Robert Reffkin & Rob Lehman

Co-Founder and CEO & Chief Revenue Officer , Compass

Overall Rank: 27
Category: Power Brokers
Category Rank: 6

Compass, the new venture-backed brokerage, is one of 2017's largest disruptors in the real estate industry. Reffkin and Lehman head up this tech-centric brokerage, which was founded in New York City in 2013. After raising $75 million in 2016 and two rounds totaling $550 million in 2017, Compass had a $2.2 billion valuation by the end of 2017. It operates in 30 markets across nine regions with nearly 1,200 agents who close nearly 6,000 transactions totaling over $7 billion in sales.

With more investment funding than any other brokerage in the industry, Compass is set up for significant expansion and a series of acquisitions in 2018. Prior to Compass, Reffkin worked as chief of staff to the president and COO of Goldman Sachs. He received a BA and MBA from Columbia University. Lehman focused on growth strategies for McKinsey & Company in New York City and received his BA from Duke University.

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