Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate

Meet the Agents

At Listings Magazine, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting many agents in this industry, face-to-face. We can say with confidence that Southern California’s most acclaimed luxury real estate professionals have been featured in our magazine. Each agent offers an exceptional level of experience within their region and every single one of them shows a commitment to serving their clients unique needs. Don’t just take our word for it, let their extensive track records of achievements and success do all of the talking.

Tim Smith

Principal | 949.610.8798 | 949.678.1070 | tim@timsmithgroup.com | #: 01346878

As the leader of Coldwell Banker’s #1 Team in Orange County and the desert with sales volumes of over $790 million in the last three years, Tim prides himself on his personal service and attention to his clients’ every detail, which has lead him to a large base of referral and repeating clients. Tim brings two decades of real estate experience to every transaction, where he specializes in coastal communities from San Clemente to Huntington Beach and inland to Shady Canyon®. Tim’s expansive network, unparalleled client service, and proven marketing strategies have made him an elite member of Coldwell Banker® brand’s Presidential Premier group, which represents the top 1% of sales associates internationally.


Don Abrams

Realtor/Founder | 949.675.4822 x 14 | 714.325.9055 | donabrams@sbcglobal.net | DRE #01234323

After careers as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Justice Department and as CEO of a national retail company, Don Abrams purchased Rumbold Realty, a small Balboa Island brokerage, and transformed it into ABRAMS COASTAL PROPERTIES, now one of Orange County’s most successful independent brokerages. During the past 14 years, Don has been personally involved in about half of the total number of sale transactions on Balboa Island as well as many transactions in the surrounding coastal areas served by the firm.  Since 2003, Don has sold 50-70% of all homes on Balboa Island and has been one of the top 10 selling Realtors in Newport Beach.


Marcy Weinstein

Principal | 949.689.3550 | mweinstein@surterreproperties.com | Lic# 01094198

Since the launch of her residential real estate career in the early nineties, Marcy Weinstein has become one of the area’s most dominant forces, selling more properties in the custom neighborhoods of Newport Coast than any other real estate professional. Her time-honed negotiation skills ensure lucrative deals for her clients, while her creativity and vision conceive the emergence of many new options.


Rex McKown

Principal | 949.689.5018 | rmckown@surterreproperties.com | Lic# 01275953

A solid background in direct sales, enhanced by comprehensive experience drafting contracts and accruing formidable negotiation capabilities, has shaped Rex McKown into one of coastal Orange County’s most well-rounded real estate professionals. His all-encompassing skills pertaining to the business have resulted in an impressive accumulation of clients – all of whom have reaped the benefits of McKown’s broad scope of knowledge and tireless work ethic.


Michael Caruso

Executive Director | The Caruso Real Estate Group | 949-584-2300 | mcaruso@surterreproperties.com

Michael Caruso’s legacy in real estate spans multiple decades. After moving to California in 1976 Michael joined forces with several coastal real estate firms, where he was ranked among the top 100 agents worldwide for sales and service. Michael also owned and operated his own independent real estate firm in Orange County for nearly 20 years with hundreds of millions in personal closed sales. He is currently aligned with Surterre Properties as a broker associate, working in a team environment with his wife Cristina and their son Phillip Caruso as the Caruso Real Estate Group and they are approaching $1 Billion in closed sales.


Jason Bradshaw

Founding Partner | Bradshaw Residential | 949-433-3001 | jason@BradshawResidential.com 

Jason C. Bradshaw and The Bradshaw Residential Group deliver your property to the world like no other real estate agent can. Jason’s unparalleled scope of global exposure through First Team Estates and Christie’s International Real Estate along with his strong relationship with the best names in luxury real estate blend elegantly with Bradshaw’s business philosophy that is founded on trust, integrity, discretion and excellence. With over $200,000,000 in sales in 2015 alone, put the Proven Results of the Bradshaw Residential Group to work for you.


Darren Smith

Managing Partner | Bradshaw Residential | 949-887-0643 | darren@BradshawResidential.com 

A resident and homeowner of Corona del Mar since 1997, Darren embraces the California lifestyle. He is intimately tuned into the distinctions of the Orange County Coastal neighborhoods and communities – and who better to trust than a local resident to partner with to know the best deals in town? Darren’s expertise goes beyond knowing neighborhoods. He has a solid 25 year plus history in the real estate industry and has amassed a wealth of knowledge about home financing, remodeling, appraising and acquisitions.


Mark Taylor

Real Estate Professional | mtaylor@homgroup.com | 949.478.7731 | 949.335.8698 | CA BRE No. 01877391

Mark notes these three attributes as his recipe for success: knowledge, integrity and dedication. These qualities, along with his keen awareness of current market trends and passion for working with others, have landed him at the top of his profession. Involved in over $150 million in property transactions thus far, Mark has developed a loyal clientele and repeat referral-base. A Southern California resident for over a decade, Taylor is a wealth of area knowledge. With a penchant for the lifestyle Orange County affords, he enjoys hiking, golfing, and biking along the coast.


Gil Wenck

Founder, Broker | 949-887-3505 | gil@solterraestates.com | BRE Lic#01426422

Gil Wenck is a highly qualified Real Estate Broker specializing in the areas of Newport Beach, Newport Coast & Corona Del Mar. Gil draws on his varied and accomplished experience as a Broker, Industrial Designer and Corporate Software Hi-Tech sales Executive to apply a unique and creative skill set to his sales methodology. After receiving his Brokers license in 2004, He and his wife Laura started their own full service real estate & mortgage company, which expanded to over 11 offices and $150m in annual sales in less than three years. In the last few years, Gil has been focused on the Luxury Real Estate Market in and around Newport Beach.


Al Mozayeni

Realtor/Founder | 949.833.8917 | al@abcorealty.net | BRE #01301249

Al Mozayeni has represented clients in the acquisition and sale of luxury real estate for over 15 years. Al studied Finance at the University of Southern California and went on to earn an MBA from the University of California, Irvine School of Business. His sterling reputation as a top performer is born from a combination of his business acumen, extensive sales and negotiating experience, and background in finance and marketing.  With record setting sales in multiple communities in Coastal Orange County and frequent off market transactions, Al has created an international client pool of high net worth clients that consistently rely on his expertise and deep knowledge of an ever-changing market.


Eric Neff

949.500.7119 | eneff@surterreproperties.com | Lic# 01873751

Working for one of the most successful collaborations of agents at Surterre Properties—The Weinstein McKown Team—Eric sells some of the most impressive luxury properties in Orange County. By focusing on outstanding service and working in a highly organized, detail-oriented fashion, he has become known as a trustworthy professional who’s adept in handling even the most complex transactions.


Rob Smith

949.697.8855 | rsmith@surterreproperties.com | Lic# 01113111

With over a decade of high-end real estate experience, involving more than $500 million in closed transactions, Rob Smith brings to the partnership his renowned expertise and proven track record within the most exclusive enclaves of coastal Orange County, and he has been a part of many of the regions record high sales. Rob is especially known for his sophisticated market valuations and analysis, skillful negotiations, and attentive client service.


Lili Kung Peters

949.697.8062 | lpeters@surterreproperties.com | Lic# 01453277

Lili Kung Peters differentiates herself in the luxury real estate market along the gold coast of Southern California by bringing a wealth of global marketing knowledge, business experience and local market expertise to her clients. 在沿南加州的黄金海岸的豪华房地产市场,立立是中国买房者的首选经纪人。如果您正寻求稳妥的投资建议,希望了解南加州豪宅市场,并希望聘请友好且会说中文与英语的房产经纪人协助您购买顶级房产,请直接打电话给立立。


Natalie Raney

Real Estate Professional | Villa Real Estate | 949-290-9625 | nraney@villarealestate.com | BRE # 01770822

Accomplishing over $85 million in sales in 2015 alone, Raney has represented discerning buyers and sellers of luxury residential real estate throughout Coastal Orange County since 2006. She has established a special focus on Big Canyon, where she was raised and now lives with her physician husband. She and her business partner, Lindsay Bibb, have an extensive track record of successful transactions within Big Canyon and first-hand knowledge of the exclusive enclave in which they are consistently the top producing agents. Raney’s longstanding membership at Big Canyon Country Club provides a significant advantage to clients and a tremendous asset to her practice.


Lindsay Bibb

Real Estate Professional | Villa Real Estate | 949-698-1300 | lbibb@villarealestate.com | BRE #01273718

As a member of the most well-known and accomplished real estate family in Newport Beach, Lindsay Bibb has earned individual recognition for her exceptional skills, professionalism and unparalleled knowledge of Big Canyon and the Newport Beach area. Lindsay began acquiring knowledge about the real estate business during high school as a marketing coordinator with the large independent real estate firm Coast Newport Properties, which was founded by her late father, real estate legend Danny Bibb. Her enthusiasm, work ethic and ability to quickly determine solutions to complex challenges gained favor with agents and management alike.


Nedra Jenkins

Broker Associate | International Luxury Advisor | 949.533.8181 | nedra.jenkins@evusa.com | Cal BRE#: 00909225

Nedra Jenkins is proud to announce her recent move to Engel & Völkers. As a professional real estate broker for almost 30 years, Nedra has extensive knowledge of Orange County and the experience of working with buyers and sellers to provide the best personal representation possible. Nedra has a unique and specialized marketing approach for each property she represents, and targeted marketing brings the right buyers to her property listings. An innovative real estate marketing strategist, Nedra specializes in showcasing the lifestyle in the communities of San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Monarch Beach, Laguna Niguel, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar and now the gated community of Shady Canyon.


Diana Miner

Coldwell Banker Previews International | 949-394-6212 | diana.miner@coldwellbanker.com | Cal BRE#: 01919429

As one of Orange County’s premiere real estate consultants, Diana Miner is passionate about what she does. Whether it be on a personal or investment level, her vast experience in negotiations, market research analysis and an emphasis on result oriented customer service is always her top priority. As a community leader, she has established longstanding relationships and result driven dependability that  supports serving her clients in various aspects.


Ryan Gunderson

Abrams Coastal Properties | 949.873.3841 | ryan@abramscoastal.com | DRE# 01869795

Ryan may numerically be on the younger side of life, but he is an old soul in heart and in mind. His immersive experience in our local real estate markets – particularly Balboa Island – has served him very well. By blending his knowledge and understanding of next generation technology, new wave marketing capabilities, and digital media insights with old world principals like elite customer service and a never ending dedication to do things the right way, this 30-something has positioned himself as one of the most active agents in Newport Beach.


Jennifer Thomas

949.717.7269 | 949.422.6407 | jthomas@surterreproperties.com | Lic. #01396350

Jennifer, a University of Southern California alumna, uses her dual degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance and Marketing to her advantage in the ever-changing real estate market. Her service-oriented approach to business is unparalleled and succeeds by instilling a spirit of trust and integrity in transactions and personal endeavors alike.


Brian Thomas

949.717.7220 | 949.422.6409 | bthomas@surterreproperties.com | Lic. #01320898

Brian has developed an extensive list of satisfied and loyal clientele. His genuine commitment to customer service never falls short of absolute satisfaction. Each client receives an exceptional level of customer service and professionalism, premium resources, and a transaction completed with utmost efficiency and results.

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