103 episodes

A look into the cast of characters that help build Compass’s business & technology. From software engineers, product designers, real estate agents from across the US, and executives of Compass learn how we tick & operate our business!

Real Takk Podcast Real Takk

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    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

A look into the cast of characters that help build Compass’s business & technology. From software engineers, product designers, real estate agents from across the US, and executives of Compass learn how we tick & operate our business!

    Episode 103: Mark McLaughlin, Chief Real Estate Strategist of Compass

    Episode 103: Mark McLaughlin, Chief Real Estate Strategist of Compass

    Pleased to have Compass Chief Real Estate Strategist Mark McLaughlin on the Real Takk Pod to discuss all things real estate at the operational end, his beginnings, the growth & sale of his previous brokerage firm Pacific Union, and of course, one of our favorite states & destination Jackson Hole Wyoming where Mark currently resides.  Mark's resume is phenomenal, from initially buying condos in SF, to buying developing Pacific Union, the financial struggles through his divorce, his incredible growth of Pacific Union to become one of California's largest residential brokerages, to ultimately selling the company to Compass for an 8 figure price, to what he is doing now as one of our leaders at Compass.  
    Our topics include: 
    What were the keys in going from 450 agents and 17 offices with 2B in sales volume, to 50 offices & 14B in sales volume with Pacific Union?   
    Was an exit from Pacific Union always the goal?  How did you take the initial approach from Compass?  Why sell when things were going to sell for you out west?
    What are some of the biggest pitfalls you see an agent making in the post covid world of real estate?  And for sellers & buyers?
    Lots of negative news about our stock price in the last year.  What are your thoughts on Compass from an investor/stakeholder POV?
    What are your thoughts on the progression of our technology at Compass?
     
    Please follow Mark's journey here: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mamclaughlin/
     
     

    • 25 min
    Episode 102: Nick Bowers, NYC's TOP Estate Lawyer Answers the Hard Questions!

    Episode 102: Nick Bowers, NYC's TOP Estate Lawyer Answers the Hard Questions!

    I'm very pleased to have Nick Bowers on the Real Takk Podcast.  Nick is one of the best lawyers focused on real estate & estate matters.  We talk about the importance of creating an estate for your family, the costs, in which scenario estate law supersedes coop & condo boards, and the house rules that govern their operation.  Does the coop stock & lease supersede the legal will? What happens when a death takes place and the real estate is left to their 'next of kin'?  Nick is here to answer the TOUGH questions.  
     
    I connected around 7 years ago at a real estate closing & had a few opportunities to work with my clients on various estate matters.  Nick is a lifelong New Yorker, born & raised in Manhattan & grew up in the Flatiron area where we are recording today.  This is an important episode that everybody should listen to not just for financial reasons, but to ensure that your family is protected in the long term. 
     
    We’ll get to know more about Nick shortly, but to give you his general background, he did his undergrad in BU, law school at Pace, and currently runs an office of lawyers with his new partner Andrew Jorges whom I work closely with on a day to day basis on our deals.
     
    Nick has glowing reviews online which I’ll share a few excerpts from:
    Kevin G writes: “I rarely have an experience with a positive lawyer. I always get stuck with a bill that is unexpectedly high or getting shuffled between junior less experienced lawyers.  That said, working with Nick has been awesome. He is thoughtful and thorough. He takes ownership for his work and follows the steps and details of the transaction closely.”
    Dan P writes: Nick made me feel like I was his only client (although I know I wasn't) with remarkably quick and accurate responses. I've done 19 real estate transactions, and Nick is head and shoulders above the rest in managing closes. I would recommend Nick to anyone. Many thanks Nick.“
     
    Please follow Nick on LinkedIn here
    Please reach out to Nick at his website Jorges & Bowers LLP 

    • 41 min
    Episode 101: Adam Seth Turk Esq, Born in Brooklyn, Bred in Long Island, Life Long Knicks Fan, Real Estate Nerd & Lawyer in NYC

    Episode 101: Adam Seth Turk Esq, Born in Brooklyn, Bred in Long Island, Life Long Knicks Fan, Real Estate Nerd & Lawyer in NYC

    Adam is a Partner at Fentin Goldman Turk & Davidoff LLP where he & his team represent a list of banks, buyers, sellers, sponsors, developers, and those involved in the real estate space in the state of New York.  Adam & I have met at the closing table fairly recently in person, in the post covid era where face to face meetings have become a rare thing in the world of real estate. 
     
    Adam Turk is a lifelong New Yorker, born in Brooklyn, while doing a stint in Long Island, and now resides in New Jersey with his wife & kids.  He’s a die hard knicks & rangers fan, while supporting many of the lowly teams that currently operate in our state.  Please follow Adam on his socials: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamsethturkesq/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamsethturk
     
    Adams Must Visits IN NYC: 
    Top Deli: Gottlieb's (get the chicken cutlet, don't ask questions!)  South Williamsburg 
    Top BBQ: Izzy's Smokehouse https://izzyssmokehouse.com/ 
    (Upper West Side )
     

    • 58 min
    The 100th Episode of The Real Takk Podcast

    The 100th Episode of The Real Takk Podcast

    Thanking our listeners for the 100th episode.  A huge shoutout to the friends of the pod! 

    • 29 min
    Episode 99: Shay Artzi, Head of Engineering at Compass & The Pioneer of AI in Real Estate

    Episode 99: Shay Artzi, Head of Engineering at Compass & The Pioneer of AI in Real Estate

    Shay Artzi is the Senior Vice President and head of Engineering at Compass. He comes on the show to discuss all things Compass AI, the past, present & potential future of what this technology may hold for real estate professionals.  Shay’s background is nothing short of impressive. He obtained both his BA & Master in Computer Science at the Israel Institute of Technology, then later obtained his Ph.D. at MIT in Computer Science.  Before joining Compass, Shay was the principal software development manager for Amazon Web Services, and an engineering manager at Amazon, and before that, he built his career working in cloud infrastructure at IBM.  
    In this era of technological change, I believe it’s important that we have Shay on our pod.  I recognize that both consumers & and agents must be able to digest these massive changes, and not let the public or news outlets run with their own version of the story, or rush to their judgments on what AI’s role will be in our world of real estate.  

Please follow Shay’s LinkedIn profile. 
    Please follow me on: 
    IG
    Twitter
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    • 42 min
    Episode 98: End of Year Wrap Up & 2024 Prediction with Justin Rubinstein of Compass NYC

    Episode 98: End of Year Wrap Up & 2024 Prediction with Justin Rubinstein of Compass NYC

    My good buddy & industry leader Justin Rubinstein comes onto the Real Takk Pod to catch up on the real estate world of 2023, and what he looks forward to in 2024.  
     
    Justin's favorite social media platform is Linkedin, so give him a follow here!
    Topics Covered: 
    Favorite social media platform of the year?
    Favorite podcast of the year?
    Favorite new development project of the year?
    Favorite re-sale project of the year?
    Favorite Deal of the Year?
    A personal highlight of the year?
    Trip of the year?
    NYC Restaurant of the year? Cochina Alba in West Chelsea 
     
     
    1.  The Biggest Winners in Real Estate 2023 (I.e. Related projects in NYC, NYC landlords achieving high rents, Jerome Powell, Sheldon Solow's Son, etc.) 
    2. The Biggest loser in Real Estate 2023 (i.e. Manhattan office market, due to high vacancy, first time home buyers with the high interest rates, the government, rent stabilized landlrods,) 
    3.  The Biggest Winner in Business, not real estate related 2023 (Black Friday shoppers, auto dealers, home builders, breweries, wedding venues, etc.) 
    4.  The Biggest loser in Business 2023 (Elliman, Compass stock, SBF, Harvard, etc.)  high end liberal arts colleges (re-edit)
    5.  The Biggest real estate surprise in 2023  (I.e. rapid raise in interest rates, how inflation impacted the feds strong response, etc.)  in elasticity of the market
    6.  The Best new trend in real estate (i.e. influencers in real estate, tiktokers being real estate agents, increase of home ownership, more millennials in the market for purchase, etc. )
    8.   The Worst Trend in Real Estate 2023 (i.e. rise of mortgage interest rates, trillions of wealth wiped off the NASDAQ & stock market, etc.) 
    9.Predict the biggest winner in real estate in 2024: (i.e. Stephen Ross b/c he may win the superbowl, the city of Aspen who seems to be recession proof, Texas, etc.) 
    10. Predict the biggest loser in real estate in 2024:  (i.e. Compass Stock, Multi family market, old condos, pre-war coops, DC real estate, etc.) 
     
     

    • 27 min

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