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Compass has hired 11 full-time employees in Austin who are working out of a temporary office on Barton Springs Road. It plans to expand its team here with more designers, administrators, and marketers, and eventually relocate somewhere in Central Austin.
The forward-thinking approach is what drew Gary and Michelle Dolch to Compass after a decade at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.
The Dolches made a record in 2017 for selling the most expensive home listed on the MLS in Austin at $21.7 million. They’re also the Realtors behind the $45 million listing for celebrity game developer Richard Garriott’s Lake Austin ranch.
Gary and Michelle Dolch
Compass wants to establish a 20 percent market share in the top 20 U.S. cities by 2020. In addition to opening in Austin this week, Compass plans to expand to two more major metropolitans by the end of the year.