Million Dollar Listing Star Andrew Greenwell On San Francisco’s Insane Housing Market

Burrowing owls led to anarchists vomiting on tech shuttles and that now brings us to yet another reality show attempting to capture the current fever pitch in Silicon Valley.

Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing branches over to the Bay Area in tonight’s premiere episode. Naturally, we sat down with show star and real estate mogul Andrew Greenwell to find out why he thought shining a light on the high cost of SF housing was such a good idea.

For the first time in history, real estate prices are driven by obscure things like tech shuttle routes. Andrew Greenwell, star of Million Dollar Listing San Francisco
Greenwell and his co-stars Roh Habibi, and Justin Fichelson promise to provide us with a look at their diverse lives – Greenwell is gay, Habibi is Muslim and Fichelson is Jewish. There’s also some quotable nuggets on the show like Fichelson’s “You have 22-year-olds wearing hoodies and t-shirts and shorts, and they’re living here in the Mission District, and starting companies like Instagram and Twitter,” and Greenwell’s “For the first time in history, real estate prices are driven by obscure things like tech shuttle routes.”

Housing is a sore subject for many in SF and this show is sure to bring up some heated emotions. The show is called Million Dollar Listing, but most one bedroom condos in the city go for more than that – and in the space of just a few days. Average salaries don’t match up with current real estate values and most people can barely afford rent without some controls in place, due to scarcity in the market. The show will focus on housing at much higher prices than that, and we’re told most of the drama will center on seller’s demands.

So sit back and grab some artisanal popcorn with a sprinkling of brewers yeast Bay people and beyond. Million Dollar Listing San Francisco premieres tonight at 10PM EST/PST.