Eastern Alum Azita Aghravi to Join Investment Sales Division at Compass


Veteran investment sales broker Azita Aghravi, who spent three decades at Eastern Consolidated, will join the Compass investment sales team, Commercial Observer has learned.

Aghravi joins two additional Eastern alums, Adelaide Polsinelli and Ronda Rogovin, who launched Compass’s investment sales division in August 2018.

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Aghravi started her real estate career at Eastern in 1989, became a principal a decade later, and remained there until the company shut its doors in 2018. Over the last 12 years, she closed over $1.5 billion of sales of both commercial and residential properties, according to information from Compass.

That includes the $150 million sale of the landmarked Chatsworth on the Upper West Side, and the $49 million sale of a Herald Square office building at 989 Avenue of the Americas.

Her areas of focus will include vacant buildings for hotel or residential development, walk-ups with a strong retail component, office buildings and commercial condominiums, according to the information from Compass.

“We have hired one of the best investment sales brokers in the industry,” Polsinelli said in a prepared statement. “Aghravi is a major deal-maker and a highly respected professional who has built long-standing relationships with a diverse group of top real estate professionals.”

Rogovin added that Aghravi will “further enhance our operation by contributing to the division’s overall strategy and direction.”

Compass is currently growing its commercial division, which now includes retail leasing, office leasing and investment sales departments.