Alex Picken Risky Listing
Alex Picken in "Risky Listing" - © Esquire Network
Alex Picken from "Risky Listing" stars in the Esquire Network reality series. He is the president of Picken Real Estate and Nightlife Brokerage.

Alex Picken was a DJ in his 20s, which introduced him to the intoxicating nightlife of Manhattan's hottest nightclubs, bars and lounges. He formed Picken Real Estate and Nightlife Brokerage in 1988 and quickly became a major player in locating, buying and leasing real estate parcels customized for nightlife. Alex has closed more nightclub deals than all other New York City based commercial real estate agencies combined. He's been involved in the sale of well over 50 of Manhattan's most notable nightclubs, restaurants and lounges including Pacha NY, Centro-Fly, Hudson Terrace, Highline Ballroom, Cipriani Sutton, Terminal 5, Smithfield NYC, Life, Copacabana, Duvet, Tunnel, Club NY, The Jane Hotel, the Retro 80's Culture Club and Providence.

Underneath Picken's warm and friendly disposition is a shrewd businessman who knows the city inside and out. He can gets deals closed time and time again under the most challenging of circumstances. Alex sets a casual tone with the agents on his staff, allowing them to work their own selling styles with little micro-management. But if he feels a client's needs are falling through the cracks, he'll jump in and shepherd the deal to closing, calling upon his quarter plus century of experience.

People from all over the world dream of opening a restaurants, bars and nightclubs in New York City, and Alex Picken and his team of nightlife agents are the experts who broker the deals before the lines wrap around the block and the VIP lists are written!

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