On March 8, The Company is opening new places of work in California, Connecticut and Ontario, as a part of the corporate’s strategic development plan.
International luxurious actual property brokerage The Agency is debuting three new places of work on March 8, firm representatives informed Inman.
Two of these new places of work might be franchises positioned in Oakville, Ontario, and New Canaan, Connecticut; the third workplace might be a brand new company department positioned in Studio Metropolis, California.
The announcement comes as The Company seeks to ramp up firm development. It lately added two high-profile hires with former Coldwell Banker agent Wendy Walker and Jim Ramsay, who was beforehand chief working and chief development officer for Engel & Völkers Americas. The brokerage additionally informed Inman that extra franchise bulletins in cities on the East Coast usually are not too far off on the horizon — together with one in Huntington, Lengthy Island.
The Studio Metropolis workplace’s strategic location will permit the brokerage to foster enlargement in The Valley. A number of of the corporate’s prime brokers — Craig Knizek, Michelle Schwartz and Emil Hartoonian — will proceed to steer places of work in The Valley space whereas spearheading the brand new Studio Metropolis location.
“We’re thrilled to open a location in Studio Metropolis, a key space for our enterprise as we proceed our strategic development each domestically and internationally,” The Company CEO and Founder Mauricio Umansky mentioned in a press release, including that Studio Metropolis’s “long-standing historical past of luxurious consumers and sellers is an thrilling subsequent chapter for our firm.”
Launching franchises in New Canaan and Oakville will permit the corporate to each make its mark in a bustling luxury market in Connecticut, and construct on strategic enlargement in Canada, the place the brokerage presently has places of work positioned in Waterloo.
“The posh market in Connecticut is prospering and we’re thrilled to broaden our attain and referral community with our franchise in New Canaan,” Umansky mentioned.
The New Canaan workplace might be led by Todd David Miller and Cliff Smith, each of whom lately joined The Company from Higgins Group/Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property.
“The Company has redefined the enterprise of actual property, modernizing and advancing the trade by fostering a tradition of partnership wherein all purchasers and listings are represented in a collaborative atmosphere by all of its brokers,” Smith mentioned in a press release. “I’m excited to start constructing our workplace and surrounding ourselves with different prime brokers that embody these beliefs.”
Steve Bailey and Katia Bailey might be main efforts on the new Oakville workplace, each of whom are presently serving as managing companion and dealer of report, respectively, at The Company Waterloo.
“Canada has been on the forefront of The Company’s enlargement efforts and we’re thrilled to be opening a brand new workplace in such a sought-after location as Oakville,” Jim Ramsay, government vp of franchise gross sales at The Company, mentioned in a press release. “We sit up for asserting new franchise companions, each domestically and internationally, very quickly.”
The Company was based in 2011 and since then, has closed greater than $25 billion in transactions, in keeping with press paperwork offered by the brokerage. It has almost 700 brokers throughout 17 franchises and 22 company places of work for a complete of 39 places of work within the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.