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As our global expansion continues, The Agency’s Annual Report now covers more markets than ever before. In it, you’ll find detailed research and information from all the markets we serve—from Los Angeles to South Florida, Canada to Mexico. We also share our favorite milestones and achievements of 2018, from ranking on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country (for the third consecutive year!) to topping the industry charts in REAL Trends, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and more.

And, of course, let’s not forget the parties. We are The Agency, after all.

View the full report here.

 

 

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One&Only Mandarina Private Homes, among the first collection of One&Only villas to own in the world, is going to great lengths to offer a truly exceptional living experience that expertly pairs home and health. One&Only has partnered with Delos, world leaders in wellness real estate and technology, to bring its Wellness by Delos building standard to Mexico for the very first time. One&Only Mandarina Private Homes will be Delos certified and feature innovative wellness systems designed with a healthy lifestyle in mind.

Now established in 42 countries, Delos has created built environments that improve nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep and performance. Eight years ago, Delos identified the need to bring the building and health sciences together,

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The Agency is proud to announce that Co-Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky has been recognized among the most powerful and influential leaders in residential real estate by Swanepoel Power 200 for the second consecutive year.

Launched in 2014, the SP200 is regarded as the definitive ranking of the most influential leaders and executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Each year, the SP200 team invests more than 400 hours analyzing hundreds of bios, annual reports and transaction data to determine its final 200. This year, Mauricio climbed the ranks to #102 (he was previously ranked #118). Together with The Agency’s Co-Founder and President Billy Rose and the founding partners, Mauricio has helped facilitate the company’s growth to

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What better time to make your debut in Carmel-by-the-Sea than during one of the area’s biggest events of the year? With golf pros from around the country gathered in Carmel for the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, The Agency proudly announces its arrival in the beloved seaside hamlet. Renowned for its stunning coastline, quaint downtown and storybook charm, Carmel blends an artful sophistication with a warm, small-town spirit. From the shops, galleries, tasting rooms and cafes of downtown to the white sand shores of Carmel Beach and rugged natural beauty of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel is among the most scenic towns on the California coast.

The Carmel office will be led by Managing Director Braden Sterling who is also Principal of

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The Agency raised a glass to the exquisite Port Tel Aviv, a magnificent collection of waterfront residences, boutique hotel and retail destination on the stunning Mediterranean coast. The sunset, invite-only soiree at Montage Beverly Hills welcomed guests for a private showcase of the collection of 39 residences at Port Tel Aviv, represented by Mauricio Umansky, James Harris and David Parnes.

Arriving from Israel to provide a detailed, firsthand glimpse of Port Tel Aviv was Lee Ziv, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mauricio and David joined her at the event, which was held at The Conservatory, the hotel’s glass-enclosed rooftop dining room with awe-inspiring views of Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills.

“It was such a

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Mauricio Umansky and The Agency took to the desert to sponsor the 60th Anniversary Desert Classic, a charitable event that raises millions of dollars for the youth of the Coachella Valley. The lively event in La Quinta, California is part of the PGA Tour’s west coast swing and features four days of pro and amateur play and a star-studded concert series.

The Agency hosted the executive suite at Casamigos Club 17, the open-air venue located on one of the most iconic holes played during the PGA Tour season. Situated on the PGA West Stadium course, the island green of the par-3 17th hole, known as Alcatraz, is among the
most recognized holes in golf. Mauricio was among the amateur players, qualifying all four days of the event. He finished strong in

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New headlines for a New Year. With 2019 in full swing, our properties, places and faces continue to make waves and garner their fair share of media attention. From celebrity homes to new resort destinations, enjoy The Agency’s January Hotlist—hot off the press.

BILLY ROSE → The Wall Street Journal called on The Agency Founder and President Billy Rose for his insights in their recent piece, “The Top 10 Upgrades to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar.” Among the most coveted home features in luxury listings are retractable glass walls. “When clients talk about ‘bright,’ they are talking about big windows and sliding glass walls that open to the inside,” Billy explained. Read more about luxury home must-haves here.

ONE&ONLY MANDARINA PRIVATE HOMES →

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Call it a hot streak—The Agency’s third office in Northern California is now open for business. Marin County, San Francisco’s scenic neighbor to the North, is a kaleidoscope of rolling hills, vast redwood groves and beautiful bays with just the right amount of metropolitan appeal. From the charming waterfront shops and galleries of Sausalito to sunset kayaking and cold oysters in Tomales Bay; from misty morning hikes in Muir Woods to world-class art, culture and cuisine in San Rafael—Marin County proves you really can have it all.

The Marin office will be led by Tracy McLaughlin, regarded as one of the top brokers in the country and the highest-producing agent in Marin County since 2005—a national record for any county in the country.

“The

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As online retail continues to gain traction over traditional brick-and-mortar shopping, landlords across the country are capitalizing on the growing consumer demand for unique experiences in an effort to fill vacant storefronts—offerings that, conveniently, can’t be found on the world wide web.

“The past couple of years were all about pop-ups and fitness spaces,” says Alexander Koustas, head of The Agency Commercial Advisory. “But this year, other innovative experiential offerings are a major part of the mix. We’re seeing everything from high-end food courts and restaurants to rock climbing gyms, parachute simulators and go-kart tracks enter spaces where traditional department stores and boutiques reined in decades’ past.”

In L.A., perhaps nowhere

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The ocean view—still one of the hottest real estate commodities around. Who doesn’t enjoy the chance to gaze across a sparkling sea toward the sunset, let alone from their very own living room? From Canada to California, South Florida to Mexico, here are some of our favorite waterfront properties now on the market.

669 KERR DRIVE | DUNCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Situated on a nearly one-acre stretch of waterfront on Vancouver Island’s picturesque Genoa Bay (pictured at top), this eight-bedroom home, represented by Brian Danyliw, offers a living experience that changes with the seasons, much like the sea life around it. Whales, sea lions and jumping fish can be seen from the private terrace, while the neighboring marina accommodates arrival by

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