Fall is the season of change and Charlie Attias is turning over a new leaf.
The longtime broker at the Corcoran Group has jumped to Compass. His agent page has been removed from Corcoran and is now live on the VC-brokerage’s site. Attias did not respond to requests for comment.
Attias speaks four languages and is known for representing overseas buyers. He’s handled transactions at lofty addresses including the Plaza Private Residences and closed $91 million in sales last year, according to The Real Deal’s annual rankings which tracks sell-side deals only, making him one of Corcoran’s top producers. His pipeline of business was also one of the biggest in the city with more than $230 million in listings as of earlier this spring. Attias currently has 13 listings live on his Compass page; nine indicate they are in contract.
“Charlie is one of the most well-respected and successful agents in the market and we could not be more excited for him to join the Compass family,” said Rory Golod, Compass’ regional president for New York.
Almost a year ago, Corcoran instituted a clawback policy that requires agents who have higher splits than the firm’s official schedule to repay the difference on any deals that have closed in the last 18 months if they move to a rival company.
Corcoran’s parent company, Realogy, is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Compass, trading allegations of anti-competitive practices, including price fixing. In the past week, the dispute has ramped up as Compass claimed Realogy attempted to sell itself to the company — an allegation Realogy has denied.
Corcoran declined to comment on the broker’s departure.