Lara Shuqom is Co-Founder and Principal of The Collective
, a top-producing team based out of Compass' Back Bay office. As one of the first agents to open Compass in Boston, Lara and her business partner launched The Collective to arm individuals, families, organizations, and investors with strong, ethical, discreet, sophisticated, and solutions-oriented real estate advice. Since its inception, The Collective has provided more sellers in New England with the services of Compass's signature program: Compass Concierge.
Lara hails from one of the original families of Massachusetts that includes an author of the Commonwealth’s First Constitution of 1780. Born abroad in the Middle East and raised in Atlanta, Lara returned to her New England roots for business and art education at Simmons University before ascending in Boston as one of the top agents in residential and commercial real estate.
With over a decade of experience, Lara views real estate through an investment lens. Her extensive market knowledge, excellent reputation, and unparalleled service empowers her clients with the ultimate high-touch experience. Her global perspective combined with her skills in the art of communication and negotiation enables her to act as a liaison for her clients as they navigate the marketplace.
Prior to joining Compass, Lara was a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Investment Sales Group, the #1 Investment Sales Team for Cushman & Wakefield worldwide, as well as the Equity, Debt, and Structured Finance Group.
Lara is nationally ranked on The Wall Street Journal Real Trend's List, a Top Producer by Boston Magazine, and named a Top 100 Women Leader in Real Estate in 2021 and 2022. Lara is recognized as a “Dynamic Woman of Boston” and a "Luxury Real Estate Industry Leader" by Boston Common Magazine. In 2019, she was appointed to the Greater Boston Real Estate Board’s Global Council.
Lara is the founder of The Harvard Club of Boston's Real Estate Group, a member of the Neighborhood Association of Back Bay's Architectural Committee, and an advocate for The Boston Preservation Alliance. She also volunteers with Dress for Success. Lara lives with her husband in Back Bay.