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About High | Corkett

Steve High and Evan Corkett are co-founders and partners at Villa Real Estate. Each possessing decades of experience in the luxury real estate market of coastal Orange County, they have established themselves as two of the most knowledgeable and successful agents in the business. They have a wealth of knowledge about the many different communities within the region and have successfully closed transactions totaling over one billion dollars. Their intimate understanding of the market and their attention to detail have earned them the trust of the most discerning buyers and sellers who rely on them to deliver world-class results.

Steve High
Villa President & Co-Founder

Villa Real Estate Partner and President Steve High has been one of the most influential professionals in coastal Orange County’s luxury real estate sector for the past three decades, having played an integral role in establishing and leading the market’s most prominent brokerages and in setting new standards of excellence and success for the industry. Specifically, his past tenure includes serving as President and Co-Founder of Strada Properties and as Vice President of Coldwell Banker, Newport Beach.

With the co-founding of Villa Real Estate in April 2013, High continues to lead the evolution of luxury real estate in the region, driving the market forward through the company’s innovations in technology, marketing, and market analysis. Concurrently, he also extends his renown as a trusted advisor to the area’s most discerning clients, who rely on him to deliver world-class results with professionalism, honesty, loyalty, and discretion.

  • Over 300 Waterfront Properties Sold
  • Original salesman for the Montage Laguna Beach Residential Properties
  • Has represented buyers and sellers in Orange County’s highest sale 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2021

Due to his extraordinary knowledge of the many different communities within Orange County – and successful transactions representing more than $1 billion in luxury real estate - High has forged a reputation as an agent of choice for buyers and sellers seeking exceptional coastal properties from Newport Beach to Dana Point.

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STEVE HIGH 949 874 4724 DRE No. 00936421

Evan Corkett
Villa Co-Founder

Villa Real Estate Co-founder and Partner Evan Corkett is one of the most accomplished professionals in the history of Southern California real estate. A true titan in the industry since 1975, Corkett continues to record annual sales totals in the $100 million range, including transacting the most expensive and important waterfront, oceanfront, and ocean view properties throughout Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Newport Coast, and Laguna Beach.

Corkett’s wealth of knowledge and expertise in the luxury coastal Orange County real estate market is without peer – and has earned her a tremendously loyal following of clients and a vast network of professional relationships that continue to benefit her practice. More often than not, she will draw a buyer from her extensive circle of clients or from her connections with other leading real estate professionals.

But perhaps most noteworthy is Corkett’s boundless energy for work and for exceptional client communication and service. Her attentive, hands-on style and laser-focus on details continue to keep her at the forefront of the market.

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EVAN CORKETT 949 285 1055 DRE No. 00468496

Debbie Johnson
Real Estate Professional

One of Coastal Orange County’s most progressive real estate professionals, Debbie Johnson consistently proves herself to be an invaluable asset to her clients. Johnson brings more than a decade of residential and commercial real estate experience to Villa Real Estate – Southern California’s most innovative luxury residential brokerage.

A native of Newport Beach and a skilled networker, Johnson has keen market insight and market intelligence – making her the real estate professional of choice for discerning clients seeking to sell or purchase properties in Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, and Laguna Beach. Her proven record of successful transactions throughout the region – and her adept representation of clients ranging from first-time homebuyers to seasoned sellers – account for her impressive list of longstanding clients.

Homebuyers and sellers can rely on Johnson to deliver aggressive marketing, sales, and promotion, backed by exceptional client service, strategic negotiation and successful escrow closings. As a result, Debbie Johnson continues to set the standards – and a dynamic pace – for residential real estate achievement in the region.

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DEBBIE JOHNSON 949 278 1774 DRE No. 01177685

Leslie Brath
Real Estate Professional

Leslie Brath is one of Orange County’s most accomplished luxury residential real estate professionals, playing a key role on the renowned team comprised of Villa Real Estate co-founders Evan Corkett and Steve High. Throughout her career, she has earned a sterling reputation for her comprehensive real estate knowledge, marketing creativity, technical expertise and passion for client service – impressive characteristics that she brings to every sales transaction.

Brath began her real estate career in the prestigious Scottsdale, Arizona market in 2005. Her strong work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to deliver successful transactions allowed her to quickly establish an extensive base of clients. When she relocated to Newport Beach in 2006, Brath’s expertise proved the perfect fit for the Corkett/High team, which continues to lead the market in their representation of discerning clients seeking to purchase and sell premier properties in the region.

Prior to leveraging her talents in the real estate realm, Brath enjoyed a 15-year tenure in sales and marketing for a software development company, where she honed her exceptional sales acumen and excelled at efficiently implementing solutions for her clients – skills that continue to greatly benefit her clients today.

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LESLIE BRATH 949 514 5875 DRE No. 01827811