Selling Sunset’s ‘villain’ Davina Potratz is LEAVING the real estate brokerage firm the show is about but says she ‘hopes’ she can ‘still be part of the cast’
Selling Sunset ‘villain’ Davina Potratz is exiting the real estate brokerage house that is the focus of the Netflix reality TV show.
The 42-year-old announced to People that she is moving from the Oppenheim Group to its competitor Douglas Ellman.
However she insisted that although she is parting ways with the firm she hopes she can still star on the show: ‘I certainly hope that I’m still part of the cast.’
New frontier: Selling Sunset’s ‘villain’ Davina Potratz is exiting the real estate brokerage that is the focus of the Netflix reality TV show
She pointed to the example of Brett Oppenheim who is the twin brother of the company’s founder and president Jason Oppenheim.
‘Brett is not at the Oppenheim Group anymore either, so I don’t think that that’s going to be an issue at all,’ said Davina.
Although Selling Sunset star Christine Quinn told Glamour UK recently that ‘Brett has left to start his own brokerage,’ Jason has disputed this characterization.
‘Brett moving was more of a semantic change, for liability purposes more than anything,’ Jason clarified to PopBuzz.
Next step: The 42-year-old announced to People that she is moving from the Oppenheim Group to its competitor Douglas Ellman; she is pictured last June
With the group: Davina said Jason Oppenheim ‘was sad but he absolutely understands’ and suspects that her other co-stars will ‘be excited and supportive’; cast pictured last June
‘He’s not starting his own brokerage, bringing on agents or competing – we still work together all the time,’ he added.
Davina was a recurring cast member on the first season of the show and moved up to the main cast for the next two seasons.
An insider at the streaming service said: ‘No decision has been made on an additional season pick-up at this time.’
On the subject of a potential season four Davina said: ‘We haven’t filmed anything. There’s no confirmation. We just don’t know anything.’
Balance: However she insisted that although she is parting ways with the firm ‘I certainly hope that I’m still part of the cast’ of the show; seen in 2019
Meanwhile Jason had nothing but warm words for Davina in his statement for People about her departure from his company.
‘Davina has always been a tremendous asset and a valued agent at the Oppenheim Group, and she is also a friend whose career decisions I very much respect and support. I will always want the best for Davina, and I hope that we continue to work together in the future,’ he told the magazine.
For her part Davina said Jason ‘was sad but he absolutely understands’ and suspects that her other Selling Sunset co-stars will ‘be excited and supportive.’
She neglected to inform her cast-mates she was leaving the Oppenheim Group before going public with the news but said: ‘We all know each other so well.’
Davina added: ‘It’s not that I wanted to leave, but I had a great opportunity. It was a purely business decision.’
Looking fab: Davina was a recurring cast member on the first season of the show and moved up to the main cast for the next two seasons
The Hamburg-born realtor to have handled sales of over a half a billion dollars in the past, and on season three of the show she lists a $75 million mansion.
However last month it emerged that rather than living in a massive digs of her own she keeps a home in a West Hollywood apartment building where a studio can go for $1,600 a month with cable TV and utilities included.
Meanwhile one-bedroom apartments in the same building could be rented for approximately $2,700 every month.
Douglas Elliman CEO of Brokerage for the Western Region Stephen Kotler called Davina ‘a great, amazing salesperson, and working in reality TV gives you the ability to really hone your skills because you.’re being watched by everybody.’
He said: ‘Ellman is a very big platform and we’ll give her the ability to open up her business in many ways,’ drawing a contrast between his company and ‘the local firms’ where ‘you just don’t have those opportunities.’