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The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live

AEG, developer/owners of The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE, has named The Agency its sales and marketing partner for L.A.’s most in-demand and exclusive residences located in downtown Los Angeles. The Agency also will be the exclusive broker for the world-class residential tower, which occupies the top half of the 54-story modern skyscraper that houses The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE hotels.

“The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE is truly a one-of-a-kind residential development for Los Angeles, with its all-access living in the heart of the sports and entertainment district, unparalleled amenities and the unique style and beauty of each home,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and co-founder of The Agency.

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Take a video tour of The Agency listing at 1260 St. Ives Place and see for yourself this ivy encrusted, chateau-like Mediterranean villa nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac with breathtaking views from practically every room.

The property is listed with a price of $8,495,000. Highlights include:

  •  8,600 square feet
  •  5 bedrooms
  •  8 bathrooms with separate his and her bathrooms in the deluxe master
  •  Minutes from Sunset Strip
  •  Gourmet Kitchen
  •  Media room
  •  Fitness center
  •  Wine cellar

View our full listing page for 1260 St. Ives Pl. here.

To schedule an appointment, please contact The Agency’s Mauricio Umansky or Alejandro Aldrete.

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The Agency’s listing at 1721 Stone Canyon Rd. is a day away from enjoying beyond-convenient proximity to one of Los Angeles’ most famous hotels and its world-class dining and spa opportunities.

After 24 months of extensive refurbishment and redesign, the famed Hotel Bel Air situated on the legendary Stone Canyon Rd. will reopen this Friday, October 14. The hotel will feature a new 4,134-square-foot Spa by La Prairie and host several dining venues, including the property’s signature restaurant, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. Indeed, all dining and beverage operations will be overseen by the legendary chef and his restaurant group, the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group.

While located just up the street from the storied hotel, its expanded dining and

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L.A. LIVE, the 4-million-square-foot entertainment and sports district in downtown Los Angeles that is home to the world-class residential tower The Ritz-Carlton Residences, will host the inaugural Los Angeles Food & Wine (LAFW) festival this October 13-16. Presented by American Express Publishing and produced by Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), AEG and dick clark productions, the 4-day culinary celebration will bring together all-star celebrities from the entertainment, sports and culinary worlds for the very best in food and drink culture.

At L.A. Live and locations across metropolitan Los Angeles, more than 100 celebrity chefs will present cooking demos, seminars, lunches, dinners, and dedicated after-hours events featuring tastings from more than

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The Agency’s newest listing, located at 1260 St. Ives Pl., is an ivy-encrusted, chateau-like Mediterranean villa nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac with breathtaking views from practically every room.

The offering price is $8,495,000. Highlights include:

  •  8,600 square feet
  •  5 bedrooms
  •  8 bathrooms with separate his and her bathrooms in the deluxe master
  •  Located minutes from Sunset Strip
  •  Gourmet Kitchen
  •  Fully equipped media room
  •  State-of-the-art fitness center
  •  Medieval-feeling wine cellar

An excerpt from our listing:

... the lush backyard feels like a haven, with an exquisite pool and distinct views that create a serene feeling atop a bustling and exciting city. The design truly pays attention to detail with

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Our good friends Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield, acclaimed designers of the 42nd Floor Model Showcase at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live, will share their insights on modern glamour this December 9 at the Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills. The discussion is a part of the  Designer Lecture Series held in conjunction with "Maison de Luxe, A National Designer Show House at the Historic Greystone Estate."

Presented by Luxe Interiors & Design, the City of Beverly Hills and Friends of Greystone, Maison de Luxe will see the interiors behind the classic facade of the Greystone Estate reimagined by over 20 of the nation's leading designers, including Woodson and Rummerfield. A National Historic Landmark, Greystone Estate is a Baronial-style

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The Getty-spearheaded region-wide art celebration, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980, officially begins this October, and for the event, the entire living room of the Eames House, aka Case Study #8, is being reconstructed inside the Resnick Pavilion at LACMA. The living room (seen above) will be a part of LACMA's ‘California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way"’ exhibit.

At The Agency, we believe great design can truly change your perspective on the world, and The Eames House is an excellent example of this notion. Built in 1945 by noted design duo Charles and Ray Eames, the home reflects their perception of a modern way of living that emphasized productivity and functionality. For the exhibit, the entire living room of the Eames

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The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. released their 2011 Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals, and The Agency is proud to announce that Mauricio Umansky ranked among the best of the best, earning a No. 7 ranking in the country with a total sales volume of $185,302,000 in 2010.

Umansky’s impressive sales volume was greater than any other real estate agent in Southern California last year according to the annual study.

“Exceeding $185 million in sales in one year is an extraordinary achievement,” said The Agency’s Billy Rose. “We couldn’t be any prouder of Mauricio. He continues to distinguish himself as one of the top agents in the country, and his performance last year is a testament to his unrivaled dedication and commitment to his clients.”

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In this video, Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose share their mission to build a culture of partnership at The Agency in which agents collaborate and learn from each other and where the client becomes a part of the family.

They also discuss The Agency's commitment to building a global presence as more and more people today are buying and selling sell homes across the world. Finally, Mauricio and Billy talk about importance of great architecture and design. As Billy notes, "I want something that's going to change your lifestyle and change your perspective on the world, and I think great design and great architecture can do that for you."

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By Billy Rose

As glamorous it may seem to be a realtor, armed with keys and alarm codes to some of the swankiest pads in LA, it’s a job which can test even the most optimistic. Driving relentlessly across town and back through LA’s infamous traffic. Waiting time and time again for buyers or agents who operate on a time zone other than Pacific Time. Losing a deal because inspections, disclosures or title uncover a depressing surprise. Abandoning time with your friends or family to handle a showing, only to have the showing cancel last second (or later) or to have the buyer peek in the door and immediately turn on their heels because the house isn’t their vibe.

Yet, it’s a job I love. I’ve had lots of jobs. Paper boy. Disc jockey. Club promoter. Tennis

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