The Corcoran Group sees surge in listings despite defections

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The Corcoran Group may have seen some big names defect to rivals William Raveis, Urban Compass and Douglas Elliman, but it’s still New York City’s second-biggest brokerage, with listing volume up 62 percent from a year ago, to $3.4 billion, The Real Deal reports.

In a story chronicling the departure of Fabienne Lecole, Debra LaChance and Lauren Muss from Corcoran, The Real Deal’s E.B. Solomont notes that change can come in waves — sometimes one broker jumping ship can can inspire others to follow suit. When Leonard Steinberg moved his license from Urban Compass to Douglass Elliman, for example, others followed. Source: therealdeal.com.