For over a decade, Rob Smith has been on the forefront of luxury residential real estate in coastal Orange County, where he has been involved with more than $600 million in closed transactions. Within Surterre Properties, Rob is a partner in the highly specialized group at McKown/Weinstein. Rob brings to the partnership his renowned expertise and proven track record within the most exclusive enclaves of coastal Orange County, including The Pelicans (Crest, Hill, and Point), Shady Canyon®, Crystal Cove, Newport's bayfront and Laguna's oceanfront, and he has played an integral part in many of the region’s record-high sales. Representing both buyers and sellers, Rob is especially known for his sophisticated market valuations and analysis, skillful negotiations, and attentive client service, making him the go-to agent among some of the region's most prominent clientele - from professional athletes and Fortune 500 CEOs to celebrities, developers and entrepreneurs. Rob’s clients especially appreciate his ability to source off-market properties, as well as his discretion when structuring confidential transactions. With the support of Surterre Properties, Rob leverages the power of coastal Orange County’s foremost luxury residential real estate firm and its marketing powerhouse, the Surterre Studio, to ensure that his clients receive the benefits of the most aggressive marketing, advertising and buyer/seller/agent networks in the industry. A native of the Newport Beach waterfront, Rob is an avid yachtsman and a graduate of the University of California. Rob resides in Newport Beach with his family, and he is a staunch supporter of Project Hope Alliance – a foundation that provides services, housing and education to homeless children in Orange County.