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Compass

90 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
(212) 913-9058
Website
Compass
Compass
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 PhD 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 Ellimans top-performing Manhattan brokers, joined Compass in 2014 as president. Other big, new 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 brokerages 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, its founder. -TA
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07/21/16
...Compass listings from Aspen, Los Angeles, New York City and the...

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07/18/16
...July issue:  TerraCRG's Dan Marks, Victory Capital's Michael Bivona and Compass and Cox+Co's James Cox Jr. all sat down with...

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07/15/16
...Freeport LNG Development. The listing broker was Ed Petrie of Compass. The sale was the second-largest residential deal ever made in...

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07/15/16
SMA Equities’ $9.5 million lawsuit against architect Gene Kaufman over the sale of a Nolita development site has been dismissed. ...

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07/14/16
...From left: Robert Reffkin, Mike Fabbri and Pam Liebman A Compass manager in charge of grooming agents and developing their personal...

07/14/16
...Most popular stories on The Real Deal Current reader favorites: 1. Compass wants investors to believe it's worth $1.3B 2. DHA Capital partners...

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07/13/16
The latest batch of New York City market reports show the average New York City home price reached a record high in the second quarter,...

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07/13/16
Hamptons mega deals break records, but overall sales see slump Despite a slowdown in sales volume, the Hamptons luxury market saw a number of record-breaking...

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07/12/16
...and Ori Allon Less than a year after raising $60 million, Compass is seeking a new cash infusion that sources said would...

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07/05/16
Think of them as back-room surcharges that increase what you pay when you get a conventional home mortgage. They can also kill your loan application...

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06/30/16
...From left: Robert Reffkin and Danielle Lurie Compass isn’t just after the grizzled veterans of New York...

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06/26/16
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06/23/16
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06/15/16
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06/14/16
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06/13/16
Louise Sunshine, founder of the Sunshine Group, appeared on Michael Stoler’s “Building New York: New York Stories” on public access CUNY-TV to talk about her...

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06/09/16
After getting pummeled in the first quarter, Manhattan’s luxury condominium market looks to be getting off the mat. Brokers say they have seen a rise...

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06/05/16
...development guru Louise Sunshine lasted less than six months at Compass before calling it quits. So what’s next for the...

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06/02/16
...is … luxury. “Ninety-five percent of luxury is not luxury,” quipped Compass agent Christine Blackburn, who moderated a discussion Wednesday on what...

06/02/16
...M over Ring portfolio deal 4. Louise Sunshine breaks up with Compass 5. Extell cuts prices for unsold units at One Riverside Park...

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06/01/16
From the South Florida website: ASRR Capital Ltd. — the publicly-traded Israeli company led by New York real estate moguls Alex Sapir and Rotem Rosen —...

06/01/16
...looks to reassure his brokers 5. Louise Sunshine breaks up with Compass...

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05/31/16
...than six months into a gig as an adviser to Compass, new development guru Louise Sunshine is out, citing a clash...

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05/27/16
From the May issue: Back in 2014, when buyers were frantically scooping up not-yet-built condos off of floor plans, the city’s leading residential firms must...

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05/26/16
...losing its top Hamptons executive to Sotheby’s International Realty, Compass has poached a new manager from within Sotheby’s ranks...
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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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1110 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY, (718) 232-6400
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1110 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY, (718) 232-6400
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1110 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY, (718) 232-6400
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1110 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY, (718) 232-6400
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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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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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514 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY, (718) 213-4478
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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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  • 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 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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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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05/06/16
  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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12/31/15
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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11/05/15
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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New York City real estate is never short of mantras and catch phrases, but few have taken hold of the industry’s collective mind like “safe...

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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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09/09/15
“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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07/28/15
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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In the high-stakes world of Manhattan real estate, agents tend to fall into two camps — those brokering sales in glitzy new condo buildings and...

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Celebrity doctors. Notorious lawyers. Philanthropists. Hedge funders. And, of course, real estate players. ...

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Memorial Day Weekend marked the official opening bell for the Hamptons season. And while most of those flooding into the East End were thinking about...

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Tight inventory. Rising prices. Luxe new developments. And competition—fierce competition. Against that backdrop, Manhattan’s largest brokerages carved out a bigger piece of the pie for...

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Listings go up and listings go down. But done deals don’t lie. This year, The Real Deal’s annual brokerage ranking includes a list of New...

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More nimble than industry heavyweights, but packing more punch than many smaller firms, the mid-sized brokerages on this year’s ranking acted as change agents in...

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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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The wave of new developments hitting the market is changing more than just the skyline. It’s also shifting the fortunes of the firms that specialize...
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Compass
New median price records were set Downtown, on the Upper West Side, Midtown East and Midtown West. Also, nearly 24 percent of all residential inventory...

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The average price per buildable square foot of residentially zoned development sites in Brooklyn in 2014 is up 19% from the previous year, according to...
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