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Giving back is part of the cultural fabric of The Agency, and our agents and staff are committed to doing their part to make a difference. From a charity bike ride from London to Paris in support of prostate cancer research to a give-back shopping event at Christian Louboutin benefiting teenage moms in the foster care system, here’s a look at four agents and the work they do to make the world a better place.

GIDEON LANG-LADDIE | PROSTATE1000 

After losing his father to small cell prostate cancer, a particularly aggressive cancer with very little funding for research, Gideon Lang-Laddie set out to make a difference, structuring PROSTATE1000 as a feeder fund to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. In honor of his father, who had planned to take up

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Calabasas was the place to be on Friday, June 1st as over 1,000 guests gathered at the Calabasas Civic Center for a sophisticated soiree under the stars to benefit the award-winning Las Virgenes School District.

Now in its sixth year, The Event, sponsored by The Agency, drew business and community leaders from Calabasas, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Bell Canyon, Hidden Hills and West Hills for a spirited evening of delicacies, libations and conversation. The city’s charming central courtyard proved the perfect setting for the sold-out, block party-style celebration. Guests enjoyed tastings from premier local restaurants and wineries while perusing one-of-a-kind silent auction items and enjoying a live

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Nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and Pacific Ocean, the coveted coastal enclave of Pacific Palisades is renowned for its big views, cool sea breezes and charming, small-town vibe. From the white picket fences of the Alphabet Streets to the enchanted canyons of The Riviera, each neighborhood has a unique appeal entirely its own.

On the heels of our one-year office anniversary, we caught up with Santiago Arana, Managing Partner of The Agency, and Dan Urbach, Partner and Managing Director of Pacific Palisades, to get the inside scoop on the hottest real estate offerings and anticipated happenings in the beloved seaside hamlet.

“Over the past year, we’ve slowly grown our team to include some of the most talented, high-integrity agents

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced its top 11 residential projects for 2018, and The Agency is proud to announce that Linea Residence G, one of 14 luxurious, minimalist architectural estates in the heart of Palm Springs, was the recipient of the institute’s prestigious 2018 Best in Housing National Award.

Represented by Rich Nolan, Managing Director of The Agency’s Palm Springs office, the project is a stunning collaboration between designer Andrew Adler and architect Anthony Poon. Boasting striking, head-on west and south-facing mountain range views, the artistic composition of all-white residences emphasizes expanse, proportion, light, and a seamless indoor-outdoor connection. Inspired by history’s sculptors and Bauhaus

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Grilling season has arrived. The long Memorial Day weekend brought the unofficial kick-off to summer, the time of year when we take to the beaches, terraces and rooftops to gather around the BBQ and soak up the summer sun. No residence, whether an expansive estate or urban condo, is complete without a place to grill, gather and gush about the weather. Below are some of our favorite grilling spots at the newest condominium offerings, from Downtown L.A. to Las Vegas, Wilshire Corridor to Santa Barbara.

METROPOLIS LOS ANGELES | DTLA

BBQ with all of Los Angeles in view from the sky parks and gardens at Metropolis, home to three residential towers in the heart of Downtown L.A. Residents of Metropolis enjoy expansive amenity decks, as well as

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Pictured above, The New Castle

Stretching for 21 miles along the Pacific Ocean, Malibu has long been considered the crown jewel of the California coast; a venerable playground for the country’s wealthiest celebrities, entertainment execs and business moguls alike—but perhaps never has the beloved seaside hamlet sparkled more brightly. A host of recent record-breaking home sales and unprecedented new real estate offerings have drawn overwhelming interest in the oceanside enclave—and The Agency is making quite a splash.

“A door has opened up with these recent sales that has given greater value [to Malibu real estate] than we have seen in the past,” The Agency’s Paul Lester recently told The Hollywood Reporter, adding “Now, more than ever, buyers are

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From Santa Monica to Turks and Caicos, Beverly Hills to Riviera Nayarit, our agents and listings made headlines around the globe this month. Check out the latest installment of The Agency’s Hotlist.

1427 GEORGINA AVE. → Everyone’s favorite funny girl Anna Faris sat down with New York Post this month for a chat about her new movie Overboard (a remake of the 1987 Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn rom-com) and she did it on location at 1427 Georgina Avenue, a Santa Monica stunner listed by Santiago Arana and Griffin Riddle. Created by renowned architect Buzz Yudell and his wife, artist and colorist Tina Beebe, the home features 5,243 square feet of luxurious living space with soaring ceilings and sliding walls of glass for the ultimate indoor-outdoor

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Ever spent a long weekend at your favorite hotel or resort and dreamt of what it would be like to stay forever? We know the feeling. From a secluded, oceanside escape in Costa Rica to a reimagined midcentury modern hotel and spa in the California desert—and some luxurious penthouses in between—here’s a look at four spectacular hotel offerings where you can make like The Eagles’ song—stay and never leave.

HOTEL PLAYA CIELO | SANTA TERESA DE CABANO, COSTA RICA

Represented by Boaz Lev-Ari and Michael Grady and located on the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean, Playa Cielo Hotel is an award-winning luxury retreat in the heart of Santa Teresa, known the world over for its incredible surf break. Designed and built using sustainable materials with a

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With the glimmering Downtown Los Angeles skyline as a backdrop, Metropolis Los Angeles was the place to be on Thursday, May 17th as The Agency’s Co-Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles stars James Harris and David Parnes joined The Agency Development Group for the grand unveiling of The Penthouse Collection.

Developed by Greenland USA, Metropolis is the largest mixed-use development in the Western United States; a residential, resort and retail destination encompassing 6.3 acres in Downtown’s Central Business District. The offering is perfectly situated beside L.A. Live, STAPLES Center and the Arts District, offering a highly serviced, amenity-rich lifestyle in the heart

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With the robust spring market in full swing, Zillow recently crunched its numbers to breakdown the most popular neighborhoods in the U.S., and it may come as no surprise that 13 of the top 20 locations are in the Golden State. “The country’s most popular neighborhoods have a lot in common with its most popular celebrities,” Zillow wrote. “They tend to be in California.”

The star-studded neighborhoods of Bel Air, Beverly Glen, Hollywood Hills and Point Dume rounded out the L.A. area, while the Bay Area’s Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow, Paradise Park and Montclair—all proudly served by The Agency’s San Francisco and Danville offices—followed suit. Claiming the coveted number one spot was none other than The Oaks at Calabasas, the tony enclave with the

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