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As another year draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead at what 2018 may hold in store. We checked in with our industry experts, from Sherman Oaks to Turks and Caicos, to get the scoop on their plans and predictions for the New Year.

Santiago Arana, Managing Partner

"My prediction is that the year ahead will be very much like 2017—demand will increase, prices and total sales will climb, and homes will spend less time on the market. As foreign buyers continue to set their sights on Los Angeles, the demand has never been greater for exceptional luxury properties across the Westside, and I look forward to helping meet this demand with increased marketing efforts and a top-notch team.”

Michael Grady, Managing Partner, Venice

“While I don’t

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Settle in, get cozy and warm up with our final hotlist of the year, a roundup of properties and personalities that made headlines in December.

Billy Rose → Self-driving cars won’t just change the automotive industry. They’ll change everything, including where people choose to live, if commuting becomes a little less stressful. Weighing in on how autonomous cars may change the real estate industry, The Agency Co-Founder and President Billy Rose told, “This change will be like the change from horse and buggy to cars.” Billy also lent his expertise this month to Robb Report on the subject of all cash buyers and why cash may still be king at the highest end of the Los Angeles market.

Justin Fichelson → ‘Tis the season when experts in

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Smart-home technology is no longer just providing security and convenience but also becoming a part of the lifestyle experience of a home. With a touch of a finger, you can do everything from set the mood, lock the doors, let in the babysitter, brew your coffee, vacuum the house, feed the dog, control the sound, and the list goes on. By 2020, the number of connected devices is expected to grow to a whopping 26 billion, according to recent numbers from Forbes. From Beverly Hills to Hollywood and San Francisco, we’ve got some of the “smartest” homes on the market right now that expertly weave technology into the living experience.


This newly constructed, contemporary masterpiece weaves cutting-edge

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Bringing an unmatched expertise in new development sales and the Downtown Los Angeles condo market, The Agency Development Group sales team is now officially in place at Metropolis Los Angeles and already making headlines in The Real Deal. With a combined 75 years of experience on some of the world’s most impactful development projects, the team brings a wealth of knowledge and existing relationships with buyers and agents to what is currently the largest mixed-use development in the Western United States.

“We recruited the best talent in the industry to represent a project of this magnitude, which is changing the way people live and experience Downtown Los Angeles,” says Mike Leipart, Managing Partner of The Agency Development Group, which was

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As we approach the final month of 2018, we’re taking a look back at the properties and personalities that made headlines in November.

Craig Knizek → Having found his way to real estate after a storied career in film and TV, Craig tells Locale Magazine, “I learned that I had to work harder than anyone else, and to understand the creative temperament of artists, which is similar to understanding the sensitive mentality of a home buyer/seller.” Profiled in the November issue, Craig dishes on his background in Hollywood and the state of L.A. real estate.

Mike Leipart → “Any time you have a lot of something, it’s hard to create urgency… Each phase should have something to drive traffic, and be a small representation of the building itself.” The

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The Agency has had an exciting 2017, with new offices launching in Pacific Palisades, Calabasas, Sherman Oaks, San Francisco, Palm Desert and Palm Springs. As the new year approaches, we have expansion on the mind.

With the growth of the market in the East Bay area, we will be launching a new office in Danville, CA, bringing our total to 15 locations—and counting—worldwide. The Danville office will be led by Managing Partner and top-producing agent Taso Tsakos. Over the course of his 26-year career in real estate, Taso has closed over half a billion dollars in residential and investment sales and negotiated leases for the largest health club operator in the world, making him perfectly suited to lead our growing team. Working alongside Taso will be

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The numbers are in for the 3rd Quarter and things are looking up. The market for both upscale, single-family homes and condominiums in L.A.’s top neighborhoods strengthened over the last quarter. With inventory remaining scarce, prices and sales increased, homes spent less time on the market, and properties fetched record-breaking prices.

As the market continued its upward trend, we were busy making moves of our own. From opening two new offices to celebrating our six-year anniversary—not to mention ranking on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the second year in a row—Q3 was one for the books. To read the full report, click here.



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The scaffolding is down, and the exterior of the newest gleaming residential building to grace the Wilshire Corridor has been revealed. The Liddel is quickly taking shape, bringing a contemporary living experience and innovative modern design to L.A.’s “Golden Mile.” Featuring a collection of 56 residences and a host of private amenity offerings, The Liddel interiors are nearing completion, designed to bring a singular, contemporary design aesthetic to the more classically styled Wilshire Corridor neighborhood.

Common areas at The Liddel were designed by renowned interior architect Jamie Bush, who has long been acclaimed for his holistic approach to design. His signature style blends architecture and decor, vibrant

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An evening that delighted the senses at one of the swankiest venues in town is how guests celebrated the closing night of the latest Inman Luxury Connect conference. Co-hosted by The Agency Development Group and Mr. C Residences, the event at Mr. C Beverly Hills pulled out all the stops to welcome more than 250 guests, including the most influential, top-producing real estate agents from around the world.

The event was themed “Unmasked,” in honor of the first public launch of Mr. C Residences, the collection of five homes pairing ownership with the acclaimed services and amenities of the famed Cipriani hotel, Mr. C Beverly Hills. Four residences remain available for sale, featuring architecture by one of California’s most

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

BILLY ROSE → “Hancock Park has become the place to live if you want a single-family residential experience but still want to be connected to all that is hip and happening in L.A.,” Billy tells LA Confidential. In this month’s issue, he shines a light on the best places to eat, shop and hang in the neighborhood, where he represents a historic mansion by John C. Austin, architect of the Griffith Observatory. Billy also nabbed a spotlight in the issue’s Arbiters section—in good company amongst seven of L.A.’s “absolute top-shelf finest” industry disruptors.

909 S. CURSON AVE. → From its striking wood paneled front door to its swoon-worthy interiors, complete with crystal

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