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We’ve got lots to be grateful for this season, including some high-profile coverage for our properties and personalities in top publications and news networks, from the Wall Street Journal to Forbes and CNBC. Here’s a fresh serving of some of the month’s most delectable media bites.

1300 BEVERLY ESTATES DRIVE - Maxim highlighted this jaw-dropping “Allosaurus-centered mansion,” touching on its many other incredible elements, from the plush 12-seat home theater to the 600-bottle wine cellar. Represented by Blair Chang and Stefan Pommepuy, the 12,500-square-foot Beverly Hills estate is offered at $37,950,000. 

JACK LUCIANO, RAUL SIQUEIROS, MICHELLE SCHWARTZ - Forbes sought out the expert opinion of The Agency's Jack Luciano, Raul Siqueiros and Michelle


In a city full of stars, this historic high-rise is a total scene-stealer.  

Built in 1965 and designed by famed West Coast-based architect Jack A. Charney, the 31-story building at 9255 Doheny Road is the tallest residential tower in the greater Los Angeles area. Developed by Walter and Leo Minskoff and situated at the base of the Hollywood Hills, Sierra Towers was converted to 146 condominiums in 1974 and has been attracting industry elite ever since. Many residents (and prospective residents) are drawn to the Towers’ discreet staff, bountiful amenities and central West Hollywood location, minutes from major production studios and downtown Beverly Hills. 

“Sierra Towers is one of the most sought-after buildings in Los Angeles,” says James Harris, who

REAL Trends Inc. has released a special report ranking the 50 top real estate professionals and teams based on average sales price and volume, and The Agency is proud to have five agents and two teams ranked among the best in the nation.

Santiago Arana ranked #15 with an average sales price of $9,450,689 and a closing sales volume of $340,224,828. Paul Lester was ranked #29 with an average sales price of $7,126,317 and a closing sales volume of $149,652,660. Aileen Comora came in at #35 with an average sales price of $6,632,072 and a closing sales volume of $152,537,660. Blair Chang made the list at #37 with an average sales price of $6,413,784 and a closing sales volume of $96,206,760 and Sandro Dazzan ranked #48, boasting an average sales price

Our dynamic team of agents made remarkable real estate moves around the country this month, from listing an all-new home in Beverly Hills with a prehistoric piece of art to a pair of exceptional estates in Santa Barbara. Here are some of the month’s must-read media clips.

BRAVOTV - Mauricio Umansky, Farrah Brittany, James Harris and David Parnes were spotlighted on BravoTV.com for their appearance on The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of “Top 30 Real Estate Agents in Hollywood.” James and David were lauded for the $120 million sale of L.A.’s most expensive home, Mauricio’s team of agents (known as The Umansky Team) was touted for bringing in $278 million in sales and Farrah was named one the L.A. real estate industry’s most promising

Feeling at home also means feeling at peace, and these four residences have been thoughtfully designed—some using the ancient energy-focused Chinese art of placement, Feng Shui—to maximize good vibes and positive energy. 

720 Griffith Way, Laguna Beach

Built in the 1940s, this pair of beach cottages boasts an eclectic mix of retro-chic style and breezy, new-age serenity. Crystal chimes are hung prominently in the living room, and an amphitheater yard is the perfect setting for relaxing outdoor movies or transporting musical jam sessions. Represented by Michael Caruso and Phillip Caruso, these quaint, beachy abodes will capture the heart of today’s bohemian-spirited nature-lovers. 

Oakview, Montecito

Represented by Eric Haskell,

In its third annual installment of “Who’s Brokering L.A.,” the Los Angeles Business Journal has honored several outstanding professionals from The Agency’s team for their positive impact on the city’s residential real estate community and local economy. According to LABJ, this list is comprised of “brokers who have the knowledge, skills and dedication to go the extra mile for their clients.” This year, LABJ has recognized The Agency’s Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky, Co-Founder and President Billy Rose, and dynamic agents Santiago Arana, James Harris, David Parnes, Jon Grauman and Michelle Schwartz. 

“I think I speak for all of us when I say that this is a fantastic honor,” says Mauricio. “We all work as a team, but I am personally thrilled to see

435 Marguerita Avenue in Santa Monica was the perfect setting for a late summer backyard party, complete with lawn games, cocktails and fresh barbecue. Ideally located moments from Palisades Park, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and the shops and restaurants of Montana Avenue, this six-bedroom, nine-bath residence is perfect for families—in fact, its current owners have raised their own on its quiet, palm and oak tree-shaded lot for the past 20 years. 

For this casual afternoon event, guests mingled in the private, verdant backyard—which is filled with colorful hydrangea bushes and lush ferns. Attendees sipped cocktails, noshed on barbecue, cold veggie salads, fresh-cut watermelon and cotton candy twirled on-site. Everyone was invited to

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Perched high above the Sunset Strip amidst the picturesque Bird Streets, 1895 Rising Glen proved to be the perfect setting for a summertime, sunset fête. On a balmy night in June, guests gathered to toast the West Hollywood Hills property, taking in its stunning hill-framed views—which capture a broad, glittering swath of the Sunset Strip, Palos Verdes and the ocean horizon beyond. As the sun slipped… guests sipped Peroni beers, Codigo 1530’s rose blanco tequila, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and sparkling rosé (a crowd favorite) from Malibu Rocky Oaks, alongside small bites from DCLA. 

Represented by David Parnes and James Harris and designed by world-renowned Make Architecture, the 9,400-square foot estate is a

The dazzling LED video art installation that welcomes residents and guests to Metropolis has won international distinction for its innovation and creativity. “Convergence” spans 100 feet wide and 20 feet tall at the porte-cochere entrance of Tower I and provides an ever-evolving exploration of L.A.’s diversity, creativity, culture and community. Commissioned by Greenland USA, “Convergence” is a collaborative piece by local artists Refik Anadol and Susan Narduli and conceived to express and respond to the spirit of the city in a seamless fusion of digital content, public space and urban life.

“Metropolis is a reflection of the new Downtown Los Angeles community and a gateway to the district,” said Anadol. “Similarly, we’ve built ‘Convergence’ on

Pictured above, 10847 Bellagio Road in Bel Air, offered at $48 million.

The practice of using comparable properties in the same neighborhood to price homes has been a long-standing industry norm. But as Mansion Global recently reported, many more interesting factors are coming into play in pricing luxury properties, especially in the singular Los Angeles luxury market. Among them, cross country comps, a phenomenon The Agency’s David Parnes tells Mansion Global is gaining traction on the West Coast.

“Los Angeles prices have gone up so much, but still represent a great value compared to New York or London,” David explains as his reason for considering other cities when pricing L.A. properties. The sale of his own West Hollywood home, which he built in