25-year veteran Leonard Steinberg started a firestorm in the real estate profession when he joined the small start-up technology-focused New York-based brokerage Urban Compass asPresident in mid-2014 after 17 years in the industry. The 50-person company backed by Goldman Sachs, Founders Fund and a host of other private equity entities - that have since been joined by Wellington Fund, Fidelity, Dragoneer, and Softbank Vision Fund and is now a publicly traded company - has mushroomed in about 8 years to a 30,000-person-plus, nationally recognized brand called simply COMPASS with over 325 offices throughout the USA and over $250 billion in sales volume in 2021.Leonard - along with his experienced team - has always remained in daily brokerage,changing his title to Chief Evangelist in 2018 as COMPASS adapted to include multiple regional presidents. He embodies the new breed of modern real estate professional who provide substantive knowledge and insights about all aspects of real estate and full-fledged, elegant, and discreet advisory and brokerage services to sellers, developers, and buyers of New York property with over two decades of experience and several billion dollars in sales. His team was ranked #1 in the USA in 2016 in the WSJ/Real Trends, although rankings has never been a focus. He has worked with numerous developers and their architects including Tadao Ando, Annabelle Selldorf, Cook + Fox, Rogers, Stirk Harbor, and Sir Norman Foster to help create and market some of Manhattan's most recognizable residential landmarks. Leonard and his highly experienced team also connect clients globally to the best pre-screened agents, best suited to client needs.Leonard is a the Founding Vice-Chairperson of NYRAC, an industry organization created in 2018 for residential real estate agents focused on elevating the consumer experience by raising the quality of the residential brokerage profession in New York City, encouraging innovation, transparency, ethics, advocacy, influence, best practices, education, collegiality, and professional networking.