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In a city full of stars, this historic high-rise is a total scene-stealer.  

Built in 1965 and designed by famed West Coast-based architect Jack A. Charney, the 31-story building at 9255 Doheny Road is the tallest residential tower in the greater Los Angeles area. Developed by Walter and Leo Minskoff and situated at the base of the Hollywood Hills, Sierra Towers was converted to 146 condominiums in 1974 and has been attracting industry elite ever since. Many residents (and prospective residents) are drawn to the Towers’ discreet staff, bountiful amenities and central West Hollywood location, minutes from major production studios and downtown Beverly Hills. 

“Sierra Towers is one of the most sought-after buildings in Los Angeles,” says James Harris, who

As the city lights glowed below, guests gathered with cocktails in hand to explore 1561 Blue Jay Way and take in the newly built home’s sweeping jetliner views, which span from Downtown L.A. to the Pacific. 

“It’s no surprise to me that people fall in love with this home so quickly,” said Amir Jawaherian, who represents the estate and helped with its development. “The views are incredible. Imagine waking up to these views, or seeing the sun dip down in the evenings. And Blue Jay’s design details are just as exquisite—the space is crafted to have a natural flow from room to room, making it so easy to entertain and feel at home. ”

Perched high in the coveted Bird Streets, north of the Sunset Strip, the 8,400 square foot estate boasts countless

 
The Agency joined forces with Giveback Homes in Orange County, California to help construct an all-new residence for a family of three. 

Agents and local SoCal staff picked up hammers and nails and manned drills and wheelbarrows to help construct an all-new home for a single mother and two young girls. Having struggled with high rent prices for several years, the family will move into a new single-level, three-bedroom, two-bath home, which will provide the safety and stability of homeownership.

The Agency is a proud supporter of Giveback Homes, an organization comprised of real estate professionals who help fund and build homes for families and individuals around the globe, from Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and Houston to villages in Nicaragua.

Across the globe, days are shorter and temps are dropping, but sunshine and a delicious cocktail are just a quick trip away. High season is in full swing on Mexico’s Southern Baja, making the winter an ideal time to visit the newly debuted Sunset Lounge at Puerta Cortés in La Paz. 

The new lounge, located within Puerta Cortés—a luxury resort development located on the Sea of Cortez—is a sun-soaked escape with fabulous, endless summer vibes. Perched on a cliff beside the lush, rolling greens of El Cortés Golf Club (the only Gary Player Signature Golf Course in Mexico), the Sunset Lounge boasts sweeping views of the surrounding hills and vibrant turquoise waters of the Sea of ​​Cortez. Sunset Lounge serves up handcrafted cocktails as well as wine and

The prestigious International Design & Architecture Awards has shortlisted de Loren & Associates for three awards for the remarkable 12255 Sky Lane—Residential Property 20 Million Plus Award, the Luxury Residence Global Award and the Residential Swimming Pool Award. 

Now in its 11th year, the awards—which are hosted by United Kingdom-based interior design publication, Et Al Magazine—offer a number of different categories covering residential architecture, interior design and product design. Only 16 projects are shortlisted per category.

Located in the scenic hills of Brentwood in West Los Angeles and designed by Los Angeles-based de Loren firm, the $36 million estate (currently listed by Santiago Arana and Mauricio Umansky) captured the eye of the

Amidst an intimate gathering of agents, friends and community members, our Southern California team cut the ribbon on an all-new space in Pasadena to accommodate the region’s growing team.

“Our Pasadena agents have such a great attitude,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “This is a fast-growing market with lots of history and character. Pasadena requires smart, thoughtful, innovative agents willing to work hard—when I think of the team we’ve built in the new office, I see all those things.”

“The Pasadena market continues to be a dynamic destination for buyers from all stages of life,” said Gus Ruelas, Pasadena’s Managing Partner. “Our local agents are so talented, and are always ready to take on a new challenge. Pasadena is a very


Centrally located moments from Malibu’s most iconic attractions—from top restaurants and boutiques to picturesque beaches and hiking trails—the Malibu Colony Parcel is a once-in-a-lifetime development opportunity that has the potential for ten homesites totaling approximately 3.58 acres. 

Represented by Mauricio Umansky and Sandro Dazzan, in partnership with Savills, the Malibu Colony Parcel is located off Malibu Road, adjacent to the private, guard-gated Malibu Colony—one of the area’s most exclusive neighborhoods and among the priciest neighborhoods in California. The property is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty as well as acclaimed dining, shopping and entertainment—the Malibu Country Mart, Malibu Pier, Nobu Malibu and Soho House are just


Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential design, the Norman Lykes’ House at 6836 N. 36th Street—which was represented by Jack Luciano, Raul Siqueiros and Roxanne Johnson—sold for $1,677,500 at a live, public auction held in Phoenix by Heritage Auctions last month. 

The auction took place inside the iconic, 3,095-square-foot, curvilinear, two-story home. Bidding opened at $750,000 and the response from the 19 registered bidders on-site was swift. Offers quickly jumped to $1.5 million before the hammer came down at $1.67 million. 

“It’s one of only 14 circular homes Wright designed,” Jack told Mansion Global prior to the sale. “And it’s only had two owners, which is unheard of with Frank Lloyd Wright homes.”

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The votes have been counted, and The Agency’s offices, agents and projects in Mexico have come out on top. After more than two months of online voting and a record-breaking response from more than 100,000 readers, InMexico magazine has named the winners of its annual Best InMexico contest. 

The Agency Los Cabos was named the Best Real Estate Agency in Baja and its own Janet Jensen won as InMex Fave for Best Real Estate Agent Baja. The Agency Punta de Mita was awarded The Best Real Estate Agency in Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta, and two of our own—Alejandra Wulff and Alfonso Davalos—tied for Best Real Estate Agent in the region. The Rooftop at The Cape—a hotel and residential offering, represented by Dane Posey of The Agency Los Cabos—was awarded for Best

The Agency is proud to announce our latest development listing, 939 S Broadway located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Neighboring The Ace Hotel, the collection of residences is situated within the former Western Costume Co. building‚ once frequented by film stars and studio heads and known as the “closet to the stars.” Built in 1925 by renowned architect Kenneth MacDonald Jr., 939 S Broadway features brand new, exquisitely designed contemporary residences within a head-turning, Renaissance Revival-style building brimming with historic design details. 

“939 S Broadway provides an amazing opportunity to live in one of L.A.’s most vibrant and historically significant neighborhoods,” says Hana Cha, managing director of The Agency Development Group,