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Multi-Billion dollar real estate brokerage and lifestyle company, The Agency, has announced the launch of The Agency Commercial Advisory. The new division, based in Beverly Hills, offers comprehensive commercial services, specializing in investment sales, landlord and tenant leasing representation and strategic asset positioning.

The Commercial Advisory will be headed by Alexander Koustas. Koustas is known for being a skilled negotiator with a reputation for creating successful outcomes for investors and tenants alike. He brings over 12 years of commercial investment, development and brokerage experience to The Agency.

Koustas was a founding member and President of the December Co Inc., a boutique commercial brokerage firm specializing in high


The Agency announced the official opening of its new Punta de Mita office, located next to The W Hotel. The opening marks the continued expansion of the Beverly Hills-based brokerage around the world, bringing the total to three international offices, following the 2016 launches in Los Cabos and Turks and Caicos. The news from abroad comes as The Agency continues its expansion stateside, with offices set to open this year in Palm Springs, Calabasas, Phoenix, Malibu and Pacific Palisades.

“The Agency established an international reputation by building a strong culture of collaboration and a world-class team throughout the L.A. area, a prime market

The Agency is proud to announce that Dan Weiser has joined the team at its Beverly Hills headquarters. A Los Angeles native with more than a decade of industry experience, Dan brings an unrivaled reputation for his strong work ethic, expert negotiating skills, and extensive knowledge of the city’s luxury real estate market. 

“I have long admired The Agency and the team’s collaborative spirit,” Dan says. “Their approach is leaps and bounds beyond anyone else in the industry. I’m excited to work with a world-class marketing team to grow my business and continue offering my clients a superior experience.”

Growing up in a real estate family, Dan has been involved in the intricacies of real estate sales and development since childhood. As a result,

The Agency is proud to announce that David Kelmenson, a distinguished agent consistently ranked among the top 1% in the country, will be joining the team at the Brentwood office. Recently named one of Los Angeles’ top 250 agents in REAL Trend’s America’s Best for his impressive sales volume, David is widely recognized as a consummate dealmaker and a dedicated advocate for his clients. 

“David has a grasp of the L.A. market and a commitment to his clients that is second to none,” says Billy Rose, President and Co-Founder of The Agency. “His intelligence and integrity make him a pleasure to work with and an honor to have on our team.” 

For more than 13 years, David has specialized in residential sales and new construction in Pacific Palisades,


The Agency's Paul Lester and Louis XIII hosted a unique lifestyle event, a private reception held at 1302 Collingwood Place, this past Tuesday evening. Brand Ambassador, Christophe Namer, took guests on a nostalgic journey through the legacy of Louis XIII.

The event started with passed Champagne and canapés, followed by a sit-down, three-course tasting menu by Chef Jeffrey Nimer from Haute Chefs LA. Guests enjoyed fabulous food while learning about the legacy and world of Louis XIII. The evening ended with a spectacular surprise reveal of an original Rémy Martin cognac barrel and tasting of Louis XIII.

1302 Collingwood was dressed to the nines in Louis XIII decanters, each one as unique as the next. A genuine work of art in crystal,


The Agency is proud to announce that top realtor Jon Grauman has joined its growing team. Jon will work out of the company’s world headquarters in Beverly Hills.

“Jon has been one of my closest friends for the last 10 years; he has an incredible work ethic and great energy,” says Santiago Arana, Partner and Principal of The Agency. “He also has a background in mortgages and financing, which is essential to educating clients in the process of buying a home. I’m very happy that he’s decided to be part of the team.”

Billy Rose, President and Co-founder of The Agency, notes: “Jon's long and multidisciplinary experience in real estate makes him a particularly skilled adviser and advocate. He's a valuable addition to our team.”

As a Los Angeles native who

The Agency is proud to announce that Doug Sandler has joined the team as the company’s new Sales Manager. Sandler, an agent and manager with more than 20 years experience, will manage The Agency’s headquarters in Beverly Hills as well as their new Brentwood office.

“Doug has seen it all,” says Billy Rose, President and Co-founder of The Agency. “He has an impeccable reputation, and he is a great sounding board with sage advice. We are fortunate to have him on our team.”

Santiago Arana, Partner and Principal of The Agency, comments, "We are very excited and pleased to have one of the most experienced, respected and reputable sales managers in LA as part of our team.”

Over his 20+ year career, Doug Sandler has overseen thousands of


The Agency is proud to welcome Anne Burkin to its team of top-flight agents. Anne will work out of the company’s new Westside office in Brentwood.

“Anne has a great personality and an unquestionable work ethic,” notes Billy Rose, President and Co-Founder of The Agency. “Her knowledge of the Westside communities and real estate sets the bar high, and we look forward to having her as part of The Agency team.”

“Anne’s energy is infectious,” notes Mauricio Umansky, CEO of Co-Founder of The Agency. “She’s a great communicator and collaborator, and I know she will fit in very well at our company.”

Anne lived for 8 years in New York before jumping into the Los Angeles real estate market in 2007. Having lived in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and

The Agency is proud to announce that we have joined forces with International real estate advisor Savills, forming an association to further strengthen our presence across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

"Gone are the days of numerous, discrete real estate markets," said Billy Rose, co-founder, President and COO of The Agency. "Now there is only one singular, global market. Consequently, it was imperative to align ourselves with an organization which will give us a powerful presence in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. As the undisputed leader in those territories, and since they have an impeccable reputation, Savills was our only consideration."

Mauricio Umansky, co-founder and CEO of The Agency adds:  "As a result of our partnership with Savills,

The Agency is pleased to announce that Max Nelson has joined its ranks of top-producing agents. Max will work out of the company’s headquarters in Beverly Hills.

“Max is great guy as well as an extremely talented agent,” says CEO and Co-founder Mauricio Umansky. “With his knowledge, energy, expertise and natural ability to communicate, Max is already proving to be an outstanding addition to the team.”

Billy Rose, President and Co-founder, notes: “For years, I have coveted Max’s practice – he has great listings and wonderful clients. He has impeccable taste and is well-liked and respected by both his clients and fellow agents. Max will be great asset to our organization.”

Max comes to The Agency from Deasy/Penner & Partners, where for the