The Agency Launches New Office in South Shore - Long Island

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The New East Coast Location Becomes Second Office in Long Island and 65th Office for Global Real Estate Brokerage

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“Following the successful launch of our franchise location on Long Island’s North Shore, we can’t think of a more perfect time to introduce The Agency brand to the South Shore with the help of Nick Campasano and Ricardo Pena as we continue to grow our presence on the east coast,” said Jim Ramsay.

Global real estate brokerage, The Agency has announced the debut of its new franchise office in South Shore-Long Island. Located in Bay Shore, New York on the south shore of Long Island, the new locale marks The Agency’s second office on Long Island. The office will be led by accomplished industry veterans Michael Smith and Donald Mastroianni, who launched The Agency North Shore-Long Island in 2021, and will be joined by Nick Campasano and Ricardo Pena as Managing Directors.

“Furthering our footprint on the east coast has been at the forefront of our expansion efforts as we launch new franchise offices with like-minded, global partners around the world,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “We’re thrilled to once again partner with Michael Smith and Donald Mastroianni, two of the most well-respected, accomplished professionals in the industry, and bring The Agency brand to Long Island’s beautiful South Shore.”

The Agency has rapidly expanded its presence across the globe throughout the past year, making it one of the fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages in the world. The Agency’s independent-owned brokerages are referred to and integrated as true global partners. Every Managing Partner, from both corporate or independently-owned offices, operates cohesively as one true global network. Rather than just using the brand likeness in their marketing, The Agency’s global partners enjoy the same access to leadership, marketing, public relations training, tools, and technology as our corporate offices. In the past 12 months, The Agency has already showcased impressive global growth opening independently-owned offices in Amsterdam, Downtown Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Muskoka, Brantford, Naples, Florida, Birmingham, Michigan, Seattle, Washington, Miami, Florida, North Atlanta, Georgia, Austin, Texas, Grand Cayman, Frederick, Maryland, The Bahamas, St. George, Utah, and now the South Shore of Long Island.

“Following the successful launch of our franchise location on Long Island’s North Shore, we can’t think of a more perfect time to introduce The Agency brand to the South Shore with the help of Nick Campasano and Ricardo Pena as we continue to grow our presence on the east coast,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “We’re looking forward to furthering our reach throughout the area as we continue to open new franchises this year and into 2023.”

With decades of industry experience, Michael Smith brings unprecedented market knowledge and personalized service to his clients. Prior to joining The Agency, Smith served as President and CEO of The SafeGuard Group and its solely owned subsidiaries, SafeGuard Homes and SafeGuard Realty. Actively managing more than 400 residential home transactions since 2017, Smith has built a successful career in real estate following a prior role as a Commodities Trader for the New York Mercantile Exchange. Smith enjoys giving of his time to various philanthropic organizations including serving on the board of the Carleigh Mac Foundation, as a member of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, and as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St. John University.

Donald Mastroianni brings more than three decades of industry experience and a keen understanding of the local market to his role at The Agency. Prior to joining the brokerage, Mastroianni served as CFO and COO of The SafeGuard Group and its solely owned subsidiaries, SafeGuard Homes and SafeGuard Realty alongside his partner, Smith. Mastroianni’s business experience includes serving as assistant vice president of an international firm, as well as a controller for several financial services and trading entities with assets in excess of $1 billion. His philanthropic and community efforts include multiple terms as a trustee member of the Board of Education for the Harborfields Central School District in Greenlawn, NY, serving as president of his community’s neighborhood association, volunteering his professional services to the Carleigh Mac Foundation, which benefits pediatric cardiology, and serving as manager, coach and team administrator of a local youth Little League and teenage traveling baseball team for more than 12 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Finance from New York University.

“My partner, Don and I, have been incredibly successful in bringing The Agency’s groundbreaking culture and elevated, boutique service to Long Island and are excited to expand our presence into the South Shore,” said Michael Smith. “Our Managing Directors Nick Campasano and Ricardo Pena both possess a wealth of industry knowledge, and their professional expertise is an enormous asset to The Agency. The Agency South Shore-Long Island is looking forward to bringing our brand’s reputable presence and dynamic offerings to buyers and sellers located in the southern townships of Long Island.”

Serving as Managing Director, Nick Campasano is an award-winning real estate broker who utilizes his background in marketing, entrepreneurship, and all aspects of real estate to help his clients achieve their goals. He has been named on the list of the “Top 20 Real Estate Agents Under The Age Of 40 In Long Island & Queens” and also named as a “Social Media Expert for Real Estate” in Newsday. Also joining as Managing Director, Ricardo Pena’s extensive sales background and genuine approach with his clients is what sets him apart as an agent. With experience in all aspects of the industry including investment and new construction sales, Ricardo is able to service the entire real estate community on Long Island.

With solid infrastructure and a renowned brand that is featured on international television shows including Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Buying Beverly Hills, debuting on Netflix this November. The Agency has grown to more than 60 corporately-owned and franchise offices across the globe, making it one of the fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages in the world. Poised for further expansion with like-minded partners in strategic markets, The Agency is noted by The Financial Times as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and has ranked among Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies in the country for six consecutive years. Recently, The Agency ranked 21st on the 2022 RealTrends 500 list, and led the top 50 firms in average sales price by sides with a $2.5 million average sales price. In August 2022, Inman named The Agency Luxury Brokerage of the year.

The Agency South Shore-Long Island will be located at 61 West Main Street, Bayshore, New York, NY 11706. For more information, please visit theagencyre.com.

The Agency
The Agency is an agent-first, tech-driven boutique luxury global brokerage representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of classes, including residential, new development, resort real estate, luxury leasing and vacation rentals. Breaking away from the traditional brokerage model, The Agency takes a collaborative approach to the business, fostering a culture of partnership in which all clients and listings are represented in a collaborative environment. Agents and clients benefit from the shared resources and networks of the entire global team, including in-house creative, public relations and cutting-edge technology divisions. The Agency has closed more than $41 billion real estate transactions since 2011, comprising over 60 offices in five countries, and counting, as one of the fastest-growing boutique, luxury real estate franchise brands in the world.

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