The Corcoran Group sees surge in listings despite defections

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.