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With beach season lasting all year, it’s no wonder South Florida offers such an active, healthy and wellness-focused lifestyle. Whether you’re looking to work up a sweat or unwind with an “om,” here are some of our favorite places to get fit in and around Miami.

RISE NATION - One of several studios in the Rise Nation collection, this Miami hotspot follows the methods of founder and L.A. trainer Jason Walsh. After training countless clients with past injuries, Jason developed Rise Nation climbing routines to deliver results with very low risk. Here, it’s all about the climb, a motion the human body naturally makes and engages all major muscle groups with zero impact. The workout incorporates the Versaclimber, which doesn’t retain momentum, meaning you earn

Gracing the cover of June’s Miami Agent Magazine is The Agency Development Group’s Sasha Ezquerra, a top-ranked South Florida real estate pro, whom the magazine consulted for its piece, How to Thrive in The Luxury Market. Noting several “back-to-back years of growth” in the market, the article delves into what the future may hold. Beyond the vertical growth of Miami’s condo-centric market, a plethora of offerings beyond the shoreline are creating a more dynamic luxury real estate market. 

The article notes the importance of location, with the high-end clientele seeking communities with dining, entertainment and shopping within close proximity. Amenities, such as spas, fitness studios and pool terraces, also take center stage. Sasha notes, these are the

All eyes were on South Florida when CEO Mauricio Umansky, James Harris of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Estate Director Christopher Dyson and Managing Partner of The Agency Development Group Mike Leipart jetted to the Sunshine State to celebrate the hottest new listings in town, as well as the success of as it rapidly expands on the East Coast.

Among the week’s festivities was a private, invite-only affair at Merrick Manor, the only new, fully completed condominium offering in the city of Coral Gables. The Agency Collective, the exclusive residential sales representative for the remarkable, modern residences, co-hosted the event with CEO Henry Torres of The Astor Companies, the developer of Merrick Manor. Mauricio, James and

Walkability wins in the location decision for most new homebuyers, and for those who love shopping and fine dining, the hunt is on for the perfect locale to sip and shop a stone’s throw from home. If shopping is your cardio, then one of these exquisite homes might just be the one for you.


Listed by Rouja Koleva and boasting California Closets throughout to neatly organize all the new threads, 7917 Willoughby Avenue #2 is a stunning, loft-style condominium by the award-winning LOHA Architects. Located in West Hollywood, the home is two blocks from Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard and moments from an array of trendy shops and restaurants. High-end designers are featured alongside trendy

From golden era-inspired pubs to seaside amphitheatres, South Florida is home to some of the most unique live music destinations in the nation. Here’s a look at some of The Agency’s favorites.

REVOLUTION - This wildly popular, intimate venue in South Florida has welcomed such acts as Lady Gaga, The Weekend and Paramore to its legendary stage in Fort Lauderdale. Artists of all genres, including indie rock legends and up-and-coming stars have taken the stage at Revolution, which was the 2018 winner of the “Best of Miami” Award for Best Rock Club in the Broward-Palm Beach & Miami New Times. The club can host up to 1,300 people on its main floor, second floor, VIP mezzanine and outside balconies.

CHURCHILL’S PUB - Anyone who’s anyone on South Florida’s music

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.


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

- Originally created as a winter home for American businessman James Deering, the stunning, turn-of-the-century villa known as Vizcaya is now a National Historic Landmark and accredited museum. Just moments from Downtown Miami, the Italian estate features expansive bayfront gardens, an exceptional art collection, rotating cultural events and plenty of Instagram-worthy backdrops to warrant return visits.

SWIM HERE - A world-class aquatic facility in Coral Gables, The Venetian Pool is among the city’s most beloved summer attractions for locals and tourists alike. Created in 1923 from a coral rock quarry, the pool features historic lookout towers, waterfalls, cave-like grottos and views over the City Beautiful. Though it may sound


Every home has a story, but it takes vision and creativity to bring it to life. That sentiment certainly isn’t lost on our award-winning public relations division, which was just recognized by the prestigious Hermes Creative Awards for the third consecutive year.

Working in partnership with more than 550 agents across offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, our stellar team leverages relationships with the world’s premier print, broadcast and online media outlets, securing regular coverage in The Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and more. The international competition, administered and judged by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, honors the accomplishments of the world’s leaders in marketing