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Tim Carr Principal

949 631 9999 DRE No. 01017277

For the past two decades, Tim Carr has been one of the top-producing residential real estate agents in Orange County. At the same time, Carr has been the leading force behind the building and operation of the most successful real estate firms in the region. Now, he has co-founded the West Coast’s most technologically advanced, client-centered, and marketing-driven luxury residential real estate brokerage: Villa Real Estate.

Carr’s success is built on the cornerstones of extensive market knowledge, skillful negotiation, and strategic marketing. At the heart of his business model is his passion for working with clients and his unwavering commitment to delivering on their needs and objectives. The success of Carr’s approach is evidenced by the fact that more than 90 percent of his practice is comprised of repeat and referral business – including that of Orange County’s top homebuilders and lenders, who rely on him to represent their properties.

Tim holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business and often serves as a guest speaker at NYU and Pepperdine University, where he speaks to graduate students about trends in economics, business practices, and marketing strategies. He resides in Newport Beach with his family.

Anne Marie Ashley Sales Associate

562 307 4467 DRE No. 01402474

Anne Marie Ashley brings impressive talent to the Tim Carr Group. She has spent the last seventeen years under Tim’s tutelage and has built an impressive listing portfolio and reputation along the way. Anne Marie’s focus includes coastal living communities from Newport Beach to Malibu. From waterfront properties to luxury high rises to urban lofts, Anne Marie caters to developers and investors and has had the exclusive opportunity to be the sales agent for several extremely admired living communities that ranged from 10-20+ units. Additionally, she has assisted investors in scouting and acquiring distressed properties from banking institutions for investment portfolios.

A versatile agent with a key understanding of the Luxury Market, Luxury Off Market, REO, and Short Sale marketplaces, Anne Marie has joined forces with several banking institutions to produce an outstanding listing portfolio. Over the past 12 years, Anne Marie has been building an exclusive REO Resume with several of the Nation’s top banking and outsourcing institutions. Her clients include Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, Phoenix Asset Management Company, REO-Experts and several other outsourcing firms. Her continued success has lead to building a network of investors to purchase real-estate portfolios from various financial institutions. Understanding the complexities and details to the current market, Anne Marie brings a drive, talent, and the right mindset to work together to build a better solution.

Prior to joining the Tim Carr Group, Anne Marie Ashley worked at a boutique real estate firm in Long Beach. Tim Carr was one of the founding partners and managed the company’s residential real estate division. Anne Marie served as one of the agency’s top agents, specializing in the sales of unique properties in the area to include Naples, Belmont Shore, Spinnaker Bay, Huntington Harbour, Park Estates, Virginia Country Club, Seal Beach and downtown Long Beach’s urban living scene.

Anne Marie has lived in the area for years, providing her with a competitive advantage through in-depth market knowledge and community insights. Representing, marketing and selling properties in these areas requires precise knowledge of how to position and reach potential buyers, and Anne Marie is an expert at these practices – making her an area real estate and community leader.

Anne Marie prides herself on the highest service standards and meticulous attention to detail, addressing every individual need. She consistently exceeds her clients’, developers’, and investors’ expectations. She is a graduate of San Diego State University with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish all achieved from a Full Athletic Scholarship.

Vivian Browne Sales Associate

949 922 0001 DRE No. 02168638

Vivian Browne knows how to deliver for her clients, leveraging her unique skillset in everything she does. An Orange County resident since 1976, she is an alumna of Corona Del Mar High School, Orange Coast College, and the University of California at Irvine. Her expertise in real estate extends across multiple decades, between working with a family-owned real estate company, investing in rental properties, buying and building new homes, and founding a property management company.

Now backed by the award-winning marketing, technology, and brand support at Villa Real Estate, Vivian continues to strive for the gold standard of service and success while delivering timely, efficient and impressive solutions to her clients.

Vivian has proudly built a professional network in Coastal Orange County that allows her clients rare access to buyers and unique properties. With a keen eye for design and architecture as well as fine art, she can find the gems of the real estate market while connecting buyers to properties that transcend the ordinary.

A dedicated member of her community, Vivian supports local non-profit organizations and served as President of the Assistance League of Newport Mesa, a committee board member for CASA and Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and, while serving as Vice-President of the Pacific Arts Foundation, she ignited her love for art and has continually curated a beautiful collection for her clients.

Vivian’s passion for real estate stems from her own experience raising her two daughters in one of the most beautiful places in the world, enjoying all that Orange County has to offer. A foreign-born, naturalized citizen, Vivian speaks three languages fluently (English, German, and Spanish) and she endeavors to give her clients access to all the joy she has been lucky enough to have experienced herself. She wholeheartedly values the trust placed in her by her clients and strives every day to exceed their expectations.

Ken Carr Sales Associate

949 533 3365 DRE No. 01384935

For more than 20 years, Ken Carr has been one of Orange County’s most productive real estate professionals, working within the highly esteemed, top-ranked Tim Carr Group. Now, Ken brings his renown for exceptional client service, strategic marketing, and best-in-market sales results to Villa Real Estate in Newport Beach.

As an Orange County native, Ken’s wealth of knowledge about all local communities makes him the real estate professional of choice for discerning, goal-oriented clients. In particular, his geographic areas of expertise include Eastside Costa Mesa, Corona del Mar, Newport Coast, and Newport Beach.

Ken’s success in luxury real estate lies in his ability to work with buyers and sellers to execute detailed and complex transactions. He diligently works to secure clients some of coastal Orange County’s most desired properties, which he does through strategic networking and astute market knowledge. His loyal clients value his exceptional communication and guidance throughout every step of the real estate process.

Prior to joining the prestigious Tim Carr Group, Ken worked in technology and executive account sales. Ken earned his BA in Business from California State University. He currently resides in Eastside Costa Mesa with his wife, son, and three dogs.

Heather Castner Sales Associate

DRE No. 01776379

Bio coming soon.

Hala Chalan Sales Associate

949 484 8180 DRE No. 02033550

Leveraging her passion for helping others, Hala Chalan has helped clients buy and sell residential and investment properties for years. Hala’s exceptional talent in real estate investment comes from her dedication, persistence, and relentlessness in helping her clients meet their goals. Hala and her family have been investing in Orange County for many years, especially in Newport Beach, which deepens her knowledge of the area and in managing investment properties, as well as identifying key factors that make a property fit for purchase.

Prior to her career in real estate, and after earning a degree in statistics in 2006, Hala earned her Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing from Cal State Fullerton and Orange Coast College in 2017. Her education continues to sharpen her skills in thorough property analysis, allowing her clients to get the most out of every dollar, and it enables her to continue utilizing the best ways to market properties to the most appropriate buyers’ groups.

Hala also previously worked for her family’s clothing business for over ten years, putting her fashion design degree to great use and enhancing her creative skillset. As someone who is bilingual, loves to travel, and enjoys spending precious time with her husband and two kids, Hala thrives on learning new things, meeting new people and seeing new places, and creating meaningful bonds along the way.

Robin Chesnie Sales Associate

949 230 0550 DRE No. 01293218

Over the past 13 years, Robin Chesnie has earned a reputation as one of the leading residential real estate agents in coastal Orange County. As a long-time Newport Beach resident and a highly respected member of the prestigious Tim Carr Group within Villa Real Estate, one of Robin’s many competitive advantages is her wealth of market knowledge – gained first-hand from living in six communities throughout Newport Beach.

Robin’s impressive connectivity throughout the community – from buyers to sellers to other real estate professionals – also sets her apart, giving her the proven ability to successfully achieve her clients’ goals. As a result, both buyers and sellers throughout Newport Beach’s diverse neighborhoods, as well as Newport Coast and Eastside Costa Mesa, turn to Robin for all of their real estate needs.

Prior to joining Villa Real Estate, Robin worked within the Tim Carr Group at Coldwell Banker Previews International’s Newport Center office. Outside of her successful career, she is active in the local community and supports Newport Harbor High School’s Home Tour each year.

Kristi Cook Sales Associate

949 689 4617 DRE No. 02035275

Kristi Cook is known for her innate ability to close a transaction quickly and seamlessly, playing an integral role in her clients’ success. With decades of experience, a strong team behind her, and a network of Orange County's best agents in the luxury space, she is highly trusted by her clients to provide invaluable insight and outstanding client service, serving as a trusted advisor at each step of the way.

Kristi brings a unique perspective to real estate, combining her knack for negotiation, a keen eye for design, and over 25 years of experience in residential properties and commercial office development.

Linda Duffy Sales Associate

949 689 4226 DRE No. 01979777

A former high tech sales executive and Walt Disney national account director, Linda K. Duffy brings world-class customer service to real estate sales in the coastal Southern California market. Her 35-year residency in Newport Beach, leadership in multiple local school fundraising boards, and expertise in real estate for Seniors (50+) provides a broad spectrum of clients with a wealth of knowledge regarding life along the California Riviera and its neighboring cities.

Linda is especially attuned to those seeking a lifestyle transition. Whether it’s going from family central to empty nester, or a mission to find the ideal retirement getaway, her certification as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) through the National Association of REALTORS® places her in an elite category of just 1.5 percent of REALTORS, certified to counsel seniors and their families through financial and lifestyle transitions.

Raised on the North Shore of Chicago with a degree in Finance from Michigan State University, Linda moved to Newport Beach to be near her closest friend in the world – her grandmother. This special bond nurtured her love and empathy for seniors, which she fosters through her work as a realtor – helping homebuyers and sellers find the perfect real estate fit.

Braedon Flynn Sales Associate

949 355 4378 DRE No. 01474640

Braedon Flynn appreciates the beauty in the details.

With a unique background in high end photography and having been named one of the top wedding photographers in the US by Harper’s Baazar Magazine, while also offering additional experience in commercial real estate, Braedon has worked in the luxury market for over 15 years where he has provided first-rate professional services to individuals of all walks of life, including high net worth families and celebrities.

Braedon is known for making his work personal - prioritizing chemistry and matching the right details with the right clients. This is especially important in real estate so that the most intricate or specific client needs can be met. Braedon hopes with each client he can hear their story and leverage his passion for sophisticated and top-notch client service to meet each of their goals whether in buying or selling.

Veronica Hicks Sales Associate

949 861 8181 DRE No. 01443184

Veronica Hicks is the expert in Orange County's condominium market and joined the Tim Carr Group and Villa Real Estate in 2019.  The Tim Carr Group and Villa Real Estate are the highest producing agents in all of Orange County. 

Veronica has spent two decades focusing her business exclusively on listing homes in unique communities featuring modern luxury lock and go lifestyles.  For nearly two decades, Veronica has built one of the most diverse client portfolios and has clients that have employed her services from all over the world with repeated success. 

For sellers, Veronica understands how to market your specific property effectively to attract the right buyer. Veronica first seeks to understand the most likely buyer for your home and then delivers the right marketing plan to sell your home for the best price in the shortest amount of time.  Veronica studies the market to provide her clients with the most up to date market overview so that her client can make the best decisions when selling their homes. Veronica uses her foresight and problem-solving skills to ensure that her transactions are smooth and all parties are satisfied.  

Veronica believes there are two secrets to her success. One is her passion for condos and what this lifestyle represents. She stays ahead of trends and her opinions on the condo market are frequently quoted by industry analysts and press. The other is her impressive business background, with 20 years of experience and success in sales, finance and marketing for some of the world’s best-known brands including General Electric and Coca-Cola. As a result, Veronica delivers to her clients a level of customer service and business acumen that is simply unmatched.

Veronica has a Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Accounting from Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, and went on to start her career with a boutique CPA firm.  Veronica went on to work at the GE Company, where she completed Jack Welch’s infamous Financial Management Program and was repeatedly hand picked for select Financial Planning & Analysis positions.  While in Atlanta, Veronica went to work at The Coca-Cola Company and was mentored by two Coca-Cola’s Chief Marketing Officers, Chris Lowe and Jeffrey Dunn.  Veronica’s business background is unparalleled. 

Caroline Kong Sales Associate

949 922 3209 DRE No. 01936357

Bio coming soon.

Chris Maddy Sales Associate

949 294 5408 DRE No. 01946797

Chris Maddy joined Villa Real Estate and the Tim Carr Group in 2013 and has been exceeding client’s expectations for the past decade.  Growing up in the Dover Shores neighborhood, Chris is sought after for his first hand knowledge of the area as well as Eastside Costa Mesa, Balboa Peninsula, and our local multifamily market. 

Chris was exposed to the real estate business at an early age by his father and has been involved in record breaking Orange County residential and multifamily transactions.  Throughout the process, Chris serves as a trusted advisor to his clients and is there at every step of the way to help his clients make informed decisions about their real estate transactions.  Chris’s impressive sales record combined with his exceptional customer service has earned him a loyal client base as well as the respect of his associates. 

Chris currently resides in Eastside Costa Mesa with his wife Kathleen and their daughter, Marilyn.  On his time off, Chris enjoys playing golf, traveling, and fishing along our coast.

Susie McKibben Sales Associate

949 500 5327 DRE No. 01966883

A Newport Beach resident and consummate professional, Susie McKibben represents clients seeking top-notch representation for the sale and purchase of residential properties throughout Orange County.

Susie brings notable business intellect to her practice at Villa Real Estate. Prior to real estate, Susie was a top-producing sales executive in the tech industry for 14 years. With a passion for real estate, she is committed to meeting clients' needs with impeccable customer service and high attention to detail. She works strategically, passionately and tirelessly to ensure her clients' goals are met.

Susie earned a Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing from the University of Washington. At Villa, Susie continues to apply her negotiation, sales and marketing aptitude to the maximum benefit of her clients. She lives with her husband, Justin - an Orange County native - and their children in the Eastbluff community.

Ilona Nowak Sales Associate

949 945 4125 DRE No. 02043120

Bio coming soon.

Joanne Peart Sales Associate

949 395 2190 DRE No. 01894758

Joanne Peart joined the Tim Carr Group in 2012 and now continues her work with the team at the region’s most innovative, forward-thinking brokerage, Villa Real Estate. Known for her unwavering dedication to delivering world-class client service and results, Peart is adept in advising clients across the residential real estate spectrum. From educating buyers seeking their first home to identifying value opportunities to experienced investors, Peart is sought-after for her expertise, professionalism, and integrity.

Prior to launching her highly productive career in luxury residential real estate, Peart enjoyed a successful tenure in finance, law, and escrow services – and brings this wealth of experience to benefit clients within her practice. In addition to leveraging three decades of in-market knowledge as a longtime resident of Newport Beach, Peart’s expertise reaches beyond coastal Orange County to the marketing and sale of properties in the popular mountain resort community of Lake Arrowhead.

Peart is a true believer in giving back to the community, and is an active member of the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa. She also knits caps for cancer patients through Knots of Love, and donates a portion of the proceeds received from every completed transaction to a charitable cause of her client’s choice.

Jami Lynn Sepulveda Sales Associate

949 554 8909 DRE No. 01464204

Bio coming soon.

Mazen Shaalan Sales Associate

949 402 5502 DRE No. 02134906

With a professional background in the telecom industry, Mazen Shaalan brings his unique set of engineering skills and wide breadth of experience to his practice at Villa Real Estate. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Communications and Electronics Engineering in 2012, Mazen began transitioning into the real estate industry in 2016.

What began as a passion for helping friends and family find their perfect home has evolved into a fulfilling career, one in which he is well-suited to provide the perfect solutions for his clients. Whether it’s a dream home or investment property, or any other type of residential, commercial, or industrial real estate, Mazen approaches each transaction with a steadfast focus. He takes pride and satisfaction in his work as he puts his clients first, bolstering his unwavering commitment to getting the job done seamlessly and efficiently. Backed by the award-winning marketing and technology at Villa, Mazen accomplishes and exceeds all of his own goals as well as those of his clients, as he strives to deliver a first-rate professional service like no other.

Shannon Shenouda Sales Associate

949 413 7726 DRE No. 01962572

Shannon Shenouda joined the highly respected Tim Carr Group in 2014. What began as a hobby quickly developed into a passion for real estate and has evolved into Shannon’s full-time focus and career. Her direct approach and honesty, attention to detail and integrity give her the ability to offer unparalleled service to her clients. Her recent experience in remodeling and staging of residential properties is an added value to buyers and sellers.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Shannon has lived in the Orange County area for over twenty years. A resident of Newport Beach, she lives with her husband Mark, son Chris and daughter Kaitlyn. Shannon has been a leader in her community, serving on the Parent Teacher Fellowship Board as President where she directed fundraising and special events at Calvary Christian School. Shannon and her family are grounded in their community and actively involved at Mariners Church where Shannon has served in leadership positions of various ministries over the past fifteen years.

Joe Tatchell Sales Associate

949 331 4579 DRE No. 01963174

Joe is an OC native whose grandparents were original landowners and homeowners on the Balboa Peninsula. With a life-long passion for real estate that runs for generations in his family, Joe Tatchell is proud to join the esteemed Tim Carr Group at Villa Real Estate. Prior to joining Villa, Joe attended the University of Arizona where he graduated with a degree in Consumer Sciences and Business Administration. 

With an extensive background in business and marketing, Joe utilizes the most advanced technology available to effectively communicate the greatest attributes of a home in a unique, precise and compelling manner to maximize the homes visibility in the marketplace. Across his markets of expertise, Joe, aside from being very personable, is known for leveraging his strategic negotiation skills, and impressive depth and breadth of market knowledge to his clients benefits. 

Joe’s excellent interpersonal skills have helped him to foster his client’s relationships through getting to know each client personally and understanding their needs and objectives. His diligence and persistence, coupled with his approachable demeanor, make him a true pleasure to work with in the field. Joe strives to make the selling and buying process smooth, understandable and enjoyable for his clients, and most importantly, to create lifelong relationships with them.  

In addition, Joe’s deep roots in the community position him as an area specialist in his real estate practice. Residing on the Balboa Peninsula for over 20 years, Joe is dedicated to supporting causes throughout the community including the Ben Carlson Memorial & Scholarship Foundation, Newport Beach Foundation, Newport Beach Oasis Senior Citizen Center, and has served as a board member of the Central Newport Beach Community Association.

Dominic Tucci Sales Associate

949 632 2269 DRE No. 01506188

Dominic's family traces its Newport Beach roots back to the idyllic 1950's where his mother played out her youth on the strand of what was then a sparsely populated Peninsula as well as on the stradas and sands of Lido Isle where his grandparents had a home and a 68' ketch chartered for sailing enthusiasts and Hollywood glitterati like Desi Arnaz and his pals. Dominic would later enjoy those same venues as he learned to surf and scuba dive on those beaches.

After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Dominic entered the demanding and dynamic industry of high-tech sales and management. During that time, he invested in small, multi-unit residential buildings and counseled many friends and relatives on buying residential and income property. Dominic knew he would eventually have a full time career in real estate, coming from a long line of real estate entrepreneurs. After 15 years as a top-performer in high-tech, he decided to turn his buying/selling/trading of residential income property into his fulltime career.

When he's not spending time with his family, Dominic is either traveling or enjoying all types of water activities in his "front yard" – the Pacific Ocean. His side-line and passion as a musician/performer has kept Dominic in front of happy audiences and on his toes for the last 20+ years.

Jay Viloria Sales Associate

949 295 3983 DRE No. 01037496

Jay Viloria brings an immeasurable amount of energy and enthusiasm to Villa Real Estate. With over a decade of experience in the real estate industry, Jay values the opportunity to work closely with clients in helping select properties that are the best value and fit for them. Jay’s background also includes years in the construction industry, so he is able to provide additional feedback and guidance to his clients when called upon. He prides himself on offering the highest level of service because his clients’ happiness and continued satisfaction are of the utmost importance.

Jay has had his real estate license for over 20 years and concentrates his focus in the Orange County Coastal area, specializing in Eastside Costa Mesa, Newport Heights, Dover and the Balboa Peninsula.

Ava-Lauren Weber Sales Associate

610 906 2288 DRE No. 02167183

Ava-Lauren Weber, originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, now a UC Santa Barbara graduate and Southern California resident, has experience working with people and organizations on both coasts.

She has worked for real estate, technology, and fashion companies including her role as Marketing Coordinator at the clothing brand, Ohama Couture. While working at Hayes Commercial Group, a commercial real estate brokerage in Santa Barbara, she developed a passion for the field. Ava-Lauren decided to pursue her post-graduate career in the real estate industry. After completing an internship at the Tim Carr Group in 2021, she developed a stronger grasp for her neighborhood market in Newport Beach and was offered a full-time residential agent position at Villa Real Estate as a member of the Tim Carr Group’s core team.

Ava-Lauren’s ability to pay attention to detail and convey pertinent information to clients allows her to cultivate gratifying relationships. Her high-level education in communication, business, and writing along with professional experience in dynamic environments gives her an overall ease in understanding clients’ desires and tailoring her work to their real estate goals.

Karen Wight Sales Associate

949 702 0610 DRE No. 01979388

Karen brings twenty-five years of home design experience to Villa Real Estate. Her background as an interior designer, space planner and color consultant, in addition to her experience with architecture and construction, give her unique insight into a home’s potential. Her familiarity with flooring, stone and tile, cabinetry, lighting, and finish material choices make her exceptionally qualified to help guide her clients in finding a home specifically suited for them.

Karen’s design work has appeared in local and national magazines. She has volunteered as a mentor for Newport Harbor High School, chaired the NHHS Home Tour and has been a tireless supporter and fundraiser for public education.

Karen and her husband, Ben, began their family in Eastside Costa Mesa, and later moved to Dover Shores, where they raised three children: Annie, Breck, and Mary Rose. They have lived in Costa Mesa/Newport for over thirty years.