Seven months after the much-hyped Manhattan startup Urban Compass bounded onto the real estate scene, the company has shifted its business model towards a more traditional brokerage concept to allow for experienced sales brokers to join the ranks, The Real Deal has learned. [more]
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Real estate tech startup Urban Compass said it has raised $20 million since launching in May.
Its first round of fundraising brings the total in its coffers to $28 million, including initial seed money. Investors include media company Advance Publications — parent company of Condé Nast — and venture capital firms such as New York-based Thrive Capital and San Francisco-based Founders Fund. [more]
From the February issue: Tongues wagged in the industry last month when Gordon Golub, a top executive and 18-year veteran at residential real estate brokerage Citi Habitats, left the firm for the tech start-up Urban Compass. His departure is the latest in a series of significant changes at Citi Habitats, one of Manhattan’s largest firms and its most dominant rental company. Citi’s head of new development marketing, Clifford Finn, left for Douglas Elliman this fall, and his division was moved over to Corcoran Sunshine, the new development arm of the Corcoran Group, which acquired Citi Habitats in 2004. [more]
On the heels of the departure of its new development marketing chief, another key Citi Habitats executive has left the building. Gordon Golub, the firm’s number two and an executive vice president and director of rentals, departed the firm yesterday after 18 years on the job, The Real Deal has learned. The reasons for his departure were not immediately clear.
Citi Habitats told The Real Deal that Golub’s responsibilities will be absorbed by Peter Sobeck, previously a senior vice president for Citi Habitats’ parent company NRT, who will now take on the role of executive vice president and COO at the brokerage. Sobeck, who will oversee Citi Habitats education, marketing, training and technology initiatives and be responsible for the firm’s management and sales associate development programs, has been a member of Citi Habitats’ management team for two years. [more]