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Elliman’s David Dubin joins Compass

Longtime right-hand man to join Toni Haber's team
By E.B. Solomont | March 28, 2018 12:35PM

David Dubin and Toni Haber (Credit: Getty Images and Compass)

UPDATED, March 28, 1:57 p.m.: David Dubin — an alum of Douglas Elliman and the Corcoran Group — is joining Compass.

Dubin will join Toni Haber’s seven-person team, the firm said.

Until this summer, Dubin was part of Elliman’s Alexander team, which is headed by brothers Oren and Tal Alexander. Dubin, who later struck out on his own, was sales director for Simon Baron Development’s 24-unit condominium conversion at at 12 East 88th Street.

Before Elliman, Dubin was at Corcoran for 12 years, where he was a longtime right-hand man for perennial top agent Deborah Grubman. During that time, Grubman and her team sold the penthouse of 785 Fifth Avenue to Geffen for $54 million in 2012, as well as Judge Judy’s pied-a-terre at the Sherry-Netherland for $8.5 million in 2013.

Compass has ramped up hiring in recent months, following Softbank’s $450 million investment, which valued the company at $2.2 billion. CEO Robert Reffkin has outlined plans to be a major force in 20 U.S. markets by 2020.

Compass recently hired Doug Heddings and David Innocenzi, who were top sales guns at CORE, to be “agent coaches.”

At the end of last year, Compass had 713 Manhattan agents, up from 300 in 2016, according to The Real Deal’s 2018 ranking of top residential firms. It closed $1.37 billion in sell-side deals last year, up from $663.3 million in 2016.