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The Agency is pleased to announce that Nancie Richards has joined its team of top-producing agents. Nancie has been a successful real estate agent in Southern California for more than 12 years, and she will work out of The Agency’s new Beverly Hills office.

"As a seasoned, well-respected agent in our industry, Nancie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as a broad and diverse following of devoted clients," says Billy Rose, President and Co-founder of The Agency. "With her relationships in the brokerage community, Nancie could have selected any agency at which to hang her license. We are honored that she chose to join The Agency family."

With her extensive background in renovation and sales, Nancie has remained at the top of her field

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During a special Brokers Open event last week, The Agency officially unveiled the stunning new Bowery Design Group-designed model residence at The Carlyle Residences, the 24-story luxury condominium building offering 78 distinctive homes along the Golden Mile of L.A.’s Wilshire Corridor. This latest venture by Elad Group, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies, proves that the ultimate expression of contemporary luxury can be achieved by building up, not out.

[caption id="attachment_26804" align="alignright" width="240"] The Bowery Design Group model home at The Carlyle Residences features 2,772-square feet of living space and is listed for $2,705,000 fully furnished.[/caption]

Upon being appointed by Elad Group as the exclusive sales

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We are proud to announce that real estate veteran Tim Swan has joined our Beverly Hills Office. With extensive experience dealing in historic and landmark properties around Los Angeles, Tim has established himself as a premier agent and advisor, with intimate knowledge of the city, both past and present.

"Tim is a community leader and an agent who has a strong appreciation for, and knowledge of, properties which exhibit architectural excellence and/or which carry historical significance," says Billy Rose, co-founder of The Agency. "We are delighted to have him complement our growing stable of distinguished agents."

"Tim’s energy, curiosity and enthusiasm towards real estate is contagious," adds fellow co-founder Mauricio Umansky. "We are thrilled

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The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its 2013 Best of Beverly Hills Golden Palm Awards, and we're thrilled to announce that The Agency has won the Golden Palm for Innovation. As explained by the Chamber, the Innovation category recognizes a business that excels in having "created and implemented an original idea which demonstrates marketplace success and practical development.”

Commenting on the recognition, The Agency Co-Founder and President Billy Rose said:

"In the earliest days of our formulation of The Agency, Mauricio and I wrote down three words, which would serve as the guiding principles of the company: Integrity. Collaboration. Innovation. To be recognized as embodying one of those fundamental precepts,

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Elad Group, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies with over $7.5 billion in assets and developer of iconic properties including NYC’s The Plaza Hotel and 250 West Street, has named The Agency the exclusive sales and marketing firm for The Carlyle Residences, a 24-story luxury condominium building offering 78 distinctive homes along the Golden Mile of L.A.’s Wilshire Corridor.

"We’re thrilled to welcome The Agency on board at The Carlyle," said Samantha Sax, Director of Sales and Marketing for Elad Group, the property’s developer. "The Agency is a dynamic team that has a proven track record of success and growing prominence in the Los Angeles high-rise market, and we’re confident that their expertise, global reach, and highly

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The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. released their 2013 Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals, and The Agency is proud to announce that three of its agents ranked among the best of the best in the U.S., including CEO and Co-Founder Mauricio Umansky, who was named No. 3 in the country. With a total sales volume of $378,941,197 last year, Umansky was the top-producing real estate broker in California in 2012.

Joining Umansky among the top agents in the country, based on the amount of closed transaction volume, were The Agency President and Co-Founder Billy Rose, who ranked No. 21 in the U.S., with a total sales volume of $192,168,026, and Jordana Leigh, whose $81,430,025 in sales ranked her No. 95 in the U.S.

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The Agency is proud to announce that Brigham Yen, a passionate force in the redevelopment of Downtown Los Angeles, has joined its ranks of top-producing agents. Yen is highly regarded as an expert in Downtown LA residential and commercial real estate and other urban communities in the Los Angeles area. His popular blog, DTLA Rising with Brigham Yen (, has become the preeminent authority for business and development news in Downtown LA and is a testament to his passion and deep understanding of the city’s real estate market.

“We are thrilled to have Brigham, with his passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of urbanism, generally, and Downtown LA, specifically, on our team,” said Billy Rose, President and co-founder of The Agency. “I am

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1966.Richard Nuetra at his home.Photo taken by Julius Shulman-1

No longer are the architectural plans of mid-century master Richard Neutra merely curatorial elements of an architectural exhibition. Now, courtesy of a new partnership between Dion Neutra (Richard’s long-time partner in the Neutra Office), California Architecture Conservancy (CAC) and the Neutra Office, those plans can serve as the basis for your new home.

1937.Home for the Harnischfeger Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Featued in Architectural Forum February 1937.Neutra (1892-1970), who is perhaps the most important of the mid-century modernist architects, if not of the Twentieth Century as a whole, became famous for the simple geometries of his designs, which were often made of steel and glass, and the prefabricated elements that made them extremely easy to build with a modernist look. Several of his built designs were demolished or remodeled to the

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The Agency is pleased to announce the launch of The Agency Research & Planning Group, a new division focused on tailored market intelligence and new development planning. The Agency welcomes John Pallante, Vice President, to lead the team, working directly with developers and their financial partners.

“The Research & Planning team allows us to provide clients with a full range of options when it comes to strategic new development planning,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and co-founder of The Agency. “Many developers are starting to break ground on new projects and require both comprehensive market insight and tailored product planning direction. Having John on board combines our knowledge of luxury buyer essentials with the strategic planning of

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Above: “Faces of WeHo” art installation unveiled along La Brea Ave., putting a “Face” to the previously unbranded luxury lifestyle communities

The two all-inclusive luxury leasing communities currently under development on the eastern edge of West Hollywood now have names, as well as “Faces” to put to those names. Residents of the 187-unit residential/retail development located at the southeast corner of Fountain Avenue and La Brea Avenue will call “The Huxley” their home, while those living in the companion, 184-unit development at the northwest corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and La Brea Avenue will come home to “The Dylan.”

A 44-foot x 7-foot art installation, titled “Faces of WeHo,” was unveiled on the The Huxley, along La Brea Avenue, putting

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