Launched in 2013, Compass is a national technology-driven real estate platform with offices in New York City, the Hamptons, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington, DC. and Aspen, that combines exceptional agents, the top minds in engineering, business and marketing, and best-in-class technology to make the process of buying, selling or renting a home intelligent and seamless.



Our Founders

The company’s founders bring diverse yet complementary skills:

Robert Reffkin, Founder & CEO - Prior to Compass Robert Reffkin worked at Goldman Sachs as Chief of Staff to the President & COO following five years working in the firm's private equity arm. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked at Lazard and McKinsey & Company. In 2005, he was appointed as a White House Fellow to serve as special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury. Robert is also the Founder of New York Needs You. He received a B.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia University. Outside of work, he recently completed 50 marathons, one in each state, to raise $1 million for nonprofits.

Ori Allon , Founder & Executive Chairman - prior to Compass Ori Allon was the Director of Engineering at Twitter's NYC office, after selling his prior company, Julpan, to Twitter in 2011. Previously, Google acquired his patented thesis work called Orion. During his time at Google, Ori led a search quality team that integrated the Orion technology and algorithms with the Google search engine. Ori earned his PhD in computer science at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Our Approach

With a modern approach to every aspect of the real estate business, Compass elevates the traditional brokerage with proprietary, integrated technology and data-driven processes, all with the goal to create a faster, more efficient, more personalized real estate experience. Compass agents reach 145K global agents in 33 international markets through referral networks and syndication and Compass exclusives stay 9% fewer days on the market, on average,  which maximizes their value.