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, Apr 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, Mar 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, Mar 9, 2018
Leadership Lens: Robert Reffkin on offering the big problems to solve

Leadership Lens: Robert Reffkin on offering the big problems to solve

Robert Reffkin is the founder and CEO of Compass. Combining the country's top agents, proprietary market insights and integrated mobile and web technologies, technology-driven real estate platform Compass is dedicated to creating a seamless and intel...
By Matthew Shadbolt | Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
ICNY 18: Why agent teams will soon replace brokerages

ICNY 18: Why agent teams will soon replace brokerages

"To be clear, brokerage firms as we currently know them will not exist in the next 10 years," Compass CEO Robert Reffkin told the audience at ICNY 18....
By Inman | Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Compass launches San Diego branch

Compass launches San Diego branch

"When we looked at our growth across Southern California, San Diego became a clear and natural priority in our national expansion."...
By Gill South | Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
Sally Forster Jones Group Beverly Hills high-flyer Sally Forster Jones and team join Compass

Beverly Hills high-flyer Sally Forster Jones and team join Compass

Her decision to bring her 25-person team over came because she felt Compass's tech and marketing were superior....
By Gill South | Thursday, Feb 8, 2018
Is the traditional real estate model dying a slow death?

Is the traditional real estate model dying a slow death?

The traditional real estate model is alive and well at many of the big companies, but more importantly, in the myriad of small independent brokers that form the unsung backbone of the industry....
By Bernice Ross | Monday, Feb 5, 2018
Robert Reffkin, CEO of Compass, at ICNY 18 Compass CEO Robert Reffkin’s 8 trends to expect by 2028

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin’s 8 trends to expect by 2028

"To be clear, brokerage firms as we currently know them will not exist in the next 10 years. Agent teams will replace the brokerage firm."...
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018
Kelman and Reffkin Compass, Redfin CEOs open up about navigating political division

Compass, Redfin CEOs open up about navigating political division

NEW YORK — Chief executives from two high-profile brokerage companies with wildly divergent business models spoke candidly on Tuesday at Inman Connect New York about the travails of voicing public opinion in a fractured political climate....
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018
Money dollar bills Why does Compass keep winning?

Why does Compass keep winning?

Jeff Lowe, Chicago’s top-producing broker, was finishing a stationary bike workout when the emails started flying in on Thursday morning. News that the SoftBank Vision Fund had agreed to a $450 million investment into real estate brokerage Compass ...
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Friday, Dec 8, 2017
Can Realogy pivot to an agent-centric business model?

Can Realogy pivot to an agent-centric business model?

Earlier this month, Brad Inman wrote an opinion piece that compared Gary Keller with Compass's CEO, Robert Reffkin. Although the piece initially focused on the similarities and differences of Keller and Reffkin, it quickly moved to a much larger, an...
By Russ Cofano | Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017
Chicago skyline Compass expands to Chicago with 20-agent-strong Lincoln Park office

Compass expands to Chicago with 20-agent-strong Lincoln Park office

Compass, the rapidly growing real estate technology company, announced the opening of the first of three brick-and-mortar Chicago locations, an initial step in an aggressive plan to expand into 10 new markets....
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017
Announcing the first round of speakers for Inman Connect New York 2018

Announcing the first round of speakers for Inman Connect New York 2018

Imagine charting a course through a landscape that's constantly changing and shifting around and beneath you. That's what it feels like sometimes to operate in the real estate industry -- there are so many new tools and business models in addition to...
By Amber Taufen | Monday, Nov 20, 2017
Could Gary Keller and Compass’s Robert Reffkin be more similar?

Could Gary Keller and Compass’s Robert Reffkin be more similar?

I recently sat with Compass CEO Robert Reffkin in his slick new offices on New York City’s 5th Avenue, when suddenly the image of Texan Gary Keller oddly flashed before my eyes. It was an illusion that quickly lifted, but something clicked in my he...
By Brad Inman | Friday, Nov 17, 2017
Compass founders Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin Compass raises $100M on $1.8B valuation, IPO ‘possible’

Compass raises $100M on $1.8B valuation, IPO ‘possible’

Compass executives now may be setting their sights on an initial public offering, though CRO Rob Lehman insisted private investment was enough for now....
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin speaks in Chicago Compass reveals plans for massive expansion, futuristic signage

Compass reveals plans for massive expansion, futuristic signage

Compass, the rapidly ascendant real estate technology company, will expand into 10 new markets in an ambitious bid to grab 20 percent of the market share in the 20 largest U.S. cities by 2020, CEO Robert Reffkin vowed at a recent company-wide meeting...
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017