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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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Just two months after announcing our expansion into the South Florida market with our flagship office in Boca Raton, we’re proud to continue our growth in the area with the opening of our second and third locations in Aventura and Coral Gables. The Agency Development Group is also making waves in the Sunshine State, representing three prestigious new development projects in the region.

“We’re thrilled to continue expanding rapidly in South Florida with the addition of our Aventura and Coral Gables locales as well as to represent some of the finest projects in the region,” says Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “South Florida is a coveted market for The Agency, and the insatiable appetite for new development and luxury residential

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The Agency Development Group has been selected to exclusively represent marketing and sales for two of South Florida’s newest, most exceptional residential offerings—Bay Harbor One and Aventura Village. Land Developers Group (LDG), the developer of both projects currently under construction, engaged The Agency Development Group on the heels of the firm’s recent expansion into the South Florida market.

“The Agency Development Group is already making a splash in South Florida, bringing its innovative approach to marketing and sales to the region,” says Michel Leibovich, Director of LDG. “We look forward to utilizing the team’s new development expertise, market knowledge and global sphere of influence as we bring our vision for Aventura Village and

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With its palm tree-fringed beaches, rich culture and vibrant nightlife, Puerto Vallarta has long been one of Mexico’s most sought-after escapes. Today, a host of chef-helmed restaurants, innovative galleries, and awe-inspiring real estate has lured a new wave of sun-seekers to the perennial favorite—and inspired many to stay forever. From the quaint cobblestone streets of Old Town to the world-class beach resorts of Riviera Nayarit, The Agency is proud to expand to Puerto Vallarta.

The new Puerto Vallarta office marks The Agency’s 26th location worldwide, bringing our tally of offices in Mexico to three, including Cabo San Lucas and Punta de Mita. The office will be led by distinguished real estate veterans Richard Bartholomew, Alejandro Aldrete and

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The West Hollywood lifestyle has long enticed, offering world-class shopping, iconic nightlife, and renowned restaurants, minutes from the beaches of Santa Monica, the high-end shops of Beverly Hills and the sports and entertainment hub of Downtown Los Angeles. At the center of it all is 1030 Kings, a contemporary residential offering on historic Kings Road. The video below provides a glimpse inside the 1030 Kings lifestyle, which is defined by its exceptionally designed residences, indoor-outdoor amenities, and coveted location in West Hollywood.

1030 Kings features a collection of 25 contemporary residences, showcasing innovative architecture by the award-winning, L.A.-based firm LOHA and highly curated interiors

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Taking a break from those Thanksgiving leftovers? We’ve got you covered. Sit back, relax and indulge in The Agency’s November Hotlist—it’s heavy on the headlines and easy on the waistline.

5107 TURTLE TAIL  “When you mix stunning beaches with one of the lowest rainfall averages in the Caribbean, and add in easy access from metropolitan hubs such as New York City and Miami, Turks & Caicos checks off all of the right boxes,” touts Forbes. And when it comes to the islands, nothing compares to Gansevoort Villas, a secret hideaway that offers the perks of a private villa with the unrivaled amenities and services of a luxury hotel. Get the lowdown on Forbes.

MAISON ROGER  This month, Beverly Hills Magazine shined a spotlight on 90210’s hottest

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The Agency Collective South Florida has been selected as the exclusive sales agent for 353 Sunset, a boutique residential offering showcasing stunning contemporary elegance along the scenic waterfront of Sunset Lake in Fort Lauderdale. Capturing the most impressive sunsets in the city, 353 Sunset features eight private residences—only four of which remain available for immediate occupancy—moments from the vibrant shopping, dining, culture and nightlife of Las Olas Boulevard. Featuring striking modern architecture by the award-winning Robert M. Swedroe Architects, 353 Sunset was designed to resemble a sleek yet timeless yacht while offering private yacht slips at its doorstep, so residents may enjoy the coveted ocean-centric lifestyle of Fort

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We are proud to announce the Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized our very own Santiago Arana, James Harris, David Parnes, Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky among the city’s most dynamic brokers in its second annual edition of “Who’s Brokering L.A.”

Described as “those hard-working brokers who have the knowledge, skills and dedication to go the extra mile for their clients,” LABJ shined a spotlight on Santiago, James, David, Billy and Mauricio, and had plenty of good things to say. Get the full scoop on each of our five “residential real estate all-stars” below, and read up on the complete list on LABJ.

SANTIAGO ARANA → “Over the past 12 months, Santiago Arana has achieved more than $468 million total sales volume. Ranked sixth in the

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