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The Agency marked its incredible success and growth over the past eight years by hosting its inaugural Global Forum. The two-day conference brought together hundreds of agents from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as leading industry specialists and paradigm-shifting innovators at the 1 Hotel West Hollywood. The conference gave agents an opportunity to learn and network, and brought together some of the best and brightest minds in real estate today.

Day two kicked off with a 30-minute meditation session led by mindfulness coach, Sherly Sulaiman, who got attendees mentally prepped for the busy day ahead as they sipped kombucha from Health-Ade.

The Agency’s Co-Founders, CEO Mauricio Umansky and President Billy Rose, gave

New offices, top honors and record-breaking sales—The Agency had a lot to celebrate at its eighth anniversary party. Agents, staff, family and friends gathered for a late summer fête filled with cool drinks and (of course) plenty of delicious food. 

To kick things off, Managing Partner Santiago Arana and Founding Partner Blair Chang welcomed guests with spirited remarks before Co-Founders Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky addressed the guests with congratulatory toasts. 

“When I looked out onto the crowd, it was such a beautiful site to see. There were so many people who have been with us from the beginning alongside many new Agency members,” noted Billy. “I am grateful for each and every one of our Agency family members who keep our spirit and

Feeling at home also means feeling at peace, and these four residences have been thoughtfully designed—some using the ancient energy-focused Chinese art of placement, Feng Shui—to maximize good vibes and positive energy. 

720 Griffith Way, Laguna Beach

Built in the 1940s, this pair of beach cottages boasts an eclectic mix of retro-chic style and breezy, new-age serenity. Crystal chimes are hung prominently in the living room, and an amphitheater yard is the perfect setting for relaxing outdoor movies or transporting musical jam sessions. Represented by Michael Caruso and Phillip Caruso, these quaint, beachy abodes will capture the heart of today’s bohemian-spirited nature-lovers. 

Oakview, Montecito

Represented by Eric Haskell,

Whether it's mixing and matching clients with the perfect property or creating the best cocktail, our agents know how to deliver. 

Mauricio Umansky, Santiago Arana and Sandro Dazzan took a break from the rigorous world of luxury real estate to craft some cocktails at coastal hotspot SHOREbar in Santa Monica. The late summer event benefitted Giveback Homes, an organization that builds housing for families and individuals in need around the U.S. and abroad. Recently, The Agency’s Beverly Hills office helped construct ten homes in Culver City for one of Giveback Homes’ L.A. area Build Days. 

“This is such a great way to support an organization we hold in such high regard. And we’ve had such an incredible turn out of supporters!” said Mauricio, who


From the picturesque hills of Montecito to the pristine beaches of Punta Mita, here are seven of the poshest properties available for lease right now. 

1020 PALISADES BEACH ROAD - A comfortably contemporary home with an Old Hollywood pedigree, this six-bedroom, seven-bath estate was originally built in 1928 for silent film star Norma Talmadge and was a hangout for the industry elite. While it retains the style, materials, elegance and ambiance of Hollywood’s Golden Age, the home—represented by Santiago Arana—has been tastefully updated for today’s casual resort lifestyle. Plus, the entire home has been redesigned to maximize the sweeping views that span the entire Santa Monica Bay.

350 ORTEGA RIDGE ROAD - Experience Montecito living at its finest in

This recording studio is every artist’s dream. Set amidst 24 acres of pine and redwood groves in Northern California’s Humboldt county is Sonic Temple—a dreamy, lodge-like escape perfect for musicians seeking a quiet, naturally beautiful place to create their best art. 

“Sonic Temple is a modern, magical oasis that doubles as a world-class recording studio,” says The Agency’s Karine Aslanian, who represents the property. “The setting is incredibly peaceful and allows artists to unplug and get in touch with their creative side. And it’s just a short plane ride from San Francisco and L.A.” 

During the 1960s and 70s, it was de rigueur for artists to escape to a destination recording studio like Sonic Temple to make their next record. Places like

Immersed in stunning natural beauty, Villa Paraiso is an exquisite private oasis unlike anything else in Costa Rica. As the country’s most exclusive oceanfront estate, the multi-layered luxury compound is comprised of a Spanish-style villa with an adjacent coach house and wide variety of amenities, including a helicopter pad and horse stables. Set amongst 13 lush tropical acres of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, Villa Paraiso is moments from white sand beaches and some of the best surfing on the Pacific Coast—this is true Pura Vida living. 

 “We’re thrilled to be representing such a prestigious property in Costa Rica’s coveted Nicoya Peninsula,” says The Agency’s Michael Grady. “The location offers everything one could wish for in a tropical

Our team of skilled agents and brand new offices in Mexico are making waves. A number of The Agency’s own and several of our exceptional listings in Baja and Puerto Vallarta have recently been nominated for the 2020 Best InMexico awards. Covering several categories—including “Best Real Estate Agent” and “Best Agency”—our team is spotlighted among the most dynamic in Mexico.

BAJA, MEXICO

Baja's Best Real Estate Agency 
The Agency Los Cabos

Baja's Best Real Estate Agent 
Janet Jensen 
Mauricio Rivero

Baja's Best Luxury Resort
The Cape, A Thompson Hotel, in Cabo San Lucas offers magnificent views of the Baja Peninsula’s famous rock arch and access to the renowned surf break on Monuments Beach. Earlier this year, The Agency partnered with The Cape to

In its third annual installment of “Who’s Brokering L.A.,” the Los Angeles Business Journal has honored several outstanding professionals from The Agency’s team for their positive impact on the city’s residential real estate community and local economy. According to LABJ, this list is comprised of “brokers who have the knowledge, skills and dedication to go the extra mile for their clients.” This year, LABJ has recognized The Agency’s Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky, Co-Founder and President Billy Rose, and dynamic agents Santiago Arana, James Harris, David Parnes, Jon Grauman and Michelle Schwartz. 

“I think I speak for all of us when I say that this is a fantastic honor,” says Mauricio. “We all work as a team, but I am personally thrilled to see

From record sales to new listings and landmark office debuts, August was a busy month for The Agency. All eyes were on our A-List team of agents (and clients) as they made remarkable real estate moves around the globe. Here are some of the month’s hottest headlines that made waves. 

848 HOT SPRINGS ROAD - This Spanish palace-inspired villa in Montecito got a nod from Forbes, which spotlighted the 11,947-square-foot mansion and its style, which “recalls another time and place, like a Moorish monarch’s palace from the 13th century (except situated on a picturesque hillside in affluent Montecito).” The property, Forbes writes, is “like a mirage, it arouses double-takes.”  Billy Rose, who represents the home, described its eclectic style to Robb Report