The Agency is pleased to announce that Michele Blackmon has joined its team of top-producing agents. Michele will work out of the company’s new offices in Venice / Marina del Rey.

“Michele brings an extraordinary awareness and acute understanding of real estate on a worldwide basis, counseling and guiding clients on the acquisition and sale of properties across the globe, from the boardwalk in Venice, California to wine country in Tuscany, Italy,” says Billy Rose, President and Co-founder of The Agency. “Michele’s experience, knowledge base and contacts further deepens The Agency’s reach and capabilities, and we are proud to have her on our team.”

With a long history serving Westside residents from Beverly Hills to Malibu, Michele understands the special and demanding needs of her clients, many of whom come from the entertainment industry. She has worked with such high-profile personalities as Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Tyra Banks, Alicia Keys, 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson), the Wayans brothers, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, Rick Fox, Peter Davis, Larry Wachowski and Willie Gault. Michele has been seen on MTV’s Cribs and has penned the prestigious Brntwd Magazine real estate section.

“I joined the agency because I was extremely excited to see a firm operating in a collaborative environment,” says Michele. “I am also looking forward to working with a team that understands that as realtors we are selling and presenting lifestyle opportunities to our clients, which includes Art, Food, Travel and anything that will enrich their living experience wherever that may live globally.”

Michele also specializes in architectural homes and developments all over the world. She has been involved in the development and restoration of hotels and landmark estate properties in Southern California, the Midwest and as far afield as Italy and France, assisting developers and homeowners to create a product that will sell at a higher price. This unique background, along with her service-oriented philosophy and work ethic, has led to Michele’s exceptional reputation here in Los Angeles.

In her free time, Michele is involved in numerous charitable causes and organizations. She is a sponsor of the Special Olympics, a member of Friends of Greystone Mansion and an active member of the LA chapter of Women in Architecture. She currently lives on the oceanfront in Venice.