While the Financial Times released its inaugural ranking of the Americas’ fastest-growing companies this month, the revered publication acknowledges that the report, “comes at a perilous and uncertain time for many companies, as the coronavirus severely curtails economies, workforces and ultimately growth.” The ranking highlights 500 businesses across the continent, “for whom innovation and creativity have paid off—attributes that will underpin resilience and enable many of them to thrive once the worst effects of the pandemic are behind them,” the Financial Times writes. 

 The Agency is among only 19 companies in the property category that made the list, which identified outstanding companies among the millions of existing enterprises in North and South America. A joint project by the Financial Times and research company Statista, the list ranks entrants from across the Americas by compound annual growth rate in revenue between 2015 and 2018. 

 “While this is a challenging time for businesses across the globe, The Agency is proud to be among the innovative companies recognized by the Financial Times,” says Mauricio Umansky, Co-Founder and CEO of The Agency. “Since our founding in 2011, we set out to transform the real estate industry by offering better representation and a more collaborative, community-driven way of doing business. Receiving recognition for our hard work and rapid growth fuels our passion, drive and commitment in serving both our clients and our agents.” 

“This recognition by the Financial Times is further evidence that The Agency’s business model is making a global impact on the real estate industry,” says Billy Rose, Co-Founder and President of The Agency. “We started with one office in Beverly Hills, and in eight years, we’ve expanded across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. We’re so thankful to the industry veterans and partners we’ve had the pleasure of working with along the way.” 

The results were achieved by conducting months of research, public calls, intensive database research and directly contacting tens of thousands of companies. Household names, such as Tesla, Netflix, Uber and PayPal are featured on the list, though privately held businesses make up a sizable portion of the report.

 Read the full report and the method behind the ranking here.