Susan Daimler, the general manager of StreetEasy and Zillow NYC, hardly cuts an intimidating figure. Except, perhaps, to a room full of real estate agents, who publicly tout the listing sites for improving access to data but quietly wonder if that access will sideline brokers.
Add in a paid advertising program, and you’ve got a recipe for the kind of public spat that ensued this morning at Compass’ “Future of Real Estate” panel discussion at the Asia Society. Along with Daimler, developer Bill Rudin took part, as did Jeffrey Fine, a top real estate executive at Goldman Sachs. [more]