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At the helm of Team Kiwi is Marcus “Kiwi” Gualter, a powerhouse in the Real Estate world in Newport Coast and its surrounding neighborhoods. Beginning each day with a walk along idyllic Crystal Cove Beach, he returns home to cook breakfast for his family. When you hire Kiwi you get the perfect balance of a seasoned Real Estate Agent, and a man that understands the dynamics of family. He can aggressively address your Real Estate needs while simultaneously sympathizing with the stress the process can put on everyone involved. Kiwi’ deep-rooted sense of honesty and fair dealing is a direct result of his farm upbringing in the south island of New Zealand. What makes him the perfect agent to represent the Newport Coast area is because for him it was love at first sight. An avid yachtsman, he first came to the area via the America’s Cup in 1985, and has never looked back. Not only did he find an area that he adored but, he discovered his passion for commercial real estate as well. During his commercial tenure, he served a wide variety of commercial real estate clients and developed in excess of 20 million square feet of commercial property ranging from Industrial/Business parks to hotels. When you begin exploring the OC Coast you’ll see first-hand that Kiwi knows each city inside and out. He will be your inside guide to the lavish lifestyle that can be yours amidst the idyllic Southern California backdrop.

Turning to residential real estate in 1995, Kiwi was able to bring those 10 years of commercial real estate experience and expertise to the residential market to benefit his clients. Marcus Gualter’s (“Kiwi”) branding style and personality coupled with First Team Estates’ Buyer Delivery System © uses state of the art marketing and advertising media, further giving Kiwi’s Team the competitive edge in this fast paced real estate marketplace. He is no longer one man building his name, everyone in the industry knows “Kiwi” him, and he has established himself as a true people person aimed at delivering nothing less than exceptional results. With such a reputation, Kiwi has amassed an expert team of professionals, and lengthy list of labor resources, over the years to serve you better, a priceless asset in the world of Real Estate.

Needless to say, Kiwi has been honored with a plethora of awards, repeatedly making the First Team Estates’ Hall of Fame for sales performance year after year. More important than sales awards however, is Kiwi’s belief in striving to ensure that each and every client has a great experience, and his extensive library of testimonials easily attests to that. As much as he loves Newport Coast, its surrounding neighborhoods and coastlines, yachting, flying, and his amazing wife & daughters, it’s his drive to make you happy that’s most important. He is a natural when it comes to delivering what client’s want. But, let’s be clear, no matter what Kiwi decided he wanted to do with his life he would be a success. His tenacity, drive, and ambition coupled with his honest and caring nature is the perfect combination for anyone looking to enjoy the process of finding their next dream home.

Kiwi surrounds himself with a talented team of expert professionals

Anne Gualter

Anne Gualter
Buyer’s support, Interior/Staging
BRE# 01386025

(949) 751-9600

Anne Staven-Gualter attention to detail and her ability to systemize and organize makes her a key member of the Kiwi Sales Team. Her excellent customer service with both buyers and sellers comes from her 10-years in the high fashion industry.

Born in Helsinki, Finland, Anne graduated in 1991 from the prestigious Design Institute of Helsinki. Her fashion design career led her to Sothern California to manage women’s fashion boutiques including Max Studio in Fashion Island, Newport Beach.
In 2000, Anne won the Presidents award for the largest increase in sales, best bottom line and most people promoted. This experience helps in her current role with matching buyers to their dream homes and managing open house, Web and print media presentations for listed homes. Her interior design ability enables this valued team member to stage homes to maximize the homes true potential and value for the client.

Carlos Zepeda

Carlos Zepeda
Office Manager
BRE# 01917099

(949) 310-0055

Carlos brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team with over 11 years in the Real Estate and Mortgage industry. His many duties consist of ensuring a seamless transaction process for all of our valued clients. Managing the key undertakings of the day-to-day logistics for our clients from the initial scheduling of private showings to all the details required to close escrow.

Growing up in Southern California he has always loved the area and wanted to show others what Orange County has to offer. Through real estate he is able to connect with others and genuinely help them not only to find a home but to help them invest in their future. Good Communication is important and this is reflected in the way he interacts with friends, family and clients, this quality enables others to rely on him and seek out his advice. He is able to provide support to the team using his extensive knowledge and experience of technology, finance and customer service.

He enjoys being with his family, visiting new places and restaurants. Carlos is a devoted husband and father of two. They can often be found spending their day at Disneyland.

Shane Gillin

Shane Gillin
Sales Partner
BRE# 02019836

(720) 480-5682

Born and raised in ski towns of Colorado. Studied Architecture and finished with my degree in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder. Financial services and consulting background. Owned and operated an SEC filings business for 5 years before getting back into real estate here in beautiful Southern California. Live down on the Newport peninsula with my silly Goldendoodle Pup named Bode. Been a resident of Newport for over 5 years now with ties to the community dating back over 15 years. Love taking the top off my jeep and cruising the coast. I really enjoy and appreciate exploring all the great beach towns we have to offer here in SoCal. My passion is real estate and my job is making dreams come true.

Nothing makes me happier than finding my clients that ultimate dream home under the sun. Saddle up and lets go get you that home you have been dreaming about.