Arizona

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From picture-perfect pool games to fantastic fresh cocktails, there’s an art to throwing a solid summer BBQ. No matter what kind of fête is on the calendar, here are some pointers to help make your next summer party an affair to remember. 

Let The Games Begin - Get some friendly competition going with a game of pool volleyball or basketball—set up nets over the shallow end and grab a light beach ball, or get serious with a slightly soft volleyball. Entice guests to hop in the pool by adding a variety of fun inflatables, from a sprinkled donut to a melting ice cream cone, these photogenic floats are Instagram worthy and sure to get folks in the mood for a summertime splash.  

Take it To The Lawn - Staying on dry land can be fun too, especially if there’s a


Getting fit in the Grand Canyon state has never been more exhilarating. Full of beautiful natural playgrounds, from pulse-pumping bike rides to more leisurely, scenic hikes, this region is made for athletes of all levels and abilities. Here, we spotlight six spots that will get in top form for all kinds of Arizona adventures. 

BODI - This Scottsdale studio offers high-intensity group workouts that mix strength training and cardio in varying degrees for maximum impact (try the Sweat class for more cardio and the Strength for more weights). Mix it up with a 45-minute boxing class or sign up for Stadium Stairs, a free class every Sunday that takes participants through their paces at Saguaro High School. Just want to stretch? Bodi has a class for that, too. 


So Scottsdale! magazine’s annual “The Man Issue” hits the stands every June celebrating 20 men “working in style” in the picturesque desert city. This year’s edition celebrated four of The Agency Arizona’s own—Luis Gonzalez, Raul Siqueiros, Jack Luciano and Jim Cavanaugh—all innovators and top producers in the Arizona real estate market. The Business Class 2019 feature honors men who embody both business acumen and sophisticated style across a variety of industries. So what made the agents from The Agency’s desert dream team stand out among the crowd?

LUIS GONZALEZ - “Being cognizant of the fact that a real estate purchase is often the biggest investment an individual will make in their lifetime, I take great pride in helping my clients gracefully navigate


When it comes to making memories, the Grand Canyon State truly delivers. From immersive avant-garde artwork to pulse-pounding water adventures, these five Arizona experiences will make for one unforgettable summer.

WONDERSPACES - Situated within Scottsdale Fashion Square, Wonderspaces—a sprawling 16,000-square-foot show space—has recently unveiled Point of View, a range of fascinating (and photogenic) works by 13 artists from around the globe. Visitors of all ages can take in creations like Submergence, an immersive installation comprised of more than 8,000 individual points of light that continually change color in coordination with music; and Blooms, which centers on highly-detailed 3D-printed sculptures that appear to animate under a carefully timed


SHOP HERE -
 It’s no secret Phoenix can get hot during the summer months, but this popular farmers’ market—widely considered the city’s biggest and best—is held during the cooler evening hours so shoppers can beat the heat. Every Wednesday from 4 to 6pm, local produce vendors, bakers and artisans bring their best to the Downtown Phoenix Public Market for a weekly open-air shopping experience. Local food trucks are also on-hand, making it the perfect place to bring the whole family for an effortless (and fun) midweek supper.

WATCH A PERFORMANCE HERE - With three separate stages, Herberger Theater Center is considered Phoenix’s premier performance venue, arts incubator and advocate. The indoor venue, dedicated to the cultural and education development of


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

CATCH A GAME HERE - It’s no secret Arizona gets… shall we say… toasty in the summertime. Thankfully, there’s plenty of air-conditioned hangouts about town where you can beat the heat and enjoy your favorite summer pastime—our favorite being baseball. June is jam-packed with Diamondbacks games, rendered all the more enjoyable at Chase Field, Downtown Phoenix’s state-of-the-art, indoor ballpark. Watch the D-backs team up against the New York Mets June 1st and 2nd; the Los Angeles Dodgers June 3rd, 4th and 5th; and Colorado Rockies June 18th, 19th and 20th.

COOL OFF HERE - Nothing says summer like an afternoon spent poolside at Shade Lounge Pool, the rooftop

Walkability wins in the location decision for most new homebuyers, and for those who love shopping and fine dining, the hunt is on for the perfect locale to sip and shop a stone’s throw from home. If shopping is your cardio, then one of these exquisite homes might just be the one for you.

7917 WILLOUGHBY AVE. #2 | WEST HOLLYWOOD

Listed by Rouja Koleva and boasting California Closets throughout to neatly organize all the new threads, 7917 Willoughby Avenue #2 is a stunning, loft-style condominium by the award-winning LOHA Architects. Located in West Hollywood, the home is two blocks from Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard and moments from an array of trendy shops and restaurants. High-end designers are featured alongside trendy


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

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.

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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