The Agency is proud to announce its 18th franchise office North Shore—New York, now serving buyers and sellers on Long Island. The new locale joins The Agency’s fast-growing network of offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The North Shore—New York office is situated in Huntington Village and led by accomplished industry veterans Michael Smith and Donald Mastroianni.


“Furthering our footprint on the East Coast has been at the forefront of our expansion efforts as we launch new franchise offices around the country and abroad,” said Mauricio Umansky. “We’re thrilled to partner with Michael Smith and Donald Mastroianni, two of the most well-respected, accomplished professionals in the industry, and bring The Agency brand to New York’s historic Gold Coast.”


The Agency has enjoyed robust growth throughout the first quarter of 2021 with the launch of new franchise locations in Oakville, Canada and New Canaan, Connecticut, as well as a corporate office in Studio City, California.


“We can’t think of a more perfect time to introduce The Agency brand to the New York area with our new franchise on the North Shore as we continue to grow our presence on the East Coast,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales. “The excitement is palpable as markets across the Northeast are seeking the unparalleled offerings and resources The Agency brings to agents. We’re looking forward to furthering our reach throughout the area as we continue to open new franchises this year.”


With decades of industry experience, Michael brings unprecedented market knowledge and personalized service to his clients. Prior to joining The Agency, he served as President and CEO of The SafeGuard Group and its solely owned subsidiaries, SafeGuard Homes and SafeGuard Realty. Actively managing more than 400 residential home transactions since 2017, Smith has built a successful career in real estate following a prior role as a Commodities Trader for the New York Mercantile Exchange.


Donald brings more than three decades of industry experience and a keen understanding of the local market to his role, previously serving as CFO and COO of The SafeGuard Group and its solely owned subsidiaries. Donald’s business experience includes serving as assistant vice president of an international firm, as well as a controller for several financial services and trading entities with assets in excess of $1 billion.


“My partner and I have long admired The Agency brand, and we’re incredibly proud and excited to bring its fresh and forward-thinking approach to luxury real estate to the Long Island area,” said Michael. “The brokerage’s unique culture, unmatched resources and stellar marketing ensures our clients are in the best hands possible when buying or selling their home.”


For more information about the North Shore—New York office, reach out at 631.870.5757.