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Compass' Sara Patterson and Robert Reffkin (Credit: Compass; Getty Images)

Compass hires Sara Patterson as chief people officer

Softbank-backed Compass has hired Sara Patterson, a former Walmart executive, as its chief people officer. CEO Robert Reffkin announced...

Compass hires Sara Patterson as chief people officer
Robert Reffkin and Kristen Ankerbrandt

Compass to lay off marketing, IT and M&A staffers

UPDATED, January 27, 6:10 p.m.: Compass is laying off up to 40 employees across its IT, marketing and M&A...

Compass to lay off marketing, IT and M&A staffers
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Credit: iStock)

Compass cites “progress” on 2020 by 2020 goal — but not there yet

In the fall of 2017, Compass announced an ambitious plan to grab 20 percent market share in the country’s...

Compass cites “progress” on 2020 by 2020 goal — but not there yet
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider (Credit: Columbia and iStock)

Compass to Realogy: You can’t sue us

Five months after Realogy hit Compass with a bombshell lawsuit, the SoftBank-backed defendant is looking to resolve things outside of a courtroom. In a Nov. 25 motion, Compass asked a New York judge to...

Compass to Realogy: You can’t sue us
Since 2012, Compass’ aggressive hiring of top agents from rival firms has stung competitors (Credit: iStock)

Has Compass eased recruiting?

After getting pummeled by Compass’ aggressive recruiting, Realogy Holdings says its rival is letting up. Four months after filing a wide-ranging lawsuit accusing Compass of “predatory” poaching, Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider described a dramatic...

Has Compass eased recruiting?
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin

Compass sweetens agent stock program for 2020

Compass is making it easier for agents to cash in on shares of the company stock. The Softbank-backed firm...

Compass sweetens agent stock program for 2020
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin, CTO Joseph Sirosh, and Jaideep Ganguly (Credit: GitHub, iStock)

Compass to open tech hub in India

Compass has tapped the brakes on new brokerage offices in the U.S. But it’s doubling down on tech talent in India. The SoftBank-backed brokerage announced plans Tuesday to launch a tech campus in Hyderabad...

Compass to open tech hub in India
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Credit: iStock)

Robert Reffkin’s stock agreement at Compass comes to light

In 2012, Robert Reffkin paid just $335.50 for his stake in a nascent firm known as Urban Compass. Today...

Robert Reffkin’s stock agreement at Compass comes to light
Compass' Robert Reffkin and Avi Dorfman (Credit: Facebook, iStock)

Compass doesn’t want a jury trial in the Avi Dorfman case

Compass is appealing a decision by a New York judge who ordered a jury trial for Avi Dorfman, an...

Compass doesn’t want a jury trial in the Avi Dorfman case
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and WeWork's Adam Neumann 

Like WeWork, Compass touts tech and culture. Are the companies different enough?

Updated, Oct. 18, 2019, 12:35 p.m.: At 10:26 a.m. on Oct. 9 — nine days after WeWork shelved plans...

Like WeWork, Compass touts tech and culture. Are the companies different enough?
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