The latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter names Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents, and The Agency is honored to have four of its agents ranked among the best of the best.
The Agency’s CEO and Co-founder Mauricio Umansky, who was declared California’s top-producing agent earlier this year by the Wall Street Journal, leads off the article with a photo of him standing alongside the moat of the extraordinary architectural estate at 1201 Laurel Way. Joining Umansky in the Top 25 are The Agency’s President and Co-founder Billy Rose, co-founder Blair Chang and Santiago Arana, Principal at The Agency. To view the full list and article, go here.
Below is what The Hollywood Reporter had to say about each of our agents in its Top 25 article:
SANTIAGO ARANA, The Agency
Arana is only 33, but he is fast-tracking to the top of the Westside real estate market. This year, he sold the highest per-foot price ever in Pacific Palisades with a $15.35 million newly constructed home and scored Larry David’s Palisades listing. In October, the Bolivia-born Arana joined the ranks of high-flying brokerage The Agency as principal to open all of its future offices west of the 405.
BLAIR CHANG, The Agency
One of the founders of The Agency, Chang has become the go-to agent for architecturally significant L.A. homes. Stints in fashion and advertising honed his eye before he found his design fix trading in A-list architecture. That would include a bevy of Trousdale estates: Current listings include midcentury gems owned by hairstylist Sally Hershberger and photographer Steven Meisel. Says Chang, “I want to see L.A. architecture restored to its prominence.”
BILLY ROSE, The Agency
As co-founder of one of the city’s hottest brokerages, Rose found his background as an entertainment lawyer turned movie agent to be invaluable in moving mega properties. “Selling at this level is a science and an art, and we’re reinventing how business is done,” says Rose, citing the company’s proprietary software that helps match global clients with L.A. estates. But it’s not all psychographics: “My most satisfying sale of the year was a Bel Air house that had sat on the market for years,” he says.
MAURICIO UMANSKY, The Agency
Cornering all aspects of the tippy-top of the L.A. market, Umansky has a claim on King of the Hills bragging rights, from the Bird Streets to Bel Air. As co-owner of L.A.’s white-hot brokerage The Agency, the Mexico City-born agent has the looks, mega listings like The Carolwood Estate and even a TV presence as the husband of Real Housewife of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards.