The Agency Becomes First Residential Brokerage to Earn Well Health-Safety Rating from The International Well Building Institute

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Firm’s Global Headquarters & Corporately Owned Offices Meets IWBI’s Criteria for Health and Safety

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“Health and well-being have quickly become the primary focus for us in the home, and we wanted to bring that same level of comfort and safety to our place of business,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO & Founder of The Agency

Global real estate brokerage The Agency is proud to announce it is the first residential real estate brokerage to earn the WELL Health-Safety Rating from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a leading organization centered on creating best practices in order to advance the health and well-being of office spaces and communities. The WELL Health-Safety seal means an enhanced wellness experience for The Agency’s clients, agents, staff and office guests, ensuring meticulous attention to detail regarding their comfort, well-being and safety.

“Health and well-being have quickly become the primary focus for us in the home, and we wanted to bring that same level of comfort and safety to our place of business,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO & Founder of The Agency. “With the peace of mind IWBI’s WELL Health-Safety Rating provides, we can get back to what we love to do—creating, innovating, and helping our clients buy and sell real estate.”

The WELL Health-Safety Rating leverages insights drawn from the core principles established by IWBI’s WELL Building Standard and its IWBI Task Force on COVID-19, in addition to guidance on the spread of infectious diseases as outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ASTM International, ASHRAE, global disease control and prevention centers, leading academic and research institutions, and emergency management agencies.

The Agency achieved the prestigious benchmark via the evidence-based, third-party verified rating for new and existing buildings and spaces focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-Covid-19 environment now and in the future. The program further prioritizes The Agency’s focus on providing the best experience and environment to support the health and safety of clients, agents, staff and office guests.

Launched in June 2020, IWBI is fast becoming the global authority on creating protocols, procedures, and best practices to advance the health, safety, and well-being of office environments, community spaces and other indoor places. Some of the world's most notable properties have committed to achieving the WELL Health-Safety Rating, including Yankee Stadium and the Empire State Building, and organizations including JP Morgan Chase and T-Mobile.

Look for the WELL Health-Safety Rating seal at The Agency’s global headquarters located at 331 Foothill Road, Suite 100, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210, and other corporately owned offices throughout California, Arizona and South Florida.

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 $25 billion in real estate transactions since its inception and has almost 700 agents in more than 40 offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

About the International WELL Building Institute
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation and the world’s leading organization focused on deploying people first places to advance a global culture of health. IWBI mobilizes its community through the administration of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellbeing everywhere. More information on WELL can be found here.

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