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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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From landmark jazz clubs to world-class concert venues, Vancouver Island is home to some of British Columbia’s premier live music destinations. Here’s a look at some of The Agency’s favourites.

THE DUKE SALOON - A country bar might seem out of place in Victoria, but according to The Duke Saloon, the venue’s country-themed night was so popular, they had no choice but to transform the space into a honky tonk full-time—or at least on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, when the saloon is open to the public. Known as Victoria’s premier country music venue, the historic brick building plays host to rising country acts on its Jim Beam stage, accompanied by an impressive selection of craft beer, signature cocktails and bourbon, of course.

HERMANN’S JAZZ CLUB -

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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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The only new, move-in ready condominium offering in Coral Gables is ready for its close-up. Merrick Manor is now complete, featuring 227 exquisite, turnkey residences and nearly 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail neighboring The Shops at Merrick Park. Offering residents a full-service, amenity-rich living experience, Merrick Manor is the largest residential development completed in nearly a decade in Coral Gables, one of Miami’s prime residential markets.

“Merrick Manor has reached completion at the best possible time,” explains Sasha Ezquerra, Managing Director of The Agency Development Group. Coral Gables continues to draw new businesses and recently completed a multi-million dollar enhancement of its famed Miracle Mile, generating fresh

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Vancouver Island is home to some of the West Coast’s most spectacular wilderness, from windswept, rocky coasts and tranquil, secluded coves to snow-capped mountains and towering rain forests. With the spring season upon us, here are some of The Agency’s favourite hiking trails, whether taking a day hike or an extended multi-day adventure.

EAST SOOKE REGIONAL PARK - More than 50 km of trails await in the East Sooke Regional Park, located approximately one hour from Victoria. The park features scenic pocket beaches, rocky bays, tide pools with incredible scuba diving, and a range of trails ideal for both the novice and the avid adventurer. Easier routes can be found in the Aylard Farm area, popular with picnickers and families, featuring hilltop, forest and

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