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Earlier this month, Los Angeles Business Journal shined a light on 75 of the players who drive the L.A. market, and we’re proud to have 14 of our own recognized among the city’s most influential agents.

“While commercial real estate often is the focus of the business world in L.A., the majority of the region’s population is intimate with a different set of properties: their homes,” writes LABJ. “In this world, the real estate agent is king — and these brokers’ businesses has seen a record rise over the last decade.”

Gracing the list of 2018’s top-producing agents are Santiago Arana, ranked #7 with $340MM in sales volume; Mauricio Umansky, ranked #10 with $269MM in sales volume; Sandro Dazzan, ranked #27 with $155MM in sales volume; Dan Urbach,

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The Agency Collective has added Merrick Manor, the brand new, fully completed and sophisticated residential offering in the heart of Coral Gables, to its portfolio of luxury residential properties in South Florida. Showcasing exquisite modern design, Merrick Manor offers a range of floor plans and exceptional lifestyle amenities, situated adjacent to The Shops at Merrick Park, a renowned shopping and dining destination.

“We are proud to represent the contemporary residences of Merrick Manor—the only new, move-in ready condominium offering in Coral Gables,” says Sasha Ezquerra, Managing Director of The Agency Development Group. “Merrick Manor perfectly embodies the Coral Gables lifestyle while offering walkable living within moments of the city’s

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A new chapter has unfolded in Lake Tahoe’s storied history as Granite Place, the bold new residential development and first phase of the highly anticipated Boulder Bay Resort in Crystal Bay launches sales.

The first offering of its kind in Lake Tahoe in decades, Granite Place features a limited collection of 18 luxury residences across three buildings, with expansive living areas perfectly conceived for entertaining. The property’s Lake, Mountain and Park buildings include two- to four-bedroom condominiums ranging from 1,641 to 2,718 square feet, and feature sweeping lake views and a sophisticated, contemporary aesthetic. Residents enjoy a host of high-end amenities and services, including on-call 24/7 concierge services, a cutting-edge spa and

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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.


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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One of Mexico's most coveted resort and residential destinations, Punta de Mita is home to miles of varied shoreline, world-class resorts, a charming, traditional village and laid-back, coastal vibe. We checked in with The Agency Punta de Mita team on the ground for a round-up of the best places to dine, shop, explore, and unwind along Riviera Nayarit.

EAT & DRINK HERE → The W Punta de Mita offers a range of dining experiences as fresh and contemporary as the design of the new resort and residences. Its signature restaurant, Spice Market, is a must, featuring a Southeast Asian-inspired menu by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Looking for something more casual? Try Chevicheria, which serves ceviche and craft beers oceanside from a converted 1950s

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Before the town of Danville solidified its standing among California’s most coveted enclaves—and became the site of The Agency’s East Bay office—it was a quaint farming town and little-known thoroughfare during the California Gold Rush. Often referred to as “the heart of the San Ramon Valley,” the town was settled and named by two brothers, Daniel and Andrew Inman, who purchased 400 acres of farmland in 1854 with their mining earnings.

“Danville and nearby Diablo are known for many things, and one of them is their history,” says Taso Tsakos, Managing Partner of The Agency’s Danville Office. “Many of the town’s early buildings still stand today, and our streets and schools are named for its early pioneers. We’re proud to be a community that values

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You can tell a lot about a place by its culinary scene; by the chefs who flock there, the local ingredients that inspire its menus and the international flavors that enliven its dishes. From old school haunts to future classics, here’s a look at six restaurants shaping the foodie scene in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

OCEAN 44 - This new Scottsdale restaurant by the renowned Mastro brothers takes surf and turf to a whole new level. The seafood-forward hotspot boasts a sleek, high-design interior, complete with a wood-burning oven that uses pecan wood to infuse shellfish with a delicate, smoky flavor. Lovers of Mastros’ world-famous steaks will still feel at home here, as the menu features plenty of the classic cuts for which the bros are known.


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In today’s digital world, Instagram has emerged as a valuable platform for real estate agents and influencers alike seeking to make their mark on their respective industries and keep their clients in the know. Take The Agency’s own Cindy Ambuehl, who Forbes recently recognized among the top five brokers killing it in the Instagram game. No stranger to the spotlight, the actress-turned-top-producing agent boasts a feed that is, surprisingly, light on real estate content.

Cindy told Forbes, she decided not to make real estate photos and videos the focus of her content. “Instead, we began creating content that was organic and true to me. ...It’s been a huge success.” The proof, of course, is in the numbers. Cindy’s approach has garnered her nearly

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Offering the ultimate waterfront lifestyle in Fort Lauderdale’s most coveted neighborhood, 353 Sunset has unveiled its final waterfront Penthouse, masterfully designed by the world-renowned Nick Luaces Design. The developer’s fully furnished, turnkey residence features sophisticated, contemporary design, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a magnificent rooftop terrace with sweeping ocean and Sunset Lake views. The Penthouse is the crowning achievement atop the boutique collection of eight waterfront residences, only three of which remain available for sale and ready for immediate occupancy.  

The Penthouse is a uniquely expansive corner residence, offering 4,170 square feet of airy, open-concept design. The great room boasts a chef-caliber, custom

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The Agency is proud to once again be selected among Variety’s "Showbiz Real Estate Elite," with six of our agents recognized on 2019’s list of top-producing talent. Making the coveted list this year are Mauricio Umansky, Santiago Arana, James Harris, David Parnes, Stacy Gottula and Billy Rose.

Each year, Variety spotlights the industry’s top agents who help celebs and showbiz execs alike navigate L.A.’s uber-competitive, high-end market. This year’s dealmakers include pros on both sides of the transaction, with sales in the staggering billion-dollar range.

Congratulations to our founders and agents on yet another stellar accomplishment. Checkout the latest issue of Variety on newsstands now.

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