Dorottya Barna, a former top-producer at Metro 1, has left to join Compass, where she is focusing on residential sales, The Real Deal has learned, as the tech-driven brokerage continues to boost its ranks in South Florida.
Barna spent more than four years at Metro 1 Properties in Miami, where also handled sales of homes and condominiums. She was “Rookie of the Year” her first year, and a top producer over her tenure, raking in $10 million in sales in 2015.
“It was time for me to really be part of a more residentially focused company,” she told TRD of Compass. Metro 1 is “going in a more commercial and real estate development direction, which is not necessarily the direction I wanted to go into. So I thought it was the best time to make a change.”
While Compass is known for pulling agents from other brokerages, Barna, who was born in Hungary, said she approached the brokerage through a contact. “I have a platform that I can now elevate my business to a much higher level. It’s incredible the resources,” she said, citing the tech-oriented firm’s updated listing information that she and her clients can access.
Working as a luxury broker-associate out of Compass’ office at 605 Lincoln Road since August, she specializes in single-family homes and condominiums in Coconut Grove, Midtown Miami, the Upper East Side, downtown Miami and Brickell. She said she has already sold a $500,000 townhome in Coconut Grove and has another $1 million in properties under contract in Midtown and Brickell.
Earlier this month, Compass also added two agents, Scott Voelker and Jon Batchelor Jr., who came from EWM’s Nancy Batchelor team, which ranked No. 16 in The Real Deal‘s top residential agents earlier this year.
And in July, Melissa Rubin, a former partner at Platinum Properties International, left her firm to join Compass.
On the flip side, Denver Bright returned to Douglas Elliman last month as a director of luxury sales within the brokerage’s Sports & Entertainment Division following a four-month stint at Compass.
After launching in South Florida in August of last year, Compass is now up 62 agents in Miami Beach and Coconut Grove.
The firm also has locations in New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Cambridge, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Aspen, and the Hamptons, and has raised $210 million in investor capital.