Compass nabs Corcoran’s top rookie of 2015

Danielle Lurie closed $25M in deals last year

New York /
Jun.June 30, 2016 09:00 AM

Compass isn’t just after the grizzled veterans of New York City’s brokerage world.

The venture-backed startup recently hired the Corcoran Group’s 2015 Rookie of the Year, Danielle Lurie. A graduate of Stanford University, Lurie previously worked as a writer and director in Hollywood. She got into residential brokerage last year, when she closed $25 million worth of deals.

While she may not handle the big-ticket listings coveted by her experienced peers, Lurie has handled a steady stream of $1 million deals to date, many in Brooklyn, including the recent sale of 122 West Street in Greenpoint for $1.1 million and the sale of a co-op at 235 Lincoln Place in Park Slope for $1.4 million, according to StreetEasy.

It’s not a totally foreign industry for Lurie: Her mother, Tamar Lurie, is a top broker with Coldwell Banker in Connecticut, who is currently marketing Donald Trump’s 20,000-square-foot “starter mansion” in Greenwich, asking $45 million. Her father, Ranan Lurie, is an American-Israeli political cartoonist who reportedly drew more than 250 world leaders, and during the early 1990s shared a syndicated column with former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Despite rankling competitors by poaching agents and managers, Compass is among the city’s largest residential firms with nearly 300 Manhattan agents, according to a recent tally by The Real Deal.

Compass has another 53 agents in Brooklyn, and recently opened a Hampton outpost.

The firm was valued at $800 million in September after raising $50 million from investors, who’ve sunk $135 million into the startup to date.


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