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Tech Finance Politics Strategy Life All Tech Finance Politics Strategy Life All (function() { 'use strict'; // Notify the DFP code that a new ad has just been rendered amplify.publish('adRender'); }()); //sticky subnav should never move past share buttons on onepage slideshows BI.configs.ads.subnav_sticky_ad_buffer = 0; × From To You have successfully emailed the post. A day in the life of a power real estate broker who sells penthouses worth millions Sarah Jacobs Dec16, 2017, 11:15 AM 92,053 facebook linkedin twitter email print Leonard Steinberg inside a staged apartment at 100 East 53rd Street in Manhattan.Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Leonard Steinberg is a New York City-based real estate broker and a president at Compass. Working mostly with units inside luxury buildings, Steinberg has been responsible for over $3 billion in transactions throughout his career. We followed Steinberg for a day to find out just what his work entails.   Compass President Leonard Steinberg has been responsible for more than $3 billion in transactions in his career as a real estate broker. Luxury buildings are his specialty. His largest sale to date was on a Tribeca townhouse that sold for $43 million, and in 2009, he worked on the $32 million deal for Dolce & Gabbana designer Domenico Dolce's 11th Avenue penthouse.  Steinberg's move over to Compass — a real estate company that launched in 2013 and prioritizes data and technology — came as a surprise to many in the the industryWhen he left Douglas Elliman, where he was the top agent for Downtown Manhattan, he told The Real Deal, "I like to feel like a bit of a maverick."  Earlier this month, we followed him around to see what a typical day in his life is likeBetween countless meetings, apartment showings, phone calls, and marketing consultations, Steinberg keeps plenty busy.     View As: One Page Slides BI.vaop = []; When I arrived at Steinberg's West Village apartment at 8:30 a.m., it was already an exciting morningCompass had just announced that it had received the largest real estate tech investment in US history with a $450 million infusion from SoftBankThe investment valued Compass at $2.2 billionSteinberg rushed over to the TV, where the company's cofounder and CEO, Robert Reffkin, was being interviewed on CNBC. Compass had just announced that it had received the largest real estate tech investment in US history with a $450 million infusion from SoftBankThe investment valued Compass at $2.2 billionSteinberg rushed over to the TV, where the company's cofounder and CEO, Robert Reffkin, was being interviewed on CNBC." border="0" class="slide-image-large on-image" />Sarah Jacobs/Business InsiderSource: Business Insider var curSlideObj = {}; curSlideObj.title = "When I arrived at Steinberg's West Village apartment at 8:30 a.m., it was already an exciting morningCompass had just announced that it had received the largest real estate tech investment in US history with a $450 million infusion from SoftBankThe investment valued Compass at $2.2 billionSteinberg rushed over to the TV, where the company's cofounder and CEO, Robert Reffkin, was being interviewed on CNBC."; curSlideObj.postTitle = "A day in the life of a power real estate broker who sells penthouses worth millions"; curSlideObj.url = "http://www.businessinsider.com/typical-day-in-life-for-luxury-real-estate-broker-2017-12/#when-i-arrived-at-steinbergs-west-village-apartment-at-830-am-it-was-already-an-exciting-morning-compass-had-just-announced-that-it-had-received-the-largest-real-estate-tech-investment-in-us-history-with-a-450-million-infusion-from-softbank-the-investment-valued-compass-at-22-billion-steinberg-rushed-over-to-the-tv-where-the-companys-cofounder-and-ceo-robert-reffkin-was-being-interviewed-on-cnbc-1"; curSlideObj.anchor = "when-i-arrived-at-steinbergs-west-village-apartment-at-830-am-it-was-already-an-exciting-morning-compass-had-just-announced-that-it-had-received-the-largest-real-estate-tech-investment-in-us-history-with-a-450-million-infusion-from-softbank-the-investment-valued-compass-at-22-billion-steinberg-rushed-over-to-the-tv-where-the-companys-cofounder-and-ceo-robert-reffkin-was-being-interviewed-on-cnbc-1"; curSlideObj.index = 0; curSlideObj.embeds = {}; curSlideObj.name ="/#when-i-arrived-at-steinbergs-west-village-apartment-at-830-am-it-was-already-an-exciting-morning-compass-had-just-announced-that-it-had-received-the-largest-real-estate-tech-investment-in-us-history-with-a-450-million-infusion-from-softbank-the-investment-valued-compass-at-22-billion-steinberg-rushed-over-to-the-tv-where-the-companys-cofounder-and-ceo-robert-reffkin-was-being-interviewed-on-cnbc-1";curSlideObj.embeds =[];curSlideObj.html ="";curSlideObj.ads =""; BI.vaop.push(curSlideObj); Before heading into the office, Steinberg sent out his daily company-wide email, one that he's been writing since his first day with CompassHe uses it to deliver company news as well as unique insight into whatever's on his mindToday's topic? Aging. He uses it to deliver company news as well as unique insight into whatever's on his mindToday's topic? Aging." border="0" class="slide-image-large on-image" />Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider var curSlideObj = {}; curSlideObj.title = "Before heading into the office, Steinberg sent out his daily company-wide email, one that he's been writing since his first day with CompassHe uses it to deliver company news as well as unique insight into whatever's on his mindToday's topic? 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Sarah Jacobs/Business InsiderSource: Curbed var curSlideObj = {}; curSlideObj.title = "The apartment building Steinberg lives in has also been home to celebrities such as Jon Bon Jovi and Ben Stiller."; curSlideObj.postTitle = "A day in the life of a power real estate broker who sells penthouses worth millions"; curSlideObj.url = "http://www.businessinsider.com/typical-day-in-life-for-luxury-real-estate-broker-2017-12/#the-apartment-building-steinberg-lives-in-has-also-been-home-to-celebrities-such-as-jon-bon-jovi-and-ben-stiller-5"; curSlideObj.anchor = "the-apartment-building-steinberg-lives-in-has-also-been-home-to-celebrities-such-as-jon-bon-jovi-and-ben-stiller-5"; curSlideObj.index = 4; curSlideObj.embeds = {}; curSlideObj.name ="/#the-apartment-building-steinberg-lives-in-has-also-been-home-to-celebrities-such-as-jon-bon-jovi-and-ben-stiller-5";curSlideObj.embeds =[];curSlideObj.html ="";curSlideObj.ads =""; BI.vaop.push(curSlideObj); It isn't Steinberg's only propertyHe's currently working on building a house upstateHere, he shows me the model"We want it to be simple," he said. 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