Compass names chief financial officer, ending 8-month search

Kristen Ankerbrandt, formerly a principal at The Carlyle Group, has been named chief financial officer at Compass, ending an eight-month search.

Real estate licensing crackdown has companies fleeing this state

Two companies have pulled out of Arizona after officials insisted they needed licenses to take lead calls and do inspection-like property reviews.

Compass hires leadership team from startup VeryApt

Compass hired away four of the top executives – and two co-founders – from the apartment search and review startup VeryApt, to bring their tech development team to more than 150 employees and bring the company closer to its ultimate goal of building a comprehensive end-to-end real estate platform.

Ebby Halliday CEO on honoring the past and updating the brand

Longtime HomeServices of America executive Chris Kelly has some trailblazing shoes to fill in his new role as CEO of Ebby Halliday, which was founded in 1945.

In midst of franchise push, Climb Real Estate names new president

Christine Kim is taking the helm of Climb Real Estate as co-founder Chris Lim is set to move into an advisory role to support parent company Realogy.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate adds Jersey indie

Realogy cited Nextage M3 co-owner and broker Meiling Kravarik’s 30 years of real estate experience and passion for the industry as major advantages.

The Inman Weekender, November 17-18, 2018

The week’s top real estate industry stories, plus practical advice to use this weekend.

The Real Word: How real estate agents are stepping up to help wildfire victims

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll share about how they are moved by real estate agents, among others, who are stepping up to offer support, supplies and donations to those impacted by the California wildfires. 

News Corp. appoints new president of global digital real estate

Tracey Fellows, who led Melbourne-based, News Corp.-owned REA Group for four years, will now oversee all of the corporation’s digital real estate services, including Move, Inc., and REA Group, which includes iProperty in Asia and PropTiger and Housing….

Finally, Zillow will automatically update agent sales data

TRIBUS is the first brokerage platform vendor to send agent-sold data to Zillow automatically — immediately after a property sale closes.