Blog_Variety The Agency is thrilled to be selected among Variety Magazine’s 2016 “Showbiz Real Estate Elite” with five of our agents recognized for their work helping “stars, celebs, directors, producers and assorted showbiz execs sell their holdings and find the home of their dreams.” Making the list again this year are Santiago Arana, James Harris, David Parnes, Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky, who say they couldn’t have done it without the support of the whole team at The Agency. Variety commended Santiago, The Agency Principal and Partner, for his hugely successful year with sales in 2015 exceeding $308 million and a number of notable transactions. The duo of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles fame, James and David were recognized for sales totaling $150 million last year and the recent $30 million sale of 438 N. Faring Road. Billy, Co-founder and President at The Agency, was noted for sales over $197 million as well as a price-per-square-foot record-breaking sale for Sunset Plaza/Rising Glen. Mauricio, Co-Founder and CEO at The Agency, was lauded for selling $266 million in real estate and for recently listing L.A.’s most recognizable and iconic property, The Playboy Mansion. “Our individual successes are a testament to The Agency belief that it takes a culture of partnership and a team mentality to reach the top,” said Billy. He and Mauricio also credit L.A.’s thriving economy, luxurious lifestyle, and home inventory with reaching a point in line with other global cities, making L.A. a Number 1 global destination. Read more about what Variety had to say about The Agency team here.