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Our round-up of properties and personalities making headlines in August

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE → The Agency has officially announced the opening of our San Francisco office. Led by Managing Partner and industry veteran, Rachel Swann, the new office will be centrally located in SF’s coveted Noe Valley neighborhood. Read all about it on The Registry SF.

THE PLS.COM → The first private, national off-market listing forum created exclusively by agents, for agents, has launched. The membership-based service, created by Christopher Dyson in partnership with co-founders Mauricio Umansky, James Harris, and David Parnes nabbed a feature on The Real Deal.

BILLY ROSE → “Unless the house is a teardown, I can’t remember the last time that I sold a home that

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We are excited to announce The Agency has once again been selected among Inc. 5000’s ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5000 ranks each company based on percentage revenue growth over a three-year time span, and with a rank of 1,525 on a list of 5,000 companies, The Agency has experienced a 264% growth increase in just three years, in addition to grossing $69.9 million in 2016.

Organizers say that the 2017 Inc. 5000 was the most competitive in its 36-year history. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years.

“As a company committed to growth and innovation, we are honored to make The Inc. 5000 for the second

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ThePLS.com, The Pocket Listing Service, has launched the first private, national off-market listing forum created exclusively by agents, for agents. Pocket listings, or properties not listed on the MLS, have long been a staple in the industry and a valuable tool for listing and buying agents alike. The new membership-based service provides a secure, searchable online platform where listing agents can streamline and share valuable off-market information, and buying agents can search for properties that cannot be sourced through the MLS or other public, searchable entities.

The service was created by entrepreneur and top producing real estate agent, Christopher Dyson, and launched in partnership with co-founders, Mauricio Umansky, CEO and founder of

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The Agency is proud to announce the official opening of our San Francisco office in Noe Valley. Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky broke the news of our expansion into Northern California during this week’s Inman Connect San Francisco.

The San Francisco team will be led by Managing Partner and industry veteran, Rachel Swann. Bringing more than a decade of local real estate and mortgage experience, Swann is a top 1% producing San Francisco agent and former principal at The Swann Group, a partner group of agents at Vanguard Properties.

“Demand has driven our decision to enter the market in San Francisco with the opening of our Noe Valley office, and we look forward to serving our clients in both the resale and new development realms,” said Mauricio.

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Westwood is the neighborhood at the center of L.A.’s Westside, bordered by the “Platinum Triangle” of Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, and Bel Air, as well as Century City, Brentwood, and Santa Monica. Home to the UCLA campus and the high-end residential offerings of the Wilshire Corridor, Westwood has a little something for everyone, including some of the city’s most acclaimed shopping, dining, culture, and entertainment. Here’s The Agency’s guide to the best places for all of the above in Westwood.

DINE HERE → The sleek and stylish STK at the W Hotel is a modern spin on the classic steakhouse. Speaking of spinning, a DJ mixes as guests dine on a selection of steaks, entrées, market salads and sides, and the rounded banquettes on the upper level are

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Las Vegas is having its moment. As The Agency recently reported, the new home of the Raiders ranks among the top housing and job markets in the country and has emerged as a thriving center for arts, culture, entertainment, medical innovation, and environmental sustainability. Answering the demand for amenity-rich living in the heart of the city is Juhl, a loft-style community catering to Downtown’s influx of artists, professionals, entrepreneurs, and families. Located moments from the city’s most iconic destinations, Juhl encompasses an entire city block amidst the lively Arts, Business, and Medical Districts.

Its collection of flats, two-story lofts, brownstones, and penthouses recently came to market for sale, offering more than 100 distinct,

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The Agency is proud to announce Dan Urbach has joined the team as Managing Director of our newly-opened Pacific Palisades office. A Westside native and one of its top-producing agents, Dan brings more than 25 years of real estate experience representing buyers and sellers in the exclusive neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Malibu.

Dan joins The Agency after several standout years at Berkshire Hathaway, where he was a consistent top producer in the Pacific Palisades office and recognized in the “Top Ten” of the company’s 42,000 real estate professional nationwide.

“Dan’s command of the Westside marketplace is unrivaled,” says Mauricio Umansky, Co-Founder and CEO of The Agency. “His reputation in the Palisades

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The master bathroom of 1677 N. Doheny Drive

There are gorgeous bathrooms, and there are extraordinary bathrooms. From sculptural soaking tubs with exquisite ocean views to expertly designed wet rooms where you can really make a splash, these five bathrooms will take your morning routine to a whole new level.

1677 N. DOHENY DRIVE | LOS ANGELES

Perched on a promontory above Hollywood’s famed bird streets, the master bathroom of this contemporary masterpiece showcases an elevated, organic design, with automated Fleetwood pocket doors blurring the line between its elegant interiors and expansive terrace with views from Downtown to the ocean. Virtually every element of the space, down to the floating, bespoke mirrors by Mass Beverly, was

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Our round-up of properties and personalities making headlines in July

1317 DELRESTO DRIVE → In just 15 months, this 1970s-era villa in Beverly Hills was transformed into a 9,680-square-foot contemporary dream estate. View exclusive before and after photos and read what listing agents Billy Rose and Santiago Arana have to say about the phenomenal property featured in Robb Report.

PENTHOUSE 51A → The penthouse on the 51st floor of the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Downtown Los Angeles sold for a record-breaking $9.125 million. Represented by Mauricio Umansky and Ansel Kim, the fully-furnished residence boasts 6,590 square feet of living space with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing views of the L.A. skyline. Get the lowdown from Mansion Global.

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The Wilshire Corridor as it’s never been lived before—so begins the story of The Liddel, the latest residential offering in the heart of Westwood. Featuring a collection of 56 residences and highly curated, private amenities, the design-focused offering is much more than it appears to be from the exterior. While blending with the Wilshire Corridor aesthetically on the outside, the inside offers something much more unexpected—a contemporary vision that caters to the more adventurous in style and spirit.

The Liddel features common areas by interior architect Jamie Bush, long revered for his holistic approach to melding architecture and decor; period and contemporary furnishings; rich colors and textures with natural, earthy elements. We sat down with

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