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We are excited to announce The Agency has once again been selected among Inc. 5000’s ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5000 ranks each company based on percentage revenue growth over a three-year time span, and with a rank of 1,525 on a list of 5,000 companies, The Agency has experienced a 264% growth increase in just three years, in addition to grossing $69.9 million in 2016.

Organizers say that the 2017 Inc. 5000 was the most competitive in its 36-year history. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years.

“As a company committed to growth and innovation, we are honored to make The Inc. 5000 for the second

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There are few things more romantic than watching the sun slip behind the mountains—or into the sea—from a sweeping terrace. From an oceanfront Los Cabos estate nestled on the edge of a granite cliff to an exceptional Mediterranean compound in Montecito, these five luxury residences boast some of the world’s most exquisite terraces for dining, lounging, and watching the seasons change.

VILLA LAND'S END | LOS CABOS

Situated on the edge of a granite cliff overlooking the Pacific, this Los Cabos abode gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘cliffhanger.’ Fully embracing the sea and natural elements, the fully redesigned home features a spectacular infinity-edge pool and spa that appear to stretch right into the ocean. The home’s expansive

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ThePLS.com, The Pocket Listing Service, has launched the first private, national off-market listing forum created exclusively by agents, for agents. Pocket listings, or properties not listed on the MLS, have long been a staple in the industry and a valuable tool for listing and buying agents alike. The new membership-based service provides a secure, searchable online platform where listing agents can streamline and share valuable off-market information, and buying agents can search for properties that cannot be sourced through the MLS or other public, searchable entities.

The service was created by entrepreneur and top producing real estate agent, Christopher Dyson, and launched in partnership with co-founders, Mauricio Umansky, CEO and founder of

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The Agency is proud to announce the official opening of our San Francisco office in Noe Valley. Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky broke the news of our expansion into Northern California during this week’s Inman Connect San Francisco.

The San Francisco team will be led by Managing Partner and industry veteran, Rachel Swann. Bringing more than a decade of local real estate and mortgage experience, Swann is a top 1% producing San Francisco agent and former principal at The Swann Group, a partner group of agents at Vanguard Properties.

“Demand has driven our decision to enter the market in San Francisco with the opening of our Noe Valley office, and we look forward to serving our clients in both the resale and new development realms,” said Mauricio.

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Westwood is the neighborhood at the center of L.A.’s Westside, bordered by the “Platinum Triangle” of Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, and Bel Air, as well as Century City, Brentwood, and Santa Monica. Home to the UCLA campus and the high-end residential offerings of the Wilshire Corridor, Westwood has a little something for everyone, including some of the city’s most acclaimed shopping, dining, culture, and entertainment. Here’s The Agency’s guide to the best places for all of the above in Westwood.

DINE HERE → The sleek and stylish STK at the W Hotel is a modern spin on the classic steakhouse. Speaking of spinning, a DJ mixes as guests dine on a selection of steaks, entrées, market salads and sides, and the rounded banquettes on the upper level are

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In conjunction with the much-anticipated release of its Summer 2017 Sports & Entertainment edition, C-Suite Quarterly (CSQ) recently hosted its annual Visionaries Awards in Sports & Entertainment at a stunning Hancock Park estate.

The event, which celebrates the individuals who are further advancing Los Angeles as a hub of sports and entertainment and solidifying the city’s standing as a major global force, drew some of L.A.’s most innovative minds and personalities. Honorees and guests gathered under the stars, connecting with fellow C-Suite Visionaries, NextGen Entrepreneurs, and business leaders while exploring the lush property and enjoying signature cocktails and decadent bites by Patina Catering.

Attendees

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Felix Trattoria in Venice

From an oyster and rosé bar at an iconic Hollywood hotel to an Israeli-inspired eatery in an historic building Downtown, these five L.A. restaurants top our list of new arrivals to try before summer’s end. 

Felix Trattoria

Helmed by chef Even Funke of Culver City’s short-lived but much-loved Bucato, Felix Trattoria is a modern Italian eatery that actually lives up to its hype. Housed in a bright and inviting space on Venice’s buzzing Abbott Kinney, the interior, with its vintage-inspired wall paper, cozy banquettes, and glass-enclosed, temperature-controlled pasta fabricating room (yes, you read that right), is equal parts old world and modern. As it turns out, that is also a perfect description for the food.

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On Thursday, July 20, innovators from the golf, surf, and publishing worlds gathered in San Clemente to celebrate the launch of The Golfer’s Journal, a new quarterly publication dedicated to the culture, history, places, and characters that define the game of golf. The magazine, from the publishers of The Surfer’s Journal, promises to fill a void in the industry with artful and intelligent content fueled by a fiercely independent voice and some of the most talented artists, writers, and photographers in the game.

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean from one of San Clemente’s most exceptional luxury estates, guests enjoyed fresh bites from local caterer, Kitchen Vibes and refreshing summer sips courtesy of Nolet’s Finest

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Las Vegas is having its moment. As The Agency recently reported, the new home of the Raiders ranks among the top housing and job markets in the country and has emerged as a thriving center for arts, culture, entertainment, medical innovation, and environmental sustainability. Answering the demand for amenity-rich living in the heart of the city is Juhl, a loft-style community catering to Downtown’s influx of artists, professionals, entrepreneurs, and families. Located moments from the city’s most iconic destinations, Juhl encompasses an entire city block amidst the lively Arts, Business, and Medical Districts.

Its collection of flats, two-story lofts, brownstones, and penthouses recently came to market for sale, offering more than 100 distinct,

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Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most of your August.

EAT + DRINK HERE → LA Food & Wine Festival August 21 - 24. Now in its fifth year, the four-day event showcases the finest in food and drink culture throughout the City of Angels, with special events and dinners hosted by culinary darlings from across the nation, including Tyler Florence, Kevin Nashan, and Sarah Gruenberg. The festival kicks off on Thursday with a walk-around tasting event where guests have the opportunity to sample dishes from several of the city’s most exciting culinary neighborhoods and culminates in the Lexus Grand Tasting event at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar.

DON’T MISS THIS → CatCon August 12 & 13. If you’re the type who can’t resist a good cat

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