Mauricio Umansky

Modern Luxury’s Angeleno Interiors magazine profiles Mauricio Umansky in its latest issue (link to article), focusing in how Southern California’s top producing agent co-founded The Agency “to make something old, new again.”

“I felt there was an opportunity to be experimental, to do things differently in the industry,” Umansky tells Angeleno Interiors. So in the fall of 2011, the luxury brokerage was launched, using an advertising firm as a model. “When you hire The Agency, you’re also hiring the team behind the agents giving them all of the tools,” he shares.

Angeleno Interiors asks Mauricio his opinion on what he considers “SoCal’s hottest ’hoods?” Here’s what Mauricio had to say:

Nightingale 2 Residence“In Los Angeles, the Bird Streets, whether it’s Nightingale or Oriole [drives]. It’s that headon, big view and cool, modern architecture. There’s very little inventory on them.”

» View 9312 Nightingale Dr.


 functional piece of art has been sensitively restored and enhanced.

“In La Jolla, it’s Gravilla Street in an area called El Pueblo Ribera Court. Schindler created this communal living area. La Jolla has shopping, nightlife, restaurants and Windansea Beach, a legendary surf spot.”

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“There’s a little island called Bay Island right on the harbor in Newport. There are 23 homes on this island. They all have boats. There are no cars. You take golf carts. It’s just different.”

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