As one of the fastest-growing boutique real estate brokerages in the world, The Agency’s global expansion reached new heights in 2021 with a record-breaking launch of 11 new franchises in one year, including Oakville, New Canaan, North Shore—New York, Calgary, Vancouver, Boston, Maui, Las Vegas, Denver, Pacific Palisades, and the Netherlands.
“In 2021 alone, we welcomed hundreds of agents and opened a record-breaking number of new offices in five countries, and counting” shared Mauricio Umansky, The Agency’s CEO and Founder. “Through it all, The Agency remains one connected, global community committed to collaboration, boutique-style service, growing our powerful global network and embracing technological innovation.”
To add to the impressive team roster, The Agency welcomes John Thorpe as Vice President of Franchise Sales and Operations—Europe. John has an extensive background in the international market. His industry experience, knowledge, and contacts are expected to catapult the firm’s global growth and servicing platform abroad.
“We’re thrilled to welcome John Thorpe to The Agency family as we expand our franchise offices in key markets across Europe,” said Jim Ramsay, EVP of Franchise Sales. “We are so proud to further grow our franchise executive leadership team as well as our global network, with more European destinations scheduled to launch this year.”
John brings the unique ability to translate ideas into real results. With over 20 years of industry experience, his strengths lie in thought leadership, business strategy and implementation. A high-impact leader who values quality over quantity, John is a perfect cultural fit for The Agency team.
“I am delighted to join The Agency and contribute to the exciting growth of the firm’s European franchise division,” said John. “The Agency brand is unlike any other, and I look forward to collaborating with the incredible franchise sales and operations team as we look for like-minded partners in strategic markets around the world.”