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We are thrilled to announce The Agency ranked #7 on Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of the top residential brokerages in L.A. County. In 2017, agents in our seven L.A. County offices sold 1,477 properties, totaling almost $3.597 billion.

“As one of the smallest—and youngest—brokerages on the list, we are proud to stand our own amongst some industry giants, proving our commitment to collaboration, innovation and integrity far outweighs simple strength in numbers,” says Mauricio Umansky, Founder and CEO of The Agency. "This recognition is a testament to the incredible talent of our agents and staff and the loyalty of our clients who have stood with us since the beginning."

Adds Billy Rose, Founder and President, “In a short 6+ years, The

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NuParc Residences has officially launched sales, debuting its first collection of contemporary residences at NuParc Valley Village. Seven distinct residences offer Small Lot Subdivision ownership, an innovative housing concept and forward-thinking approach to urban residential design in Los Angeles.

Under the Small Lot Subdivision ordinance, detached townhome-style residences offer privacy, with no shared walls and dedicated entrances. Unlike condominium ownership, residents own the home as well as the land it’s situated on and enjoy a lower fee structure to cover common area maintenance. The idea is to provide sustainable, community-oriented living within walking, biking and short driving distance of the city’s best dining, shopping and culture.

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Pictured above, 2805 Tennyson Place in Hermosa beach

In recent years, the unruffled cities of Manhattan and Hermosa Beach have become some of the most coveted beach towns in Southern California attracting Hollywood elite and sports stars alike and with good reason. The South Bay’s irresistible mix of elevated yet laid back coastal living, small town feel, and proximity to LA makes it the perfect posh paradise to reside in.

“We now have celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Vince Vaughn, Zoey Deschanel, Kendrick Lamar and quite a few Kings, Lakers, and Clippers,” says The Agency’s Courtney Lingle. “The reason I think they find Manhattan and Hermosa to be an ideal place for them is because no one seems to bother them. There is no paparazzi around and they

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Spring is just around the corner and the market is in full bloom. Ease your way into the season with a look at the properties and personalities making headlines this month.

In Hollywood, even estate agents are stars  If selling a home in Los Angeles is an art form, as The Times UK asserts, then our agents are masters of their craft. In an exclusive feature, The Times visits some of L.A.’s most prestigious luxury properties—including 91318 Nightingale, represented by Mauricio Umansky and Alejandra Aldrete, 1041 Laurel Way, represented by James Harris and David Parnes (this property was so hot it’s already been snatched off the market!), and Mr. C Residences, represented by The Agency Development Group—and gives readers a look at the awe-inspiring

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With its unique terrain, powdery, world-class slopes, and small-town charm, it’s easy to see why buyers from all over the country are falling in love with Colorado’s Crested Butte. Compared to its Vail and Aspen counterparts, the ski town offers something different. The top-rated skiing is what lures people in but once there, they are completely romanced by its captivating beauty and unhurried pace. 

“Having been to Vail and Aspen many times, I found Crested Butte to be refreshing,” describes The Agency’s Lori Steele. “I was not bombarded with commercialism, but nature and smiling faces. Crested Butte is not a place to shop for a new handbag or fox fur (although one will see wild foxes and plenty of fancy ski equipment bags), it is a paradise to

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On February 22nd, The Agency offered VIP guests an exclusive first look at three newly unveiled penthouse residences at Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho, a stunningly restored, 1950s hideaway and beloved stomping ground of some of Hollywood’s brightest stars, including Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

As guests approached the famed midcentury modern building, a collection of orange, turquoise and lime McLarens parked outside paid homage to the hotel’s iconic color scheme. Guests were greeted with champagne and ushered down the red carpet for photographs before enjoying tours of the residences and an accompanying rooftop soirée.

Boasting panoramic views of the Valley, the penthouses showcase open, airy floor plans, floor-to-ceiling

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If you’ve driven down Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, you’ve surely spotted the landmark building, nestled against the Palisades Bluffs, bridging Ocean Avenue and the beach. Home to Hollywood elite and a regular in everything from blockbuster movies to video games, 101 Ocean Avenue is among the most coveted—and recognizable—condominium residences in California. With demand for the city’s real estate on the rise and inventory at a low, the debut of 101 Ocean #B400 couldn’t have come at a better time for Santa Monica hopefuls looking for a world-class coastal living experience.

Represented by The Agency’s David Solomon and Anna Solomon, the sprawling two-bedroom, three-bath residence showcases endless whitewater views of the Santa Monica Bay’s

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Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2018) - Beverly Hills-based, billion-dollar real estate brokerage and lifestyle company, The Agency, announces the listing of 12730 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles for $6,995,000. The seller will accept for four types of cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tron (TRX) and Odyssey (OCN). The gracious, classic Spanish home in Brentwood Park is set on almost a one-acre lot of completely secluded park-like grounds. The Agency’s Director of the Residential Estates Division, David Kelmenson, has the listing. 

“Offering luxury goods in exchange for Bitcoin and other digital currencies has been gaining popularity in recent months,” said Kelmenson. “It is a natural evolution that real estate will follow suit and soon this

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Earlier this year, we gave readers a glimpse of what was to come in The Agency Report 2017—Passport Edition by sharing a snapshot of the Venice and Noe Valley market performance, along with the inside scoop on what makes each neighborhood desirable in its own unique way. Now we’re thrilled to share the report in its entirety.

The Agency Report 2017 offers valuable insight into the year’s market performance as a whole, along with a close analysis of condominium and single-family home sales in L.A.’s prime neighborhoods, from Downtown to Santa Monica, Malibu, and beyond. This year, we profile 13 of the neighborhoods we call home, from Danville and Palm Springs to Punta de Mita and Turks and Caicos. We also share our favorite moments and

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The Agency is honored to once again be selected among Variety's "Showbiz Real Estate Elite," with six of our agents recognized on 2018’s list of top-producing talent. Topping the list this year are Mauricio Umansky, Billy Rose, Santiago Arana, Emil Hartoonian, James Harris and David Parnes.

Each year, Variety spotlights the industry’s leading agents who help stars, celebs, directors, producers and assorted showbiz execs sell their holdings and find the home of their dreams. “Variety’s annual Showbiz Real Estate Elite are the entertainment industry’s go-to agents, not just in Hollywood, but also on the East Coast, in Miami and even in Europe, Latin America and Asia,” the magazine says. “Their clients come from all over the globe.”

The feature

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