Posted on 28 Dec
From our six-year anniversary party at a historic estate in Encino to a glitzy masquerade ball at Mr. C Residences in Beverly Hills, The Agency had plenty to celebrate in 2017. With the New Year upon us, we thought we’d take a look back over our favorite events of the year and toast to all the good times had.
THE AGENCY’S 6TH BIRTHDAY PARTY → Our six-year anniversary and annual Labor Day party was one for the books. Agents, family and friends joined founders Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose on the grounds of a historic estate in Encino for a classic Southern-style picnic, complete with barbeque, mint juleps and old fashioned lawn games—the perfect send off to summer and celebration of another year of growth and innovation in real estate.
TESLA INFLUENCER DINNER AT 1251 SHADOW HILL WAY → The cutting-edge Beverly Hills home, listed by Jon Grauman, Mauricio Umansky, and Brendan Fitzpatrick, proved the perfect setting for an intimate dinner hosted by Tesla’s head designer, Franz von Holzhausen. Von Holzhausen revealed the much-anticipated Model 3 at the event, marking the car’s first debut outside of an auto show.
EL PASEO FASHION WEEK → The Agency Lounge was the place to see and be seen at the 12th Annual El Paseo Fashion week, which featured a series of runway and trunk shows that drew thousands to the posh desert enclave, home to The Agency’s Palm Desert office.
INMAN LUXURY CONNECT CLOSING PARTY AT MR. C RESIDENCES → Co-hosted by The Agency Development Group and Mr. C Residences, the event at Mr. C Beverly Hills pulled out all the stops to welcome more than 250 guests, including the most influential, top-producing real estate agents from around the world. Guests enjoyed decadent cuisine provided by The Restaurant at Mr. C and plenty of entertainment courtesy of sugar candy sculptor Shinobu Ichiyanagi, a photo booth, and glamorous dancer who passed out glasses of champagne to thirsty attendees from her illuminated brass skirt.
HAPPY HOUR FOR A CAUSE AT XOC TEQUILA GRILL → The Agency’s Mauricio Umansky shook things up for a good cause at XOC Tequila Grill to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Friends, family and fans turned out in droves to get a taste of Mauricio’s signature margaritas and enjoyed savory Mexican fare as they mixed and mingled for the cause. In total, $4,000 was raised for CHLA—the most money raised for the hospital from DipJars in the shortest amount of time.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA AT OUR NOE VALLEY OFFICE → Our Noe Valley office opened its doors to adults and children of all ages this holiday season for a fun afternoon of photos with Santa, complete with complimentary hot chocolate generously donated by Bernie's Coffee and cookies generously donated by Noe Valley Bakery.
ASTON MARTIN BD11 VOLANTE UNVEILING AT 1677 N. DOHENY → Perched on a promontory above Hollywood’s fabled Bird Streets, the sophisticated architectural compound, represented by Paul Lester, served as a worthy setting for the grand unveiling of Aston Martin’s newest convertible, the DB11 Volante. In anticipation of the big reveal, dancers performed 007-inspired numbers while VIP guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a glimpse at some of Aston Martin’s most esteemed rides, including the Vanquish S Coupe and vintage DB5.
WE CELEBRATED 10 NEW OFFICE OPENINGS → We opened 10 offices in 2017 and, in true Agency style, threw some unforgettable parties to celebrate—from a seaside soiree at our new office in Punta de Mita to lively events honoring our new locations in Arizona, Calabasas, Sherman Oaks, Palm Springs and Palm Desert.