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Art came alive at the debut party and sales launch for Thirty Four Fifty West, a bright, modern collection of multifunctional residences at the lively crossroads of Hollywood Hills and Universal City, represented by The Agency Development Group. On a recent winter evening, guests gathered for a multi-level art exhibition that showcased the versatility of the residences and spotlighted works from Feeny's Photos, Mr. A and Margarita Bashlovka. 

Guests toured the airy, contemporary spaces while chatting with the artists, sipping drinks and enjoying delectable snacks under L.A.’s deep blue, early evening sky.  

The Thirty Four Fifty West community offers two- and three-bedroom residences, ranging from 1,904 to 2,396 square feet.  Each three-story

1300 Beverly Estate Drive’s grand motor court, incredible architecture and stunning wall of windows served as a scene-stealing backdrop for the unveiling of McLaren’s all-new limited-edition, open-top Elva. 

During the evening event, hosted in partnership by The Agency and McLaren Beverly Hills, guests got an up-close look at the new Elva—which is equipped with a four-liter M840TR twin-turbocharged V8 engine and is the fifth edition in the McLaren Ultimate Series. Only 399 Elvas will be available for purchase, each boasting a top speed that surpasses 200 mph and a starting price of about $1,690,000. 

“This home was the perfect setting for this McLaren debut,” says Stefan Pommepuy, who represents the property along with The Agency’s co-founder and

What childhood dreams are made of—the KidsOnly Club at the new One&Only Mandarina opening this June on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit is worthy of Oscar gold. Mandarina enlisted Academy Award-winning art director Brigitte Broch to design its spectacular 42,000-square-foot kids’ club, situated among the leafy trees in one of the country’s last beachfront jungles, less than one hour north of Puerto Vallarta. Among the club’s features are a series of tree houses connected by suspended bridges, an insect hut, nursery and outdoor amphitheatre, allowing for endless stretches of the imagination. 

“What most intrigued me about being part of the vision behind the Mandarina kids’ club was the world of fantasy that could be created in an ancient tropical forest,

 

The Los Angeles real estate market is fast-paced and always in high demand, with the most discerning buyers from around the world wanting to stake their claim in the City of Angels. There has been a lot of action in the very high-end market of late—including the record-setting $165 million sale of the Warner Estate to Amazon's Jeff Bezos—and The Agency is proud to represent the newest offering among the top-tier properties in Los Angeles—The Beverly House.

Represented by Mauricio Umansky and Santiago Arana, the former estate of world-renowned newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and famed actress Marion Davies, The Beverly House has served as the backdrop for memorable scenes in “The Godfather” and “The Bodyguard.” Situated on 3.5 stunning acres

Celebrity homes, Oscar-worthy designs, mega real estate deals and a basement collection worthy of its own Star Wars museum—see the properties, places and personalities making headlines this month. 

7023 BIRDVIEW AVENUE - This Malibu stunner and home of film legend Anthony Hopkins was featured in The Wall Street Journal, which noted its cliffside perch and lush, one-acre grounds. Represented by Santiago Arana, the iconic Point Dume Bluff estate features a main, four-bedroom Cape Cod-style residence and one-bedroom guest house showcasing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and Palos Verdes. 

MANDARINA - A kid’s club worthy of Oscar gold. When the new, much-anticipated One&Only Mandarina opens north of Puerto Vallarta in June, it will

Competitive spirits ran high as agents and staff faced off for a great cause in a lively basketball tournament at 18 Dovetail Lane. The event benefited The Agency’s charity partner—Giveback Homes—which builds housing for families and individuals in need around the U.S. and abroad. 

Located in Pasadena’s exclusive Bradbury Estates community, this Tudor-inspired, 16,515-square-foot home’s pristine sports court served as a perfect backdrop for the high-energy match between the two teams. Players in white jerseys represented the Westside, while players from Sherman Oaks, Pasadena and Calabasas donned red. Prior to the tournament, participating agents and employees donated to Giveback Homes. 

After a heated game, The Westside’s team edged out a victory,


The Agency family came out in full force to celebrate the debut of Bel Air’s newest and most exciting offering—1475 Bel Air Road. Designed and developed by Ray Nosrati of Huntington Estate Properties, the 12,027-square-foot estate is filled with warm finishes and rich textures that provide a sophisticated elegance. 

During the evening event—sponsored by Swiss Property Management—guests were greeted with glasses of Gambino DOCG Brut, which glittered with 24-karat gold flakes. 

Inside, amidst plenty of atmospheric Vogue candles, DCLA served up spicy tuna tartare with wasabi aioli, half-shell oysters and bacon-wrapped Medjool dates filled with chipotle spiced goat cheese—all of which paired nicely with glasses of Sauvignon Blanc from Malibu Rocky Oaks,

The AT&T Pro-AM golf tournament—an internationally recognized stop on the PGA tour and one of the most popular events in the region—took place over the weekend in Pebble Beach, and The Agency Carmel helped celebrate at one of the tournament's most exclusive venues. 

Braden Sterling—The Agency Carmel’s Managing Partner and Principal of design firm Sterling | Huddleson Architecture—was invited to design the golf tournament’s Event House, which would serve as a meeting place and viewpoint for numerous attendees, executives and VIPs. 

"The AT&T Event House is in a one-of-a-kind location overlooking the third green of the Pebble Beach golf course with views of Stillwater Cove,” said Braden. “The interiors are extremely comfortable and welcoming—it feels

In an ever-evolving real estate landscape, it’s important to bear in mind that buyers—particularly those in the highly competitive L.A. market—bring a sharp eye for detail to every property on the market.  We asked agent Bennett Hirsch and Nicholas Sandler, who represent the recently renovated 7900 Willow Glen in Laurel Canyon, to share insight on the elements and features to focus on when seeking out or upgrading a property. 


Recognize (and Keep) Good Bones

A well-constructed home is the key to a successful renovation. If the bones are good, unique architectural elements are an added bonus and can be orchestrated into the remodel to create a timeless aesthetic.

 “7900 Willow Glen features classic midcentury architecture with post and beam

The Agency now holds the distinction of being one of the most-followed real estate brokerages in the world on Instagram. This comes after The Agency’s Instagram followers just surpassed the 270,000 mark.

In addition to stellar audience stats, our account has enjoyed callouts from a number of media outlets, including BravoTV—who called our feed “ the eye candy we need this year”—and Realty Biz News, who named The Agency one of the “10 Superstar Agencies Rocking Instagram.” 

“Our Instagram is a powerful way for us to engage with our followers—who include clients, potential clients and those that love real estate as much as we do,” says The Agency’s Founder and CEO, Mauricio Umansky. “Our feed showcases not just visually appealing content, but