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- 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

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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

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In honor of Earth Day, members of The Agency family stepped away from their desks and showings to clean up the Santa Monica shoreline. Sporting their Agency swag, the cleanup crew kicked off the day at the famed Santa Monica Pier and covered 2.6 miles of coastline, removing a staggering 127 pounds of trash from the beach. We were proud to partner with MOTEV, which plants a tree for every booking, and provided our team with transportation to the beach.

While Earth Day is a great excuse to break out the gloves and trash bags, The Agency is committed to extending its efforts throughout the year, and we look forward to hosting more beach cleanups and community outreach initiatives in the months ahead.

View more photos from the cleanup below.

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From a mysterious coral castle to expansive (and haunted) seaside estates, South Florida is home to countless historic hotspots worthy of visiting and photographic. Below is a look at some of The Agency’s favorite historic, must-see destinations.

CORAL CASTLE - Legend has it, one man, Edward Leedskalnin, built the Coral Castle sculpture garden in Miami from 1923 to 1951. He claimed to have single-handedly and secretly carved more than 1,100 tons of coral rock to create one of the world’s most mysterious accomplishments without the conveniences of modern construction. He attributes his method to knowing “the secret of the pyramids,” a topic that garners much debate among scientists. Open daily, the Coral Castle Museum welcomes visitors from around the world

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Mexico’s resort destinations boast some of the world’s most coveted homes and resorts, drawing visitors to their pristine ocean shores, blue-water bays, prime surf breaks and innovative cuisine. Aspiring buyers come from around the globe to put down roots and scoop up their own slice of paradise.

One method of second-home buying, in which a property is purchased and owned collaboratively, continues to gain steam. We caught up with Joni Ross, one of our Los Cabos real estate experts, to learn more about the rhyme and reason behind fractional ownership—and whether it just might be your ticket to paraíso.

What is fractional ownership? 

The simplest description of Fractional Real Estate Ownership is shared ownership of a deeded property, with usage

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As summer approaches, we’ve got al fresco dinners and starlit gatherings on the mind. From an iconic loft overlooking the L.A. lights to a stunning architectural oasis on the Victoria, B.C. waterfront, these six residences offer incredible rooftop decks primed for enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of home.

1707 GRANT AVE. | SAN FRANCISCO

It isn’t often a single-family home comes available in the iconic and coveted Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco—especially one with such incredible views. Originally built in 1913, this reimagined, three-story residence, represented by Samantha Resnik and Michelle Long, showcases airy, open-concept interiors, abundant natural light and a rooftop terrace that will make you the envy of the

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The only new, move-in ready condominium offering in Coral Gables is ready for its close-up. Merrick Manor is now complete, featuring 227 exquisite, turnkey residences and nearly 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail neighboring The Shops at Merrick Park. Offering residents a full-service, amenity-rich living experience, Merrick Manor is the largest residential development completed in nearly a decade in Coral Gables, one of Miami’s prime residential markets.

“Merrick Manor has reached completion at the best possible time,” explains Sasha Ezquerra, Managing Director of The Agency Development Group. Coral Gables continues to draw new businesses and recently completed a multi-million dollar enhancement of its famed Miracle Mile, generating fresh

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Mauricio Umansky joined The Agency Los Cabos for the launch of The Cape Residences, a boutique collection of 34 exquisite, full-ownership residences at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas. Capturing magnificent views of Cabo’s iconic arch, the luxury condominiums rise above Monuments Beach, a world-renowned surf break. Each residence showcases curated modern design and unrivaled ocean vistas while offering full-service, turnkey living and the exceptional resort amenities of The Cape.

“The Agency is thrilled to represent The Cape Residences, which offers some of the best views in Los Cabos,” says Mauricio, Founder and CEO of The Agency. “The location, paired with the incredible design of the residences and the acclaimed amenities of The

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ONE&ONLY MANDARINA PRIVATE HOMES -  As long-time admirers of the One&Only experience, San Francisco Giants pitcher Mark Melancon and his wife jumped at the opportunity to be among the first to own a piece of the One&Only lifestyle, purchasing a 19,000-square-foot oceanside villa at Mandarina. As a pitcher, the baseball star doesn’t typically spend much time in the outfield, but he made an exception when the Mandarina team flew to California to recreate the floor plan for his home right on the field at Oracle Park. Wall Street Journal and Mansion Global got the scoop.

632 PINNACLE CREST - The former desert retreat of Jerry Weintraub, the late producer behind the “Karate Kid” and “Ocean’s Eleven” franchises, has sold for $6.825 million, making

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The Agency made a splash in South Florida last year with the debut of our flagship office in Boca Raton, followed by our second and third locations in Aventura and Coral Gables. Now that we’ve put down roots up and down the coast, we’re proud our esteemed agents are serving as industry innovators in collaboration with their colleagues in the Caribbean market.

On Friday, April 5th, The Agency Collective hosted the first annual Caribbean Real Estate and Investment Summit at its flagship office in the heart of Boca Raton. Sponsored in part by The Agency Collective, The Agency Turks & Caicos and The PLS.com, the summit brought together top-producing agents, developers, architects, investors and attorneys from across the region under one roof. In the

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