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The Agency is excited to be partnering with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) for Make March Matter—an initiative in which local communities and businesses help raise awareness of children’s health care needs. In its effort to raise funds for the cause, The Agency hosted  DipJars—which collect credit card donations—at two broker’s open events earlier this month: Bel Air’s Bellagio Estate, represented by multiple agents and 9505 Lania Lane, represented by Stacy Gottula and Mauricio Umansky. DipJars will also be featured at upcoming broker’s opens for 15967 Valley Vista Boulevard, represented by Craig Knizek, and 1317 Delresto Drive, represented by Billy Rose, Paul Lester and Santiago Arana.

CHLA holds significant meaning for many of our agents,

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St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, and with it comes lots of corned beef and cabbage washed down with green beer or Irish whiskey, weekend-long parades and festivals—and tons of green apparel. If you’re looking to join in on the festivities, you’re in luck. Here are some of the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Great Horror Movie Night Presents: Leprechaun

If you’re a fan of the Leprechaun horror film series, then this St. Patty’s Day gathering is for you. Griffith Park’s abandoned Old Zoo will have you shaking in your shamrocks with its lively display of fright-filled entertainment. On Friday, March 17, prepare to be spooked into oblivion with horrifying monsters wreaking havoc on the grounds and

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The Agency is turning up the heat in Palm Desert, where some of fashion’s elite will be making their way to the area for the 12th Annual El Paseo Jewelers Fashion Week. The weeklong affair, which kicks off Saturday, March 18, is the place to be as designers show off the latest trends in designer and couture runway fashion shows.

During opening night, guests will have the chance to mix and mingle with cocktails and specialty drinks sponsored by Effen Vodka in The Agency Lounge—furnished by luxury furniture company Rapport International—one hour before the show. The Agency’s Co-Founders Mauricio Umansky—along with his wife, Kyle Richards—and Billy Rose will also be in attendance during the big night.   

El Paseo Jewelers Fashion Week will run from

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A celebration of legacy and forward-thinking design, Phoenix’s leading broker community was in for a special treat at the recent Two Biltmore Estates VIP Broker’s Open. The event offered a first look at Building 4, the last building to be completed as part of the Final Phase of Two Biltmore Estates, revealing a brand new, elegant and contemporary design and one-of-a-kind views.

With only five estates remaining, this special event offered the valley’s elite agents a progressive tour through three of the exclusive listings available. Known for its unique vantage point, which offers pristine views of the Phoenix skyline and the meticulously manicured Adobe golf course at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, there was no question the developers of Two

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Beverly Hills-based billion-dollar real estate brokerage and lifestyle company, The Agency, has announced the opening of a new Arizona office.

The office, located in Scottsdale, is the company’s 9th office location worldwide. The Agency has partnered with four of the Valley’s top luxury real estate agents to open the new firm, which will specialize in luxury homes, new development, resort real estate, residential leasing and luxury vacation rentals.

The Arizona office will be led by prominent Valley real estate agents Raul Siqueiros, Raquel Barbey, Jack Luciano and Roxanne Johnson, a top-performing team with extensive experience in luxury real estate. An affiliate of London-based Savills a leading global real estate firm, The Agency has closed

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Feeling a little wanderlust but don't want to venture too far from home? Luckily, California is filled with some of the most amazing natural wonders in the world, and some of the best sights are just a short drive away. If you're itching for an adventure, here are The Agency's top picks for California's must-see treasures.

Glory Hole at Lake Berryessa

For the first time in over 10 years, Lake Berryessa's spillway, "Glory Hole," recently began overflowing with water. After experiencing an unusually long dry spell that's lasted since 2006, the Monticello Dam in Northern California has seen a resurgence in elevation at the Lake Berryessa reservoir thanks to an influx of rain in the region over the last couple of months. Since there's no telling how

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Arizona is the latest locale where The Agency has set its sights on redefining real estate. In advance of the official launch, the Scottsdale-based team hosted a VIP Broker’s Open to debut ENVY Residences, our latest luxury listing.

ENVY is a luxury condominium project in downtown Scottsdale by the famed Arizona developer Deco Communities. Along with its scenic panoramic mountain and city views, ENVY’s five-star amenities are unrivaled. Homes are currently available starting at $399,000.

The Broker’s Open was a see-and-be-seen event for the local luxury real estate world as dozens of agents attended the chic affair. Designed to deliver a “taste of ENVY,” the evening offered a progressive culinary and cocktail experiential property tour. The

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If you’re still relishing the magic from the Oscar weekend festivities, then you’ll find great pleasure in the latest MarketWatch column written by The Agency’s Edward Fitz. The column highlights one of Hollywood’s most iconic homes—1896 Rising Glen Road, previously owned by Academy Award-winning director John Schlesinger.

Situated on a sprawling  1 ¼ acres of land, the compound sits just above Sunset Plaza and features breathtaking city and ocean views, lush gardens, and stylish vintage decor. Former guests and celebrity occupants who have had the pleasure of enjoying this tranquil retreat include Cindy Crawford, the Dalai Lama, the Rolling Stones and many more.

Click here to read the full article and see photos of this gorgeous Hollywood home,

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Photography by David Blank Photo 

The Agency was thrilled to take part in one of the world's most fascinating and unique festivals, Modernism Week, which recently wrapped its signature February event in Palm Springs. The annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture featured more than 250 events, including architectural bus tours, lectures, and signature home tours. The Agency was on-hand for the much-anticipated debut of Desert Palisades, the last hillside enclave situated along the storied, sun-drenched landscape of Chino Canyon.  

Entry GatePoised to become the new model for extraordinary, modern architectural vision, Desert Palisades is a collection of 110 homesites, each appointed to preserve the natural

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The 2017 Genesis Open may have been delayed by L.A.'s rather rainy winter, but the weather didn't stand in the way of a terrific ending to the tournament. The world's best golfers competed at the Riviera Country Club, with only one taking home the trophy. 

The play came to a close on Sunday, February 19, when The Agency hosted the VIP lounge, The Backlot, where guests mingled and enjoyed views of the 18th hole. Guests toasted with signature Bloody Marys, nibbled on brunch bites, danced to the house DJ and enjoyed the chic setting created by Calamigos Ranch.

The Agency's CEO Mauricio Umansky also competed alongside Ernie Els in the Pro-Am tournament this past Wednesday. The final round closed with Dustin Johnson ultimately capturing the trophy,

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