The Agency goes Dutch

Los Angeles-based brokerage lands in Amsterdam for first European office

Los Angeles /
May.May 24, 2022 01:24 PM
The Agency's Karina Nipperus (The Agency, iStock)
The Agency’s Karina Nipperus (The Agency, iStock)

The Agency will continue to broaden its ambitions with the opening of an office in Amsterdam, the latest in a string of new outposts and the first of what its billing as a European expansion.

The Amsterdam office will be helmed by Karina Nippérus, who will serve as managing partner. Part of her job will be serving international buyers and renters seeking properties in the Netherlands as primary or secondary homes or rentals, said Mauricio Umansky, The Agency’s founder and chief executive officer.

Nippérus has a 20-year track record of selling luxury real estate in the Netherlands, where she has been affiliated with local brokers.

The office in Amsterdam comes three months after The Agency hired John Thorpe as vice president of franchise sales and operations for Europe. Thorpe is headquartered in Málaga, Spain, according to his LinkedIn profile.

“We are looking forward to announcing more franchise partners in Europe this year,” Umansky said.

The Agency has been busy domestically, too. In May, it acquired Manhattan agency Triplemint. It also launched six new offices in the first quarter of 2022. In April, the luxe-focused brokerage unveiled a new division to focus on master planned communities.

The Agency will find plenty of U.S. brokerages with established operations in Europe. Sotheby’s has been working on the continent since the mid-1970s, and now has around 200 European offices. Coldwell Banker recently marked a decade of doing business in France, Luxembourg and Monaco. In 2020, eXp Realty opened offices in France and Portugal. In 2019, Lee Summers, a New York-based broker specializing in overseas real estate, joined Compass.

Other companies are looking overseas for opportunities. On May 24, Beverly Hills-based Discovery Land Company announced the hire of two executives––Brett White, a former Cushman & Wakefield chief executive officer, and Michelle Ngo––to lead the company’s efforts in developing resorts and residential communities overseas.





    Related Articles

    arrow_forward_ios
    Gyorgy Gattyan with 24 Beverly Park Terrace
    Hungarian porn player lists Beverly Park mansion
    Hungarian porn player lists Beverly Park mansion
    UTA's Jeremy Zimmer with 435 N. Cliffwood Ave (Williams & Williams Estate Group, UTA)
    Script approved on sale of UTA chief’s Brentwood mansion
    Script approved on sale of UTA chief’s Brentwood mansion
    LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and 24200 Hidden Ridge Road (Getty, EGC Real Estate Group)
    LA Rams QB Matthew Stafford flips Hidden Hills home for $21M
    LA Rams QB Matthew Stafford flips Hidden Hills home for $21M
    Frome left: Mauricio Umanksy, Kyle Richards, and Umanksy's daughters with Beverly Hills (Getty, iStock)
    Luxe broker Mauricio Umansky to join daughters on Netflix series
    Luxe broker Mauricio Umansky to join daughters on Netflix series
    Bernard Arnault and Trousdale Estates home (The Asahi Shimbun, Bing, Getty Images)
    French billionaire Bernard Arnault flips Beverly Hills mansion to himself
    French billionaire Bernard Arnault flips Beverly Hills mansion to himself
    1047 N. Bundy Drive (Whipple Russell Architects
    Hedge fund billionaire Jeffrey Feinberg looks to flip Brentwood spec mansion
    Hedge fund billionaire Jeffrey Feinberg looks to flip Brentwood spec mansion
    514 Doheny Rd (Zillow)
    Beverly Hills home with link to late Lew Wasserman lists for $42M
    Beverly Hills home with link to late Lew Wasserman lists for $42M
    1051 Vista Grande, Pacific Palisades
    Tavangarian-designed Palisades home lists for $28M
    Tavangarian-designed Palisades home lists for $28M
    arrow_forward_ios

    The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

    Loading...