HGTV's the Designer Guys Partner with Biz Gurus for launch of THE DESIGN AGENCY!

    Partnership to combine design discipline with business acumen for global

    TORONTO, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - HGTV's Designer Guys Anwar Mekhayech, Matt Davis
and Allen Chan, owners of award-winning Precipice Studios, announced today the
launch of their newest venture: THE DESIGN AGENCY. Partnering with business
gurus Jonathan Carroll (iTravel2000), Jeffery Mandell (Mandell Entertainment
Group, Lobby Lounge and Restaurant) and Michael Cooper (Dundee Real Estate),
this new venture will combine design expertise with business savvy to develop
clientele in exciting new categories.
    "This partnership and new venture poises us for unprecedented growth as
designers and as a company," Mekhayech said. "We believe that the partners we
have aligned ourselves with will add opportunities in travel and leisure, real
estate and development and hospitality due to their respective areas of
expertise, allowing us to further grow on a global level." This includes the
development of non-traditional lines of business to which the Designer Guys'
expertise can be applied, leaving the door wide open to the start of a design
    This new initiative will allow the 10-year design veterans to continue to
focus on creating interiors that speak to their clients' needs, as well as
extend their expertise to many new segments of the market. With visionary
projects and designs under their belts that include WALLPAPER (NYC offices),
Rogers Centre Luxury Suites and Cosmopolitan Hotel Penthouse, the sky is the
limit for new clientele, especially from the travel and leisure, real-estate
and development and hospitality sectors that Carroll, Mandell and Cooper can
bring to the table.
    The Design Agency creative headquarters are located in a 4000-sq-ft loft
style environment within one of their existing projects, the Liberty Market

    About the Designer Guys:

    Anwar Mekhayech, Matt Davis and Allen Chan, a.k.a. the Designer Guys,
have enjoyed three successful years on HGTV and 10 successful years running
Precipice Studios. The modern renaissance men have an eclectic sense of
design, style and attraction for travel and culture, which contribute to their
passion for design. Mekhayech holds an engineering degree from the University
of Western; Davis graduated from the University of Toronto (U of T) School of
Architecture, Landscape and Design, and Chan from the Graduate School of
Architecture Preservation and Planning at Columbia University in New York
City, as well as a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from U of T.

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For further information: or for interviews or full bios on Jonathan
Carroll, Jeffery Mandell or Michael Cooper, please contact Debra Goldblatt,
rock-it promotions, inc. at (416) 656-0707 or or Sarah
Ruuska-Kiriliuk, rock-it promotions, inc. at (647) 283-1766 or

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