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Our amazing agents have been snagging accolades left and right as of late, recognized for their impressive sales volume, headline-making deals and innovative approach to real estate. Over the past few weeks, a handful of The Agency’s finest made headlines in Observer and The Hollywood Reporter, topping the glossies’ most prestigious annual real estate rankings.

“If a person’s home is their castle, then the 59 people we chose to profile for our 2018 Residential Real Estate Power List are the castle-builders, the castle-keepers, the castle-owners—in short, the most influential and powerful people currently shaping the U.S. residential real estate industry,” writes Observer. The magazine recognized our Co-Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky as one of

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents” is out and The Agency is honored to be recognized once again with three of our agents ranked among the city’s best.

For the fourth year in a row, The Agency’s co-founders, CEO Mauricio Umansky and President Billy Rose, along with Principal Partner Santiago Arana, grace the list. The trio was also recently recognized by REAL Trends, Inc. as the nation’s Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals, with all three ranking in the Top 25 for sales volume.

Below is what The Hollywood Reporter had to say about our top agents.

SANTIAGO ARANA — With more than $300 million in sales this year, Arana has doubled his 2015 output. “I think it is a synergy of experience, time and

thumb_4-Privateer-Steet-30-940x600_1024 From the country to the city to the beach, The Hollywood Reporter recently spotlighted three of the hottest niche markets in L.A. featuring market insight and expert knowledge from The Agency team, as well as our notable new developments and standout luxury listings. Calabasas The first stop on THR’s tour is Calabasas, where Country Ridge, a new equestrian-friendly estate community, offers acres and acres of open space and hacienda-style residences minutes from downtown Calabasas and the Malibu coast. Craig Knizek, Director of The Agency’s Estates Division, tells THR that the 100-acre development is the antidote to reality-TV-ready compounds that frequent the area, with room to roam on foot or horseback. The estates, which debut this summer, are…


The Agency is honored to be recognized once again by The Hollywood Reporter with five of our agents among this year’s list of “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents”. The annual ranking is made up of top-producing agents selected based on “their client rosters and killer deals”.

Making the list for the third year in a row are The Agency’s co-founders, CEO Mauricio Umansky and President Billy Rose, as well as Principal and Managing Partner of The Agency's Brentwood office, Santiago Arana. Also gracing the Top 25 is the powerhouse team of James Harris and David Parnes of “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” fame.

Below is what The Hollywood Reporter had to say about our agents in the top 25:

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In an annual feature, The Hollywood Reporter highlights “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents,” and this year The Agency is honored to have five of its agents ranked among the best of the best.

The Agency’s two Co-founders, CEO Mauricio Umansky and President Billy Rose, were named to the list for the second year in a row. Umansky and Rose were also highlighted earlier this year by The Wall Street Journal for being two of the top 10 real estate agents in the United States by sales volume. Joining them in THR’s Top 25 are Santiago Arana, Principal at The Agency, who was also featured in last year’s list, and red hot up-and-comers Farrah Aldjufrie and Jay Harris, both still in their 20s.

To view the full list and article, go here.

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Inspired by the Richard Meier-designed Getty Museum, and built with travertine stone from the same quarry as the Getty, 2251 Linda Flora Drive has been garnering attention left and right from luxury publications.

The 10,000 square-foot estate is currently featured in the May/June 2014 edition of Robb Report Home & Style, which notes: “Making a statement proportional to its large scale, this travertine-encased residence, completed earlier this year, is as suitable for displaying art as it is for entertaining.”2251LindaFlora_07

Interiors California also highlights the home in their Spring 2014 issue. “Melding excess and access,” they write, “Bel Air ranks among the nation’s most prized neighborhoods. It’s here that you’ll find the Linda Flora estate. Constructed in

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The latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter names Hollywood's Top 25 Real Estate Agents, and The Agency is honored to have four of its agents ranked among the best of the best.

The Agency's CEO and Co-founder Mauricio Umansky, who was declared California's top-producing agent earlier this year by the Wall Street Journal, leads off the article with a photo of him standing alongside the moat of the extraordinary architectural estate at 1201 Laurel Way. Joining Umansky in the Top 25 are The Agency's President and Co-founder Billy Rose, co-founder Blair Chang and Santiago Arana, Principal at The Agency. To view the full list and article, go here.

Below is what The Hollywood Reporter had to say about each of our agents in its Top 25 article:

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The latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter takes a detailed look at the boom of developers, architects and realtors in Los Angeles dedicated to building and selling "mega mansions on spec," and prominently showcased in the article is The Agency's listing at 1232 Sunset Plaza, a 13,000-square-foot California modern stunner designed by Hagy Belzberg and developed by Brad Blumenthal and Leo Hauser.

thr-sunset-plazaTHR spoke with The Agency's Billy Rose on the topic, and in particular, how the spec home market has evolved.

“It used to be 5,000 to 6,000 square feet was about as big as you got with these kinds of homes,” says Rose. “Now 13,000 square feet is sort of the entry level for spec homes, and we’re routinely trading at $2,000 a square foot. That, by the way,

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As we've reported before, vertical living is on the rise in Los Angeles, with more and more buyers choosing the convenience and amenities of high-end, and high-up, luxury condo homes.

The Hollywood Reporter takes note of this growing trend in a recent article on the city's new luxury condo and apartments, and features several of The Agency's properties, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE, The Carlyle Residences on Wilshire la_live_hero-300x225and the two new luxury leasing developments underway in West Hollywood, The Huxley and The Dylan.

As THR reports, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE are at 80 percent sold, including a 5,798-square-foot penthouse that closed at $8.55 million, a downtown record. The 224 luxury Residences at The Ritz-Carlton

The Hollywood Reporter recently spotlighted 10 perfect ways to stay put and spend your summer weekends here in Los Angeles, with activities and places to go "to feed your inner foodie, romantic, shopper or sloth."

With so many diverse offerings in Los Angeles, THR put together itineraries for all types of people and topics, such as "Art" (The Never Built Show at the A+D Museum is one of THR's recommendations) and "Pampering" (THR suggests spoiling yourself at the new nail studio at Montage Beverly Hills).

For the so-called "One Percenter" looking for a one-of-a-kind weekend, The Hollywood Reporter reached out to The Agency's Billy Rose for his thoughts. Among the activities listed for high net-worth individuals include a $5,950 helicopter tour that