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From ranking on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for the third consecutive year to opening our 26th office worldwide, there was no shortage of good tidings worth toasting at The Agency’s annual holiday party.

Held at Boulevard3 in Hollywood, the event drew nearly 800 of The Agency’s finest for a night of drinks, dancing and merriment to celebrate the holidays and another year of incredible growth and record-breaking sales for the company. To get the party started, our Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky and Founder and President Billy Rose joined Founding Partner Blair Chang, Managing Partner Santiago Arana and Managing Partner of TADG Mike Leipart to recognize 2018’s most valuable players. Congratulations to all

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With its palm tree-fringed beaches, rich culture and vibrant nightlife, Puerto Vallarta has long been one of Mexico’s most sought-after escapes. Today, a host of chef-helmed restaurants, innovative galleries, and awe-inspiring real estate has lured a new wave of sun-seekers to the perennial favorite—and inspired many to stay forever. From the quaint cobblestone streets of Old Town to the world-class beach resorts of Riviera Nayarit, The Agency is proud to expand to Puerto Vallarta.

The new Puerto Vallarta office marks The Agency’s 26th location worldwide, bringing our tally of offices in Mexico to three, including Cabo San Lucas and Punta de Mita. The office will be led by distinguished real estate veterans Richard Bartholomew, Alejandro Aldrete and

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Ever wondered what it would be like to pair the incredible surf, far-reaching views and awe-inspiring real estate of Malibu with the peace, serenity and small-town spirit of a sleepy California beach town? The answer may be closer than you think.

Nestled between the beloved beach communities of Malibu and Santa Barbara is a lesser-known coastal gem that many consider the last of Southern California’s authentic beach towns. The gated, seaside hamlet of Solimar Beach Colony boasts many of the traits that put its aforementioned neighbors on the map (think jaw-dropping sunsets, world-class surf breaks and swoon-worthy homes) with a small-town spirit uniquely its own. Located just north of Ventura—a mere 30 minutes in either direction to Santa Barbara

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If your idea of the perfect stocking stuffer is a set of keys to a dreamy home in France, we’ve got you covered. From a classic chateau on the Swiss border to a turn-of-the-century Art Deco villa on the Riviera, these five stunning residences will have you packing your bags before you can say joyeuses fêtes.

SAVOYARD HISTORICAL | LUCINGES

History and charm abound in this exceptional residence, located in Haute-Savoie, in close proximity to world-famous ski resorts, the French city of Annecy, and Geneva at the Swiss border. Represented by Laurent Bijaoui and Krystle Bijaoui, the property is nestled in a private, park-like setting on nearly one and a quarter acres. Showcasing over 5,500 square feet of living space spanning four levels, the

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Situated in the flourishing Downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district, Metropolis Los Angeles—the largest mixed-use development in the Western United States—proved the perfect setting for a lavish twilight soiree celebrating The Agency’s 25th office, now open in South Florida. Well-heeled agents, family and friends, including our Co-Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky, his wife Kyle Richards and her fashionable friends, joined to toast the milestone.

Guests gathered on the expansive Met Nine Amenities Deck at Tower II to enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music against a backdrop of the glimmering city lights. Joined by her daughters, Kyle Richards gave a heartfelt toast to Mauricio and The Agency before

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The West Hollywood lifestyle has long enticed, offering world-class shopping, iconic nightlife, and renowned restaurants, minutes from the beaches of Santa Monica, the high-end shops of Beverly Hills and the sports and entertainment hub of Downtown Los Angeles. At the center of it all is 1030 Kings, a contemporary residential offering on historic Kings Road. The video below provides a glimpse inside the 1030 Kings lifestyle, which is defined by its exceptionally designed residences, indoor-outdoor amenities, and coveted location in West Hollywood.

1030 Kings features a collection of 25 contemporary residences, showcasing innovative architecture by the award-winning, L.A.-based firm LOHA and highly curated interiors

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The holidays are synonymous with entertaining, and while it’s always fun to be a guest, there’s nothing like opening up your home to your nearest and dearest and playing host for the night. To get the party started, we caught up with Bristol Farms for some tried and true tips on preparing everyone’s favorite, effortless hors d'oeuvre: the perfect charcuterie board.

There are good charcuterie boards, and there are great charcuterie boards. How does one go about preparing a truly exceptional version?

A great charcuterie board should be diverse in terms of flavor profile and texture. Pick a hard-style robust salami, a softer, salt-cured ham like Prosciutto, and then throw in 1-2 rich and smooth Pâtés and/or terrines that will make for the perfect

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In the latest installment of Gideon’s Roadshow, the auto enthusiast and real estate aficionado traveled to his native England, where he paid a visit to three magnificent homes in Surrey—from three vastly different eras. When it came to his ride, Gideon opted for something old, something new, something borrowed… and something (indigo) blue: a Suffolk Jaguar SS100 by Suffolk Sportscars. Learn more about Gideon’s stunning stops—and sleek ride—in the exclusive video below.

PART 1: CHERRY HILL  

Gideon’s first port of call was Cherry Hill, a 1935 modernist gem designed by famed British architect Oliver Hill, who had been mentored by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The property was acquired by US Ambassador John Hay Whitney and his wife Betsey Cushing

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An increasing amount of savvy homebuyers are searching for not only the perfect place to live, but also a place to work. From a lavish European estate in Brentwood Park to a historic California craftsman bungalow in the Hollywood Hills, these five exceptional homes feature office spaces that make work look like a vacation. All you need is your laptop.

8854 THRASHER AVE. | LOS ANGELES

Soaring atop the lights of L.A. on a coveted promontory in the exclusive Bird Streets, this newly constructed modern home, represented by Blair Chang, showcases sweeping city-to-ocean views from three masterful levels of living space. Among its covetable features is a spacious office lined with sliding walls of glass that open to a sweeping terrace overlooking

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In luxury real estate, as in life, taste evolves with the times. When Craig Knizek, Managing Director of The Agency’s Sherman Oaks and Calabasas offices, was enlisted to represent 4717 Encino Avenue, a sprawling Mediterranean-style estate in Encino’s Rancho Estates, he knew the home contained the hallmarks of greatness—but was in need of a refresh. With the practiced design eye of his wife Allison Knizek, the pair reimagined the residence as a breathtaking, modern Spanish estate. 

The seasoned designer knew the home’s open, airy floor plan was conducive to today's modern lifestyle and that the scope and scale of the residence was impressive. With updated lighting and fixtures, fresh

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