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The largest mixed-use development in the Western United States, Metropolis Los Angeles has named The Agency Development Group as its new sales and marketing firm. The news comes as the $1 billion residential, hotel, and retail destination prepares to launch sales of its phase two residences in Downtown Los Angeles.

Encompassing 6.3 acres in the Central Business District, Metropolis features three residential towers, the boutique Hotel Indigo, and 70,000 square feet of retail space. From sky parks to resort-style pools overlooking the city, Metropolis offers a highly serviced, amenity-rich lifestyle within moments of L.A. Live, STAPLES Center, and the art and cultural offerings of Grand Avenue. It will provide a long-awaited connection between

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One size does not fit all when it comes to homeowners and personal insurance programs, especially when it comes to high-net-worth clients who need a broad, varied range of coverage. With recent flooding, wildfires, and earthquakes fresh on everyone’s mind, now is a good time to ensure your policy is up to date and has you covered, no matter where you hang your hat. 

Specializing in all-encompassing insurance programs tailored for the high end of the market is The Paragin Group, where Partner Eric Dreisen tells us he and his team of advisors continuously see people neglecting to update their policy on a regular basis and paying too much for insufficient coverage.

“As a real estate firm, part of The Agency's full-service approach is to work with

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Shade trees, stately lawns and sprawling mansions line the streets of Hancock Park, a residential enclave reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Age. This centrally located Los Angeles neighborhood, which features homes by the likes of Wallace Neff, Paul Williams, and Frank Lloyd Wright, offers the best of both worlds—providing the single-family residential experience within moments of the nightlife, dining, shopping, and entertainment of nearby Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.   

“With Hancock Park, you get the whole package,” says Billy Rose, President and Founder of The Agency, who represents two of the neighborhood’s most exquisite residences, 601 S. Windsor Blvd and 637 S. Lucerne Blvd. “You can have the expansive, stately home and still be

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Video of the project’s launch featured below

The Agency Development Group has reached a sales milestone at The Residences at The Sawyer, the first residential offering of its kind to debut in the Downtown Sacramento market. Since launching last spring, 50% of the condominium residences situated atop the new Kimpton Sawyer Hotel have sold, including all one-bedroom homes. With The Residences at The Sawyer set to be completed by year’s end, sales momentum is further evidence of the strength of Sacramento’s real estate market, which earlier this year was named one of the hottest in the country by Realtor.com and in the state of California by The Wall Street Journal.

After undergoing more than one billion dollars in reinvestment projects over the

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Our round-up of properties and personalities making headlines in September.

29829 HARVESTER ROAD → Named The Wall Street Journal House of The Day, this modern, rustic Malibu farmhouse, owned by Il Divo Singer Sebastien Izambard, underwent a two-year renovation supervised by his wife, Renee, an artist and interior designer. The property, listed by Santiago Arana for $12,950,000, offers 5,400 square feet of living space, is zoned for horses, and features everything from eclectic flea market finds to a playhouse from France. View a video of the home here.

MAURICIO UMANSKY → Mauricio sat down with Mansion Global to talk about the ultra-hot Los Angeles luxury market, his own dream home, and the best places to invest in luxury properties. “It feels

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While Palm Desert’s El Paseo District has long been known for its high-end boutiques and fine dining options, many don’t realize it’s also home to a thriving art scene, with an eclectic mix of contemporary and fine art galleries lining the iconic street.

“El Paseo has always been the ‘Rodeo Drive’ of our desert,” says Palm Desert agent and art lover, Loran Arvizu. “The influx of high-end retail shops has given galleries a great opportunity to showcase new and emerging artists. I encourage new home buyers and visitors to experience this street not only for its fine restaurants and retail but a gallery experience that competes with the best.”  

We caught up with Loran to get the rundown on her top three gallery picks on El Paseo. Her insider tip?

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Capturing stunning, 360° views of Hollywood Hills, Century City and Downtown Los Angeles, 1345 Havenhurst features a collection of 16 contemporary townhomes, located in a quiet, residential setting one block from the Sunset Strip. The only new construction, residential offering of its kind in West Hollywood, 1345 Havenhurst offers distinct floor plans, each unique in layout and perspective, providing open, versatile floor plans designed to maximize height, light, and views.

“What’s truly special about this property is it offers a peaceful residential setting, as well as proximity to the dining, entertainment, shopping, and nightlife of the Sunset Strip,” says The Agency’s Paul Lester. “The property was approved before West Hollywood’s new zoning

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As families, businesses, and individuals struggle to regain footing in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Tropical Storm Lidia, The Agency is offering its support to those affected in Texas, Florida, Mexico, The Caribbean and elsewhere. From a Hurricane Harvey drive at our anniversary party to our Los Cabos agents bringing water and supplies to victims of Tropical Storm Lidia and a company-wide fundraiser to benefit Turks and Caicos, our agents and staff are at the ready to offer our resources to those in need. For our clients looking for ways to reach out, we’ve compiled a list of organizations dedicated to helping save lives and provide comfort and care during this difficult time.*

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: After an

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A concierge at your beck and call, a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a private wellness studio—high-end residential offerings are going to great lengths to lure residents, offering new services and amenities that go well beyond the standard bells and whistles. The highly serviced, highly amenitized, lock-and-leave lifestyle is gaining in popularity as more bicoastal and international renters and buyers continue to enter the Los Angeles market. And they’re certainly willing to pay a premium for the perks, which can range from daily continental breakfast to Botox treatments by an on-site doctor in the comfort of home.

Providing the services noted above and so much more is Ten Thousand, a 40-story tower featuring 283 luxury rental residences on the

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Following an active first quarter, we are pleased to report that the upscale, single-family residential market in L.A.’s top neighborhoods has only strengthened. Prices and total sales were up, and it took less time to sell a home, with the average price per square foot for a single-family home in the $1 million and up category rising to its highest point ever.

In addition to opening two new offices in Pacific Palisades and Calabasas, we were thrilled to expand our reach in the second quarter to represent clients in commercial real estate with our commercial platform, The Agency Commercial Advisory. Meanwhile, The Agency Development Group enjoyed its most dynamic quarter yet as the team successfully launched The Residences at the Sawyer in Downtown

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