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Don’t enjoy the epic Thanksgiving meal prep? Not interested in hosting? No problem. There are many ways to celebrate the holiday—including making a reservation, grabbing amazing takeout and volunteering at local charitable organizations. Here, we spotlight some fresh ways to mark this special holiday in and around Pasadena. 

Dinner in the Park  - For 47 years, Union Station Homeless Services has hosted Dinner in the Park in Pasadena’s Central Park on Thanksgiving Day—help families in need by donating food, funds or time. This year’s event is happening on Thanksgiving Day from 11am to 2pm and will provide thousands of meals to men, women and families experiencing homelessness as well as seniors and low-income families.

Just No Thyme - No matter what your


In a city full of stars, this historic high-rise is a total scene-stealer.  

Built in 1965 and designed by famed West Coast-based architect Jack A. Charney, the 31-story building at 9255 Doheny Road is the tallest residential tower in the greater Los Angeles area. Developed by Walter and Leo Minskoff and situated at the base of the Hollywood Hills, Sierra Towers was converted to 146 condominiums in 1974 and has been attracting industry elite ever since. Many residents (and prospective residents) are drawn to the Towers’ discreet staff, bountiful amenities and central West Hollywood location, minutes from major production studios and downtown Beverly Hills. 

“Sierra Towers is one of the most sought-after buildings in Los Angeles,” says James Harris, who

As the city lights glowed below, guests gathered with cocktails in hand to explore 1561 Blue Jay Way and take in the newly built home’s sweeping jetliner views, which span from Downtown L.A. to the Pacific. 

“It’s no surprise to me that people fall in love with this home so quickly,” said Amir Jawaherian, who represents the estate and helped with its development. “The views are incredible. Imagine waking up to these views, or seeing the sun dip down in the evenings. And Blue Jay’s design details are just as exquisite—the space is crafted to have a natural flow from room to room, making it so easy to entertain and feel at home. ”

Perched high in the coveted Bird Streets, north of the Sunset Strip, the 8,400 square foot estate boasts countless

 
The Agency joined forces with Giveback Homes in Orange County, California to help construct an all-new residence for a family of three. 

Agents and local SoCal staff picked up hammers and nails and manned drills and wheelbarrows to help construct an all-new home for a single mother and two young girls. Having struggled with high rent prices for several years, the family will move into a new single-level, three-bedroom, two-bath home, which will provide the safety and stability of homeownership.

The Agency is a proud supporter of Giveback Homes, an organization comprised of real estate professionals who help fund and build homes for families and individuals around the globe, from Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and Houston to villages in Nicaragua.


The Thanksgiving holiday is a few weeks away—and whether you’re a seasoned host or a total newbie, these tips will help you have a holiday meal that is memorable and (maybe,  somewhat) stress-free.

Never Turn Down Help - Don’t ride into the menu wilderness alone. Thanksgiving is often a potluck event, so why not lean into it? Online magazine The Kitchn advises first-time hosts to let friends and family bring substantial side dishes, desserts and beverages. And don’t hesitate to delegate the parts of the meal that aren’t your strong suit (like that one impossible sweet potato dish). 

Make as Much Ahead as Possible - Alleviate some of the last-minute stress of the day by making as many dishes as you can in advance. Make gravy a week ahead of time and freeze

The prestigious International Design & Architecture Awards has shortlisted de Loren & Associates for three awards for the remarkable 12255 Sky Lane—Residential Property 20 Million Plus Award, the Luxury Residence Global Award and the Residential Swimming Pool Award. 

Now in its 11th year, the awards—which are hosted by United Kingdom-based interior design publication, Et Al Magazine—offer a number of different categories covering residential architecture, interior design and product design. Only 16 projects are shortlisted per category.

Located in the scenic hills of Brentwood in West Los Angeles and designed by Los Angeles-based de Loren firm, the $36 million estate (currently listed by Santiago Arana and Mauricio Umansky) captured the eye of the

Amidst an intimate gathering of agents, friends and community members, our Southern California team cut the ribbon on an all-new space in Pasadena to accommodate the region’s growing team.

“Our Pasadena agents have such a great attitude,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “This is a fast-growing market with lots of history and character. Pasadena requires smart, thoughtful, innovative agents willing to work hard—when I think of the team we’ve built in the new office, I see all those things.”

“The Pasadena market continues to be a dynamic destination for buyers from all stages of life,” said Gus Ruelas, Pasadena’s Managing Partner. “Our local agents are so talented, and are always ready to take on a new challenge. Pasadena is a very


Centrally located moments from Malibu’s most iconic attractions—from top restaurants and boutiques to picturesque beaches and hiking trails—the Malibu Colony Parcel is a once-in-a-lifetime development opportunity that has the potential for ten homesites totaling approximately 3.58 acres. 

Represented by Mauricio Umansky and Sandro Dazzan, in partnership with Savills, the Malibu Colony Parcel is located off Malibu Road, adjacent to the private, guard-gated Malibu Colony—one of the area’s most exclusive neighborhoods and among the priciest neighborhoods in California. The property is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty as well as acclaimed dining, shopping and entertainment—the Malibu Country Mart, Malibu Pier, Nobu Malibu and Soho House are just

The Agency is proud to announce our latest development listing, 939 S Broadway located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Neighboring The Ace Hotel, the collection of residences is situated within the former Western Costume Co. building‚ once frequented by film stars and studio heads and known as the “closet to the stars.” Built in 1925 by renowned architect Kenneth MacDonald Jr., 939 S Broadway features brand new, exquisitely designed contemporary residences within a head-turning, Renaissance Revival-style building brimming with historic design details. 

“939 S Broadway provides an amazing opportunity to live in one of L.A.’s most vibrant and historically significant neighborhoods,” says Hana Cha, managing director of The Agency Development Group,


On a cool autumn evening in Pasadena, guests gathered at 1725 Orlando Road for an exclusive look at the French-style estate’s unique contemporary comforts and elegant design details. 

Attendees arrived to the home’s double-door entry through a front courtyard lined with lush, privacy-enhancing foliage. Inside, they toured rooms full of chateau-inspired details, such as ornate ceiling alcoves adorned with delicate chandeliers. 

Perfectly situated moments from the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens and Old Town, the gated, 8,322-square-foot residence was designed to accommodate both large-scale entertaining and day-to-day living.

Outside on the backyard patio, DJ DevvLovv spun mellow beats as twilight faded into dusk. Guests explored the home’s