In addition to being a constant fixture in her home community of Corona del Mar for over 20 years, Janelle File has also been an active figure in the high-end business world of Orange County for decades. As a respected employee of the Irvine Company, she was continually promoted to more prestigious positions with widely expanded responsibilities. In her role as the Director of Special Events at Fashion Island, Janelle was responsible for organizing staple events, including the Fashion Island Concert Series, the Taste of Newport, fashion shows, and numerous charitable events. She was later promoted to the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Irvine Spectrum Center, where she used her marketing expertise to increase center-wide sales over 150% over two years. She then moved to in-house marketing at the Irvine Company, where she was the Director of Partnership Development for all of the Irvine Company properties and partnered with mega corporations like Coca Cola, Jaguar, and Aston Martin to facilitate cross-promotional events to help subsidize marketing budgets and build brand awareness.
Janelle switched to real estate 15 years ago and developed her own real estate appraisal firm, where she employed 15 appraisers that serviced all of Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego. She worked for major lending corporations such as Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, and many private brokerages around the country. Janelle’s primary focus was on the luxury coastal properties up and down the Southern California coast.
Janelle is an agent with Surterre, a top luxury residential real estate brokerage known for its teamwork and integrity. Surterre is one of the only brokerages with an in-house team of 15 marketing experts to deliver innovative marketing to its agents and clients not only in Orange County, but all over the world.