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Day in the Life of: Robert Reffkin

Compass CEO on playtime with his daughter, his espresso habit and Thursday night karaoke
By Claire Moses | March 04, 2015 04:26PM

From the March issue: Robert Reffkin is the co-founder and CEO of Compass (which until last month was known as Urban Compass). The start-up brokerage — which Reffkin runs with partners Ori Allon and Ugo Di Girolamo — has raised more than $70 million since launching in May 2013. The technology-focused firm has shocked the industry by luring top Manhattan agents such as longtime Douglas Elliman-star Leonard Steinberg. The 35-year-old Reffkin has been written up in Fortune for his all-star resume, which includes graduating from Columbia University in two years, serving as a White House fellow, and doing stints at the mega-consulting firm McKinsey & Co. and Goldman Sachs[more]