The Agency is proud to welcome the newest addition to its leadership team, Jim Ramsay, as the Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales. A distinguished member of the real estate community, Jim previously served as the Chief Operating and Chief Growth Officer for Engel & Völkers Americas. Together with the executive leadership team, Jim is charged with growing The Agency in target markets to complement the existing network of 36 corporately-owned and franchise branches throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.


“We have taken the necessary steps to position our company for strategic growth in the coming years,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “The appointment of Jim Ramsay to Executive Vice President of franchise sales is an integral part of our plan. We look forward to expanding our presence across the country and beyond with like-minded real estate professionals.”


During his seven-year tenure at Engel & Völkers Americas, the company grew its office count by 650% and agent count by 1,100% throughout the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, and Central America. Jim has held various leadership positions throughout his career including postings across Realogy’s portfolio, including Century 21 and Better Homes and Gardens.


“The Agency is an innovative industry leader that has cornered a new way forward for the real estate brokerage business,” Jim said. “We have some of the best technology tools and marketing resources available for agents and a well-established, utilized referral network. I am looking forward to bringing The Agency to new markets.”


Jim joins The Agency at a time of impressive growth for the global brokerage. Last year, the firm welcomed former Compass executive, Rainy Hake Austin as President, further growing its executive leadership team. In 2020, The Agency also expanded to Toronto, Kitchener, and Washington D.C. The firm added an additional office in Carmel and will soon celebrate the launch of a new office in Studio City. The Agency currently has 14 franchise offices—Park City Main Street, Park City Shadow Ridge, Aspen, Turks & Caicos, Los Cabos, Todos Santos, La Paz, Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita, Riviera Maya, Toronto, Kitchener, Victoria, and Cowichan.


Jim can be contacted at James.Ramsay@TheAgencyRE.com.