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When London-born agent Gideon Lang-Laddie, a self-proclaimed classic car enthusiast and proud owner of a 1977 Morgan Roadster, asked if we’d like to tag along on a driving tour of L.A.’s prized real estate, we jumped at the opportunity to snag a spot in the passenger’s seat.

Joining Gideon on the joyride was his dear friend Charles Morgan, grandson of the Morgan Motor Company’s founder H.F.S. Morgan. On a sunny fall morning, Gideon and Charles met at The Agency’s Beverly Hills headquarters in their respective rides to caravan to two of our most coveted luxury listings. From the Beverly Hills flats through the neighborhood’s undulating hills—past many an ogling tour bus along the way—the pair arrived at their first stop, 9719 Heather Road.

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The Agency has had an exciting 2017, with new offices launching in Pacific Palisades, Calabasas, Sherman Oaks, San Francisco, Palm Desert and Palm Springs. As the new year approaches, we have expansion on the mind.

With the growth of the market in the East Bay area, we will be launching a new office in Danville, CA, bringing our total to 15 locations—and counting—worldwide. The Danville office will be led by Managing Partner and top-producing agent Taso Tsakos. Over the course of his 26-year career in real estate, Taso has closed over half a billion dollars in residential and investment sales and negotiated leases for the largest health club operator in the world, making him perfectly suited to lead our growing team. Working alongside Taso will be

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The holidays are a time for generosity, reflection and giving back. From celebrity guest bartending gigs to benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles to Hurricane relief efforts spearheaded by our Los Cabos and Turks and Caicos offices, our agents and staff have been at the ready to offer their resources to those in need. In the spirit of the season, we caught up with our team to learn more about the causes they hold dear and the ways they are making a difference.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES

With the support of philanthropic funders, known as Partners in Play, Children's Hospital Los Angeles works in partnership with doctors, nurses, social workers and others to help fund vital resources such as counseling, playrooms, teen lounges and other

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The numbers are in for the 3rd Quarter and things are looking up. The market for both upscale, single-family homes and condominiums in L.A.’s top neighborhoods strengthened over the last quarter. With inventory remaining scarce, prices and sales increased, homes spent less time on the market, and properties fetched record-breaking prices.

As the market continued its upward trend, we were busy making moves of our own. From opening two new offices to celebrating our six-year anniversary—not to mention ranking on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the second year in a row—Q3 was one for the books. To read the full report, click here.

 

 

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Pictured above, 10427 Corfu Lane in Bel Air

Our agents represent the world’s finest luxury estates, but for some ambitious buyers, nothing beats the chance to fully customize a home or resort from the ground up. From a serene offering in the hills of Bel Air to expansive oceanfront parcels in Malibu, Los Cabos and Turks and Caicos, these exceptional development opportunities are among the world's most coveted empty canvases. 

10427 CORFU LANE | BEL AIR

This exceptional development opportunity, represented by Daniel Stevenson, offers a feeling of absolute privacy and serenity in a lush, canyon setting. The proposed conceptual Bel Air farmhouse was conceived of by noted developer Justin Barth of Barth Partners, the mastermind behind 1281

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Perched on a promontory above Hollywood’s fabled Bird Streets, striking fire features flickering against the L.A. skyline, Aston Martin Beverly Hills presented its newest convertible, the DB11 Volante, at one of the city’s most esteemed luxury residences, 1677 N. Doheny Drive.

The sophisticated architectural compound, represented by The Agency’s Paul Lester, proved the perfect setting for the grand unveiling of an equally sophisticated automobile. Complete with an expansive motor court and auto gallery overlooking exquisite panoramic vistas, the nearly 12,000-square-foot residence is a masterful achievement of concept and design, much like the prized ride itself. The sleek, British-engineered convertible

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The Arizona Biltmore’s most prestigious enclave of luxury homes, Two Biltmore Estates, is nearly 100% sold out—but the finest residence has been saved for last.

Regaled as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Arizona Biltmore, Two Biltmore Estates has unveiled the final and most opulent home yet in its exclusive collection of 38 residences. ‘The Wrigley’ is the second home of its kind at Two Biltmore Estates, the first of which sold earlier this fall for a record sales price. The final home in the esteemed collection is a nearly 5,000-square-foot penthouse with panoramic views of the Phoenix skyline and iconic Arizona Biltmore golf course and resort property.

Since debuting its Final Phase in May 2016, the community has seen demand for the last-ever

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On the heels of our Palm Springs office launch on October 26, The Agency celebrated our second Coachella Valley opening with a spirited party at our new Palm Desert location. Situated at 73545 El Paseo, Suite 2500, the office is perfectly sited to serve our desert clientele, nestled amongst the high-end shops and restaurants of El Paseo—often referred to as the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert.”

Drawing family and friends from the greater Palm Springs area, Los Angeles, and beyond, the soiree was catered by Choux Choux and featured bottomless Casamigos cocktails. Guests mixed and mingled throughout the expansive new space—which, according to our Co-Founder and CEO, Mauricio Umansky, boasts the best conference room of any of our 14 offices, not to mention

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Whether you’re an avid golfer looking to improve your handicap or simply love the look of an expansive, well-manicured green, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite homes situated on golf courses around the world. From a sophisticated, Old Hollywood-style estate on the prestigious Bel Air Country Club course to an historic residence overlooking the 18th green of Scotland’s infamous Old Course at St. Andrews, these six unique residences are above par.

BELLAGIO ESTATE | BEL AIR

One of the few properties that sits on the exclusive Bel Air Country Club golf course, this prestigious estate, represented by Kristin Regan, David Parnes, James Harris, and Mauricio Umansky, has been stunningly restored to its former Old Hollywood splendor with a

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From its world-class museums and cultural institutions to its entertainment venues, hip bars and innovative culinary scene, Downtown has emerged as L.A.’s long-awaited city center. “Having been a part of the Downtown renaissance since 2005, it is incredible to witness the amount of growth and development happening here,” says Maranda Blanton, Managing Director of The Agency Development Group, who reps one of the area’s most anticipated new residential offerings, Metropolis. “And while the emergence of development is exciting, there is still something romantic in the old architecture and history of Downtown; it is the convergence of development and history that makes Downtown L.A. unlike any other place.”

With a little help from Maranda, our

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