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From the scenic trails of Mount Lowe to Hot8 Yoga’s perfectly heated studio, these four spots in and around Pasadena offer an activity to suit every kind of athlete—and all are guaranteed to get your blood flowing and muscles moving. 

THE ROSE BOWL LOOP - With a slight incline (just 118 feet) and lots of shade from trailside oak trees, this 3.1 mile loop is suitable for all skill levels and hikers of all stripes, including walkers, joggers and leashed dogs. Be mindful of increased crowd sizes on Sunday mornings for the Rose Bowl Flea Market. 

MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY LOOP - Challenging but truly rewarding, this 9.8-mile, dog-friendly loop is stocked with picturesque pine forests, deep canyons and historical points of interest. Accessible year-round, the

The Agency is proud to announce that 41 of our agents have ranked among “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals,” the latest ranking released by REAL Trends, Inc. The list ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area based on closed transaction sides and closed volume. 

According to REAL Trends, more than 14,000 real estate professionals from every state are featured. To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2018. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.

The individual

The Agency Development Group and Ben Belack have unveiled The Meyer at 3rd, a recently reimagined, boutique collection of residences situated in the heart of Beverly Grove. Located moments from the acclaimed dining and shopping of West Hollywood, The Grove and Beverly Hills, the building features original architecture by Meyer & Holler, the world-renowned architects behind Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Getty House. Eight distinct condominiums have been redesigned by L.A.-based BLDG Partners to include contemporary features, such as sleek marble and quartz countertops, custom millwork, Miele and Bertazzoni appliances and private outdoor spaces. 

“The Agency Development Group is proud to expand our portfolio with The Meyer at 3rd—it's

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Brentwood’s brightest new listing is fast becoming Hollywood’s new place to see and be seen. On a recent, clear-skied summer evening, the magnificent 12255 Sky Lane yet again provided the perfect backdrop for an elegant event, this time showcasing some of the most enviable new automobiles from Galpin Aston Martin and Malibu Autobahn on the home’s sprawling rooftop motor court.

Represented by Mauricio Umanksy and Santiago Arana, the estate showcases masterful modern architecture by the world-renowned Sanam de Loren of de Loren & Associates and sweeping views of the city that reach from the Downtown L.A. skyline to the Pacific. 

Upon arrival, more than 300 guests were greeted with traditional cups of Soto Sake before


Easy to navigate and perfect for gathering guests of all ages, ultra-versatile single-story homes are bursting with character. Below, we highlight three incredible homes in and around Pasadena—each proof that a seamless, stair-free lifestyle is great for entertaining and everyday living. 

3326 N. RAYMOND | ALTADENA 
Recently renovated and reconfigured for multigenerational living, this gorgeous, single-story home represented by Kate Adams Barnett has an open floor plan with two master suites, plus a third bedroom, bathroom and office. An expansive main living area emcompasses the kitchen, dining and living room, and modern appointments shine at every turn. A stone-fronted built-in entertainment center includes an electric fireplace, and a dramatic

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Traditional beauty met cutting-edge design at a recent evening event at 837 Greenway Drive in Beverly Hills. The extraordinary, European-style estate—represented by Mauricio Umansky and Jon Grauman—is ideally situated on nearly a half-acre of lushly landscaped flat land and served as a grand setting for the unveiling of Pininfarina’s Battista Hypercar, the Italian marque’s first ever luxury all-electric vehicle. 

As guests arrived through the home’s iron gates, they were greeted by manicured shrubbery, imported olive trees and the vehicle of the hour, parked on the home’s wraparound motor court and cloaked in a silken sheet. 

Guests sipped flutes of Moët Hennessy Champagne, enjoyed appetizers from DCLA around the

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Perched high above the Sunset Strip amidst the picturesque Bird Streets, 1895 Rising Glen proved to be the perfect setting for a summertime, sunset fête. On a balmy night in June, guests gathered to toast the West Hollywood Hills property, taking in its stunning hill-framed views—which capture a broad, glittering swath of the Sunset Strip, Palos Verdes and the ocean horizon beyond. As the sun slipped… guests sipped Peroni beers, Codigo 1530’s rose blanco tequila, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and sparkling rosé (a crowd favorite) from Malibu Rocky Oaks, alongside small bites from DCLA. 

Represented by David Parnes and James Harris and designed by world-renowned Make Architecture, the 9,400-square foot estate is a


The results of “The Thousand 2019” REAL Trends Inc. ranking are in. The Agency is once again proud to have ranked among the best of the best, with 14 of our own among the top 1,000 real estate professionals and teams in the nation. 

Now in its 14th year, The Thousand recognizes those who collectively place in the top one-half of one percent of more than 1.25 million licensed real estate professionals nationwide. In partnership with The Wall Street Journal, The Thousand is widely considered the most prestigious ranking in real estate.  

The Agency’s Managing Partner Santiago Arana ranked Number 7 in the nation and Number 3 in California with a total sales volume of more than $340MM. This marks Santiago’s ninth consecutive year on the charts. Ranking

12833 CHALON ROAD - It isn’t often a home comes available for sale in the celebrity-studded enclave of Brentwood Country Estates. Featuring only 13 properties, the 24-hour guard-gated community, developed by the Hilton family in the 1990s, is one of California’s most desirable neighborhoods. The Wall Street Journal recently took note of the ultra-rare opportunity, featuring a magnificent Tuscan-style home, represented by Santiago Arana and Brian Selem. The 8,500-square foot residence, designed by the acclaimed Robert Earl, is surrounded by 5.3 acres of exquisite grounds, fruit orchards, a lighted tennis court and sweeping ocean, mountain, city and canyon views.  

564 N. NORMANDIE - Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and many more have graced the


From the vibrant, awe-inspiring Art Deco-era ceiling at the Wiltern to the incredible natural acoustics (and beauty) of the Greek Theatre and the dance-friendly floor of the Hollywood Palladium, these ten live music venues deserve a standing ovation.

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
Almost immediately after the hall’s debut in 2003, its sail-inspired stainless steel curves were deemed iconic. Now the Frank Gehry-designed venue’s silhouette is part of L.A.’s growing list of visual landmarks. Located on Grand Avenue in the heart of Downtown and home to the L.A. Phil (and its charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel), the expansive 3.6-acre music hall seats 2,265 guests and is one of the world’s most acclaimed performance spaces for classical and contemporary music.

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