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Juhl Las Vegas recently celebrated its grand opening with a celebration of art and design—a lively extravaganza befitting the loft-style community’s dynamic Downtown Las Vegas neighborhood. Juhl officially launched its collection of flats, two-story lofts, brownstones, and penthouses, showcasing newly furnished and contemporary designed model homes during the event.

Vegas Magazine joined Juhl in welcoming guests to the resort-style pool terrace, where they enjoyed live entertainment, including aqua-sphere dancers who performed atop the water, delicious cuisine from Constellation Catering, and festive cocktails by Effen Vodka. Showcasing Juhl’s commitment to supporting the thriving downtown cultural community, the 2017-2018 Artist in Residence

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If ever there was a town that embodied the quintessential So Cal beach lifestyle, it’s Santa Monica. With its iconic ferris wheel glowing brightly against the Pacific, the laidback seaside community has long been the gem of the California coast; a city that seems to be in a constant state of reinvention, but always manages to retain the charm at the center of its appeal. With the demand for high-end leases on the rise and inventory at a low, the debut of 301 Ocean Avenue couldn’t have come at a better time for Santa Monica hopefuls looking to soak up the city’s surf and sun.

The newest luxury apartment community to hit the market, 301 Ocean Avenue is situated on the northern end of the street at the intersection of San Vicente. The 24-hour

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As the real estate industry continues to grow and evolve with new technology and marketing platforms continually arriving on the scene, the role agents play in the buying and selling process is evolving right along with it. From The Agency’s Beverly Hills headquarters to our Turks and Caicos office, we spoke to a few of our agents about the role technology plays in real estate, what they believe the future holds for the industry, and the measures they’re taking now to adapt in the face of rapid change. From selling homes via virtual walkthroughs to developing the world’s first off-market listing service, there is one thing on which they all agree: when it comes to being an agent in the 21st century, innovation and adaptability are key.

How does

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With the fall season upon us and winter just around the corner, our thoughts are drifting south of the border to our next sun-filled vacation to Punta de Mita, Mexico. One of the country’s most coveted resort and residential destinations, Punta de Mita is home to miles of varied shoreline, world-class resorts, a charming, traditional village and laid-back, coastal vibe. We checked in with The Agency Punta de Mita team on the ground for a round-up of the best places to dine, shop, explore, and unwind along the Riviera Nayarit.

EAT & DRINK HERE → The W Punta de Mita offers a range of dining experiences as fresh and contemporary as the design of the new resort and residences. Its signature restaurant, Spice Market, is a must, featuring a Southeast

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The largest mixed-use development in the Western United States, Metropolis Los Angeles has named The Agency Development Group as its new sales and marketing firm. The news comes as the $1 billion residential, hotel, and retail destination prepares to launch sales of its phase two residences in Downtown Los Angeles.

Encompassing 6.3 acres in the Central Business District, Metropolis features three residential towers, the boutique Hotel Indigo, and 70,000 square feet of retail space. From sky parks to resort-style pools overlooking the city, Metropolis offers a highly serviced, amenity-rich lifestyle within moments of L.A. Live, STAPLES Center, and the art and cultural offerings of Grand Avenue. It will provide a long-awaited connection between

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The season of giving starts early in Phoenix, and The Agency is rising to the occasion in support of some of the most impactful nonprofit organizations in the community. On September 16, The Agency teamed up with Fresh Start Women’s Foundation for its first Wine, Women & Shoes event. More than 400 stiletto-clad ladies joined the luncheon and traveling fashion show, which brings women together to celebrate wine, style, and causes that matter. Our own Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose joined for the event at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix which raised more than $150,000 to benefit Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. The nonprofit's mission is to provide women with education, resources, and the support they need to positively

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Compound properties, with multiple structures on one site, offer the best of both worlds—a place for family and friends to gather, and the chance for those guests to retreat to the peace and solitude of their own private living quarters. Buyers in Los Angeles are seeking properties that offer innovative ways to live and entertain, often placing more value on acreage over square footage. While in short supply in L.A., compounds afford owners the luxury of space and substance, as well as the chance to customize their lifestyles. 

“The gathering of family and loved ones in a compound setting is a long-lost attribute of an increasingly rare lifestyle, especially here in Los Angeles,” says The Agency’s Craig Knizek, who represents what is perhaps the

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One size does not fit all when it comes to homeowners and personal insurance programs, especially when it comes to high-net-worth clients who need a broad, varied range of coverage. With recent flooding, wildfires, and earthquakes fresh on everyone’s mind, now is a good time to ensure your policy is up to date and has you covered, no matter where you hang your hat. 

Specializing in all-encompassing insurance programs tailored for the high end of the market is The Paragin Group, where Partner Eric Dreisen tells us he and his team of advisors continuously see people neglecting to update their policy on a regular basis and paying too much for insufficient coverage.

“As a real estate firm, part of The Agency's full-service approach is to work with

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When it comes to wine, Rachel Swann, Managing Partner of The Agency’s new San Francisco office, knows her stuff. Before finding her way to real estate, Rachel studied wine at UC Berkeley and The Master Court of Sommeliers and went on to tour the French and German wine routes, tasting her way through Napa, Sonoma, and beyond. We caught up with Rachel and had her give us the scoop on her favorite off-the-beaten path wineries around Napa, and even scored some tips for readers interested in doing some tasting of their own.

SIP HERE  Hall Winery: “Owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall, who are both avid wine lovers as well as prolific art collectors, this bustling winery is a great place to get your art and wine fix in one place. If you google ‘The Hall

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When the owner of a classic 1928 bungalow in L.A.’s buzzing Highland Park neighborhood realized his home was in need of some modern upgrades to appeal to today’s discerning buyer, he enlisted the services of Aaron B. Duke. The mastermind behind the eponymous L.A.-based lifestyle design and architectural coordination studio got to work applying his design know-how to enhance the volume and charm of the 1,020-square-foot bungalow. The newly-renovated home, represented by The Agency’s Michael Perez, Aileen Comora, and Paul Lester, is now a glorified, modern gem that embodies the neighborhood’s laid-back, bohemian spirit. We caught up with Aaron to chat about his approach to the home’s renovation—and even scored a few quick and easy tips for breathing new

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