The Agency is now home in the dynamic city of Brantford, Ontario, marking the 33rd franchise office in our growing global network of 50+ locations around the world. Located one hour outside of Toronto, the hometown of hockey great Wayne Gretzky is also where Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, earning Brantford the nickname “Bell City.” The vibrant, multi-cultural community features over 100 annual festivals and events a year, 31 top-rated schools, 70 km of recreational paths and the top 20% of Canada’s Best Communities, according to Maclean’s Magazine.


The Brantford office will be led by esteemed luxury real estate agents and Managing Partners Steve Bailey, Katia Bailey, Chris Costabile and Courtney Costabile. The Agency currently has several franchise offices throughout Canada, including Ottawa, Muskoka, Oakville, Waterloo Region, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria and Cowichan.


“As the fifth franchise office opening in Canada this year alone, we are thrilled to paint the city of Brantford red and further expand our footprint in another leading Canadian market,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “The attractive quality of life, rich cultural experiences, close proximity to Toronto and top-rated school systems made Brantford a no-brainer for The Agency’s next hub.”


The Agency has rapidly expanded its presence across the globe throughout the past year. In 2021, the firm’s global expansion reached new heights with a record-breaking launch of 11 new franchises in one year, marking it one of the fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages in the world.


“Renowned as the ‘Tournament Capital of Ontario,’ Brantford showcases small-town charm complete with all of the amenities one would desire in a major city,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “We look forward to further providing boutique concierge service and cutting-edge technology to residents in the thriving city of Brantford.”


Visit The Agency Brantford at 20 Roy Blvd Unit 11a Brantford ON N3R 7K2.