The Real Deal Miami

NYC mega-startup Compass bets on Miami

Former Douglas Elliman sales pro Leonard Steinberg on bringing the $800M brokerage south

December 04, 2015 10:30AM
By C. J. Hughes

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Compass president Leonard Steinberg

Compass president Leonard Steinberg

From the October issueVeteran broker Leonard Steinberg shocked many in the New York real estate world last year by ditching Douglas Elliman — after becoming one of its top agents during a 13-year run — for Compass, a New York City startup recently valued at a stunning $800 million. In August, Compass opened an office in Miami, where it plans to move to a more permanent space on Lincoln Road and swell its Florida roster to 100 agents. [more]