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Compass

90 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
(212) 913-9058
Website
Compass
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Compass is a residential brokerage in New York City that launched in 2013 as Urban Compass. (It changed its name in early 2015, complete with a new website.) The firm was co-founded by Ori Allon, a computer-science Ph.D. from Australia who had been working as the engineering director of Twitter's New York office. Not surprisingly, then, much of Compass' early buzz in the marketplace and its appeal to brokers hinged on in-house technology that supposedly not only cut down on administrative work but also facilitated faster reaction to listing changes and debuts. Skepticism remains, however, about just how liberating and fast Compass technology is. What is not in dispute is that Compass has piled on big names and big assignments since its founding. Leonard Steinberg, long one of Douglas Elliman's top-performing Manhattan brokers, joined Compass in 2014 as president. Other big names include Kyle Blackmon, formerly of Brown Harris Stevens; Jay Glazer of Warburg Realty; and Gene Martinez from the Corcoran Group. Compass investors have also included notable names such as landlord and developer Bill Rudin and SalesForce.com founder Marc Benioff as well as institutions such as Goldman Sachs. Indeed, the brokerage's executive ranks claim quite a few banking and consultancy alums. Its new-development exclusives include the Arthur in Chelsea; Seven Harrison in Tribeca; Five Sixty West 24th, also in Chelsea; and 152 Elizabeth Street in Nolita. Compass is headquartered in Union Square. Robert Reffkin, who worked at Goldman Sachs, including in its private-equity wing, is Compass CEO and, along with Allon, a founder. -TA
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David Chase and his London Terrace home (Image Credit : Compass and US Embassy Dublin via Wiki Commons)
09/18/16
...David Chase and his London Terrace home (Image Credit : Compass and US Embassy Dublin via Wiki Commons) From Luxury Listings...

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09/13/16
Ellie Johnson, the longtime senior vice president and manager of the Upper East Side office of Sotheby’s International Realty, has resigned, according to a spokesperson...

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09/13/16
...Howard Lorber (left), the Agency’s Mauricio Umansky (middle) and Compass’ Robert Reffkin (right) have all poached top producers from other...

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09/13/16
...From the September issue: When the venture-backed brokerage Compass secured a cash infusion of $75 million last month, the response...

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09/09/16
Gender, marital status and mortgages don’t get a lot of research attention in real estate, but two new reports examine the exceptional role of single...

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09/07/16
Montauk luxe co-ops with shady past are selling fast Looks like Montauk is still having its moment. Half of the 12 luxury co-ops known as the Residences at...

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09/07/16
Units may be selling like hotcakes at Gurney’s, but a nearby Montauk compound has been stuck on the market for two years. Now, its owner, the...

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09/07/16
A restored Brooklyn Heights townhouse was the priciest single-family listing in Brooklyn on the market last month, with a price tag of $14.15 million, more...

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09/06/16
...four-story homes until this year, the New York Times reported. Compass marketed the townhouses as a single-family mega-mansion. 2.) In Midtown West...

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09/06/16
Urban Muse is looking to cash in on the reinvention of the Park Row corridor near City Hall Park. Tags: Financial District ...

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09/06/16
...make this town tick.) I am unicorn, hear me whinny: Compass has become the New York residential world’s first-ever unicorn...


09/02/16
...Current reader favorites: 1. Compass hits $1B-plus valuation with Series D round 2. Taconic to buy...

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09/01/16
...Compass chairman Ori Allon in a photoshoot the week before the...

09/01/16
...Jack Terzi to buy former JPMorgan building at 23 Wall: report 2. Compass hits $1B-plus valuation with Series D round 3. Learning and earning...

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08/31/16
...Compass Listings from Aspen, Los Angeles, New York City and the...

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08/31/16
...From left: Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin Compass has leapfrogged past a $1 billion valuation after raising a $75 million...

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08/29/16
Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker just scooped up a third townhouse to create a mansion on 10th Street in Greenwich Village. Tags: Celebrity Homes, facebook, Greenwich Village...

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08/25/16
Chanel’s Manhattan headquarters and flagship boutique are getting a $3.8 million touch-up. The Parisian fashion house filed plans to renovate the exterior and interior of...

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08/25/16
...From left: Toni Haber, Robert Reffkin and Dottie Herman Compass persuaded one of Douglas Elliman’s most longstanding brokers to...

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08/23/16
The Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have sold two adjacent townhouses in Gramercy after shaving $1 million off the listing price. Tags:...

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08/16/16
...to Christopher Capece of AvalonBay Communities and Jessica Fields of Compass. Christopher Capece Christopher Capece Senior director of development, AvalonBay Communities...

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08/15/16
...land — as well as a little hand-holding. Jessica Fields of Compass, who co-created a lecture series called “Beyond Brooklyn” when she...

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08/13/16
A 20-year lease has been inked for a new nightlife concept at 311 West 57th Street – and the signers are an all-star cast. The...

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08/05/16
...for one. Of course, WeWork is valued at $16 billion and Compass at $800 million. But much as they like to position themselves...
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Compass, Senior Managing Director of Sales
30 Nugent Street, Southhampton, NY, (631) 259-9993
Joseph De Sane is the senior managing director of sales at Compass’ Southampton....
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1110 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY, (718) 232-6400
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6801 20th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, (718) 232-6400
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6801 20th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, (718) 232-6400
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6801 20th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, (718) 232-6400
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514 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY, (718) 213-4478
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  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 444 Broome Street
  • Neighborhood SoHo
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 500
  • Publication Date 06/01/2016
  • Event Date 05/18/2016
  • Party 1 Sherr Equities
  • Party 1 Brokerage Sherr Equities
  • Party 1 Broker Harold Sherr
  • Party 2 Daniel Wellington
  • Party 2 Brokerage Compass
  • Party 2 Broker David Graff
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The watch company signed a 5-year lease.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 90 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 25,204
  • Price per foot $ 95.00
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The real estate tech company signed an expansion lease.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 136 North 10th Street
  • Neighborhood Williamsburg
  • Borough Brooklyn
  • Square feet 4,000
  • Publication Date 10/01/2015
  • Event Date 08/22/2015
  • Party 1 C&L Trading
  • Party 1 Brokerage Delta Commercial Real Estate
  • Party 1 Broker Adrian Langsner-Smilovici, Rae Brown
  • Party 2 Compass
  • Party 2 Brokerage Cushman & Wakefield
  • Party 2 Broker Ethan Silverstein, Jason Greenstone, James McCaffrey
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The firm signed a lease.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 19 Union Square West
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 9,233
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The company signed a 3-year-2-month sublease for the entire 10thfloor.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 390 Park Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 10,700
  • Publication Date 11/01/2014
  • Event Date 09/17/2014
  • Party 1 RFR Realty
  • Party 2 Urban Compass
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The tenant signed a lease to occupy the 14th floor.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 31 Penn Plaza
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 6,822
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The food-service management firm signed a new 10-year lease for part of the sixth floor.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 960 Sixth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
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A $36 million construction loan was provided to convert the building into a hotel. The planned Courtyard Marriott will include 167 rooms, a rooftop bar and retail, and should be completed by October 2012. Hotel building.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 130 William Street
  • Neighborhood Financial District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 3,400
  • Publication Date 09/01/2011
  • Event Date 07/23/2011
  • Party 1 130 William Street Holdings
  • Party 1 Brokerage In-house
  • Party 2 Compass Rose Services
  • Party 2 Brokerage CBC Hunter Realty
  • Party 2 Broker Ryan Rozins, Neil Murray
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The insurance firm signed a long-term lease.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 1345 Sixth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown West
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 84,000
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The Spanish bank signed a lease renewal and expanded its office space.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 63 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood NoMad
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 9,771
  • Publication Date 06/01/2004
  • Event Date 04/22/2004
  • Party 1 Bank of New York Mellon
  • Party 1 Brokerage CBRE
  • Party 1 Broker Jeremy Lincoln
  • Party 2 Encompass Media
  • Party 2 Brokerage Hunter Realty
  • Party 2 Broker Richard Gottlieb, Gregory Kraut, Michael Okun
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Publisher subleases space, moving from 120 Fifth Ave
Bronx, 10454
COMPASS POINT LLC
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Manhattan’s elite residential brokers aren’t just going after the most expensive listings to stay on top. They’re also recalibrating their business models to include a...

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Compass, a newcomer on the Hamptons real estate scene, scored a coup last October when it hired veteran Ed Petrie away from Sotheby’s International ...

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  From the May issue: Sales of homes priced over $5 million are gaining ground in Manhattan. In 2016’s first quarter, deals in that category accounted...

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When the average Manhattan pad costs $2 million, it’s a good time to be in the brokerage business. Soaring prices and relief from the inventory...

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Don’t discount the brokerages on this year’s ranking of mid-sized residential real estate firms just because they’re in the middle of the pack. Like horses...

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01/08/16
For the second year in a row, the number of brokers and agents in Brooklyn and Queens rose faster than in Manhattan, an indication that brokers...

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TRD Special Report: When the heiress Bunny Mellon died in 2014 at age 103, Sotheby’s sold her art collection – with pieces from Georges Braque and...

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Anyone who has banked online, shopped on Amazon or shared digital photos recently can understand why real estate firms are clamoring for new technology. It’s...

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New York City has, for quite some time, been the world’s most dynamic and high-stakes real estate market. But 2015 pushed all the elements that...

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12/28/15
Buyers of pricey Manhattan real estate tapped the brakes in 2015, according to Olshan Realty’s year-end market report, which revealed a 16 percent drop in...

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12/07/15
New building permit filings tumbled in November, with only 1,843 apartment units applied for across the city, according to a new analysis by The Real...

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The revenue for Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village has risen steadily over the past few years, and one path to growth has been the...

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Everyone knows, if you want to save money, buy in bulk. With prices for condos and co-ops in the stratosphere, bargain hunting these days is...

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“No player is bigger than the club,” the soccer adage goes, but what about in brokerage? Consider Ryan Serhant. The “Million Dollar Listing New York”...

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Long a symbol of urban decay, the South Bronx is booming with new construction these days as developers — big ...

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That “all-cash” dominated luxury condo market you keep hearing about? Turns out, it’s not really a thing. In fact, more than 40 percent of buyers...

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They’ve brokered billions of dollars in deals, broken records, and launched companies. And they’ve all done it all in a cutthroat and unforgiving industry that’s...
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