Jay comes to Compass empowered by 40 years of sales and management experience. Jay is presently the branch manager for the Malibu and Westlake Village offices. He's a graduate of the Business School at Pepperdine University in Malibu and has been licensed since 1978. Jay is married to his college sweetheart, Anne, and they have 2 daughters, Rachel and Julie, who is married to Nathaniel Bennett, and a new grandson Jace. When not working, Jay loves to play tennis, pickleball, and go on exotic body boarding trips around the world.
"With 40 years of experience in this business, Jay still approaches every day with a positive outlook that builds trust and admiration among his team. We are fortunate to have a great leader like him in Southern California."
Robert Reffkin, Compass CEO
"I started in real estate with Jay fresh out of college. I feel that much of my success came from his guidance, steadfastness and ability to fight for me when times were difficult. Jay is the consummate manager and leader that you look for. He is kind, articulate and experienced but more importantly, he understands how the world of real estate works. Jay and I have become good friends over the years. His ferocious loyalty to his team is balanced by a kindness and sense of humor that pulls an office and community together."
"If you are looking for a calm center in the whirling storm of real estate, that would be Jay Rubenstein. Strong, kind, with an unwavering sense of ethics, he has been my manager and mentor for over ten years. I am eternally grateful for the leadership and grace he has shown me, as well, as his overwhelming generosity and support in my business endeavors."