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The Agency recently celebrated the launch of our Sherman Oaks office with a lively soiree at the new Valley outpost. Together with our recently-opened San Francisco office, the new location brings our total number of offices to 14 worldwide, with more openings scheduled for the fall.

Agents, family, and friends enjoyed wine by Vintage Point, bites by Bellwether, and an Agency-branded floral installation by J’Adore Les Fleurs as they explored the sleek new space, replete with concrete floors, raised ceilings, and walls of glass overlooking a lush courtyard. Media Partner Ventura Magazine donated 100 copies of its latest issue, featuring the Sherman Oaks office, making for the perfect take home gift.

Located at 14140 Ventura

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At the start of the year, we showcased some of the city’s coolest new fitness studios and trends, and since then a whole new crop has emerged, tempting fitness buffs of all ages with innovative, fast-paced workouts in sophisticated spaces. The rise in popularity of boutique fitness studios is so hot—it’s not just fueling L.A.’s notoriously health-driven lifestyle, it’s also driving the city’s commercial real estate market.

Blending innovative, high-energy workouts with sleek interiors and personalized add-ons like espresso bars, branded athletic apparel and high-end merchandise, fitness studios are filling spaces once held by more traditional retail boutiques. What’s more, Angelenos seem more ready and willing to spend a significant chunk of their

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Having grown from an industry-disrupting brokerage in Beverly Hills to a globally recognized company with 14 office locations around the world, our sixth anniversary certainly gave us reason to celebrate.

Agents, family, and friends joined founders Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose for a good old fashioned Labor Day party on the expansive grounds of the historic Smokey Robinson Estate in Encino. Guests were treated to a Southern-style barbecue complete with Mint Juleps, ribs, lawn games, and a few spirited rounds of golf on the home’s backyard putting green. Agents Jon Grauman and Lauren Grauman spearheaded a drive to gather supplies for Operation Gratitude to be delivered to victims of Hurricane Harvey—collecting an

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A concierge at your beck and call, a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a private wellness studio—high-end residential offerings are going to great lengths to lure residents, offering new services and amenities that go well beyond the standard bells and whistles. The highly serviced, highly amenitized, lock-and-leave lifestyle is gaining in popularity as more bicoastal and international renters and buyers continue to enter the Los Angeles market. And they’re certainly willing to pay a premium for the perks, which can range from daily continental breakfast to Botox treatments by an on-site doctor in the comfort of home.

Providing the services noted above and so much more is Ten Thousand, a 40-story tower featuring 283 luxury rental residences on the

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Following an active first quarter, we are pleased to report that the upscale, single-family residential market in L.A.’s top neighborhoods has only strengthened. Prices and total sales were up, and it took less time to sell a home, with the average price per square foot for a single-family home in the $1 million and up category rising to its highest point ever.

In addition to opening two new offices in Pacific Palisades and Calabasas, we were thrilled to expand our reach in the second quarter to represent clients in commercial real estate with our commercial platform, The Agency Commercial Advisory. Meanwhile, The Agency Development Group enjoyed its most dynamic quarter yet as the team successfully launched The Residences at the Sawyer in Downtown

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From an influx of new shops and restaurants cropping up on Ventura Boulevard to the opening of our own Sherman Oaks office, there’s no denying the Valley is experiencing a renaissance. With record-high prices across L.A., the area is attracting a steady flow of young families, studio execs, and even celebrities drawn to its large lots, small-town charm, and easy access to Hollywood and Downtown L.A.

Debatably the most coveted neighborhood of them all, Studio City is also home to one of The Valley’s—if not L.A.’s—best kept secrets: Fryman Canyon. Surrounded by the hiking trails of Fryman Canyon Park, the lush and secluded neighborhood—home to the likes of Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, and George Clooney—offers the privacy and serenity attributed to

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A native Angeleno and Venice local, architect David Hertz is a pioneering figure in L.A.’s environmental design movement, recognized for his use of passive solar energy, natural light, and natural ventilation in his many custom residential projects. Founder and president of the Venice-based architecture and design firm, S.E.A. (Studio of Environmental Architecture), he is the creator of Syndecrete®, the innovative, pre-cast concrete surfacing material, and founder of Skysource, a company that promotes the use of atmospheric water generators as a solution to the world’s water crisis. Among David’s many residential projects is a series of renovations on 2335 Eastern Canal, a stunningly reimagined contemporary home on a coveted stretch of the Venice

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Looking to enjoy some well-deserved downtime this Labor Day weekend? How about going behind the doors of a few of the country’s most exquisite homes with The Agency’s own Andrew McDonald on "What’s For Sale? With a View".  The internationally syndicated series, which originally aired on Discovery Network’s Destination America channel, is now streaming on Netflix.  Andrew specializes in luxury properties across Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Newport Beach and the Orange County shore, and was the creator, producer, and host of the show’s Southern California episodes.          

Tune in to Episodes 1, 3 and 5, as Andrew walks his buyers through spectacular properties with phenomenal views.  Whether it’s a family in search of the perfect ocean view estate

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Our round-up of properties and personalities making headlines in August

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE → The Agency has officially announced the opening of our San Francisco office. Led by Managing Partner and industry veteran, Rachel Swann, the new office will be centrally located in SF’s coveted Noe Valley neighborhood. Read all about it on The Registry SF.

THE PLS.COM → The first private, national off-market listing forum created exclusively by agents, for agents, has launched. The membership-based service, created by Christopher Dyson in partnership with co-founders Mauricio Umansky, James Harris, and David Parnes nabbed a feature on The Real Deal.

BILLY ROSE → “Unless the house is a teardown, I can’t remember the last time that I sold a home that

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We all know summer weather tends to persist long after Labor Day in La La Land, but there’s something about the season’s last remaining calendar days that makes us want to get out and live it up. From outdoor film screenings in an historic Hollywood cemetery to sunset horseback rides in a storied California canyon, here are our top five things to do in L.A. before the sun sets on summer.

CINESPIA AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER

Nothing says “summer in L.A.” more than Cinespia outdoor movie screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The long-running al fresco film series features everything from Hitchcock classics to blockbuster hits, along with pre-show DJs, themed photo booths and post-screening visits by actors, directors and filmmakers. The final

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