About Us

The Agency Founders and Mission

A team of people who aspired to progress our industry and change the experience of buying and selling real estate founded The Agency. They set out to raise the bar as far as the type of representation people were receiving and in turn, deliver a more effective way of doing business. The Agency was founded by Mauricio Umansky, who was recently recognized by The Wall Street Journal as the #3 top-producing real estate agent in the U.S. and #1 in California, his father and business partner Eduardo Umansky, design and architectural specialists Billy Rose, who was recently recognized as the #18 top-producing real estate agent in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal, and Blair Chang, whose Rose + Chang team was named multiple times as one of the Top 100 U.S. real estate sales teams by The Wall Street Journal.

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Redefining the Real Estate Industry

“The Agency fosters a culture of partnership in which all clients and listings are represented in a cooperative environment by all its agents, thereby ensuring its clients and listings have the competitive edge.” Mauricio Umansky, CEO and co-founder.

“Leveraging the most emergent technologies and social media strategies, The Agency envisions itself as more than just a real estate brokerage; it is a lifestyle company committed to informing and connecting global communities.” Billy Rose, President and co-founder.

Significant Sales

The Agency has represented some of the most extraordinary homes in the North America, and our network has represented some of the most significant homes and clientele in the world.

Significant SalesWe understand that exceptional properties require superlative marketing, discretion and service to reach an elite international set of buyers — and we have the depth of experience, breadth of international marketing programs and the relationships to deliver them to your door.

Our Team

Brian Danyliw

Managing Partner Brtitish Columbia

Brian is a skilled & committed real estate professional who brings a lifetime of Vancouver Island knowledge to his profession. Motivated, experienced and approachable, his philosophy is to attend to your real estate needs in a relaxed, professional manner, with above average attention to detail.

With over 20 years of real estate experience, his past entrepreneurial accomplishments include owning successful construction and adventure tourism businesses.

Ann Buttner-Danyliw

Operations Manager

Ann works as our unlicensed operations manager and is an integral component to the success of our team. In her position as Operations Manager, Ann is responsible for the overall internal operations of our business. She is the one who ensures the large volumes of daily activity we work through are managed in an efficient, orderly and professional manner. Attending to your real estate needs in a relaxed, professional manner, with above average attention to detail is the level of service you can expect from us.

Mobile & Mapping

Check out our great mobile mapping app. It’s so easy to use and a great way to keep an eye on what’s close to your location right now. It’s one more way we’re leveraging new technology in order to make both the finding and selling of property as easy as possible.

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Extraordinary Marketing

Our commitment to you is simple: we will market your home more than any other real estate company.

Extraordinary MarketingThe Agency is a full-service, luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle company representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of classes, including residential, new development, resort real estate, residential leasing and luxury vacation rentals.

Since its inception in 2011, The Agency has redefined the business of real estate, modernizing and advancing the industry by fostering a culture of partnership in which all clients and listings are represented in a collaborative environment by all of its agents. Shunning the traditional model of how real estate is practiced, our agents share their knowledge, spheres of influence, contacts and expertise, ensuring our clients better representation and a true competitive edge.

This approach has proven highly successful. Four years after its inception, The Agency was L.A.’s most outstanding real estate brokerage, with 13 of our agents ranked among the top 250 realtors in the United States, as measured by total sales volume by the Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. To date, The Agency has closed more than $9 billion worth of real estate transactions and established itself as a preeminent player in the luxury real estate market, representing many of the country’s most visible and high-end properties.

The Agency extends far beyond what a conventional brokerage firm offers. It envisions itself as both a lifestyle company committed to informing and connecting global communities, and as a creative agency offering design, marketing and sales solutions for buyers, sellers, developers and investors across the globe.

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