Posted on 27 Sep
The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents” is out and The Agency is honored to be recognized once again with three of our agents ranked among the city’s best.
For the fourth year in a row, The Agency’s co-founders, CEO Mauricio Umansky and President Billy Rose, along with Principal Partner Santiago Arana, grace the list. The trio was also recently recognized by REAL Trends, Inc. as the nation’s Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals, with all three ranking in the Top 25 for sales volume.
Below is what The Hollywood Reporter had to say about our top agents.
SANTIAGO ARANA — With more than $300 million in sales this year, Arana has doubled his 2015 output. “I think it is a synergy of experience, time and knowledge, my contacts that I built up through the years and being a managing partner in one of the best agencies,” he says. Eventful achievements? The sale of a $20 million Brentwood home to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff and a $23 million sale on East Channel Road in Santa Monica to Vice founder and CEO Shane Smith.
BILLY ROSE — During Labor Day Weekend, Rose and his partner hosted 400 guests at a 20,000 square-foot Malibu mansion to celebrate five years of The Agency. “If you had told me five years ago, ‘You guys will be opening five offices this year including one in Turks and Caicos, dominating market share and have all these great agents,’ I would have laughed,” says Rose, who eclipsed $200 million in sales volume this year. He currently holds the recent pocket listing on veteran music exec Ron Fair’s $15.5 million gated Brentwood spread.
MAURICIO UMANSKY — The co-founder of The Agency is celebrating another dominant year. “My motivation is competitiveness. I cannot stand losing, period.” Highlighted by the $100 million sale of the Playboy Mansion, which he co-listed with Hilton & Hyland’s Drew Fenton, Mauricio has cleared well over $400 million in sales volume this year and currently holds the $195 million listing on the Beverly House, William Randolph Hearst’s former grand estate.