About Compass

Why it's amazing.

Our Founders

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Ori Allon

Founder and Chairman

Prior to Compass, Ori was a Director of Engineering at Twitter after selling his prior company, Julpan, to Twitter in 2011. Previously, Google acquired his company Orion, integrating its technology into the Google search engine. He was the first person to ever sell companies to both Twitter and Google. Ori earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

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Robert Reffkin

Founder & CEO

Prior to founding Compass in 2012, Robert worked at Goldman Sachs as Chief of Staff to the President following five years working in the firm's private equity arm. He previously worked at Lazard and McKinsey & Company. In 2005, Robert served as a White House Fellow and special assistant to the Secretary of Treasury. Robert is the founder of a national non-profit organization called America Needs You and has been named one of the Fortune's "40 Under 40." He received a B.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia University.

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Our Nationwide Network

By the end of 2018, Compass will operate in every major U.S. City.

It has publicly shared its goal to achieve 20% market share in the top 20 U.S. cities by 2020.

Our Momentum

  • Compass has over 1,350 employees and works with more than 7500 real estate agents.
  • Agents grow their business by 24.9% in their first year at Compass.
  • Compass agents sells home faster and at a higher prices than our competitors.
  • Compass has an agent Net Promoter Score of 77.
  • Compass has an industry-leading agent retention rate of 99%.

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It’s more than just a job to me. I love the multi-facets of the work of meeting the challenges, making a difference in people’s lives, sharing and building relationships.
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