Compass storms San Francisco after snapping up top agents

  • Compass, which has raised $210 million, has launched in San Francisco with elite agents from national real estate brands.
  • The opening of Compass San Francisco's office comes after aggressive recruiting efforts that have come to characterize the brokerage's expansion strategy.

Hot on the heels of a $1 billion-plus valuation, high-tech brokerage Compass has blitzed into San Francisco, launching an office led by elite agents from two national real estate brands. The launch comes after an aggressive push by Compass to vacuum up top talent from local competitors — an expansion strategy that’s put some brokerages on their heels in luxury markets across the U.S.