Compass is reorganizing its regional leadership structure with the hiring of two new regional leaders and the addition of a dedicated Compass Central region to meet growing demand. The moves come as reports emerged last week that the company had tapped Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as the underwriters of a potential initial public offering in 2021.

Danielle Wilkie | Photo credit: Compass

Danielle Wilkie, who joined Compass in 2019 as regional president of Texas and Colorado, will serve as Central President, a newly created position, to oversee 4,000 agents in markets including Colorado, Texas and Chicago. Compass’ Texas operation in particular has seen 50 percent year-over-year agent growth and 75 percent year-over-year growth in sales volume, according to a company spokesperson.

“Growth in Texas, Colorado and Chicago drove the need to carve out ‘Central’ as a major region,” a Compass spokesperson told Inman. “As Compass expands to new markets and brings on more agents, having an East, Central, and West organization — and these three fantastic leaders to head them up — will allow us to better support and serve the Compass agent network.”

Wilkie previously served in a leadership role at Craftsy, a design startup that was acquired by NBC Universal.

Kamini Lane | Photo credit: Compass

Kamini Lane, who formerly served as the regional president of Southern California, is taking over the role of West President, overseeing the company’s West Coast markets, which include San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hawaii and Seattle. Prior to joining Compass, Lane served in leadership roles at Tradesy, a luxury re-sale startup.

Peter Jonas, who had been in the role since March 2018, is staying with the company in a different role, according to a company spokesperson.

Neda Navab | Photo credit: Compass

Neda Navab will retain her role as East Coast president, overseeing the New York-founded company’s large East Coast presence, a role she’s been in since April 2019. Prior to joining Compass, Neda served as director of urban systems at SideWalk Labs, which is a division of Google.

All three regional leaders came to Compass from outside the real estate brokerage business.

The re-organization and elevation of two new leaders comes amid new reports that the well-funded, ever-growing real estate brokerage is aiming to go public in 2021. According to a Bloomberg report, Compass allegedly hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley ahead of its potential public listing.

The SoftBank-backed company was valued at $6.4 billion following its latest funding round.

Email Patrick Kearns

Compass
Show Comments Hide Comments

Comments

Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
Success!
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Inman Connect Las Vegas is back and there are only a few presale tickets left! Register today before they're gone.REGISTER×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription