The Agency Welcomes New Franchise North Shore—New York To Its Growing Network of Offices

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The New East Coast Office Becomes 18th Franchise for Global Real Estate Brokerage

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"We’re thrilled to partner with Michael Smith and Donald Mastroianni, two of the most well-respected, accomplished professionals in the industry, and bring The Agency brand to New York’s historic Gold Coast," said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency.

Global real estate brokerage, The Agency has announced the debut of its new franchise office, North Shore—New York. Located in Huntington, New York on the north shore of Long Island, the new locale marks the firm’s 18th franchise among its fast-growing network of offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The North Shore—New York office will be located in Huntington Village and will be led by accomplished industry veterans Michael Smith and Donald Mastroianni.

“Furthering our footprint on the east coast has been at the forefront of our expansion efforts as we launch new franchise offices around the country and abroad,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “We’re thrilled to partner with Michael Smith and Donald Mastroianni, two of the most well-respected, accomplished professionals in the industry, and bring The Agency brand to New York’s historic Gold Coast.”

The Agency has enjoyed robust growth throughout the first quarter of 2021 with the launch of new franchise locations in Oakville, Canada and New Canaan, Connecticut, as well as a corporate office in Studio City, California.

“We can’t think of a more perfect time to introduce The Agency brand to the New York area with our new franchise on the north shore as we continue to grow our presence on the east coast,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “The excitement is palpable as markets across the north east are seeking the unparalleled offerings and resources The Agency brings to agents. We’re looking forward to furthering our reach throughout the area as we continue to open new franchises this year.”

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 and I have long admired The Agency brand and we’re incredibly proud and excited to bring its fresh and forward-thinking approach to luxury real estate to the Long Island area,” said Michael Smith. “The brokerage’s unique culture, unmatched resources and stellar marketing ensures our clients are in the best hands possible when buying or selling their home.”

The Agency North Shore—New York will be located in Huntington Village in Huntington, NY. For more information, please contact (631) 870-5757.

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.

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