Posted on 13 Sep
We’ve come a long way in seven years; from our humble beginnings in a tiny office space on South Beverly Boulevard, just a handful of agents and a few folding chairs, to our rise as an industry leader with 24 office locations—and counting—around the world. So when it came time to ring in lucky number seven, we had to throw an epic party to celebrate.
The Agency family and friends joined founders Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose on the grounds of a historic estate in Encino for a Southern-style fete in true Agency style. Adorned with vibrant red dahlia bouquets by Francesca Blume Los Angeles and comfy furniture staged by Meridith Baer Home, the home’s lush grounds—sprinkled with old-timey lawn games—were perfectly suited to the end-of-summer soiree. DJ Cathy Michele spun music as guests were treated to a delicious Southern barbecue, complete with custom burgers, watermelon, summer peach salad, jalapeño cheddar cornbread, Sprinkles cupcakes, an elaborate ice cream bar, and refreshing, themed cocktails like Peach Spritzers and Southern Lemonade.
Once guests had settled in, Managing Partner Santiago Arana and Founding Partner Blair Chang got the crowd revved up with their inspiring remarks before turning the mic over to Billy and Mauricio, who gave spirited toasts and sliced up The Agency birthday cake.
Our seventh year was certainly one to celebrate; from the opening of new offices in Canada, Malibu, Park City, Pasadena, Orange County and more to our third consecutive year ranking on the Inc. 5000, 11 of our own topping topping REAL Trends’ The Thousand, and the success of our brand-new website, which just landed the award for Best Design from REAL Trends. At the end of the day, we’re just getting started.
Checkout more photos from our birthday bash below.