Compass inks deal for UWS office, its third in Manhattan

Compass is headed due north to the Upper West Side. The venture capital-backed brokerage firm has inked a 10-year deal for its third Manhattan office location at the Laureate, at 2150 Broadway, a company spokesperson told The Real Deal. The 8,725-square-foot location, on the second floor of the Stahl Organization-developed condo tower, will be the […]

Compass gets the cold shoulder

From the November issue: If the residential real estate world were the high school cafeteria, venture capital-backed brokerage Compass would almost certainly be the kid eating lunch alone. The three-year-old startup, headed by Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon, has irked so many brokerage chiefs with its aggressive poaching strategies that one has actually banned company representatives […]

Compass taps Sotheby’s John Gicking to co-captain Hamptons ops

John Gicking Take a punch, throw a punch. After losing its top Hamptons executive to Sotheby’s International Realty, Compass has poached a new manager from within Sotheby’s ranks. The firm tapped John Gicking, a former Wall Street executive who managed Sotheby’s East Hampton office, as senior managing director of sales, it said Thursday. Gicking will […]