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South Florida Business Journal – Compass Recruits Fort Lauderdale Brokerage With Over $100M In Sales

December 7, 2018

IN THE NEWS!!! Peter Barkin and Mark Gilman of the Barkin-Gilman Group, which has brokered over $100 million in home sales annually for three consecutive years, have joined Compass Florida.

The Fort Lauderdale brokers were previously with Coldwell Banker. Now, they’ll lead a 10-person team out of a Las Olas office.

Barkin and Gilman focus on neighborhoods such as Harbor Beach, Rio Vista, Las Olas Isles, Coral Ridge, The Landings, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Victoria Park, Colee Hammock and downtown Fort Lauderdale.

“Having a top team like the Barkin-Gilman Group join our Las Olas office is a great indicator of the growth we are experiencing,” said Beth Butler, general manager of Compass Florida. “One of our main goals as a brokerage is to expand our presence in Fort Lauderdale. We believe the Barkin-Gilman Group will complement our team and align with our market demographic.”

Barkin-Gilman Group has sold over $229 million in new construction in the past five years. It was ranked as the 15th-highest-producing team in Florida by Real Trends based on 2017 sales data.

“Over the years, we have been approached by many top firms in the area,” Barkin and Gilman said in a joint statement. “We had not considered making a move until we heard from Compass. The brokerage’s tools will enable us to provide better services to our clients, which is the top priority. We are confident in this move and know Compass will take us to higher levels than we have ever been to before.”

This is the second major acquisition of a Fort Lauderdale brokerage this fall for Compass, which is preparing for an IPO. In October, Team JK joined Compass Florida.

For more information, please visit our website at: www.BarkinGilman.com | The Barkin-Gilman Group | Compass | Peter Barkin 954.675.6656 | Mark Gilman 954.557.8777.

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