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The results are in for REAL Trends’ "The Thousand 2017," and The Agency is thrilled to have 13 of its agents recognized among the best of the best. In partnership with The Wall Street Journal, the annual ranking is among the most prestigious in the industry, paying tribute to the top 1,000 real estate professionals in the U.S. by sales volume. 

CEO and Co-Founder Mauricio Umansky was named the Number 5 agent in the U.S. with a total sales volume of over $430.5MM. 2017 marks Mauricio’s seventh consecutive year (excepting 2011, when he didn’t submit due to Co-Founding The Agency) placing in The Thousand’s Top 10. This year, Mauricio represented one of L.A.’s highest-ever recorded sales, The Playboy Mansion, which closed for $100 million.

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The daily grind and drudgery associated with plying your trade in an “office space” has been much maligned, and rightly so. As our work evolves to occur primarily in enclosed spaces, often-utilitarian buildings with fluorescent lighting and vaguely uncomfortable forced air conditioning, critics have recognized that these conditions can suppress efficiency. Our work is hard enough, but it’s a challenge to be inspired to reach new heights and perform your job at the highest level if your surroundings are far from ideal.

Thus, it’s a transcendental joy to experience a work environment that truly inspires. Culver City's 10351 Washington Boulevard, designed by noted architect Paul McClean, in conjunction with the owners of Atom Factory, a seminal

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Situated atop a secluded canyon in Beverly Hills, 3100 Benedict Canyon Drive is a modern masterpiece on par with the great works of classic Renaissance architecture. From the home’s extraordinary exterior stone facade and balustrades to its classically proportioned interiors studded with bold Italianate columns and exquisite single panel detail work, the 11,500-square-foot Italian Villa is nothing short of a triumph.

Inspired by the prestigious Huntington Library in Pasadena and Frick Collection in New York, the newly-constructed residence calls to mind the fabled artist salons of the early 20th century. Dual great rooms, which open to significant outdoor loggias, inspire movement and conversation, while intimate spaces, including an elegant piano

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Perched on a promontory in the prestigious Sunset Strip enclave known as the Doheny Estates, 1677 Doheny presents a masterful new standard in contemporary L.A. design.

The culmination of four years of conception, planning, and building to achieve the owner’s distinct creative vision, the nearly 12,000-square-foot compound—comprised of a main residence, separate guest quarters, and expansive daylit entertainment level—is a striking example of unbridled sophistication. 

Presenting the latest technology, including biometric control doors and geo-fencing, gates open to an expansive motor court, which takes full advantage of the property’s panoramic vistas. A serene reflecting pool and towering walls of marble and glass off the main entrance set the

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It was a lively affair as guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of The Agency's new Calabasas office last week. Located near The Commons at 23622 Calabasas Road, Suite 148, the office will be led by The Agency's Managing Partner Emil Hartoonian, Sales Manager Jason Galardi and Estates Director Craig Knizek.

Guests mingled and mixed during the launch party, enjoying cocktails while savoring bites from neighborhood Italian eatery Rosti Tuscan Kitchen. SoulCycle Calabasas gifted free class passes and Rosti provided 10% off coupons for patrons to enjoy. A ribbon cutting ceremony organized and presented by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce served as a fitting prelude to what will surely be an exciting new chapter at The Agency.

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Summer is fast approaching, and whether your idea of the perfect getaway is swimming with sea turtles in Turks and Caicos or sunbathing in the South of France, these five luxury vacation homes will ensure you make the most of your well-earned downtime—in sky high style.

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Situated on a 10,000-square-foot private beach and lagoon on the tail of Caicos Banks in Turks and Caicos, this six-bedroom eco-villa showcases nearly 500 feet of breathtaking oceanfront. Expansive outdoor space includes a 20-person fire pit enclave, sun lounger, and glass-walled pool and yoga deck all set against the azure sea. If turtles, rays, lobsters, and tropical fish are your idea of perfect neighbors—we’ve found your paradise.

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The Hollywood Hills and the word “flat” are hardly synonymous; however, a new, modern architectural gem has melded the two, situated on an extremely rare, flat, nearly half-acre site in the highly sought-after Macapa Enclave. 7139 Macapa Drive is in a league of its own, making the most of its location amidst the rolling hills and canyons, capturing views of the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, and the downtown skyline.     

The four-bedroom, single-story home was designed and built by the acclaimed team of Unified RES to offer grand-scale features and amenities that take residential living to new heights. Masterfully designed interiors transition seamlessly to the expansive, 200-foot long, flat outdoor living area—envisioned as a private,

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As the summer heats up, the thirst for cool, fruity cocktails to accompany long days spent poolside rises. Whether throwing an outdoor soiree or perfecting your summer glow, a drink in hand makes everything better. Here are some of our top picks for cocktails and other mixed drinks to satisfy your taste buds and keep you cool and refreshed all summer long.

ROSÉ LEMONADE → There’s nothing more peaceful than swaying lazily in a hammock with the summer breeze sweeping by and a glass of lemonade in hand—that is unless a touch of rosé comes into play. Mixing two of summer’s most classic drinks together is nothing short of heaven.

Recipe: Mix one bottle of rosé with three cups of lemonade and one can of club soda into a pitcher of ice.

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June 8th, 2017, marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. Credited with designing more than 1,000 structures in his lifetime—from New York’s seminal Guggenheim Museum to Pennsylvania’s landmark Fallingwater residence—Wright is considered to be among the most prolific architects of the 20th century. To celebrate his life and legacy, a series of innovative tours and events are taking place across the country—and here are a few of The Agency’s top picks!

TALIESIN WEST IN SCOTTSDALE → In addition to being home to The Agency’s 9th office, Scottsdale is also the location of Wright’s iconic winter home and studio, Taliesin West. The National Historic Landmark, tucked in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, also houses the Frank Lloyd

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From off-the-beaten-path adventures to innovative cuisine, Los Cabos has flourished into a global destination boasting some of the most coveted homes and resorts in Mexico. Thanks to an influx of creative new farm-to-fork eateries and eclectic cultural happenings, the Cabo of 2017 is about so much more than stiff margaritas—though there are still plenty to go around! Here's The Agency's guide to the best places to dine and unwind in Los Cabos.

START YOUR MORNING HERE → Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains and a favorite amongst celebs like George Clooney and Katy Perry, Flora Farms truly has it all. The 10-acre organic farm boasts the ever-popular Field Kitchen restaurant, a bar and grocery store, shops and quaint cottages.

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