As an internationally renowned brand with offices across the globe, The Agency prides itself on celebrating and uplifting our agents from all over the world. On Wednesday, March 1, we did just that when our very own agent and citizen of the world, Jean-Baptiste Rugiero, hosted an event at The Agency headquarters in Beverly Hills, intended to foster community among French-speaking professionals in Los Angeles.
Jean-Baptiste is an active member of the exclusive business club, FrenchFounders. The club’s members include more than 4,000 business leaders—including CEOs, high-level executives and investors—from diverse industries amongst the world’s most prestigious brands and companies. Members of the group meet monthly in locations around the world to network and learn from one another.
This month’s event was a huge success and featured a panel discussion that included top Beverly Hills agents Blair Chang, founder and partner at The Agency Beverly Hills, and Gloria Castellanos, director of residential estates. Moderated by TV host and producer, Hannah Cranston, the panel discussion dived into the success of The Agency Netflix show “Buying Beverly Hills,” how the show impacted agents and their business and how it helped position The Agency brand on an international scale. For those who couldn’t make the event in person, a team of independent French reporters from “Entourage Productions” were filming content for their famous #1 business segment called “66 Minutes.” Keep an eye out on 66 Minutes for clips from the event to be re-shared.
Guests mingled pre and post-event, and—in true French fashion—dined on exquisite French-inspired appetizers including soft cheeses, charcuterie and fresh baguettes from nearby bakery, Pitchoun. The night’s sparkling beverages were sponsored by French business owner, Charlotte Holl, who presented her hand-harvested, bottle-aged champagne brand Faire la Fête. The beverage brand name translates to “To throw a party;” a sentiment that was echoed by all guests to be an accurate summary of the night’s events.
We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all event sponsors, hosts, panelists as well as FrenchFounders’ West Coast Manager, Clara Bousquet. For more information about FrenchFounders or to get in touch with the French community in Beverly Hills, reach out to Jean-Baptiste Rugiero at email@example.com or 424.335.1045.