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Our hearts go out to the individuals and families affected by the wildfires in our beloved California communities. Words cannot describe the devastation our state has experienced, and The Agency family stands ready to support all who have been affected by the fires. Some of our colleagues, clients, friends and family have lost their homes and are facing a long road to recovery ahead. We thank the brave firefighters who are putting their lives on the line to help those in need. On behalf of Mauricio Umansky, Billy Rose and The Agency, we ask anyone who is able to join us in supporting those affected. We are always stronger when we come together.

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The Agency recently joined The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce in saluting firefighters, police officers, and educators at St. Monica Catholic Community Grand Pavilion for their annual New Heroes Celebration. Each year, the event serves as an opportunity for community members, local businesses and city leaders to join together in celebrating the work of Santa Monica’s local heroes and honoring their contributions to the community.

Our own Keri White was proud to participate in the celebration, representing The Agency with a booth at the event, where attendees nabbed gift bags filled with The Agency swag. Among the recipients of the 2018 Inspirational Hero awards was Ana Jara of The Juvenile Diversion Program, Santa Monica Police Department;

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It was a beautiful day on the links as our CEO and Co-Founder Mauricio Umansky and team, comprised of fellow agents Kevin Dees, Chris Dyson, Michael Grady and Jonathan Ruiz, came out swinging for the 19th annual Emmys Golf Classic at Wilshire Country Club.

Hosted for the second consecutive year by Cedric the Entertainer and sponsored in part by The Agency, the star-studded tournament raised $335,000 for the Television Academy Foundation. Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of Television Academy, the foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will help shape its future.

The tournament kicked off with “on the green” carpet arrivals, followed by a putting contest, full round of golf

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Ever wondered what it would be like to pair the incredible surf, far-reaching views and awe-inspiring real estate of Malibu with the peace, serenity and small-town spirit of a sleepy California beach town? The answer may be closer than you think.

Nestled between the beloved beach communities of Malibu and Santa Barbara is a lesser-known coastal gem that many consider the last of Southern California’s authentic beach towns. The gated, seaside hamlet of Solimar Beach Colony boasts many of the traits that put its aforementioned neighbors on the map (think jaw-dropping sunsets, world-class surf breaks and swoon-worthy homes) with a small-town spirit uniquely its own. Located just north of Ventura—a mere 30 minutes in either direction to Santa Barbara

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There is perhaps no better place for a leisurely drive than L.A.’s Pacific Coast Highway, and no car more worthy of the journey than a Rolls Royce. This was the scene on a recent October afternoon, as O’Gara Coach Westlake partnered with The Agency and Laura McNulty for the exclusive unveiling of their highly anticipated new model, the Rolls Royce Cullinan, the world's first super-luxury, all-terrain SUV.

Preferred clients and VIPs were invited to one of The Agency’s most coveted oceanfront estates, 32852 W. Pacific Coast Highway, for the private event and one-on-one test drive. Represented by Laura McNulty, the 5,353-square-foot estate, affectionately known as “Casa di Pietra”, or “Stone House by the Sea,” is one of Malibu’s most in-demand

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We are proud to announce the Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized our very own Santiago Arana, James Harris, David Parnes, Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky among the city’s most dynamic brokers in its second annual edition of “Who’s Brokering L.A.”

Described as “those hard-working brokers who have the knowledge, skills and dedication to go the extra mile for their clients,” LABJ shined a spotlight on Santiago, James, David, Billy and Mauricio, and had plenty of good things to say. Get the full scoop on each of our five “residential real estate all-stars” below, and read up on the complete list on LABJ.

SANTIAGO ARANA → “Over the past 12 months, Santiago Arana has achieved more than $468 million total sales volume. Ranked sixth in the

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From an iconic Montecito manse that played host to JFK to Paris Hilton’s former Hollywood Hills digs, the properties and personalities making headlines this month are the perfect anecdote to a chilly October afternoon. Sit back, relax, and fall into our October hotlist.

1467 KINGS ROAD  Ever wondered what it’s like to live the life of Paris Hilton? Buying her former Hollywood Hills home might give you a glimpse. Represented by Rebekah Schwartz Sklar and Mauricio Umansky and featured in Forbes, the 3,064-square-foot Spanish property is offered fully furnished with Hilton’s chic French Regency-style effects. Perched in the hills above Sunset, the home boasts four bedrooms, four baths, guest quarters, a wood-paneled media room and entertainment

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Nestled in the hills of Brentwood with views stretching from the Getty Center to the Downtown L.A. skyline, 816 Glenmere Way, affectionately known as The Starview Estate, is among the city’s most future-forward residences.

Represented by The Agency’s President and Co-Founder Billy Rose and conceived by Rick Perkins of Perkins Development Group, the more than 8,000-square-foot architectural estate is envisioned for the modern, tech-savvy owner.  Complete smart home automation, an underground car lift, and full off-the-grid capabilities, powered by solar panels and backed by Tesla batteries, are just a few of the home's tech-minded amenities. Built for a personal drone helicopter, an integrated helipad on the pool terrace is complete with the first

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Capturing incredible ocean, golf course and Catalina Island views, this modern masterpiece in Rancho Palos Verdes is set on a prime corner lot just moments from the world-renowned Terranea Resort. Deftly executed by Warm Coastal Modern and showcasing approximately 6,000 square feet of open-concept living space, the five-bedroom, six-bath home is a tour de force in one of California’s most coveted coastal neighborhoods.

Represented by Sharon Umansky Benton and Victor Jimenez of Daftarian Development Group, the home captivates from the moment of approach. Beyond a horseshoe-shaped driveway, a 25-foot, bookmatched marble tower and zen rock water moat evoke the awe-inspiring interiors within. Once inside, the eye is drawn to a 21-foot-tall, cascading

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A spectacular, one-acre compound in Santa Monica’s coveted Rustic Canyon recently made its market debut, and its got quite the architectural pedigree.

Represented by Cindy Ambuehl and Blair Chang, the iconic property was originally designed by Frank Gehry in 1978 and later reimagined by Mark Mack. The perfect marriage of architectural prowess and warm, sophisticated design, the 5,164-square-foot modern main house and 2,000-square-foot midcentury modern guest house gracefully coalesce with nature to form a one-of-a-kind, coastal-canyon retreat.

Set beyond a long, gated driveway and tranquil courtyard, the main house is replete with soaring, exposed beam ceilings, polished concrete floors, a two-story gallery and vaulted skylights that bathe the

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