The Agency Continues Strategic International Expansion With Launch Of Two New Offices In Canada


British Columbia Locales Mark The Fifth and Sixth Overseas Offices For Beverly Hills-Based Firm


Beverly Hills, CA (Sept. 26, 2018)

Beverly Hills-based, billion-dollar real estate brokerage and lifestyle company, The Agency, has announced the opening of two new offices in British Columbia, Canada. The British Columbia team will be led by esteemed industry veterans Jason Binab and Brian Danyliw who join The Agency’s fast-growing network of offices throughout the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.

“When Billy Rose and I launched The Agency in 2011, we were just a small handful of agents with the goal of revolutionizing the real estate industry and conducting business with a fresh approach,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “It is with great pride that we have partnered with some of the best in the business to bring this new philosophy to communities across the U.S., and to now have a global presence with six international offices. We look forward to serving British Columbia as we continue our expansion to more target markets.”

Binab has sold more than $800 million in real estate during his 13-year career in the industry and is consistently ranked among the top agents in Canada. He has sold more real estate than any other agent in Victoria (based on volume of sales from VREB MLS data since 2005) and in 2016 and 2017, was named the number one Realtor in Victoria (based on volume of sales from VREB MLS data). Binab’s accolades range from being the leader of the number one team in Victoria and on Vancouver Island to the number one team in North America and number two agent on a global scale out of more than 10,000 Realtors (at his previous company). He has also been voted in the top 200 agents in Canada as well as the top three agents in Victoria based on customer satisfaction surveys. No stranger to Hollywood, Binab previously served as the host of Design District, and has appeared on the international real estate program currently airing on Netflix, What’s For Sale With a View. Additionally, he created a YouTube Series entitled Rides With a Realtor, which combines his love of exotic cars with luxury real estate., Binab services the areas of Oak Bay, Victoria, Saanich East Cadboro Bay, Ten Mile Point and Queenswood, in addition to waterfront properties.

“Brian and I had been looking for a real estate company that not only offered a beautiful brand, but one that understood connectivity and culture,” Binab said. “After meeting with Mauricio and Billy, we knew we had found the right partners, they truly understand the power of branding and marketing.”

Danyliw has closed more than $140 million throughout his career in the real estate industry, has achieved record prices for clients and is continuously involved in marquee transactions in the region. In 2015, Danyliw recorded the highest sale price in world-renowned Tofino on Vancouver Island; a record that still stands today*. More recently, Danyliw, assisted clients in acquiring a highly coveted 66-acre Gulf Island known as South Secretary Island. He has earned prestigious recognition as leading the top producing office for Vancouver Island in 2015 and named the number four real estate advisor by GCI (at previous company) the same year. Danyliw is a skilled and committed real estate professional who brings a lifetime of Vancouver Island knowledge to his profession with an impressive resume and deep knowledge of all facets of complex transactions, in addition to a strong background in international marketing.
*Source: Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

“The Agency’s commitment to technology and its brand equity in the industry is undeniable,” said Danyliw. “I am thrilled to join the firm alongside Jason and usher in this new wave of real estate business to our home country.”
“Jason and Brian have extensive experience as well as the passion and drive to lead The Agency’s Canadian team to great success,” said Billy Rose, President and Co-Founder of The Agency. “We look forward to increasing our reach in Canada in the near future as we seek to open new locations across the U.S. and beyond.”
The British Columbia offices are located at 97 Commercial Avenue, Nanaimo, BC and 105-1090 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC,. The Johnson Street location will serve as a temporary office as a permanent home is identified.

The Agency
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, 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, Todos Santos, Turks and Caicos, Punta de Mita, 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.