Beverly Hills-based, billion-dollar real estate brokerage and lifestyle company, The Agency has announced the opening of a new office in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The new locale brings the tally of offices in Mexico to three, including Cabo San Lucas, and Punta de Mita. The office will be led by distinguished real estate veterans Alejandro Aldrete and Warren Brander. Together they will spearhead the growth of the new office and work in partnership with The Agency’s network of brokers throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. “Mexico is a country where we continue to see strong demand for luxury second homes from our international buyers, in addition to an increased appetite for branded residences and new development product,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “We are very proud to represent the first One & Only branded residences in the world, located just a short drive from Puerto Vallarta, and we are looking forward to further expanding our portfolio and serving the community.” Since launching The Agency in 2011, the firm has grown from a small group of agents to now 25 offices in major cities across the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean, with close to 500 top- producing agents. The Agency continuously ranks among the top luxury firms and its agents are among the highest producers in the country, with Umansky named as the number 3 broker in U.S. by The Wall Street Journal Real Trends. “We have been fortunate to expand so rapidly since our inception due to the partnerships we have created with professionals like Warren and Alejandro,” said Billy Rose, President and Founder of The Agency. “Both have deep roots in the Puerto Vallarta community and are noted amongst the best in the business. We look forward to further expanding our footprint in the region as well as throughout Mexico in due course.”
“Puerto Vallarta is a magical destination and I have had the honor to previously live and work in the region,” Bartholomew said. “The expansion of The Agency in Puerto Vallarta signals an exciting new chapter for the market and we are looking forward to further serving buyers, sellers and renters.”
Alejandro began his career working closely with Mauricio 15 years ago. He has sold more than $500 million of real estate and works alongside some of the most preeminent developers in the U.S. and Mexico. In addition to his role at The Agency Puerto Vallarta, Alejandro also spearheads operations at the firm’s Punta de Mita office. “Since launching The Agency in Punta de Mita 2 years ago, we have fast become one of the most sought-after and respected real estate companies in the area,” Aldrete said. “I am looking forward to the exciting developments the opening of the second office will bring.” Warren moved from Toronto with his family to Puerto Vallarta seven years ago. Prior to entering the real estate industry, he worked in banking and information technology in Canada. His expert
knowledge of the market and excellent negotiation skills have allowed him to rise to be in the top 5 percent of sales agents in Puerto Vallarta. The Agency’s Puerta Vallarta office will be located at Loft 268, Venustiano Carranza 268 Locale 1, Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48380 or by phone at +52 1 322 688 6922.
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The Agency is a full-service, luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle company representing clients in a spectrum of classes, including residential, new development, resort real estate, residential leasing and luxury vacation rentals. Since its inception in 2011, The Agency has modernized and advanced the real estate industry by fostering a culture of partnership in which all clients and listings are represented in a collaborative environment. Shunning the traditional brokerage model, agents share knowledge, spheres of influence, contacts and expertise, ensuring clients better representation and a true competitive edge. The Agency has closed more than $12 billion in real estate transactions since its inception and has more than 450 agents across offices in Beverly Hills, Boca Raton, Brentwood, Calabasas, Danville, DTLA, Los Cabos, Malibu, Nanaimo, BC, Noe Valley, Venice, Orange County, Pacific Palisades, Palm Springs, Pasadena, Palm Desert, Park City, Park City, Scottsdale, Sherman Oaks, Turks and Caicos, Punta de Mita, Puerto Vallarta, Palo Alto and Victoria, BC. The Agency has a full-service creative department, The Agency Creates, which supports agents and new development clients with marketing and public relations efforts. The Agency assists developers in all aspects of a development life-cycle via The Agency Development Group.