Arizona

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From vintage car dealerships-turned-concert venues to an iconic theatre in the round, the Phoenix area is home to some of the most unique live music destinations in the nation. Here’s a look at some of The Agency’s favorites.

THE VAN BUREN - This 1,800-capacity concert venue in Phoenix is housed in a converted vintage car dealership. Focused on bringing a wide array of national touring acts to Phoenix, the venue offers a dynamic concert calendar featuring everyone from The Violent Femmes and Indigo Girls to Lord Huron and Santigold—plus themed dance parties that take full advantage of an epic dance floor.

AK-CHIN PAVILION - One of the most happening venues for summer concerts in Phoenix, this famous amphitheater, which originally opened in 1990 under the

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Each year, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognizes 500 of the most influential people in the city; out of 10 million people, we’re proud to announce that Mauricio Umansky, The Agency’s Founder and CEO, and Santiago Arana, Managing Partner, were recognized among the publication’s exclusive LA500.

We’re also pleased to share that our Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer, Shane Farkas, was named a finalist in the Rising Star category of the publication’s esteemed CTO awards. As part of The Agency’s founding team, Shane has played an instrumental role in developing our operational systems and processes, spearheading the development of industry-leading proprietary software platforms for our residential and New Development divisions.

“Not

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2 DE WITT DRIVE - Ever wondered what it would be like to live inside the Sistine Chapel? You can get pretty close with this Renaissance-style mansion in the desirable enclave of Ross, California, just outside San Francisco. Situated on two acres of romantic grounds, the opulent home is complete with 8,660 square feet of hand-painted murals, columns and carved marble figures that Robb Report boasts would impress Michelangelo himself. Represented by Rachel Swann and Kayla Grae, the sprawling estate also features multiple fine living areas, expansive verandas, a resort-like pool, tennis courts and old-world gardens.

ONE&ONLY MANDARINA PRIVATE HOMES - Talk about getting in the zone. As long-time admirers of the One&Only experience, San Francisco Giants

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Agents from all corners of the globe made their way north of the border to celebrate The Agency’s recent expansion into British Columbia, Canada. Among them was The Agency’s Co-Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky, who joined the Canadian team to mark the official opening of its two Vancouver Island offices in Victoria and Nanaimo.

“It was such a thrill to welcome our fellow agents and members of The Agency family from around the globe to Vancouver Island and provide a glimpse of B.C.’s stunning natural beauty and incredible real estate,” says Brian Danyliw, who spearheads the two offices along with fellow B.C. native and industry veteran Jason Binab.    

“The excitement and support we feel from the global team is exactly what

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Over the past few years, the dynamic desert enclave of Old Town Scottsdale has emerged as a global luxury destination in its own right. A host of innovative art galleries from Los Angeles and New York, paired with high-end, chef-driven restaurants and new hotel-branded luxury residences, are bringing a decidedly polished sheen to Scottsdale’s beloved historic district.

Among the neighborhood’s most anticipated new developments is a collection of two Modern Terrace homes conceived by CP Drewett, AIA (the esteemed architect behind the enclave of residences at the nearby Ritz-Carlton project) in collaboration with Rich Brock of BedRock Developers and MARA Interior Design. Represented by The Agency’s Raul Siqueiros and Jack Luciano, the two urban

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Arizona is home to some of the most spectacular wilderness in the west, from breathtaking sandstone canyons to forested creeks. With the spring season upon us, here are some of The Agency’s favorite hiking trails throughout Arizona.

WEST FORK TRAIL - Touted as one of the best trails in Arizona and among the best in the U.S., this beloved, dog-friendly hiking spot in Sedona is perfect for trailblazers of all ages and skill levels. Approximately six miles round trip, the trail is highlighted by at least 13 stream crossings, complete with stepping stones and fallen logs. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is an enchanting pool of water surrounded by majestic cliffs. Care to stay overnight? The more adventurous can continue the journey by swimming

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Every home has a story, but it takes vision and creativity to bring it to life. That sentiment certainly isn’t lost on our award-winning public relations division, which was just recognized by the prestigious Hermes Creative Awards for the third consecutive year.

Working in partnership with more than 550 agents across offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, our stellar team leverages relationships with the world’s premier print, broadcast and online media outlets, securing regular coverage in The Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and more. The international competition, administered and judged by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, honors the accomplishments of the world’s leaders in marketing

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In honor of Earth Day, members of The Agency family stepped away from their desks and showings to clean up the Santa Monica shoreline. Sporting their Agency swag, the cleanup crew kicked off the day at the famed Santa Monica Pier and covered 2.6 miles of coastline, removing a staggering 127 pounds of trash from the beach. We were proud to partner with MOTEV, which plants a tree for every booking, and provided our team with transportation to the beach.

While Earth Day is a great excuse to break out the gloves and trash bags, The Agency is committed to extending its efforts throughout the year, and we look forward to hosting more beach cleanups and community outreach initiatives in the months ahead.

View more photos from the cleanup below.

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Mexico’s resort destinations boast some of the world’s most coveted homes and resorts, drawing visitors to their pristine ocean shores, blue-water bays, prime surf breaks and innovative cuisine. Aspiring buyers come from around the globe to put down roots and scoop up their own slice of paradise.

One method of second-home buying, in which a property is purchased and owned collaboratively, continues to gain steam. We caught up with Joni Ross, one of our Los Cabos real estate experts, to learn more about the rhyme and reason behind fractional ownership—and whether it just might be your ticket to paraíso.

What is fractional ownership? 

The simplest description of Fractional Real Estate Ownership is shared ownership of a deeded property, with usage

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As summer approaches, we’ve got al fresco dinners and starlit gatherings on the mind. From an iconic loft overlooking the L.A. lights to a stunning architectural oasis on the Victoria, B.C. waterfront, these six residences offer incredible rooftop decks primed for enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of home.

1707 GRANT AVE. | SAN FRANCISCO

It isn’t often a single-family home comes available in the iconic and coveted Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco—especially one with such incredible views. Originally built in 1913, this reimagined, three-story residence, represented by Samantha Resnik and Michelle Long, showcases airy, open-concept interiors, abundant natural light and a rooftop terrace that will make you the envy of the

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