Phil Immel
Realtor® | Founder | Broker

CalBRE# 00545198

A Star Team Is Born Armed with 40 years of real estate experience, Phil started Immel Team Luxury Real Estate, a boutique firm that specializes in coastal properties in South Orange County. This small successful team has a big presence in the upscale neighborhoods of Dana Point. This dynamic multi-general Team has a quality, not quantity approach to business. Agents proudly represent high-net worth clients and celebrities on the listing and buyer sides of transactions. Our clients are entrepreneurs, entertainment personalities and executives for major corporations. Foundations and institutional clients include St. Joseph/Mission Hospital as well as Loma Linda University. About Immel Immel, Founder & CEO of the Immel Team, was bestowed the prestigious “legend” award for 15 years of top broker performance by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Licensed at age 19, while majoring in real estate & marketing at San Diego State University, Immel became a broker at 21 years old and received numerous accolades during his illustrious career. He eventually went into corporate management for Coldwell Banker and became it’s youngest vice president at age 28. After 10 years in management, he returned to sales in Orange County. Immel is also known as the Real Estate Guru ®. The “Guru” is the spokesperson on national and local television & radio. His honest market assessment in these turbulent days has created many return guest spots on FOX, CNN and CBS Radio. Additionally, he is a contributing writer for the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance & Reuters. Board Of Directors – Ocean InstituteImmel can be contacted at Phil@RealEstateGuru.com or 949.212.7676.


Nick “Church” Kirchgessner

Realtor®-Associate | International



CalBRE# 00862046

As a resident of the Laguna and Monarch Beach coastal area since 1975, Nick has been fortunate enough to experience and share with his clients the many influences that affect the lifestyle of living along the coast. Being a resort community he understands the needs of a diverse clientele and handles their needs with integrity and discretion.

As an art major with prior national advertising background, his relocation to this artist colony from San Francisco seemed a natural fit along with his successful Real Estate career. He is well known for his personal service and cutting edge approach to his business.

Nick is a native Californian and has been selling real estate full time along the Laguna and Monarch Beach coastline since 1984. As a popular weekend resort getaway, he understands and services the Palm Springs area, as well.

Chris Warren

Chris Warren
Realtor® | Broker-Associate

CalBRE# 00350963

Chris has been successfully selling real estate full time in Southern California since his return from serving our country in the Viet-Nam War.  Working as an owner/broker, as well, as broker associate with some of the most respected international real estate firms, he brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the luxury market in Southern California, as well, as the complexities of commercial property and land. He is well respected for his approach to life and business of abiding by the “Golden Rule”.


Kara Jafarinia
All Star Office Manager & Transaction Coordinator

Kara is the fire that keeps the Immel Team running strong. She has been a valued asset to the team since 2010. With her amazing work ethic and in depth knowledge of the industry she helps our team and clients through some of the most difficult processes in Real Estate. Kara’s commitment to helping people reach their goals and dreams in the housing market is evident by her personality. She makes sure that our clients feel comfortable throughout each transaction by making the closing process go as smooth as it can. Her customer service and attention to detail satisfy our client’s needs to successfully close each and every home sale. As with the rest our team, she is and will always be a lucrative resource.

Jaclyn Foley

Jaclyn Foley
Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator 

Jaclyn was born and raised in Dana Point, California. She graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Upon graduating, she began her career in real estate. Her background consists of listing coordination, office management, broker price opinion agent, and licensed Realtor®. She prides herself on having a positive outlook, can do attitude and being a team player. From listing preparation to closing day, she works closely with the team supporting them any way she can. In her free time, Jaclyn enjoys spending time with her family and looks forward raising her two young children in Southern California.