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  • Urban Compass executives Gordon Golub, Sofia Song and Robert Reffkin

    Gordon Golub, Sofia Song and Robert Reffkin

    From the April issue: In September, New York City-based real estate and technology start-up Urban Compass closed a deal with investors for funding totaling $20 million. The investment — from companies such as Advance Publications, the parent of Condé Nast; Joshua Kushner’s Thrive Capital, and venture capital firm Founders Fund — valued the company at close to $150 million. [more]

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  • The April issue is live!

    April 01, 2014 01:01PM

    The Real Deal April 2014

    Based on the recent surge in construction permit applications filed in the city, the seemingly never-ending residential inventory squeeze might be easing over the next few years. We examined filings to determine the most active developers in the five boroughs, in our cover story, which is now available online. The list was a mix of well-established players and up-and-comers, with Extell Development at the top. [more]

  • From left: Robert Reffkin, Ori Allon and 19 Union Square West

    From left: Robert Reffkin, Ori Allon and 19 Union Square West

    Tech-centric residential brokerage Urban Compass has outgrown its current space at 155 Avenue of the Americas and is adding 9,000-square-foot digs at 19 Union Square West, The Real Deal has learned. Urban Compass will pay rents starting in the mid-$60s per square foot through May 2018 for the 10th-floor space at 19 Union Square W., according to CompStak data. It is subletting the space from Internet radio provider Pandora Media, which inked a 52,450-square-foot lease at SL Green Realty’s 125 Park Avenue in June, as TRD reported. [more]

  • Takeshi Yamaguchi

    Takeshi Yamaguchi

    Town Residential broker Takeshi “Takk” Yamaguchi is departing the firm to join Manhattan startup Urban Compass as a real estate agent.

    Yamaguchi’s hire is key to Urban Compass’ strategic growth goals, according to a release from the firm. He has exclusively represented over $100 million in real estate assets during his career, and will bring two-dozen exclusive listings with him in the leap from Town. He will also take on management of the sponsor units at the white-glove condominium tower the Corinthian, at 330 East 38th Street in Murray Hill. [more]

  • Reffkin-Allon-Song

    From left: Robert Reffkin, Ori Allon and Sofia Song

    Sofia Song, StreetEasy’s former head of research and communications, is set to take a job at the high-tech startup brokerage Urban Compass. [more]

  • Beyonce and the interior and exterior of 214 Lafayette Street (Credit: StreetEasy)

    Beyoncé and the interior and exterior of 214 Lafayette Street (Credit: StreetEasy)

    Fancy being a part of Beyoncé lore? A 13,000-square-foot Lafayette Street townhouse where the superstar diva filmed the video for her 2009 hit “Halo” is now on the market for $80,000 per month. [more]

  • Gordon Golub, Steve Halpern and

    From left: Gordon Golub, Steve Halpern and Udi Eliasi

    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]

  • Urban Compass launches sales unit

    October 04, 2013 04:45PM

    Urban Compass founder Ori Allon

    Ori Allon’s young startup, Urban Compass, has found early traction helping New Yorkers rent apartments. Soon, Urban Compass will help them buy apartments too.

    Urban Compass will also be launching Urban Compass Network, a city guide to help people adjust after a move, in the next few months. Urban Compass launched three months ago to solve a big headache for urbanites: finding an apartment. [more]

  • Urban Compass snags $20M in funding

    September 25, 2013 12:47PM

    Ori Allon

    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]

  • Gordon Golub and Jason Saft

    Gordon Golub, first to an executive post at a real estate-themed start-up, and Jason Saft

    Jason Saft, a Town Residential broker, has followed his former Citi Habitats colleague Gordon Golub to an executive position at real estate-themed tech startup Urban Compass, he told The Real Deal.

    Saft, perhaps best known for selling a $5.65 million Wooster Street pad to filmmaker Barry Levinson earlier this year, was at Town for four months. [more]

  • Ori Allon and a screenshot of Urban Compass

    The shroud of mystery hanging over tech start-up Urban Compass has been lifted, and its purpose does indeed pertain to real estate. The site — which lists apartments in Manhattan and in parts of Brooklyn — aims to make city house hunting “faster, easier and cheaper,” in the words of co-founder Robert Reffkin, the New York Observer reported. [more]

  • Bill Rudin, Ori Allon and Joshua Kushner

    For months, tech blogs have speculated about the purpose of Urban Compass, the tech start-up that hired Citi Habitats veteran Gordon Golub earlier this year. But so far founder Ori Allon has remained notably silent on what the start-up will do. Now, two new announcements from the company provide further evidence that its mysterious objective may be closely linked to real estate. [more]