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

REALTOR

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.

Tyler Stanaland

REALTOR

The rare ability to be both focused and flexible and an unwavering commitment to goals are among the many professional attributes that Tyler Stanaland honed while traveling the world as a professional surfer. Today, he uses those skills and more as a rising leader in the competitive luxury real estate industry, bringing a global perspective to his work with clients purchasing and selling homes in coastal Orange County. Tyler’s a sixth-generation real estate professional – he’s been a licensed realtor since he was just 18 years old – and is a native of Laguna Beach. He has deep knowledge and appreciation of the architecture, amenities and lifestyle that make this area one of the most desirable in the world, and enthusiastically shares his insight with every client he has the pleasure of assisting.

Trevor Stanaland

REALTOR

Logan Montgomery

REALTOR

Logan Montgomery has a diverse knowledge of the real estate market in Orange County. He was born and raised in coastal OC 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 6 years, he has assisted in closing over $250,000,000 total volume in real estate transactions; some of the notable sales have included record-breakers in Newport Coast and Dana Point, the highest condo sale in Orange County history, as well as a front row Montage residence. 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 Sellers and Buyers in achieving their real estate goals at multiple different price points.

HEIDI AUTH SHAHRESTANY

REALTOR

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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MORGAN JUST

REALTOR

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.

ROBERT WHITE

REALTOR

Robert White has been immersed in the Real Estate Industry for nearly 20 years. His career began in the mortgage and finance sector, but the attraction of a residential real estate career beckoned, enabling him to indulge in his love of architecture and beautiful homes.


A longtime resident of South Orange County Robert is well aware of the world class amenities that attract buyers to the region - including highly rated schools, premier shopping, fine dining and entertainment options. He excels at helping sellers in the county’s luxury enclaves such as Shady Canyon and Quail Hill and along the Pacific coast of which he is intimately familiar.


Robert’s clients are drawn to his easy going and down-to-earth personality and his philosophy of treating everyone the same – like a cherished family member. But they also appreciate his persistence and perseverance in getting the job done. He’s always willing to go back to the drawing board to make sure his transaction will close – resulting in lifelong clients who also become friends.


He employs all the latest technology tools and services, but never at the expense of personal contact. His clients love that his availability is always a top priority – even if it means picking up a call during dinner! And, speaking of dinner – one of his other passions is dining out and he’s known as an authority on OC’s premier restaurants.

SANDY HU

REALTOR

Sandy has demonstrated a track record for providing excellent customer service and building long-term relationships with her clients. Her journey with real estate first began working as an investor and acquisition analyst in her family owned real estate holding company. She also holds a Masters degree in Social Psychology with a focus in persuasion. Because of her profession and academic background, Sandy brings a highly strategic approach to the marketing and advertising of her clients' homes. She has built up a solid foundation of repeat business and referrals from satisfied customers. She continues to provide excellent customer service for her clients and giving them the support that is needed to find or sell their dream home. Even though Sandy is based in Orange County, being a private pilot gives her the ability to access properties throughout the entire state of California. With an international background, she speaks English, Mandarin, and Korean, which helps her serve international clients. 


Sandy is married to Jerry Bruckheimer’s private jet captain. When she is not working, they are flying all over the world with their daughter for travel, arts, fine dining, and movie premieres. She also supports several causes including Giveback Homes, Toys for Tots, and American Red Cross.

Duncan Byrne

REALTOR

Originally from the U.K., Duncan Byrne comes from a legacy of real estate development with a history of family projects in both Chelsea and Kensington, as well as Brighton. His first solo real estate project was in 2015 when he found himself buying, developing and selling a property in northwest London. 


Duncan is honored and humbled to be able to call the Stanaland Group his home. He believes that John’s integrity, knowledge and expertise are the benchmark within the ultra-luxury real estate market and a perfect complement to his entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary work ethic.


Duncan has a true passion for Laguna Beach as it is not only where he got married to his incredible wife, but also the location where his father-in-law founded one of the most luxurious resorts to grace the Southern California coastline, creating a legacy of exceptional service, attention to detail, and a passion to create unforgettable experiences and memories that go far beyond the expectations of each and every client.


These guiding principles and understanding of the discreet customer within the ultra-luxury marketplace, as well as a fine eye for detail and discerning negotiation skills, are ultimately what makes Duncan’s humble and gracious approach refreshing. Duncan prides himself on his professionalism and integrity. He is not only here to guide you into the transaction but also hold your hand every step of the way during the process.


Duncan looks forward to serving you with the utmost professionalism, courtesy and reliability.

LANDON MILLER

LAS VEGAS MARKET SPECIALIST

John Stanaland has partnered with Landon Miller in order to offer clients in Las Vegas the same legendary level of service as their clients in Orange County. Recently, Landon has been working with buyers, sellers, and builders in the Las Vegas area and has quickly grown his reputation in that market as a trusted advisor and expert negotiator. If you are looking for an agent to help you buy or sell in the Entertainment Capital of the World, look no further than Landon Miller, the Las Vegas market specialist.