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Compass Boston Launches New Division

Brian Dougherty

Boston – A group of agents at Compass Boston has officially launched the firm’s new Private Brokerage division. The Private Brokerage was founded to provide high net worth individuals, families and their advisors with access to the personalized, sophisticated and confidential real estate support.

Leading the newly launched division is Brian Dougherty, managing director for the Compass office in Boston. As head of The Private Brokerage, Dougherty will leverage resources, concierge-like services, and a close network of global real estate relationships to deliver results in services that range from the elevated and far-reaching marketing of special properties to the strategic representation of buyers seeking hard to find, off-market homes.

 Dougherty brings over 15 years of brokerage and international luxury real estate expertise to Compass’ newest division. He has been responsible for more than $250 million in sales since 2014 and was recently profiled in Boston Magazine as one of the top producing agents in the region. He is a member of the finance committee for Governor Charlie Baker and acted as a founding member of The Private List, an invite-only collective of top brokers that helps facilitate high-end, off-market transactions for clients preferring ultimate discretion.

Joining Dougherty as senior vice president at The Private Brokerage is Nick Robert, Dougherty’s partner of 14 years. Prior to joining Compass, Robert served as part of the senior leadership team for Restoration Hardware in Boston. In this role, he hired, managed and mentored dozens of associates and traveled extensively across the U.S. and abroad working with VIP clients.


As a member of Restoration Hardware’s launch team, Robert played a critical role in opening over one million square feet of new retail locations including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa, Scottsdale and Greenwich. Robert has also served as a managing partner and co-owner of a boutique inn on Cape Cod, as well as a licensed real estate advisor with a luxury residential brokerage with offices throughout Greater Boston.

“We are really so fortunate to have Nick join our initiative at such an exciting time,” added Dougherty. “His operations, design and development background will significantly benefit our buyers, sellers and affiliated agent members across the country. We can’t wait to get started.

 “Accomplished buyers and sellers, their wealth advisors, managers, attorneys, and trustees have long recognized the benefits of working with a boutique, where incredible resources are absolutely custom-tailored for the individual client’s desired results,” Dougherty said. “Whether we fly internationally to meet with clients on their schedule or coordinate full service architectural and design services on behalf of our client, our commitment to five-star service and our pledge of loyalty runs long after the property transaction takes place.”

The Private Brokerage will enable affiliated agents in other Compass offices to collaborate and cross-sell in sought-after, synergistic and complementary markets like Newport, Manhattan, Palm Beach, the Hamptons, Aspen, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.


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