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Compass Merges with Agent-Centric Brokerage Avenue Properties in Seattle

Compass continues Seattle momentum by merging with Avenue Properties

Compass, the real estate technology company, announced it has merged with Avenue Properties, a luxury brokerage firm serving Seattle and the Eastside. With the addition of Avenue Properties Seattle outfit, Compass’ Seattle team has grown to 225 agents.

Avenue Properties was founded in 2016 by Bob Bennion, Bob Deville, Tere Foster, Moya Skillman, Mary P. Snyder and Evan Wyman. They have been a top residential brokerage in the Seattle Area. Avenue has grown to support their luxury real estate clients across three offices in Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland.

“Avenue is well-known across the Seattle for their client service, luxury offering, and expert marketing, making them an ideal partner for Compass. Their local roots, paired with our technology gives us a strong platform to deepen our presence in Seattle and beyond.”

-Robert Reffkin, Compass Founder & CEO

“Compass’ focus on arming their agents with world-class technology, marketing, and supports echoes the service we have strived to provide to our agents and their clients since founding Avenue,” said Bob Bennion, Founding member of Avenue. “Joining Compass’ impressive Seattle area team and national network of luxury brokers give our agents a once in a lifetime chance to drive the future of our industry here in Seattle, and nationwide.”

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