Compass Real Estate announces new communications lead

Compass Illinois, Inc., is pleased to announce Cody Horvat as Senior Communications Associate for the North Central Region. As head of the region’s communications team, he will develop key media strategies and vision for the Compass brand while providing promotional guidance to agents and team principals. 

“I’m thrilled to join a rapidly growing company that is delivering new technology and reshaping an industry that has historically been resistant to change,” Horvat said. “By working with our agents and team principals, I plan to deliver ground-level insights for home buyers, sellers, and renters in the hyper-local world of real estate.” 

Previously at, Horvat brings a deep knowledge of the real estate industry and economic trends, as well as a proven track record of securing top-tier media coverage. At, Horvat managed external communications for the company’s research and data program, working closely with the economic research team. In his new role, Horvat will lead all external communications and media relations for over 1,500 agents spread across Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Minnesota. In addition, he will help set the strategy and vision for all external communications and media relations, including listings promotions, agent press opportunities, and brand management. 

“At Compass, we pride ourselves on attracting top-tier talent, from our agents to our staff. As such, we are beyond excited to welcome Cody to the team,” said Rachael Rohn, Regional President at Compass. “His robust knowledge of real estate and diverse skill set will help us continue to push the Compass brand forward while putting the spotlight on our agents and elevating the brokerage experience with his expertise.” 

Horvat was born and raised on the North Shore of Chicago in Lake Bluff, Ill. He attended Lake Forest High School then received his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism (Strategic Communications) from the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri – Columbia.