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Billy Rose

Founder and President

The Agency

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Billy Rose’s Biography

Billy Rose is the Founder and President of The Agency, a luxury real estate brokerage.

He has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including being chosen as a finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in 2017 and selected (on multiple occasions) by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter for their Top Real Estate Agent lists. Under his leadership, The Agency has been named among Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for two consecutive years.

In September 2011, Billy founded The Agency upon the underlying principle that the brokerage was to operate as an undivided, integrated organization. As President of The Agency, Billy oversees not only the general (resale) practice of the company, but also the organization’s prodigious, global New Development division and The Agency Creates, a stand-alone creative agency providing design, PR, branding, social media, advertising, web design and digital marketing services for more than $4 Billion in luxury real estate, resort, development and luxury lifestyle brands.

An expert in architecture and design, Billy has served as a judge for the American Institute of Architects Residential Design Awards. He is a frequent guest speaker, panellist and commentator on all things “real estate,” having been featured in such outlets as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Financial Times, and CNN.

Billy Rose’s Newsfeed

The Press-Enterprise
In The Chaotic Aftermath Of 9/11 And The Pandemic Lockdowns, People 'Pour Money Into Real Estate'

“There were people that needed to change their living situation,” says Billy Rose, a founder and vice-chairman of The Agency. “As we got deeper, people started to see that life could go on and they focused and reassessed what home meant to them. That’s when the boom started to occur. It’s a function of simple supply and demand. There has been great demand and not a whole lot of supply.”

Yahoo! News
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Finally Sell Former Hollywood Hills Home

Hidden by high hedges and towering palms, the exterior of the slightly-more-than-4,700-square-foot home has a low-key Mediterranean design with alabaster stucco walls and a terra-cotta-tiled roof, while the inside of the four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom abode has a cozy, light and bright modern-farmhouse vibe. The listing was held by Billy Rose at The Agency.

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Billy Rose’s Background

The Agency
Founder and President
Sep 2011 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Agency is a full-service, luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle company representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of classes, including single-family residential, new development, resort and hospitality, residential leasing, and luxury vacation rental.
Berkshire Hathaway/Prudential California Realty
Rose + Chang | Executive Directors - Architectural Division
Jan 2005 - Aug 2011
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The leaders in properties of fine design and architectural distinction throughout Los Angeles.
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Other Business Interests

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Billy Rose Design
Designer and Developer
1990 - 2011
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Architectural, interior and landscape design and development of numerous luxury residential projects of various styles.
Stoneridge Estate
1991 - 2010
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Meet The Agency: A Super Successful Brand In Luxury Residential Real Estate
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Billy Rose and Co-founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky talk with Ellen Paris of Forbes to discuss the beginnings of The Agency, the company's work culture, and current operations.

Awards & Endorsements

Showbiz Real Estate Elite 2020
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The top agents on Variety’s list work with the most exclusive properties in the buzziest markets: Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.

Billy Rose’s Education

University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science, Political Science
1983 - 1986
University of California, Los Angeles
BA, Politics
1973 - 1983