Opening of the ‘Compass’ office of the real estate brokerage at Locust Point

Compass Real Estate Brokerage is under construction in a new office at Suites 104 and 108 at the Foundry on Fort Avenue in Locust Point. The approximately 4,000 square foot space in the office complex was the former home of Studio 921 before the barbershop moved to McHenry Row.

Compass, which is based in New York, has entered the Baltimore market and is opening offices in Towson/Woodbrook and Locust Point. The Locust Point office has operated from temporary space at Mindgrub’s Mindhub in McHenry Row for the past year.

Compass’ team of agents includes the Jeff Washo team, the Baldwin & Griffin group, Charlotte Eyring and Timmie Taff. The Sales Manager for the Baltimore offices is Ashley Hess.

Office space in the historic Foundry on Fort Avenue building features exposed brickwork, beams, columns and ductwork, and polished concrete floors. It will include a reception area, several conference rooms, a kitchen, an open area and six closed offices.

The Foundry’s office on Fort Avenue will open in January.

While some companies have moved to a more remote workplace, Jeff Washo told that he loves working in an office. He said it’s a “collaborative environment” where agents can talk business and help connect buyers with upcoming listings.

Washo said he switched to Compass because it’s a “next level company” that is “technology driven”.

A spokesperson for Merritt Companies, the owner of the foundry on Fort Avenue, told that the office and retail complex is now 94% leased.

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