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Kelman said that some Redfin employees took issue when they found out he and other company execs wrote to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory threatening ... Airport over the summer with his family. The real estate industry has struggled to deal with the ...

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January 24, 2018 08:30AM Robert Reffkin and Glenn Kelman The red-hot political climate in the U.Shas left some industry leaders stuck weighing their professional obligations and their personal convictions. Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman told attendees of a panel discussion at Inman Connect’s New York conference on Tuesday that they’ve both found themselves reflecting their roles and actions. Kelman said that some Redfin employees took issue when they found out he and other company execs wrote to North Carolina GovPat McCrory threatening to pull out of a deal to open a mortgage business in Charlotte if he signed a so-called “bathroom bill” banning transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with.

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