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Why real estate matters more than ever

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“We may not be able to survive this,” thought Robert Reffkin, founder and CEO of real estate platform Compass, in early 2020 when pandemic lockdown rules essentially outlawed U.S. home selling. Yet now, the housing market is booming, and Compass has successfully IPO’ed. Reffkin shares how he kept his team together, why he stayed optimistic, and what businesses lucky enough to have benefited from Covid times owe their communities.

“How do we empower people to realize their dreams and their goals to create a better life?”

— Robert Reffkin
About the guest:
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Robert Reffkin is the founder and CEO of Compass. Prior to Compass, Robert worked at Goldman Sachs as the Vice President – Principal Investment Area and then Chief of Staff to the President & Chief Operating Officer. He’s the author of the 2021 book No One Succeeds Alone: Learn Everything You Can from Everyone You Can.

About the host:
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Bob Safian is the host of Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, and the editor-at-large for Masters of Scale. He’s the founder of The Flux Group, a media, insights, and strategic advisory firm. He was previously editor-in-chief of Fast Company, where he won the National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year in 2014.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: Why real estate matters more than ever
Masters of Scale’s mission is to democratize entrepreneurship. Launched in 2017 as a weekly podcast featuring Reid Hoffman, we’re now two weekly podcasts — Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, and Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, hosted by Bob Safian — as well as an award-winning daily learning app, a best-selling book, virtual and live events, and more, serving a global community of founders, funders, and leaders looking to innovate at scale.
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