Questions raised over Compass’ recruiting practices

Questions raised over Compass’ recruiting practices

Multiple real estate brokerages have criticized the way Compass is expanding through acquisitions and poaching top talent. ...
By Patrick Kearns | Monday, August 27, 2018
The naysayers are wrong about 2018’s biggest real estate deal

The naysayers are wrong about 2018’s biggest real estate deal

Mark McLaughlin lusts for opportunity. The Compass deal, the biggest in real estate this year, is consistent with the Pacific Union CEO's singular vision....
By Brad Inman | Thursday, August 23, 2018
Inman Archive: Compass (2015-Present)

Inman Archive: Compass (2015-Present)

All our ongoing and archived coverage of national brokerage brand Compass....
By Inman | Thursday, August 23, 2018
Compass launches no-interest loan program to serve agents

Compass launches no-interest loan program to serve agents

Compass is re-investing some of the money it’s raised back into agents through a new, no-interest loan program aimed at providing its brokers with capital....
By Patrick Kearns | Monday, August 20, 2018
Turf war between Compass and Pacific Union shifts to commercial

Turf war between Compass and Pacific Union shifts to commercial

Two of the Bay Area’s largest residential brokerages are about to expand their residential turf war into the commercial market....
By Patrick Kearns | Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Compass and Avenue Properties leaders Compass takes over Avenue Properties’ Seattle offices

Compass takes over Avenue Properties’ Seattle offices

While not technically an "acquisition" — Compass said that Avenue Properties is "joining" Compass — the move will bring all of Avenue Properties' 200-plus agents and staff under Compass' fold....
By Patrick Kearns | Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Compass’ head of communications departs

Compass’ head of communications departs

Compass' head of communications Julie Binder is leaving the company. She told Inman the decision was mutual and a truly amicable parting of ways....
By Patrick Kearns | Wednesday, August 8, 2018
WATCH: Robert Reffkin spills the beans on what Compass pays for acquisitions

WATCH: Robert Reffkin spills the beans on what Compass pays for acquisitions

Listen in as Compass CEO Robert Reffkin addresses the fears, uncertainties and doubts surrounding his revolutionary real estate company (including exactly how much his company pays to acquire brokerages)....
By Inman | Thursday, July 26, 2018
Inman Connect San Francisco lobby Inman Connect San Francisco’s swan song was full of fear and discipline

Inman Connect San Francisco’s swan song was full of fear and discipline

Sam DeBord breaks down Inman Connect San Francisco’s best talks, including Gary Keller, Robert Reffkin, Softbank, Kara Swisher and Clelia Peters. ...
By Sam DeBord | Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin speaks at Inman Connect SF 2018 Compass CEO reveals how much his company pays to acquire brokerages

Compass CEO reveals how much his company pays to acquire brokerages

Compass CEO and founder Robert Reffkin, in a wide-ranging conversation with Inman founder Brad Inman at the Inman Connect San Francisco conference on Thursday, revealed how much Compass pays to acquire brokerages. ...
By Patrick Kearns | Thursday, July 19, 2018
Compass to offer boutique indie brokerages access to its tech platform

Compass to offer boutique indie brokerages access to its tech platform

Real estate brokerages across the country will soon have the ability to equip agents with the full suite of Compass tech without being acquired outright....
By Patrick Kearns | Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Does a Compass lie? Finding true north in real estate

Does a Compass lie? Finding true north in real estate

Earlier this week, Brad Inman relayed a story about a spat between Windermere and Compass. His analysis seems like the perfect lens through which to view the current state of the industry....
By Sam DeBord | Wednesday, June 27, 2018
When Compass plays hardball, become an Avenger

When Compass plays hardball, become an Avenger

Disruptors are invading the real estate industry, but traditional brokerages can fight back....
By Brad Inman | Monday, June 25, 2018
Real estate CEOs snag Glassdoor ‘Employees’ Choice’ awards

Real estate CEOs snag Glassdoor ‘Employees’ Choice’ awards

Compass, eXp Realty, Keller Williams and Ellie Mae chief executives are among a dozen real estate heavy hitters on Glassdoor's "Employees' Choice" list....
By Patrick Kearns | Thursday, June 21, 2018
Robert Reffkin shares the 8 keys to Compass’s success in agent roundup

Robert Reffkin shares the 8 keys to Compass’s success in agent roundup

"Do you know how many people didn't think that we'd be where we are today?" said Compass Founder and CEO Robert Reffkin. Reffkin, along with COO Maelle Gavet, director of finance Sam Lynch and NYC-based Compass agent Leonard Steinberg, all shared th...
By Marian McPherson | Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Compass is expanding to Seattle and Bellevue

Compass is expanding to Seattle and Bellevue

The company will open locations in Seattle and Bellevue within two months, Compass Chief Revenue Officer Rob Lehman told Inman on Monday....
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Monday, April 2, 2018
Compass CFO out after company’s massive funding round

Compass CFO out after company’s massive funding round

“Craig was hired before Compass raised $550 million from SoftBank and Fidelity late last year,” a source said under condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the news. “The Company needs a CFO with experience opera...
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Friday, March 16, 2018
The social causes real estate leaders should rally behind

The social causes real estate leaders should rally behind

Lean into social causes, including disaster relief — but keep your political views to yourself. In a political climate fraught with anxiety over issues ranging from gun control to civil rights, that’s the complicated, albeit conflicted, message t...
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Friday, March 9, 2018