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Compass expands footprint in Philadelphia

The Philly + The Burbs Group joins Compass

New York-based real estate brokerage Compass announced Tuesday that it is welcoming agents Ashlee Check, Josh Hersz and Adam Brown to the brokerage as The Philly + The Burbs Group. This is Compass’ first new team of 2022.

Combined, the three agents have decades of experience and have closed nearly $400 million in collective residential real estate sales, according to Bright MLS. The new group will open Compass’s first Upper Dublin, Pennsylvania, office and will specialize in serving the immediate Philadelphia metropolitan area and surrounding communities.

“I’m beyond thrilled to take my deep real estate experience, local connections, and passion for real estate to the next level by joining forces with my incredible new partners,” Check said in a statement.

Before joining Compass, Check was a team leader at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach based in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Hersz and Brown had worked together at Keller Williams with the goal of one day opening a new office in Upper Dublin. Both say they are looking forward to expanding the team and working with Check.

“We’ve known that there is a major opportunity in our area for real estate experts,” Hersz said in a statement. “Our trailblazer mentality has gotten us to where we are today and now with our new partner Ashlee, the future is even brighter.”

In addition to the three principal agents, seven additional agents will be part of The Philly + The Burbs Group. Three agents have previously worked with Check and four are coming from Hersz and Brown’s previous partnership.

In 2021, Compass heavily invested in its Philadelphia operation, adding seven new leaders to its executive and local teams last March.

Since going public in early 2021, Compass has had its fair share of troubles, including a lawsuit filed by former agents claiming that the brokerage defrauds agents and closing out the third quarter of 2021 with a $100 million net loss.