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From errant insects and malfunctioning elevators to surprising open house snafus, there are countless ways selling and showing a home can go awry. Luckily our team of polished professionals are always ready to take on a new challenge. Here’s a quick look at some of the most surprising and memorable moments our agents shared with The Wall Street Journal this past year. 


Raul Siqueiros and Jack Luciano
Partners at The Agency in Scottsdale, AZ

The showing of a large home outside Phoenix got off to a rocky start for Raul and Jack. “We got into the house and walked into the foyer, which had soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, and the first thing that happened is that a bird crashed into the window and died right there,” Raul recalled to WSJ.


Two stunning Orange County properties served as the stage for a pair of unforgettable musical performances by local artists in collaboration with Sofar Sounds, which specializes in organizing secret, invite-only music gigs in unexpected locations. 

On a recent Saturday evening, 2512 Glenneyre Street in Laguna Beach hosted English singer-songwriter Karima Francis, harpist Gracie Sprout and folksy, alt-rock band The Ateliers. The event also benefitted the Laguna Food Pantry.   

“In addition to being in an incredible location—above Laguna’s most beloved beaches—this home is perfect for beautiful, intimate parties like this,” says Phillip Caruso, who represents the property alongside Michael Caruso. “We held the performances in the newly remodeled

Leading a healthy lifestyle is a lot easier in these five homes, all of which feature elements designed to help you keep up your healthy habits all year round. 



Represented by Billy Rose and Natasha Barrett, this newly remodeled estate boasts extreme privacy and resort-style living, just moments away from the heart of Hollywood. In addition to its spacious master suite with fireplace, dual custom walk-in closets and an oversized, spa-like bathroom with steam-room and jetted tub (perfect for post-workout recovery), the lushly landscaped 25,000-square-foot plus estate boasts a championship tennis court with lights, a spacious pavilion designed as a professional outdoor gym, plus a large salt-water pool and spa. 


Need of some fresh inspiration for home decor in the New Year? Look no further. The Pantone Color Institute—a consulting service within Pantone that forecasts global color trends—recently revealed its 2020 Color Of The Year as Classic Blue (19-4052), a rich indigo shade reminiscent of an evening sky. 

The hue is a striking contrast to 2019’s bright coral, which made its way into throw pillows, furniture, wall coverings and home appliances over the last 12 months. Classic Blue echoes the first-ever Pantone Color of the Year, Cerulean Blue, which was selected in 1999, during a time of great anticipation (the New Millennium was arriving) and concerned curiosity (Y2K). Experts at Pantone note that the start of a new decade, 2020, evokes many of these same

From our first Global Forum and 8th birthday party to new office openings and mega-mansion unveilings, this past year was filled with unforgettable celebrations. But more important than the glimmering glasses of bubbly, gourmet food and A-list crowds was The Agency’s contribution to GiveBack Homes. This year’s soirees helped raise funds to build homes for families in need in Los Angeles, Park City, Culver City, Denver and Orange County. 

As we enjoy this year’s holiday party season and raise a glass to 2020, we take a look back at 2019’s most fabulous fêtes. 

Global Forum & 8th Birthday

In September, we held our first-ever Global Forum, a two-day conference that brought together hundreds of agents from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the

2019 has been a banner year for The Agency Development Group, which has been inking new deals with incredible properties and brands around the globe, selling out projects at home and abroad. 

“2019 has been a landmark year for our team at TADG,” says Mike Leipart, Managing Partner of The Agency Development Group. “From Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco to incredible private residences at Mayakoba in Mexico, it’s such an honor to represent some of the most forward-thinking, exciting new developments around the world. We’re all looking forward to what 2020 will bring.”

The Agency Development Group offers a fully integrated approach to the representation of new, luxury development clients worldwide. The company is comprised of leading real estate

The holidays are upon us, and the gifts just keep coming. Coverage for our properties and personalities are front and center in top publications and news networks, from the Wall Street Journal to Departures and Forbes. Unwrap some of the month’s most exciting media moments below.

THE AGENCY HEALDSBURG & YERBA BEUNA ISLAND - Inman spotlighted the debut of The Agency’s new Healdsburg office, which joins our roster of Northern California outposts - Noe Valley, Danville and Marin. The Agency founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky noted that Healdsburg was “a natural part of our strategic expansion” and that the company is delighted “to grow our footprint in Sonoma County.” The article also spotlighted the new residential community at Yerba Buena Island, for

Local artists, delectable bites and a live DJ brought the perfect amount of modern Downtown L.A. energy to the recent cocktail party at 939 S Broadway. The former home of the historic Western Costume Building was recently refreshed, offering one- and two-bedroom, industrial-chic condominiums in one of L.A.’s most dynamic neighborhoods, which is brimming with galleries, theaters, restaurants and cafes. 

Upon arrival, guests enjoyed spicy tuna with crispy rice from Silver Lake Ramen DTLA, then toured model residences, each of which displayed vibrant pop-up art installations by local artists Sarah Bosworth, Mike Norice and Laura Grier, as well as pop-up retail displays by Andeana Hats and HuntedFox. 

After perusing the airy residences, guests headed to the

While Malibu is a hot summertime destination, the area’s natural beauty and wealth of activities are accessible year-round, making it a coastal paradise that is perennially appealing. 

“Winters are typically mild in Malibu, so the season usually means that the beaches and restaurants are a little quieter, and another side of the town comes alive,” says The Agency’s Cody Garcia, a SoCal native who was born in Santa Barbara and moved to Malibu where he graduated from Pepperdine University. “In the winter months, locals are out and about enjoying everything their beach town has to offer—from refreshing surf days and sun-filled hikes to relaxed meals at culinary hotspots like Nobu.”  

Central to Malibu’s most acclaimed destinations is the new Malibu


It's no wonder people are drawn to Park City. Easily the most accessible and largest ski destination in the country, Park City is just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, which allows jet-setting residents and visitors to enjoy breakfast on the California coast and lunch amidst the peaks of Utah’s Wasatch Range. Plus, snowsport enthusiasts can enjoy Park City Mountain Resort, including Canyons Village, and Deer Valley Resort, which offer endless terrain as well as scenic trails for hiking, snow biking and snow-shoeing.

But there are important factors to bear in mind before investing in a mountain escape. 

Here, The Agency Park City agent Sean Railton—who represents local gems including 143 White Pine Canyon Road, a modern ski