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The Agency Launches Office in Telluride, Colorado

The Agency Launches Office in Telluride, Colorado

Global real estate brokerage The Agency proudly announces the launch of its first franchise office in Telluride, Colorado. The new locale, which will be known as The Agency Telluride, is the firm’s third office in the state of Colorado, joining the brokerage’s growing network of more than 80 offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. The Telluride office will be led by industry veterans and Managing Partners Stewart Seeligson and Kristen Muller. The Agency currently has offices in Denver and Aspen.

“We’re pleased to expand our presence in Colorado with the launch of our office in Telluride,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “We are delighted to partner with Stewart Seeligson and Kristen Muller as we bring The Agency to Telluride, one of the country’s most exciting and flourishing resort destinations.”

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 independently-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 simply using 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 Q1 of 2023 alone, The Agency launched eight new offices, with more on the horizon in the coming months.

“Telluride is home to some of the country’s most coveted real estate and the area’s premier luxury market aligns perfectly with The Agency’s brand and ethos,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “Our continued growth in Colorado is a true testament to the growing demand and need for a luxury boutique brokerage with global reach like The Agency.”

Stewart Seeligson is Managing Partner at The Agency Telluride and an award-winning local real estate expert with more than two decades of industry experience. Stewart is a well-respected mentor for colleagues and a steadfast guide for clients looking to buy, sell or invest in property throughout the Telluride region. He was honored as Realtor of the Year in Telluride in 2013 and RealTrends has named him among Colorado’s top-producing agents for five consecutive years (2019-2023), including his most recent ranking of #47 in the State of Colorado (RealTrends America's Best 2023). Today, Stewart specializes in guiding clients through property purchases, investments and sales throughout Telluride’s resort real estate sector, which includes luxury homes, condos and ranches in the region. His Telluride real estate expertise is further enhanced by his background as Vice President of a Fortune 500 Company, experience as a Certified Public Accountant and his extensive education, having earned both a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, one of the top business schools in the country. Prior to real estate, Stewart worked in the energy industry for ten years, primarily leading marketing and business development in Europe. Raised in Dallas, he spent more than a dozen childhood summers in Telluride, taking in the region’s beauty while hiking, camping and fly fishing. A devoted world traveler, Stewart has been to more than 65 countries and often seeks opportunities to practice the Spanish he learned while living in Madrid. Stewart is also a self-professed “avid sports fan” and follows his alma mater as well as local Colorado teams. As an active community leader, Stewart has served as a volunteer board member at the Telluride Association of Realtors, the local Young Life chapter and the Telluride Historic Architectural Review Commission. Outside of the office, he can often be found skiing and hiking in the beautiful San Juan Mountains.

“I am excited to be working alongside Kristen Muller as we bring The Agency’s fresh perspective to our local real estate market,” said Stewart Seeligson. “I couldn’t be more honored to bring the world-class experience and white glove service of The Agency to Telluride as we continue to serve this iconic Colorado market.”

As Managing Partner of The Agency Telluride, Kristen Muller combines more than a decade of luxury real estate experience with years of executive leadership and award-winning marketing expertise to deliver unrivaled client service. Having worked for some of the most prestigious luxury real estate brands in many of the nation’s most renowned resort locations, Kristen has extensive experience marketing ultra-luxury estate properties, legacy ranches, luxury resorts and developments. Whether presenting to hundreds of colleagues at national industry conferences, developing public relations strategies, curating events or advocating on behalf of her clients, Kristen upholds a superior level of service befitting of The Agency’s industry-disrupting ethos and world-class brand. Prior to joining The Agency, Kristen served as SVP of Marketing & Communications for the #1 Sotheby's affiliate in the world. During her time at Sotheby's, Kristen and her marketing team earned distinguished awards such as Best Video Branding Strategy, Best Print Marketing and Best Digital Marketing Strategy from the esteemed Luxury Real Estate Network, in addition to Best Video Website Strategy from REALTrends. More recently, she led the marketing, technology and communications efforts for one of the fastest growing independent luxury real estate firms in Colorado. In less than four years, the new brokerage was recognized among the Top 10 Brokerages in Colorado and the Top 500 in the Country (REALTrends 500). A natural collaborator and gifted relationship builder, Kristen also sat on the board of Luxury Home Tour Colorado, an organization that brings luxury brokers together to network and elevate the client service experience. Born and raised in Telluride, Kristen possesses a keen understanding of the local resort real estate market and the luxury hospitality sector. She has also lived in Chicago, Northern California and New York City, where she worked in the fashion industry and honed her talent for luxury branding. Kristen holds an MBA with a specialization in Marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics; both from the University of Colorado. A devoted mentor, Kristen participates in Mentor Collective, which supports the professional advancement of young professionals. She also loves practicing yoga, savoring great food and wine, exploring Colorado’s scenic hiking trails and traveling the world.

“It’s exciting to be a part of The Agency’s growth in Colorado as we open our new office in Telluride,” said Kristen Muller. “I am thrilled to introduce The Agency’s cutting-edge approach to my hometown and continue to raise the bar for our industry here in Telluride.”

With solid infrastructure, The Agency has 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,” which debuted on Netflix on November 4, 2022 and just announced its second season. The Agency has grown to more than 80 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 18th on the 2023 RealTrends 500 list, and ranked as the fifth-largest privately held independent brokerage in the nation by sales volume. In August 2022, Inman named The Agency Luxury Brokerage of the year.

About 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 $57 billion real estate transactions since 2011, comprising over 80 offices in ten countries, and counting, as one of the fastest-growing boutique, luxury real estate brands in the world. Watch The Agency on Buying Beverly Hills, a new real estate occu-soap highlighting the high-stakes world of luxury real estate in Los Angeles, currently streaming on Netflix.

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