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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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We’re back this week with the second preview of The Agency Report 2017: Passport Edition. Pack your bags and join us for a jaunt up the California coast, because we’re taking you to San Francisco’s Noe Valley.

One of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city, not only does Noe Valley boast some of SF’s sunniest weather, charming restaurants and a host of family-friendly attractions, it’s also home to our San Francisco office and its Managing Director, Rachel Swann. (Yes, she walks to work. And yes, you should be jealous).

Get the scoop on the neighborhood's market performance, along with some insider tips from Rachel on what makes Noe Valley a place like no other—read: tater tot waffles with caviar.

View the Noe Valley spotlight here,

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Whether you’re a fan of Cabs or Pinots, French or Italian varietals, the only thing better than a good bottle of wine is a cellar-full. From a beachside abode with both indoor and outdoor cellars to a Beverly Hills estate with its own private vineyard, the offerings at these five wine-forward residences will have you swirling and sipping in style.


Perched at the peak of the prestigious Hill section of Hermosa Beach just blocks from the ocean, this incredible ocean-view estate, represented by Courtney Lingle and Mauricio Umansky, boasts a spacious, open floor plan designed for entertaining, along with two incredible wine cellars worthy of a prized collection. Tucked beneath a striking glass-floored

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We’re back this week with the second installment of Life Before Real Estate, when we join our agents for a little trip down memory lane and get the dish on how their past vocations have carried over to their careers in real estate. Last week we caught up with Hollywood’s finest, and this time we’re stepping into courtrooms and campaign headquarters with agents from the worlds of law, politics and finance.

Andrea Korchek: With a J.D. from Georgetown University Law, Andrea was a business litigation attorney for seven years, specializing in representing banks, and eventually earned a partnership at a high-profile Los Angeles law firm before transitioning to real estate. “I implement my skills in negotiation, contract drafting and interpretation daily,

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The Agency is thrilled to share the very first glimpse of One&Only Private Homes at Mandarina, among the first collection of One&Only branded villas to own in the world. Situated in a spectacular setting less than one hour north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 55 ultra-private villas will neighbor the new One&Only Mandarina beach resort.

Recently unveiled by Bloomberg, the villas will be nestled along a lush, tropical hillside above a one-mile stretch of sandy beach on the pristine shores of Riviera Nayarit. One&Only Private Homes is the first residential offering to debut within Mandarina, a master-planned resort and residential community featuring One&Only Mandarina, Rosewood Mandarina, and the world-class Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club.

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Hot off the press—our first hotlist of the year. Sit back, relax and enjoy the full scoop of properties and personalities making headlines in January.

4130 CALLE ISABELLA, SAN CLEMENTE → Showcasing 13,000 square feet of opulent living space with ocean and sunset views from every major room, it’s no wonder this Mediterranean-style masterpiece in San Clemente’s prestigious Cotton Point Estates caught the eye of Modern Luxury Magazine. Represented by Santiago Arana and named “best manse on the market” in the magazine’s Best of OC feature, the home is set on three acres and boasts seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a 55-foot seaside pool, event lawn, sport court and nine-car garage.

2184 MANDEVILLE CANYON ROAD, BRENTWOOD → Also listed by Santiago, this

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Mauricio Umansky, Co-Founder and CEO of The Agency, has been recognized among the most powerful and influential leaders in residential real estate by Swanepoel Power 200.

Launched in 2014, The SP200 is considered the definitive ranking of the most influential CEOs, thought leaders and senior executives in the world of residential real estate. The SP200 team spends more than 400 hours researching and analyzing 3,000 CEOs and executives, considering such factors as influence, decision-making power, growth and tenure, to determine its final 200. Ranking #118, Mauricio, alongside The Agency’s Co-Founder and President Billy Rose and its founding partners, is credited with growing The Agency team to more than 180 agents with 15 offices (and counting)

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One of the many factors that makes The Agency such a unique and powerful brokerage is the diverse backgrounds of its agents. Hailing from the fields of entertainment, music, law, politics, the arts, and more, these agents leverage the skills they honed in their previous vocations to bring compelling and competitive advantages to their clients.

In the first part of a three part series, we checked in with our agents from the entertainment worlds—from actors and producers to DJs and talent agents—to find out how their backgrounds have translated to their success in real estate.

Billy Rose: Co-Founder and President of The Agency, Billy began representing buyers and sellers in real estate after storied careers as both a motion picture talent agent

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Whether you’re a buyer looking for the perfect place to build your trophy estate or a developer seeking the world’s most prestigious blank canvas, we’ve rounded up five of the most coveted development opportunities around the globe. From three acres in Bel Air’s esteemed Holmby Hills to an oceanfront parcel in Turks and Caicos, these phenomenal offerings are primed and ready for a dream development. 



Situated on three acres in prime Holmby Hills, this gated estate presents a rare opportunity to develop in one of the most prestigious locations in the world. Represented by James Harris, David Parnes, Mauricio Umansky and Marisa San Antonio and situated amongst multi-million dollar homes, the property

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It’s no secret our agents represent some of the world’s most exceptional luxury homes, but among the sweeping views and lust-worthy living spaces are architecturally significant properties that will take your breath away. From Los Angeles to Phoenix, here’s a look at five standout properties with exceptional architectural prowess.


Designed to blend with the curves of the surrounding desert mountain, this iconic masterpiece is known as the “Norman Lykes Home” after its original owners. It’s the last residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and one of only fourteen circular homes by the master architect. Represented by Roxanne Johnson, Jack Luciano and Raul Siqueiros, the home’s overlapping concentric circles

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