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As vertical living attracts a new wave of residents in Los Angeles, Downtown has solidified its standing among the city’s most sought-after markets. Its latest claim to fame? 888 S. Olive Street, an 18,000-square-foot luxury penthouse—currently one of the most expensive penthouses available for lease on the Los Angeles market—listed for $100,000 per month.

Represented by The Agency’s Kerry Marsico and The Agency Development Group, the sprawling, four-bedroom, ten-bathroom residence is perched atop LEVEL Furnished Living’s 34th and 35th floors and boasts 13-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase sweeping, 360-degree views of all of Los Angeles. Located in the heart of Downtown’s thriving South Park district, the penthouse is just moments from

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Last fall, agent Gideon Lang-Laddie took us on the ultimate L.A. joyride. We had so much fun, we decided to make it a monthly adventure, aptly titled Gideon’s Agency Roadshow. This month, we’re kicking things off with a cruise in a luxe 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe to visit some of the city’s hottest properties.

“This Aston Martin receives as many admiring glances as the most magnificent of Malibu mansions and is as striking as the most contemporary of Hollywood Hills homes,” Gideon said of the sexy black-on-black ride. The journey began when Gideon awakened the sleeping beauty with the push of a button. “If one doesn’t feel like a superhero firing this start button, then superhero status will remain unobtainable!” 

L.A. traffic is usually a

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View more photos from the VIP Backlot below.

It was a brisk and beautiful week for the 2018 Genesis Open, which drew thousands to The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades to watch the world’s best compete for the trophy. Considered among the best competitions in golf, the tournament attracts the PGA TOUR’s brightest stars, with this year’s defending champion Dustin Johnson highlighting a prestigious course that annually plays host to Olympians and Ryder Cup legends.

On Sunday, February 18th, the final day of the tournament, The Agency presented the tournament’s esteemed VIP Backlot, a posh, glass-enclosed lounge overlooking the 18th hole. President Billy Rose and CEO Mauricio Umansky mingled alongside esteemed guests and fellow agents

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Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing and there’s no better way to step into the Year of the Dog than with some good feng shui. From trickling water features that attract wealth and prosperity to light-filled living spaces that promote energy and vitality, these four exceptional properties promise nothing but good fortune in the new year.


A strong and inviting front entryway is key to good feng shui and this Brentwood abode, represented by Santiago Arana, definitely has it covered. Residents are welcomed by lush greenery and an oversized door that invites good energy in. The wood element of feng shui is incorporated via luxe French oak floors and cabinetry, while the element of fire shows

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Though we still have one month of winter remaining, our Hotlist is sizzling. Catch up on all our hottest listings and esteemed agents nabbing major headlines this month.   

Billy Rose The Agency’s co-founder and president spoke with The Wall Street Journal on the little-known bidding-war strategy, escalation clauses. While escalation clauses—clauses that allow for an increase in price under certain conditions—are popular in markets like San Francisco and Seattle, Billy weighed in on their popularity in the Los Angeles market. “They’re not really happening at the ultra-high end because the X amount—the increment—has got to be pretty significant. If you’re talking about a $15 million house, the X amount needs to be substantial enough to be

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Metropolis rang in The Year of The Dog with a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration from the sky-high amenities deck at the newly completed Tower I. With the Downtown Los Angeles skyline and hillsides beyond as a backdrop, the exclusive event gave guests an inside glimpse of the 41,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities enjoyed by homeowners.

The event welcomed guests to Tower I’s Met Six residence clubhouse and the adjacent skypark terrace. Guests enjoyed catering from the neighboring, boutique Hotel Indigo at Metropolis while taking in a performance by We The Folk band. The festivities later moved outside where party goers watched lion dancers perform under the stars.

The largest mixed-use development in the Western United States,

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Modernism Week, the much-anticipated annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture, kicks off February 15th in Palm Springs. This year’s festival, sponsored by The Agency, features an eclectic lineup of events hosted throughout the modernist design mecca.

More than 350 events, including signature home tours, films, lectures and nightly parties held during the ten-day festival, are envisioned to celebrate and foster an appreciation for the iconic design movement and encourage education, preservation and sustainable modern living.

Among the event’s diverse and dynamic programming is the debut of The Steel & Glass House 2018. The last home Donald Wexler ever designed, the striking residence will be open as

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They don’t call it La La Land for nothing. From charming beachside canals to whimsical restaurant patios and iconic landmarks, Los Angeles is filled with romantic spots for wooing that special someone—or just enjoying a quiet day to yourself. In the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day, here’s a look at a few of our favorite romantic destinations in the City of Angels.

Griffith Observatory: Whether your sweetheart is an astronomy buff or James Dean obsessive, this iconic L.A. landmark (prominently featured in Rebel Without a Cause and, more recently, La La Land) is utterly enchanting at night, boasting one of the most spectacular views in the city (bring quarters for the telescopes!) and a vibe that just feels quintessentially L.A.

The Venice Canals:

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True luxury knows no bounds: just ask our Los Angeles agents, whose impressive portfolio of real estate extends from the city’s most coveted zip codes to the Isles of Greece, coast of Scotland, shores of the Riviera and beyond. From a secluded tropical compound off the coast of the Mediterranean to a historic residence overlooking Scotland’s infamous Old Course at St. Andrews, these five international offerings could make a jetsetter out of anyone.


Situated atop a secluded bluff in exclusive Cala Llenya on Ibiza’s northeastern tip, this 25,000-square-foot estate, represented by Christopher Dyson, stands as one of the most exceptional offerings on the Mediterranean. Set on 7.5 lush, seafront acres and

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We’re back with the final installment of Life before Real Estate. From a professional dancer to business owners and philanthropists, this group of talented agents proves that sometimes, where you’ve been is just as important as where you’re going.

Mauricio Umansky: Before founding The Agency and representing some of the world’s most coveted real estate, Mauricio owned a successful clothing company called 90265 (named after the Malibu zip code). Having come from a family in the manufacturing business, Mauricio mastered the art of negotiation before becoming one of the top-producing agents in the country. “My father’s company was phenomenal, and he taught me the value of a penny and how to negotiate small numbers. Negotiating in the apparel industry

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