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The Agency Debuts New Office in San Diego

by | Oct 10, 2022

Hello, San Diego! The Agency is proud to announce the launch of our first office in San Diego, California, with Mike Schwartz serving as Regional Manager. Prominently located in La Jolla, this office debuts a versatile intentional design for the modern agent and marks our 63rd location and 23rd California outpost. 

“Mike Schwartz’s industry expertise and leadership make him the perfect steward to debut The Agency’s global network to the booming destination of San Diego,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “We’re delighted to continue The Agency’s expansion throughout Southern California, and are confident that La Jolla will hold great synergy with The Agency’s boutique brand, unparalleled marketing resources, and cutting-edge agent and client solutions.”

With nearly two decades of real estate experience, Schwartz joins The Agency after holding managerial positions at Coldwell Banker, and most recently Compass. Previously serving as Sales Manager at Compass, Schwartz oversaw approximately 400 agents in offices spanning the areas of Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley and Orinda, and was responsible for record-breaking production including exceeding $3B in annual production in 2021 alone. As the first-ever sales manager appointed to Compass in the Bay Area, Schwartz is an expert in strategic growth and brokerage management. He also held positions within the firm’s Diversity Council and strives to include equity and inclusion in professional and personal endeavors. In addition to his managerial experience, Schwartz is also recognized for his impressive residential sales achievements having served as a top-producing broker at Coldwell Banker prior to transitioning to managerial roles. A born and raised New Yorker, Schwartz has a passion for culture, arts, reading and comedy. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and two sons.

Mike Schwartz is a well-respected leader who will serve as a guiding force as we usher in a new era of luxury real estate to the highly-sought after market of San Diego,” said Rainy Hake Austin, President at The Agency. “With this office expansion, we took into great consideration today’s modern agent. The result is an intentional transformation and welcomed departure from the traditional, oversized and underutilized real estate office space. The Agency San Diego operation not only doubles down on the agent/client experience but also was designed to create greater flexibility in how and where agents work, provide seamless support, integrated technology and varied spaces for collaboration. With our San Diego office as the first of this signature model, we intend to continue elevating the in-person service experience as we expand into new markets.”

“I couldn’t be more honored and thrilled than to bring The Agency’s unmatched global network and modern, collaborative approach to San Diego County,” says Mike. “I am looking forward to propelling The Agency’s distinctive culture of collaboration in this market and helping advance the firm’s mission to provide best-in-class service and a seamless approach to buying and selling real estate. The La Jolla office is unparalleled in providing both an exceptional location for agents to operate from with a near non-stop flow of foot traffic as well as a support staff committed to furthering their success on a daily basis. It is a fantastic opportunity to launch this modern office, which will maintain a ceaseless commitment to support above all else.”

The Agency La Jolla is located at 1025 Prospect Street, Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92037. For more information, visit TheAgencyRE.com.

Photos courtesy of Jenna Selby.

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