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Around the globe, our agents are helping their communities, connecting with clients in creative ways, teaming up with their colleagues to give back—all while moving real estate forward. Here’s a rundown of regional happenings from The Agency’s global team.

Aspen - Lisa Hatem, co-founder of The Agency Aspen, spoke with Mansion Global about what she looks for in a new residence (good energy), what amenities she seeks out most (storage and natural light) and her favorite part of her current home—“It’s not one specific thing,” she notes. “It’s the feeling of home, love and family.”

Tapping into their artistic side, the Aspen team recently partnered with Sinclair Building Architectural Design to create printable sketches of The Ranch at Snowmass Creek, which

 

Lights, camera, action. Our agents know what it takes to shine a spotlight on their listings, and now more than ever as we all do our part to keep safe, what better way to indulge in some draw-dropping real estate than to take a tour from the comfort of your couch. Take a look back at some of these great videos and property walkthroughs brought to you by our star agents.

9520 Hidden Valley Road - David Parnes walked through this spectacular, 12,000-square-foot residence in Beverly Hills, which he represents with James Harris, Farrah Brittany and Mauricio Umansky. The tour showcases the home’s stunning details, exquisite kitchen with marble countertops and the lower level, complete with game room, home theater, bar, temperature-controlled wine room

 

Dynamic deals, big personalities and plenty of gorgeous real estate—season 12 of the hit Bravo reality show Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles returns Tuesday, May 2 and will once again feature The Agency’s own top-producing real estate duo, James Harris and David Parnes. 

This season, the record-setting team will take on Million Dollar Listing New York’s mogul Fredrik Eklund on their West Coast home turf and work to cope with the aftermath of California’s wildfires. 

“I’ve been in L.A. real estate for a long time and I can tell you that this past season of MDLLA was among the most intense—I think everyone will find it compelling,” says James. “There were lots of dramatic deals and almost-deals, and we had a lot of fun along the way.” 

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A great view goes a long way. Whether its city lights or ocean horizons, fields of flowers or scenic hillsides, these six estates offer perspectives that bring a little peace and inspiration. 

 

1130 CAROLYN WAY | BEVERLY HILLS


This hilltop home’s breathtaking views stretch from Downtown L.A. to Catalina Island. Masterfully designed by architect Philip Vertoch and completed in 2019, the 12,127-square-foot estate sits above Sunset Boulevard. Its expansive pool terrace looks out on lush green treetops, the skyline in the distance and the Channel Islands on the horizon. 1130 Carolyn Way is represented by Blair Chang.


CASA BAHIA ROCAS | SAN JOSE DEL CABO


Set on two oceanfront acres within the ultra-private Villas Del Mar community in Palmilla, this

One click can deliver invaluable aid. The Agency’s longtime charity partner, Giveback Homes, has announced they are raising funds to benefit a trio of locally-connected and international organizations—each is providing critical assistance to communities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

“We have loved partnering with Giveback Homes over the years to build houses for families in need, and I have always been inspired by how our team at The Agency comes together to help,” says The Agency’s Founder and CEO, Mauricio Umansky.  “Right now, our communities are facing a totally new challenge, and we want to get the word out about three great organizations Giveback Homes is helping raise funds for—if you can provide support, know that it will make a

While we daydream of future travel adventures from the comfort of our homes, a recent sale along the white-sand, crystal clear waters of Grace Bay Beach marks the second-highest recorded condo sale in eight years and the fifth on record in Turks & Caicos. The Agency Turks & Caicos Managing Partner Ian Hurdle represented the buyer of Penthouse 701 at the Tuscan-inspired Bianca Sands Resort, which is situated on three acres and more than 300 feet of pristine beachfront. 

Sold for $4.63 million, the four-bedroom, seventh-floor penthouse encompasses 5,930 square feet of indoor/outdoor living and captures unparalleled ocean views. Features include an expansive private lounging and dining terrace with a wet bar, two grand master suites, a modern chef’s

The newly unveiled, custom oceanfront villa by Rosewood Residences at Mayakoba nabbed the spotlight in a recent Robb Report exclusive. The beachfront villa is the only oceanfront villa available for sale at Mayakoba, a 620-acre resort and residential community situated along Mexico’s pristine Riviera Maya coast. Overlooking the calm Caribbean waters, the villa is an entirely unique custom home showcasing extraordinary modern architecture by Javier Sordo Madaleno of Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos (SMA). Owners enjoy the incredible amenities of Rosewood Mayakoba, as well as those of the neighboring world-class resorts by Fairmont, Andaz and Banyan Tree. 

“As the only available-for-purchase oceanfront site, the residence will make the most of its prime

From a classic Neutra to a new build in Beverly Hills, a bounty of hot homes were making waves this month. Take a look at what made headlines in March at The Agency. 

1684 N. CRESCENT HEIGHTS - American Idol alum Adam Lambert has tapped Emil Hartoonian and Nicholas Siegfried to sell his chic Hollywood home. Fox Business gave readers an inside glimpse of the contemporary abode, which features a designer kitchen with marble finishes and a sliding glass wall framing views of Hollywood. Meanwhile, Realtor.com called the residence a “Sexy bachelor pad (that) boasts an awesome location, a stylish pool area, separate studio facilities, and everything that a glamorous rock star could desire.”

4616 DUNDEE DRIVE - The listing of The Lovell Health House by Marci

 

Panoramic ocean views, acres of century-old oak trees and sprawling hills thick with groves of avocado, citrus and olive trees—every corner of Three Hawks Ranch outside Santa Barbara blossoms with natural beauty rooted in history. 

First built in 1918, the 106-acre coastal ranch’s main house was fashioned from property-sourced sandstone, a material that the current owners—Michael Kong and Stacy Twilley—recently employed again to expand its footprint. Michael and Stacy, founders of Modern Luxury Media, first encountered 2377 Refugio Road—represented by The Agency’s Billy Rose—when it was advertised in C Magazine and were immediately taken with its unique combination of land and sea views. “I was looking for beach, and Michael was looking for land,”

Los Angeles Business Journal is out with its annual ranking of top agents who drive the Los Angeles residential real estate market. Seven of The Agency’s own are featured on the list, following a year that LABJ says was “defined by escalating growth, the rising presence of international buyers and record-breaking prices for luxe estates.”

 Here are the highlights from the Top Residential Real Estate Agents List, ranked by 2019 L.A. County sales volume. 

Mauricio Umansky ranked No. 3 with $554 million in sales.

Santiago Arana ranked No. 17 with $249 million in sales.

Jon Grauman made the biggest jump on the list this year, surging 33 spots to No. 20 with $228 million in sales. 

James Harris and David Parnes ranked No. 27 with $196