John Stanaland

Broker Associate

No one knows coastal Orange County real estate better, or represents it as well, as John Stanaland.

John has earned his industry-wide reputation for excellence based on professional service and direct representation of his clients – a level of commitment evidenced through record-setting listings and sales totaling several billions of dollars. But his success is about much more than accolades – it’s about the relationships he’s built, creating a loyal clientele that appreciates his attentiveness, knowledge, negotiation and marketing skills, and an easy-going nature that makes even the most complex transactions more enjoyable.

A Laguna Beach native, John is the fifth generation of real estate professionals in his family, which has included agents, developers, attorneys, and financiers. His family history here dates to 1919, when John’s great-great-grandfather helped people buy and sell real estate in this emerging locale. Orange County’s population then was less than 60,000. Areas like Laguna Beach and Newport Beach had yet to be incorporated, and few people called the Pacific coast home. While much of that has changed, John carries on his family’s century-long legacy of extraordinary vision and market insight, with a nuanced understanding of every enclave and amenity.

Rachel Stanaland


Rachel Stanaland, DVM, was born and raised in South Orange County and grew up in San Clemente, giving her a deep understanding of the value and appeal of living and working here. She also has a diverse professional background that reflects her passion to help others – both people and pets.

Rachel graduated with honors from St. George’s University in 2013 as a doctor of veterinary medicine, and completed her clinical rotations at North Carolina State University. Her professional interests include small-animal general surgery and emergency and critical care. She also holds a degree in business administration from the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in real estate finance and a minor in law and public policy, and worked as a stock analyst for Investor’s Business Daily for several years. In addition, Rachel earned a real estate license and works with her husband, John Stanaland, for Villa Real Estate, and devotes her time between her two professional passions. As part of the Stanaland team, she navigates real estate transactions with surgical precision and delivers excellence every time.

Logan Montgomery


Logan Montgomery has a diverse knowledge of the real estate market from LA County to Orange County. He was born and raised in Newport Beach and enjoys being able to help families move into the neighborhoods he loves. Logan’s knowledge of the market trends and luxury homes coupled with his personalized approach to meeting each of his clients’ needs have helped Logan grow his real estate career that began when he was just 18 years old.

In his first 4 year’s, he has assisted in closing over $100,000,000 total volume in real estate transactions. Logan takes a relentless approach and intentionally door-knocks/cold calls neighborhoods to find the perfect fit for his clients. With the support of the Stanaland Team, Logan has been able to assist Seller’s and Buyer’s in achieving their real estate goals at multiple different price point’s.



With her patience, genuine concern, and tireless commitment to providing for each client's needs, Heidi Shahrestany works to see that each transaction exceeds your expectations. Having grown up in the idyllic village of Laguna Beach and now raising three children in the enclave of Newport Coast, Heidi has in-depth market knowledge and a deep personal appreciation for the unparalleled coastal Orange County real estate market. Whether you are looking for a charming beach cottage, grand Newport Coast estate, or a property that has potential with the right rehab, she shares your passion for finding the perfect home and understands the needs of the area's sophisticated buyers. With years of experience in the building and interior design of her own homes, Heidi is able to help you prepare and stage your home in order to maximize the price of your sale.

With ten years of experience in sales and marketing, Heidi understands what works when it comes to marketing a real estate listing in today's world. Having graduated from an Ivy League school with an engineering degree, she is also able to gather, analyze and present relevant data to help buyers and sellers make a smart investment or get the best price for their home. With the support of The Stanaland Group and Villa Real Estate, she has the best tools and most experienced team supporting her in meeting your specific needs in the Orange County coastal property market.



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Duncan Byrne brings a unique perspective to real estate, combining his entrepreneurial spirit, love of fitness, and passion for helping people into a results-driven approach that enables him to serve as a valued partner to his clients.

Duncan grew up in North West London. With large ambitions and varied interests, he sought out every opportunity to help people. His background spans working in property investment in London and being a coach and personal trainer at Europe’s first CrossFit gym before moving to Orange County, California, where he managed the fitness center and spa at the Montage Resort Laguna Beach. He later worked in real estate sales at the Marriott Newport Coast Villas, where he built connections that would soon prove valuable in his real estate career.

Today, Duncan is partnered with the Stanaland Group, which is rooted in a multi-generational legacy of real estate influence and success as one of Orange County’s top teams. He and his wife, Jessica, are also the co-owners of PedalBox Gym, a fitness studio in Dana Point that focuses on results-driven workouts through a combination of Boxing, Air Bike intervals, and varied HIIT exercises.

Through PedalBox, Duncan is also an affiliate and supporter of Rock Steady Boxing, a nonprofit organization that gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing-based fitness curriculum.

Perhaps Duncan’s greatest asset is his passion for helping people live their best life. Whether it be through reaching their fitness goals or finding the home of their dreams, he is always seeking the best results for his clients’ success.



Morgan Just has spent the last 17 years traveling the world as a world-winning skimboard champion, flowboarding professional, and wake surfing professional. Being well-rounded within the Board Sport profession, Morgan has partnered with and been sponsored by brands such as Catchsurf and 9 Pro Model Boards with Victoria Skimboards, even so far as to have the honor of having two professional surfing model boards in his name. Alongside these incredible partnerships, Morgan also took full advantage of the learning experiences and opportunities by diving deep into the business side of professional Board Sports. 

Today, having retired from the world of professional board sports, Morgan is partnered with the Stanaland Group, which is rooted in a multi-generational legacy of real estate influence and success as one of Orange County’s top teams. 

Spending almost two decades earning a living in the surfing industry, Morgan has found all of those experiences prepared him immensely for success in the Real Estate industry, giving him a solid and relatable foundation for the ins and outs various businesses. He has found that negotiating a real estate contract is much like negotiating sponsorship contracts or professional board sports contracts. To date, Morgan retains a 100% satisfaction rate in advising his clients through their home buying and selling experience. His attention to detail, ultimate personal attentiveness, and rapport with past clients set Morgan apart in an industry that is polarized by different values. 

As a Laguna Beach native, Morgan continues teaching skimboard camps and lessons locally and internationally, to spread his passion for the sport and inspire the youth of the next generation. He continues to give back to his community in many different avenues, including the annual “A Taste for Charity” event in Laguna Beach and serving as Treasurer for the Laguna Ocean Foundation.



With a true love of the area and pride in providing you the best care, Philip offers familiarity and knowledge that is backed by many years of experience in the real estate market. Born and raised in Laguna Beach is an advantage in your partnership with Philip R. Smith. Licensed in the State of California since 2012, and recipient of the Leading-Edge Award, Philip is backed by valuable resources through Villa Real Estate.

Serving South Orange County, Philip is the ideal agent to work with when it comes to real estate investments, new constructions, luxury homes, and helping buyers locate their first home. Hardworking and caring, Philip R. Smith succeeds because of the care and attention put into each and every client. He is determined to provide you an exceptional real estate experience while helping you get the best price for your property in the shortest time frame.

You will find him enjoying time with his family, including his beautiful wife, adorable toddler daughter and dog Kaia. He enjoys traveling, surfing and outdoors activities but his passion is helping people with their real estate goals.

Kimia Vakili


Raised in a real estate family, Kimia has acquired extensive involvement and native knowledge of the local real estate market. From being a proud resident of multi-million, quintessential properties in the exclusive areas of Laguna Beach, Newport Coast, Malibu, Irvine, and Covenant Hills, she has become quite familiar with the intricacies of the various submarkets located throughout Southern California. 

Kimia possesses an undeniable entrepreneurial spirit at heart, along with the ability to motivate and inspire others through her personable demeanor, strong work ethic, and drive to succeed. Graduating with a B.A. in Strategic & Corporate Communication and a minor in Entrepreneurship from Chapman University, she has learned effective marketing techniques and what it takes to start a business from the ground up. In 2010, Kimia started her her own investment property business, Newport International Management LLC, and since then, she has been involved in several interior/exterior luxury home remodeling projects, all successful in their returns. 

Expanding on her love for real estate, home remodeling, and property management, Kimia decided to partner with real estate mogul, John Stanaland, who has earned an industry-wide reputation for excellence based on professional service and direct representation of clients. The Stanaland Group’s success is not only evidenced through record-setting listings, high turnover ratios, and sales totaling several billions of dollars, but through consistently bringing a personalized, attentive, and innovative approach in catering to their clients and in marketing their properties. The Stanaland Group’s objective is the same as their clients - to net the highest proceeds in the least amount of time, allowed by the current market. In today's shifting market, you can count on The Stanaland Group to remain steady and do what they do best - make the deal and close the sale. Through joining Orange County’s #1 luxury firm, Villa Real Estate, and through partnering with one of the industry’s most renowned Realtors, Kimia will exceed her client’s expectations and deliver only the best results.