From the Roaring Fork Valley’s best brunch to its adrenaline-stoking activities, Compass agents point you in the direction of the area’s top destinations.

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“On weekends, my husband and I love to explore the neighboring communities just outside the city center,” says Aspen agent Dyna Sanchez Rimkus. Get outta town and grab a bite at her favorite breakfast joints.

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Twenty minutes from Aspen, find the stalwart Café Bernard, “where cowboys eat croissants,” Dyna laughs. Grab a table outside and order French toast, made with the house baguettes.

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In the mood for a ham-and-Gruyère crêpe? Just a few miles down the road, pop into Market Street Kitchen. …


Whether you’re cycling along the Emerald Necklace or sampling global bites, Compass agents invite you to partake of New England’s seasonal best.

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Spend every day al fresco in LA, scour San Francisco for souvenirs, and cycle the Santa Barbara coastline, guided by the Golden State’s knowledgeable Compass agents.

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Sip tropical cocktails, tune into the local music scene, and tour the city’s cultural institutions — inspired by Compass agents’ own recommendations.

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“When visitors arrive, the first thing I do is drive them around the city and beaches. We’ll start with the Art Deco Historic District, Lincoln Road, and South Beach, winding our way from the charming neighborhoods of Belle Isle and Sunset Harbor to the oceanfront condos of Millionaires’ Row and the mega mansions of North Bay Road.

Across the causeway, we’ll explore palm tree-covered Morningside — first founded in the ’20s — followed by the Design District. …


From browsing the Hamptons’ hottest boutiques to spending a day on the Brooklyn waterfront, Compass agents share how best to spend the season on their home turf.

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“The calm shores of inland harbor towns make for great paddle boarding; the open water along the Atlantic is ideal for surfing. For the best of both worlds, take advantage of Westhampton Dunes’ peninsular location — with both oceanfront and bayside beaches, you can switch off between the two throughout the day.” — Compass Hamptons agent Maria Cunneen


Snag tickets to the hottest shows of the season, escape into the city’s coolest speakeasy, and paddle along the Potomac — courtesy of Compass agents.

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Kalorama and Adams Morgan represent the most diverse collection of restaurants in the city,” says agent Ethan Carson. “Turkish, Brazilian, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Cuban — the list goes on!” Here, he gives his personal recommendations around town.

Middle eastern eatery Mama Ayesha’s has been a staple since the 1960s, serving up fragrant hummus and feather-light babaganoush. Nearly every president since Eisenhower has eaten here — as documented by a mural on the restaurant’s wall!

Adams Morgan’s Las Canteras serves Peruvian cuisine. Start with a citrus-spiked cebiche, then opt for the savory lomo saltado (seared beef…


Members of the New York Compass Development team compare construction drawings within our Union Square headquarters. | Image: Joel Caldwell

Our development team sheds light on the architects, amenities, and attributes transforming our skylines from coast to coast.

As the bicoastal leaders of Compass Development, Senior Managing Director Justin D’Adamo on the East Coast and Managing Directors Hana Cha and Morgan Ball of Los Angeles are perennially on the pulse of real estate’s newest innovations. Liaising with a diverse group that includes architects, interior designers, landscapers, engineers, and agents, they are tasked with ensuring our projects include the features most valued by today’s buyers. Here, they share what, where, and who is on their radar right now.

What would you say is currently the hottest neighborhood in your city?

Hana: With an influx of creative office space, an…


Six Compass agents share how they’re using a revolutionary new tool to elevate the client experience from one coast to the other.

At Compass, we’re only as successful as our agents—which is why we’re constantly creating new technology to help them work faster and more fruitfully on behalf of their clients. But upon launching Collections, the newest addition to our agent offering, we’ve been inspired by the unexpected, beyond-innovative ways they’ve found to incorporate the tool.

Discover below how a few of the creative members in our community are using the industry’s first visual workspace to curate homes, track comparable properties, and collaborate with clients and team members alike.

Mark Rutstein of The Evan + Mark Team
Compass DC agent since August…


Compass’ most tenured agents compare notes on how the industry has shifted and predictions for what’s on the horizon.

Compass New York agent Toni Haber takes a rooftop call with a client. | Image: Joel Caldwell

Sheila Mooney, DC: The increasing ability to work from virtually anywhere. When fax machines were new, I remember packing mine on trips to the beach — at the time, that alone represented a great leap in mobility.

Toni Haber, New York: The advent of internet and cell phones. It used to be that all of our listings were printed on flashcards, and if you needed to make a phone call while out and about, you searched for the nearest pay phone. Oy — I’m dating myself!

Toni Haber, New York: Beepers were the first major advance in out-of-office communication. …


Smart buys exist in every market — if you know where to find them. Here, Compass agents who’ve based their businesses in niche neighborhoods advise on where and what to look for.

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The Capital’s Trifecta
Neighborhoods of note: Where the Washington DC enclaves of North Shaw, U Street, and LeDroit Park unite

Preferred stock: A range of modern architecture (some by the renowned Morris Adjmi) complemented by graciously updated turn-of-the-century townhomes in a kaleidoscope of shades

Unexpected perk: This northwest DC pocket is a creative hub of sidewalk cafés, vibrant murals, and music venues

Expert prediction: “Values have grown 1,000% the past decade, but there’s still opportunity for investors and end-users,” attest DC agents Brian Smith and Kelly Virbickas.

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