Top-Producing Morrell-McCormick-Roth Team Joins Compass

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Matthew B. McCormick named Senior Managing Director of Sales & Agent Development at Compass’ Georgetown office

Compass, a technology-driven real estate platform, announces that the top-producing team of Matthew B. McCormick, Ellen Morrell, Ben Roth, Hadley Debevoise Allen, and Amy Allman Dean has joined the company. Mr. McCormick joins as Senior Managing Director of Sales & Agent Development at Compass’ Georgetown office where agents Ms. Morrell, Mr. Roth, Ms. Allen, and Ms. Dean will also be based. The team is among the most prolific in the Washington, DC real estate market, with more than sixty years of collective experience in both commercial and residential sales.

In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations at Compass’ Georgetown office, McCormick is tasked with further establishing Compass as a significant player in Washington’s high-end market and strengthening synergies with the firm’s luxury locales in New York City, Aspen, Miami, the Hamptons, Boston, and Los Angeles.

The Morrell-McCormick-Roth team ranks among The Wall Street Journal’s top teams in America, and consistently transacts more than $100 million in sales annually, specializing in the upper-bracket market in Northwest Washington, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County Maryland. In 2015, the team brokered the sale of the most expensive condo of the year, a penthouse at the Ritz Carlton Residences in the District’s West End. Previously, the team sold the most expensive home in DC history, a property in Georgetown that sold for approximately $25 million.

“We are thrilled to be joining Compass,” said McCormick. “We believe the combination of marketing, technology and a terrific culture with top agents and staff is what sets Compass apart, and we’re excited to be a part of building the future of real estate in the DC market.”

Since entering the Washington, DC market in 2015, Compass DC has grown to become the #4 brokerage in the area, and has expanded to four offices, including a newly-opened regional headquarters in Logan Circle. The agent population has also increased from approximately 25 to 150. This year Compass DC had 15 agents and teams ranked among America’s Best Real Estate Agents according to REAL Trends, and 48 agents recognized by Washingtonian magazine as among Washington’s Best.

“The significant growth Compass has achieved in DC during the last year-and-a-half gives us the foundation to build a strong presence in the upper bracket market in DC, similar to what we have done in other markets like New York, the Hamptons, Aspen, Miami and LA.,” said Robert Reffkin, Compass Founder & CEO. “Going forward our focus will be on building the preeminent luxury real estate services company in the DC region, bolstered by our powerful network of offices and top agents across the country.”

Mr. McCormick has been a top agent in the DC market for over 10 years. Previously he was an executive at developer Charles E. Smith, where he held a number of senior positions including Chief Marketing Officer. He is sought-after by clients and other agents for his experience, integrity, and sense of humor.

Ms. Morrell, Senior Vice President, has worked in commercial and residential real estate for the past 25 years, and has built a reputation as one of the most admired real estate professionals in the DC market. She is particularly known for her detailed knowledge of listings and her ability to navigate complex transactions. Before her career in real estate she was a professor of Marketing at Georgetown University’s School of Business.

Mr. Roth, Vice President, has been a leading agent for more than 10 years, specializing in the downtown DC condo market, as well as Potomac, Bethesda, and Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is recognized for providing tremendous service to clients and helping them find just the right properties for their needs, whether on-market or off.

Ms. Allen, sales associate, has worked in both commercial and residential real estate since 2005, conducting transactions in Washington DC, New York, and Paris. She speaks fluent Spanish and French, and holds an MA in Real Estate from New York University.

Ms. Dean, referral agent, comes from a prominent real estate family. Her mother owns Allie Beth Allman & Associates, a top luxury brokerage in Dallas, TX. Ms. Dean draws upon her strong marketing background and time spent as Director of the White House Visitors Office to provide best-in-class service to her clients.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Matt, Ellen, Ben, Hadley, and Amy to Compass DC, and I’m personally looking forward to working closely with Matt to grow our Georgetown office and build a strong presence in the high-end market,” said Jesse Sanders, General Manager of Compass DC. “We’re vert proud to have tremendous real estate professionals, and tremendous people, at Compass.”

In total, Compass has raised $135 million in investor funding, more than any other residential brokerage in the country, from key investors including Institutional Venture Partners, Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, 406 Ventures, Advance Publications, Inc., Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express and Marc Benioff, Founder and CEO of

Compass was launched in 2013 by Ori Allon, who sold two previous companies to Google and Twitter, and business partner Robert Reffkin, a former Chief of Staff to Goldman Sachs’ President & COO. The Company began its national expansion last year, opening offices in Washington, D.C., Miami, Boston, the Hamptons, Los Angeles, and Aspen.


About Compass:

Compass is a technology-driven real estate platform dedicated to creating a seamless and intelligent home buying, selling, and renting experience. Combining the country’s top agents, proprietary market insights, and integrated mobile and web technologies, Compass is developing the future of real estate decision-making. Compass has locations in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, the Hamptons, and Aspen, and has raised $135 million in investor capital. For more information on Compass, and to view more than $5 billion in exclusive Compass properties, visit

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