The Agency is proud to announce that Brigham Yen, a passionate force in the redevelopment of Downtown Los Angeles, has joined its ranks of top-producing agents. Yen is highly regarded as an expert in Downtown LA residential and commercial real estate and other urban communities in the Los Angeles area. His popular blog, DTLA Rising with Brigham Yen (, has become the preeminent authority for business and development news in Downtown LA and is a testament to his passion and deep understanding of the city’s real estate market.

“We are thrilled to have Brigham, with his passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of urbanism, generally, and Downtown LA, specifically, on our team,” said Billy Rose, President and co-founder of The Agency. “I am constantly turning to Brigham’s site for the most up-to-the-minute reporting on the latest moves in Downtown LA. He will be of great value to a broad range of clients, including residential and commercial developers, retailers and buyers and sellers of homes.”

“We believe that Downtown LA’s renaissance is at the forefront of LA’s future,” continued Rose. “And we’re comforted to have Brigham at our side as we, as an agency, guide those who are helping to shape the future of this city.”

Yen’s decade long involvement in Downtown LA redevelopment began when he returned to Los Angeles in 2004 upon graduating from the University of California, Berkeley. He worked in economic development for the Downtown Center Business Improvement District, serving as a liaison for prospective residents and business owners looking to invest in Downtown LA. Yen was recognized by LA’s official transit agency, Metro, as LA’s only “Transit Oriented Real Estate Agent”, and he was recognized as a stand-out real estate agent by the national magazine, The Advocate, in their “40 Under 40” list. Yen has also been prominently featured in the largest Chinese newspaper in North America, World Journal 世界日報, with bureaus in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver.

“I am very excited to join the team at The Agency,” shared Yen. “The collective experiences and diverse backgrounds of all the agents make for an amazing professional environment to work in. I look forward to contributing my passion and expertise in Downtown LA to the team.”

Since its founding in 2011, The Agency has become a major force in the sales and marketing of luxury residential and commercial properties in Downtown LA. The Agency is the exclusive sales and marketing partner for The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE, the best-selling luxury residential towner in Los Angeles. In 2012 alone, The Agency closed escrow on 99 Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE, making it the most successful residential building in Southern California and one of the top three most successful residential developments in the country.