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Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Getty, iStock)
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Compass seeks $10B tech valuation

Compass is aiming to go public at a $10 billion valuation, positioning itself as a tech company rather than a traditional brokerage. The New York-based firm said it will offer 36 million shares priced...

Compass seeks $10B tech valuation
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (iStock, Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
National

How much Compass paid to scale up

Since 2018, Compass has spent more than $300 million to scale its business, buying other brokerages and tech companies to support its “end-to-end platform,” according to the company’s IPO filing. Backed by $1.5 billion...

How much Compass paid to scale up
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Instagram, Compass, iStock/Photo illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
National

Inside Compass’ S-1: How it measures the upside of its tech

Compass’ pitch to investors is all about its agents. The company’s S-1 — a prospectus that details its financial...

Inside Compass’ S-1: How it measures the upside of its tech
(Photo illustration by Alexis Manrodt)
National Issue

A reckoning on rent

Three of Petra Drauschak’s 14 tenants have abandoned their leases during the pandemic. One had already stopped paying by February 2020, when Covid began sweeping across the U.S., but Drauschak’s hands were tied by...

A reckoning on rent
From left: Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace, Tishman Speyer’s Rob Speyer, Social Capital’s Chamath Palihapitiya, Cantor Fitzgerald’s Howard Lutnick, Pershing Square Capital’s Bill Ackman and Opendoor’s Eric Wu
National Issue

Making sense of the SPACe race

When Fifth Wall Ventures decided to jump into the SPAC market in January, it targeted a raise of $250 million to take a startup public. Within three weeks, it upsized the offering — twice...

Making sense of the SPACe race
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider (Reffkin via Getty Images;/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
National

Compass accuses Realogy of lying, cheating and stealing

Eighteen months after being sued by Realogy, Compass is striking back, accusing its chief rival of unfair competition, defamation...

Compass accuses Realogy of lying, cheating and stealing
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New York

Compass’ Robert Reffkin shelled out $16M for NYC penthouse

A few months before Compass filed confidentially to go public, CEO Robert Reffkin made another hush-hush move. The brokerage...

Compass’ Robert Reffkin shelled out $16M for NYC penthouse
Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin
National Issue

The definitive guide to the Compass C-Suite

As it prepares for what would be one of the most anticipated IPOs of a residential firm in years, Compass has overhauled its C-suite and reorganized key departments. The firm has 18,000 agents (who...

The definitive guide to the Compass C-Suite
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