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In the latest installment of Gideon Lang-Laddie’s Agency Roadshow, the auto enthusiast and real estate aficionado teamed up with Edoardo Piscopo, the lauded Italian racing driver who now serves as brand manager for O’Gara Coach's Lamborghini Beverly Hills. On a sunny morning on the brink of spring, the pair met at The Agency’s Beverly Hills headquarters—a white Lamborghini Aventador S Coupe in tow—to talk cars and real estate.

“The Agency and Lamborghini share much in common,” Gideon said as he fit the Aventador with a custom Roadshow vanity plate. “Just as The Agency’s founders Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose set out to redefine—and revolutionize—the real estate industry, Lamborghini’s founder, the late Ferruccio Lamborghini, saw an opportunity to

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We are thrilled to announce The Agency ranked #7 on Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of the top residential brokerages in L.A. County. In 2017, agents in our seven L.A. County offices sold 1,477 properties, totaling almost $3.597 billion.

“As one of the smallest—and youngest—brokerages on the list, we are proud to stand our own amongst some industry giants, proving our commitment to collaboration, innovation and integrity far outweighs simple strength in numbers,” says Mauricio Umansky, Founder and CEO of The Agency. "This recognition is a testament to the incredible talent of our agents and staff and the loyalty of our clients who have stood with us since the beginning."

Adds Billy Rose, Founder and President, “In a short 6+ years, The

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Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2018) - Beverly Hills-based, billion-dollar real estate brokerage and lifestyle company, The Agency, announces the listing of 12730 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles for $6,995,000. The seller will accept for four types of cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tron (TRX) and Odyssey (OCN). The gracious, classic Spanish home in Brentwood Park is set on almost a one-acre lot of completely secluded park-like grounds. The Agency’s Director of the Residential Estates Division, David Kelmenson, has the listing. 

“Offering luxury goods in exchange for Bitcoin and other digital currencies has been gaining popularity in recent months,” said Kelmenson. “It is a natural evolution that real estate will follow suit and soon this

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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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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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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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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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Evocative of works by California’s great modernist architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra—yet with a contemporary sophistication all its own—1450 Blue Jay Way is among the most exceptional architectural offerings to grace L.A.’s fabled Bird Streets in decades. Represented by The Agency’s Michael Druker and Jeff Kohl and deftly executed by KAA Design, the home recently played host to the city’s foremost architects, designers and agents for an invite-only, grand unveiling event.

“It was a privilege to work with such a talented team of architects and designers on this project,” says Michael Druker, who oversaw the home’s development from inception to completion. “It’s a special home on a special street, and

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