The Agency is thrilled to welcome the newest addition to the executive team, Rainy Hake Austin, who has been named President of our global real estate brokerage. Rainy joins The Agency from Compass, where she was head of operations west and before that, executive vice president of the esteemed Northern California luxury brokerage, Alain Pinel Realtors. Rainy takes over the role previously held by Founder Billy Rose, who will assume the role of Vice Chair.
“Billy and I have long admired what Rainy and Alain Pinel Realtors were able to accomplish in terms of culture and business ethics,” said Mauricio Umansky, Founder and CEO of The Agency. “We believe that Rainy stands for the important principles we hold so dearly at The Agency, and we know she will be an integral addition to the existing team. We are looking forward to the opportunity to continue to build and expand our luxury boutique real estate brokerage and stay true to our culture and ethics with Rainy as our new president.”
“I am delighted that Rainy accepted our invitation to help us lead The Agency into its next era,” Billy said. “She’s an adept decision-maker and an accomplished leader. But, perhaps most importantly, like Mauricio and I, she believes in our mission to transform the brokerage industry by providing our agents with the best technology, resources, tools, and support, coupled with the broadest network and reach, to give our clients a best-in-class experience.”
“I’ve watched as The Agency has grown from a small handful of agents to the luxury leader in our industry,” Rainy said. “I’ve admired The Agency for its singular culture, creative marketing and professionalism. With the recent consolidation of the brokerage industry, I believe the firm is uniquely positioned to capitalize on its well-deserved reputation and expand its presence filling a void that exists in many luxury markets. It feels like being a part of Alain Pinel Realtors in the early days, everyone growing in the same direction with a shared vision around quality. Rarely does the opportunity to create magic come along twice in your career. I’m excited and honored to work alongside Mauricio, Billy and the team as we take The Agency to new heights.”
Rainy’s appointment comes on the heels of our ninth anniversary last month.
“I’m proud of what we have achieved in our short nine years,” Mauricio said. “With 34 offices worldwide, The Agency is now at an inflection point to kick in to a new gear, and I believe that Rainy Hake Austin is the right person to help us increase our footprint nationally and internationally and elevate our operations to the next level.”