Found 1,186 blog entries about News.


Palm Springs' last hillside enclave, Desert Palisades, has released its first homesites available along the colorful, boulder-strewn landscape of Chino Canyon. The breakout star of Modernism Week, Desert Palisades is home to acclaimed architectural masterpieces, including the Lance O'Donnell-designed Desert House No. 1 (above) and a home based on the never-before constructed plans by famed midcentury modern architect Al Beadle. 

Offering the first opportunity to own within the gates, the initial release of homesites offers varying acreage, elevation, and topography, capturing sweeping views of the Coachella Valley and surrounding mountain peaks. Homesites range from .34 to .62 acres, each appointed to preserve the natural contours of the land and

62 Views, 0 Comments

The Agency is proud to announce the sale of 15 Strauss, a breathtaking estate located within the prestigious guard gated Renaissance in Rancho Mirage.

The area’s highest-priced sale in twelve months, the spectacular property, represented by The Agency’s Richard Bartholomew and Gregg Fletcher, is an oasis in the heart of The Valley, boasting a fabulous 75 foot swimming pool, 12-person spa, waterfalls, a sunken-lit tennis court and putting green surrounded by exceptional mountain views.

15 Strauss is just one of three luxury listings our Palm Springs office has closed in the last two months, evidence the desert market is hot—and it shows no signs of slowing.

While Palm Springs and the surrounding communities have been a popular respite for

406 Views, 0 Comments

From three-dimensional patterned tile on bathroom walls and a laundry room ceiling to strategically placed brass and gold fixtures, guests of the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design were fascinated by the bold and beautiful updates in configuration found on the grounds and inside of a newly-renovated 1916 English estate.

The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, incorporates the vision of more than 20 interior designers to use their talents to transform the landscapes and interiors of some of Pasadena’s most beloved homes, including renowned designer AARON B DUKE, who tastefully remodeled the home’s library into a timeless sanctuary.

An homage to the late Gerald "Jerry" Robertson—who was the tastemaker and visionary for the Polo Ralph Lauren

533 Views, 0 Comments

Small lot subdivisions are gaining in popularity in Los Angeles as an alternative housing solution to traditional single-family ownership and condominium living. Developers are embracing the approach to urban living while providing much-needed inventory in some of the city's most sought-after neighborhoods. New small lot subdivisions have hit the market in Silver Lake, Echo Park and Toluca Lake, with a number more slated for commuter-friendly locations in Sherman Oaks, Mar Vista and Valley Village in the coming months. 

In an expanding metropolis, where new construction is in high demand, the small lot subdivision ordinance was designed to provide a smart-growth alternative to the single-family home as well as a more space-efficient, economically

713 Views, 0 Comments

The Agency celebrated the launch of The Residences at The Sawyer, offering an amenity-rich, full-service living experience at Downtown Commons, Sacramento's new epicenter of sports, culture and entertainment. The offering features 45 contemporary residences perched atop The Sawyer, A Kimpton Hotel, located steps away from Golden 1 Center, the world's first LEED Platinum sports arena and home to the Sacramento Kings. 

"This is the first residential offering of its kind in Sacramento, placing residents amidst the energy and excitement of the city's revitalized downtown center," said Christopher Miller, Vice President of The Agency Development Group. "Residents enjoy a new level of exclusivity, including private residential and hotel amenities, as

573 Views, 0 Comments

The Agency is excited to announce that Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky have been selected as semifinalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Awards in the Greater Los Angeles program.

As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes innovative trailblazers in more than 145 cities in 60 countries who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Billy and Mauricio were selected as semifinalists by a panel of independent judges from a tremendous number of nominations. The semifinalist group was narrowed down to just 60 business leaders representing 40 different companies in the Greater Los Angeles

2,324 Views, 0 Comments

Beverly Hills was the place to be on Saturday, April 8, as The Agency hosted an extravagant affair to unveil the new luxury listing, 1317 Delresto Drive, represented by Santiago Arana and Billy Rose. Guests were welcomed to tour the newly designed, contemporary estate, which boasts grand-scale details including an elegant, sun-filled great room with sliding pocket doors that open to a remarkable outdoor living area and an awe-inspiring luxury master suite equipped with lavishly detailed dual spas, a private office and a cushy sitting room with wet bar.

Guests mingled within the estate while enjoying flavorful morsels by Pitchoun and music by DJ Tony Martinez. Choux Choux served the bar along with their signature drink, "The Delresto," and guests

1,084 Views, 0 Comments

Multi-Billion dollar real estate brokerage and lifestyle company, The Agency, has announced the launch of The Agency Commercial Advisory. The new division, based in Beverly Hills, offers comprehensive commercial services, specializing in investment sales, landlord and tenant leasing representation and strategic asset positioning.

The Commercial Advisory will be headed by Alexander Koustas. Koustas is known for being a skilled negotiator with a reputation for creating successful outcomes for investors and tenants alike. He brings over 12 years of commercial investment, development and brokerage experience to The Agency.

Koustas was a founding member and President of the December Co Inc., a boutique commercial brokerage firm specializing in high

1,048 Views, 0 Comments


With nearly perfect weather and pristine beaches that showcase turquoise waters and white sands, Turks and Caicos is one of the most exotic vacation spots in the Caribbean. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or a lively adventure, Turks and Caicos has something for everyone. Here’s The Agency’s guide to where to eat, sleep, relax, explore and live in Turks and Caicos.

SLEEP IN LUXURY → Book a stay at Gansevoort Turks and Caicos. This plush beachfront hotel is a boutique-style property perched on the white sands of Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales and includes every luxury that’s needed for a relaxing stay. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with cocktails before being escorted to their chic guestrooms. Wake up to ocean views—which come

2,042 Views, 0 Comments

Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your April.

HEAD TO → The 14th Factory, an interactive art space created by Simon Birch, has transformed an empty warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. Birch and his collaborators take you on a journey through their work in 14 spaces comprised of installation, sculpture, painting, video and performance art. Expect to see unique installations like a replica of 2001: A Space Odyssey and "The Crusher," a room with hundreds of pitchforks hanging from the ceiling. Definitely not to be missed, the space is open Tuesday - Sunday until April 30.

DON'T MISS → California Poppy Festival April 22 - 23. Finally a reason to be thankful for all the rain we had this year— the beautiful flowers

964 Views, 0 Comments