Posted on 30 Mar
The Agency has jumped into spring full steam ahead. From exquisite listings and press features to celebrity real estate and philanthropic work, our agents don’t stop. Here’s what they’ve been up to this month.
Sherman Oaks and Calabasas
Michelle Schwartz was on air! Featured on ABC News, she shared her expertise on the current hot market, in which inventory has put sellers at an advantage with multiple offers over asking price being the new norm. Watch her weigh in with her expert insight here.
In celebrity real estate news, Kathrin Nicholson has listed Zac Efron’s home. Incredible privacy and views are the hallmarks of this stylish zen contemporary compound in the Oaks section of Los Feliz. Stunning views from downtown to the ocean are visible from every room in the house. The open floor plan, warm wood and wide expanses of glass offer a wonderful sense of peace and tranquility, with an indoor-outdoor flow that takes advantage of the decks running the length of the property—a perfect celebrity haven.
Denise Snanoudj’s Calabasas listing, 25591 Prado De Las Flores, has all the benefits of the gated exclusivity that comes with The Oaks. This Spanish Colonial estate sets itself apart with unparalleled panoramic views and exuberant pastoral sunsets. The expansive grounds include a golf driving range, saltwater pool, spa, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and living room with patios and a gazebo that will accommodate large-scale entertaining. Peaceful, private, and majestic this estate is one great expanse and beauty.
Leading the way in Florida, Steve McAleer was elected the Vice-Chair of the North Broward Region for our Real Estate Association in Florida, which is the third-largest real estate association in the country and includes Broward, Palm Beaches, and St. Lucie Realtors.
Turks & Caicos
Trevor Musgrove has been named President of the Turks & Caicos Hotel Tourism Association. In his Instagram post announcement, he wrote, “I love these Turks & Caicos Islands, and I will channel this passion into my new role with unity and teamwork as our strength. The TCHTA has a great team, drawing on the skill set of all team members, the new TCHTA board will continue the great work.” Read his full post here.
Featured in the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the biggest Phoenix metro sales for the year, Siena Dorsey sold a spectacular home for $15.5M. 20724 N. 112th Street is a sophisticated, modern masterpiece located in the Upper Canyon of Silverleaf. Spanning over 12,000 square feet on an elevated lot, this cosmopolitan residence features ever-expanding views from all rooms. Read the full story here.
Mauricio Umansky showed off his stylish new Agency skis in The Agency Aspen office, even giving them the spotlight on his Instagram. These skis were designed by Aspen agents and bring all The Agency vibes. Need a pair of your own? We think so. Reach out to TJ at firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Ryan Cochrane and Jason Binab’s listing at 629 Senanus Drive in Victoria was featured in the Toronto Star. Truly an architecturally stunning property, the "Arbutus House" was inspired by the iconic style of Frank Lloyd Wright, with influences from both West Coast and Japanese design. At an expansive 9,300 square feet, this four-bedroom, five-bathroom estate was built with immense attention to detail. Reach the full feature here.
Nurit Coombe, D.C. Metro’s managing partner, was featured in an exclusive article in Authority Magazine—”Women Of The C-Suite: Nurit Coombe of The Agency On The Five Things You Need To Succeed As A Senior Executive.” In it, Nurit shares the story of her career path, her funniest mistakes, new exciting projects, and her five leadership lessons. Read the full story here.
Greater Los Angeles
Nick Sandler and Bennett Hirsch made a jaw-dropping deal at 915 N Centinela Avenue, which recently sold for $500k over asking price. This gorgeous home is nestled in the coveted enclave of Santa Monica’s best-kept secret, the Wellesley Creek. A sophisticated four-bedroom, five-bathroom updated midcentury home, the new residents are going to enjoy the perfect balance of a zen hideaway and an entertainer’s dream.
Jonathan Ruiz is involved as a board member for L.A. Family Housing, L.A.’s largest organization combating homeless. He is also on the host committee for the “Home Together 2021” event, an annual gala that last year raised $1,275,000 to help fight homelessness. Find out more about the organization and how you can support here.
Carlos Castillo has been busy with the niche service he offers to his clients: flipping houses. A six to nine-month process, Carlos works with clients from acquisition to closing on a fixer-upper and then works with the sellers and designers until it's time to put the home back on the market.
Phillip Caruso is working on an exciting new Dover Shores development in Newport Beach, a modern farmhouse that is being completely rebuilt. In his video, he gives a behind-the-scenes tour as they get started, leading us through the 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom home that is going to be coming to life, complete with a pool, spa, and barbeque outside. See his Instagram post with the details here.
New Canaan, Connecticut
Todd David Miller and Cliff Smith made major headlines with the announcement of the new office in New Canaan, Connecticut. Here’s their exclusive feature in the CT Post, which delves into this exciting new venture. Welcome to The Agency family, New Canaan!
Joanne Berkowitz and Alejandro Mitre’s gorgeous listing made The New York Times headlines in a feature “House Hunting in Mexico: A 19th-Century Courthouse Turned Hacienda,” which tells the story of this unique property in La Paz. “It has been a Chinese imports retail shop, a courthouse, an art gallery and, for several decades after the court moved to a modern government building, a forgotten relic. The current owner bought it in 1996 and transformed it into a boutique hotel called El Angel Azul,” writes The Times. Read the full story here.
Jessica Soo has been working with women all over Los Angeles and Orange County organizing clothing swaps, encouraging women to purge their closets and edit items they don't wear anymore. Over champagne and brunch, they go through the items and swap clothes. Everything leftover is donated to women’s shelters in Los Angeles and Orange County. It’s a fun and engaging way to do some spring cleaning, shop your friends’ closets, and donate clothes.
Gillian Jones recently closed on this midcentury modern revival at 73621 Sun Lane, a gorgeous home that has been blowing up the internet across the country with reposts from design enthusiasts. With its breeze block, vibrant colors, and 270-degree views, it went fast. Watch Gillian’s tour of the home on Instagram here.