moved to Abington House in the northwestern corner of Chelsea in 2014. Ortiz resides in a new development in midtown Manhattan.Luis D. Ortiz Photo
Luis D. Ortiz Age
Ortiz was born on 13 November 1986 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. He is 32 years old as of 2018.
Luis D. Ortiz Family
He was brought up by his father and mother alongside his twin brother Daniel. Ortiz and his twin brother left Puerto Rico when they were 16 years old leaving only a note to say they went to Florida, infuriating their mother.
Luis D. Ortiz Twin Brother
Ortiz shares that celebrating his birthday with his twin brother, Daniel, is actually “amazing.” “My best friend and I had something to look forward to at the same time,” Ortiz tells The Daily Dish. “More than [it being] just our birthdays, it was our best friend’s birthday.”
Looking back on their joint birthdays over the years, Luis recalled one celebration that stuck with him. “When I turned 23 my twin brother did a surprise birthday party for me. Imagine that. On his own birthday,” he said. “He carefully selected the people that were an important part of my year 22, regardless of them knowing each other or not. He wanted me to be surrounded by those who contribute to my life that year. That became my theme for every coming birthday.”
Luis D. Ortiz Real Estate
He then began his real estate career. He spoke of “bait and switch” practices, saying, “we had the bait and switch. Everyone had it but I was always very honest with people when they called me. I needed to feed myself. Had [the listings] been legitimate, I would probably never have gotten any calls.”
Ortiz had previously worked at brokerages such as Synergy and Prodigy Network. He was s fired by Keller Williams Realty as (Million Dollar Listing New York) was not in line with the Keller Williams’ NYC brand. He was the vice president of Keller Williams NYC.
Luis D. Ortiz Douglas Elliman | Luis D. Ortiz Elliman
Douglas and Elliman announced on 7 August 2013 that Ortiz joined the firm which also employs his Million Dollar Listing New York reality television co-star, Fredrik Eklund. He started his own real estate group – Ortiz & Co.
In the season finale of Season 5 of Million Dollar Listing New York, Ortiz announced he is stepping away from real estate to pursue something else entirely citing it no longer made him happy. After vacationing in Europe for several weeks, Ortiz announced on his 30th birthday on his Facebook page he is returning to real estate as a principal in property development.
Luis D. Ortiz Million Dollar Listing
He was one of three New York City brokers starring in Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York seasons two through five. He also returned on season 8 in August 2019.
The second season of Million Dollar Listing New York showed Ortiz presented photoshopped pictures of hardwood floors and new marble counter-tops, and stainless-steel appliances into promotional pictures of 27 Downing Street, New York, New York. Ortiz reasoned, “If I put the real photos out there, not a single person will ever come inside.”
However, he did not actually use the photos for the listing but “he sent the fake photos in an email blast to top brokers.” The New York State Department of State that regulates the real estate brokerage industry, investigated his listing.
He said he learned what not to do and learned never to fall short of his beliefs in his blog on the Million Dollar Listing New York website. He got overexcited and he wrote, “I tried my best to get people through the door as fast as possible that I didn’t give myself a chance to slow down and evaluate the situation. I have learned that sometimes slowing down is the best way to move faster.”
Luis D. Ortiz Girlfriend
There is no available information regarding Ortiz’s dating life. He has previously tried dating even joining dating sites but he does not think that it is the right way to find love.
Luis D. Ortiz Baby
“I am having a kid,” Luis revealed on the 15th August 2019 episode of Million Dollar Listing New York. The real estate agent revealed to the audiences that he’s going to be a father for the first time.
The announcement took his MDLNY team by surprise. He added, “yeah, seriously. I’m having a kid.” “I’m having a baby girl.” He will be the third cast member on MDLNY to become a dad in recent years.
Luis D. Ortiz Gay
There is no information regarding Ortiz’s sexual orientation.
Luis D. Ortiz Net Worth
Having a very successful career in real estate, Ortiz has an estimated net worth of $15 million.
Luis D. Ortiz Height | How Tall Is Luis D. Ortiz?
The Real estate salesperson stands at a height of 5 Feet 8 Inches (175 cm).
Luis D. Ortiz Website
Louis has his own website luisdortiz.com which is a tool his team created to send a letter to Congress urging aid for the 3.4mm US Citizens in Puerto Rico. He believes the 3.4 million US Citizens in the US Territory of Puerto Rico are not being given equal treatment as the rest of their fellow citizens on the US Mainland. They need representation where they least have a voice.
Luis D. Ortiz Twitter
Luis D. Ortiz Instagram
Though Ortiz has no posts yet on Instagram, he has 583 thousand followers.