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The Agency Debuts New Office in The Dominican Republic

by | Dec 20, 2022

The Agency has arrived in the Dominican Republic, and we’re right at home by the beach. Marking the firm’s 69th global partner among its growing network of offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe, the new office is The Agency’s fourth location in the Caribbean, following the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos and the Cayman Islands. The local team will be led by real estate industry leaders Edward De Valle II, Nurit Coombe, Alex Martinez, Juan Diaz Rivera, and Paige and Peter Torkan who will each serve as Managing Partner.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Edward, Nurit, Alex, Juan, and Peter and Paige for the launch of our newest franchise in the Dominican Republic as we continue to expand our brand’s presence throughout the Caribbean, ” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “We know this group of incredible Managing Partners will serve as wonderful stewards of our unique Agency culture as our footprint expands into the Dominican Republic.”

A wildly beautiful Caribbean oasis, the Dominican Republic encompasses more than 200 beaches, dozens of national parks across land and sea and clear blue waters that average 78°-85° F year-round. From the high-rise condos in downtown Santo Domingo to the new amenity-rich developments on the eastern coast and private beachfront retreats along Punta Cana, northern Samaná Bay, and beyond, this island offers ample opportunities to relax or explore.

The Agency has rapidly expanded its presence across the globe throughout the past year, making it one of the fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages in the world. In the past 12 months, The Agency has showcased impressive global growth, opening 24 new corporate and independently owned offices including our newest office in the Dominican Republic.

“Our strategic expansion in the Caribbean has been extraordinary as we continue to feed the demand around the world for a brand like The Agency,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “We’re incredibly excited to work with Edward, Nurit, Alex, Juan, Paige and Peter and their team as we showcase our world-class offerings to buyers and sellers in the beautiful Dominican Republic.”

Edward De Valle II has built his reputation on results throughout his career. An entrepreneur at heart, Edward has successfully navigated multiple industries, always focusing on the value he can generate for those around him. As Managing Partner of The Agency Dominican Republic, Edward brings a dynamic combination of diligence and foresight. Edward’s talent for planning and managing his projects with exactness has led him to oversee many high-end real estate deals throughout the Dominican Republic. His existing portfolio of 3-5 star hotels and condo hotels in the Dominican Republic is valued at over $200 million. 

“I am delighted to expand The Agency brand into the Dominican Republic,” said Edward. “The country’s unparalleled natural beauty, world-class beaches, and strong second home market make it the perfect place for The Agency to lay down roots and showcase its unmatched marketing and brand power to buyers and sellers.”

The Agency Dominican Republic will be located at Calle Altagracia Esquina Restauracion, Plaza Darinel, 4 Piso Local D, La Romana DR 22000. For more information, visit TheAgencyRE.com.

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