The Agency’s new Pacific Palisades office opened on a (sugar) high. Led by Santiago Arana and Marco Rufo, the new office in Palisades Village welcomed its first guests on Sunday, July 18th during the ever-popular Palisades Village Farmers Market. The Agency team gathered to greet guests and local residents, offering a little something sweet for all ages, including branded ice cream and mimosas. Parents sipped away while their kids played with chalk, giant checkers, jenga and corn hole (ok, the parents joined in too). Guests were also gifted branded bouquets to enjoy at home. (See more event photos below.) The office also has a company first—a candy wall—sure to be a hit with families in this central, strategic community location.

“Having a deep understanding of the area and this very special location, we wanted to create a new design concept for our office that embraces the community and is welcoming to all,” Marco said. “We envision our new office as a central hub for real estate within the Palisades, and a place where families and children can stop in and enjoy some sweet treats at our complimentary candy wall.”


“Marco and I have long-served residents of Pacific Palisades for all their real estate needs, and we are delighted to now broaden The Agency’s team within this very special Southern California community,” said Santiago. “With the addition of dynamic retail and dining destinations including Rick Caruso’s Palisades Village, it is an exciting time to be a part of the growth of the Palisades.”


“The Pacific Palisades is a robust and dynamic market and we are delighted to further serve the community with the addition of a new office in this very special destination,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “Santiago and Marco will provide expert leadership to our growing agent community as we further build our team in the Palisades and continue to represent preeminent real estate offerings including One Coast Pacific Palisades. We are also looking forward to announcing new franchise partners shortly as we continue to grow domestically and abroad.”


The new office joins The Agency’s growing network of franchise and corporately-owned offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The Agency has experienced impressive growth over the course of 2021 with the launch of several new franchises and corporate office locations including in New Canaan, Connecticut, North Shore-New York, Oakville, Canada, and Studio City, California.


Next time you’re at Palisades Village, stop by to see the team at 1017 N. Swarthmore Avenue.