Silicon Valley

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From San Francisco’s FiDi neighborhood to the rolling hills of Healdsburg, these seven studios, clubs and trails are sure to get your muscles moving and heart rate pumping. 

FORT POINT BAKER BEACH TRAIL - Super scenic and good for all skill levels, the Fort Point-Baker Beach Coast Trail is a 3.9-mile out and back that meanders around the bluffs above Baker Beach and provides a stunning, photogenic view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. Trailhead is at the Fort Point National Historic Site and is accessible year-round. Bring the dogs—but keep them leashed. 

WHEEL HOUSE - Wheel House’s expansive 7,500-square-foot facility offers a cutting-edge combination of indoor cycling, yoga, TRX and core strength classes in multiple studios. Busy


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around San Francisco, the East Bay, and Wine Country.

SEE FIREWORKS HERE - In honor of Independence Day, one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions, Pier 39, will hold its one-of-kind waterfront Fourth of July Celebration, which promises 180-degree views of the Bay, plus live music and access to all of the pier’s world-famous eats. The day kicks off at 3pm with the yacht rock jams of Mustache Harbor on the Entrance Plaza Stage. Get an Alcatraz Escape cocktail at the Fog Harbor Fish House bar or order a tiny bucket of Trish’s Mini Donuts and a bag of salt water taffy from the Candy Baron—you’ll want to snack on something when the firework display launches around 9:30pm.  


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your summer in and around Marin County.

GET YOUR STEPS IN HERE - Talk about storied steps: the Dipsea Stairs, a series of 688 wooded steps in Mill Valley, have been tread upon by locals and legends alike since 1905. Recently restored, the iconic stairs are part of the oldest trail footrace in the country. Local legend Jack Kirk (“the Dipsea Demon”) was famous for running the race every year since 1930, until he was 96 years young. Emblazoned with inspiring placards like “Don’t stop now!” and “Live life fully!” the stairs are perfect for a leisurely walk or full-on workout.

GET LOST IN THE WOODS HERE - A National Monument since 1908, this otherworldly forest, just a few miles north of San


May Agent of the Month is the latest distinction bestowed upon Tracy McLaughin, one of the top brokers in the country and the fearless leader of The Agency’s Marin office. Not only has she sold more than $1 billion in real estate throughout her career, Tracy has ranked as the highest producing agent in Marin County since 2005—a national record for any county in the country. Most recently, she added accomplished author to her impressive resume with the publishing of her book Real Estate Rescue with Tracy McLaughlin - How Not to Leave Money on the Table in the Sale and Purchase of Your Home.

We caught up with Tracy to get her thoughts on the Marin County market—from the latest buying trends to what we can expect in the year ahead—and to get her take on a


It isn’t often a single-family home comes available in the iconic and highly coveted Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Originally built in 1913, this magnificent three-story residence, represented by Samantha Resnik and Michelle Long, has been reimagined for the modern lifestyle. 1707 Grant Avenue was recently highlighted on The Agency’s curated Luxury Homes + Lifestyle page featured on Dwell.com. Read the full story here.  

 

 

Each year, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognizes 500 of the most influential people in the city; out of 10 million people, we’re proud to announce that Mauricio Umansky, The Agency’s Founder and CEO, and Santiago Arana, Managing Partner, were recognized among the publication’s exclusive LA500.

We’re also pleased to share that our Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer, Shane Farkas, was named a finalist in the Rising Star category of the publication’s esteemed CTO awards. As part of The Agency’s founding team, Shane has played an instrumental role in developing our operational systems and processes, spearheading the development of industry-leading proprietary software platforms for our residential and New Development divisions.

“Not

2 DE WITT DRIVE - Ever wondered what it would be like to live inside the Sistine Chapel? You can get pretty close with this Renaissance-style mansion in the desirable enclave of Ross, California, just outside San Francisco. Situated on two acres of romantic grounds, the opulent home is complete with 8,660 square feet of hand-painted murals, columns and carved marble figures that Robb Report boasts would impress Michelangelo himself. Represented by Rachel Swann and Kayla Grae, the sprawling estate also features multiple fine living areas, expansive verandas, a resort-like pool, tennis courts and old-world gardens.

ONE&ONLY MANDARINA PRIVATE HOMES - Talk about getting in the zone. As long-time admirers of the One&Only experience, San Francisco Giants

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Agents from all corners of the globe made their way north of the border to celebrate The Agency’s recent expansion into British Columbia, Canada. Among them was The Agency’s Co-Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky, who joined the Canadian team to mark the official opening of its two Vancouver Island offices in Victoria and Nanaimo.

“It was such a thrill to welcome our fellow agents and members of The Agency family from around the globe to Vancouver Island and provide a glimpse of B.C.’s stunning natural beauty and incredible real estate,” says Brian Danyliw, who spearheads the two offices along with fellow B.C. native and industry veteran Jason Binab.    

“The excitement and support we feel from the global team is exactly what

Known for its stunning, rugged coastline and dense redwood forests, the lesser-known, yet award-winning wine region of Anderson Valley in Mendocino County has been quietly producing some of the finest wine in California for decades. With its cool, coastal climate and mineral-rich soil, the 15-mile-long stretch of rolling hills and vineyards, just 10 miles from the Pacific Coast, produces some particularly delicious Pinots.

Now in its 22nd year, the annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival brings together more than 50 local producers in the Anderson Valley for a weekend dedicated to sipping and savoring the beloved, light-bodied varietal. Guests are invited to enjoy food and wine pairings by top local chefs, live music, educational seminars,


From the Haight Ashbury scene of the 1960s to today, San Francisco is home to a rich and storied music history. The hippies may sport different clothes, but the music scene is as vibrant as ever, with the city playing host to some of the country’s most iconic—not to mention beautiful—concert halls and stages. Here’s a look at some of The Agency’s favorites.

THE FILLMORE - Among the most beloved music venues in the world, The Fillmore has been SF’s premier concert hall since the 1950s. Originally opened as a dance hall in the 1930s, The Fillmore found its groove in 1952, when a local businessman began booking blues acts like James Brown and Ike & Tina Turner. As the beat days made way for the swinging sixties, The Fillmore came to represent the epicenter of