Compass launches San Diego branch

NYC-based brokerage further disclosed today that it's snatching up Platinum Drive Realty, a firm in Westchester, New York

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Compass announced today that it is opening a new office in San Diego. The deep-pocketed New York-based real estate brokerage with ambitious national expansion plans is acquiring local firm P.S. Platinum, a San Diego boutique brokerage, to launch the new branch. According to the company press release, P.S. Platinum was founded in 2001 by Brett Combs, and specializes in luxury real estate. Compass is also bringing on Candis Kolb, Kelly Howard, Mark and Pete Casperson, and Anne Schreiber as founding agents of the new Compass office. Sales managers at the office will include Steve Salinas and Melanie Fontana. “When I started P.S. Platinum 17 years ago, I set out to be the best brokerage possible by bringing together San Diego’s most ethical, client-driven agents, even if it meant not being the biggest," said Combs in a prepared statement. "Now, at Compass, I’m excited to watch our agents do both." Rob Lehman, Chief Revenue Officer at Compass, added in the announcement: “Wh...