John Cain, Founder and Principal of CAIN Group and Broker Associate at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in Newport Beach, California, launched his storied career in real estate in 2004 and has since become one of Southern California’s most successful real estate agents.  He has received top real estate industry accolades including being named “Top Real Estate Agent” by Orange Coast Magazine, “Agent of the Month” by Executive Agent Magazine and recognition on Realtor Magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 30” list in 2010. He has also has made guest appearances on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles and The Real Housewives of Orange County. Trusted by discerning clients, ranging from celebrities and professional athletes to premier homebuilders and captains of industry, Cain is renowned as the agent of choice in the luxury real estate market throughout coastal Orange County.

In addition to his ability to create innovative marketing strategies, Cain is also known for his exceptional negotiation skills and best-in-class service. Backed by a vertically-integrated team of the most talented industry professionals at CAIN Group, Cain continues to set new records for sales and standards of service along the California Riviera.

The group proudly touts nearly $1.1 billion in collective group sales. Additionally, John has been consistently recognized as one of the most productive agents in Orange County, as published by the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends 1000. As a past board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County, Cain is committed to serving his community. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Pepperdine University, earning his degree in Economics, and resides in Newport Beach with his wife and three children.

Mobile | 714.655.8940
Office | 949.478.7772
BRE # | 01467294


Heather Hosto

Sales Associate

With over 17 years of experience as a real estate and mortgage professional, Heather Hosto is proud to be a part of CAIN Group and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. A Southern California native, Heather loves working in the area she calls home – Newport Coast. Her passion lies in helping her clients find a luxurious home that perfectly matches their lifestyle in some of Southern California’s most desirable neighborhoods. Heather’s uncanny ability to provide superior customer service has, and will continue to, set her apart in the industry. With extensive knowledge in real estate sales and finance, she offers her clients impeccable service, making sure that each client receives personal attention. Her meticulous attention to details and diligence in her work allow her to soar above the industry standard. She truly values the relationships she builds with her clients and places the utmost importance in offering her clients concierge service, going above and beyond to meet all of their needs both during and after the buying or selling process.

Outside of work, Heather’s family, including her five children, is her life. She enjoys volunteering at her home church, Mariners Church, and donating to various non-profits across the globe. As for living in coastal Orange County, Heather proclaims, “I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world!

Mobile | 949.500.7576

Office | 949.554.200

BRE | 01335400

Nick Abraham

Sales Associate

With a background in pharmaceutical sales and commercial retail leasing, Nick‘s experience lies in customer interaction and negotiating complex situations. Nick is a relationship driven individual who has the ability to anticipate client needs and seeks to build trust and rapport at every opportunity. As a coastal Orange County native and UC Santa Barbara graduate, he has an in-depth understanding and passion for the coastal community.

Mobile | 949.922.6298

Office | 949.478.7742

BRE | 02001118

Janet Rafalovich

Sales Associate

Janet Rafalovich brings over 30 years of real estate experience spanning Los Angelos to San Diego, and 15 years of home décor experience from renovation to staging, to The CAIN Group. Janet’s greatest strength lies in her ability to see the highest potential in every property and to achieve the most successful results for her clients. Janet’s friendly, enthusiastic and energetic personality coupled with her service oriented ability to manage contract negotiations, allows her clients a smooth and stress free transaction. Janet resides in Newport Beach with her husband of over 30 years. Her three adult children, and new granddaughter, are counted as her greatest accomplishments.

Mobile | 949.371.6623

Office | 949.478.7747

BRE | 00975708

Scott Lynch

Sales Associate

Scott Lynch offers unmatched insight regarding Orange County’s coastal communities. A lifelong resident of the area, Lynch owned several successful businesses here before focusing his sales and marketing skills on the competitive luxury real estate industry. Today, he proactively researches markets and trends to ensure sound advisement to buyers and sellers whose goals range from purchasing first homes to expanding investment portfolios.

Mobile | 949.285.6379

BRE | 01907193

Evin Cotton

Operations Manager

With a background in operations management, and over six years of sales and marketing experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Cotton’s expertise lie in her communication abilities, support, and commitment to fostering positive client relationships. Born and raised in Northern California, Evin is a recent transplant to beautiful Orange County.

Mobile | 831.331.8964

Office | 949.478.7746

Sam Archaga

Assistant & Sales Associate

Sam Archaga’s extensive experience in customer relations has made him an instrumental part to the CAIN Group. Archaga’s ability to make meaningful connections with clients allows him to manage transactions as seamless and positively as possible.  An Orange County native, Archaga’s knowledge of the area has given him a unique edge to his approach.

Mobile | 714.797.5254

BRE # | 02025604

Jill Rifenburg

Listing Coordinator

With a degree in Archival Studies and recent experience in the Relocation field, Rifenburg provides a strong attention to detail, as well as an understanding of the customer experience. As Listing and Escrow Coordinator, Rifenburg ensures that all aspects of the contracts, and escrow process go smoothly and efficiently. As a recent transplant from New York Jill truly understands the thrill of living in Southern California.

Mobile | 914.475.9477

Office | 949.478.7796

Paula Beck

Escrow Coordinator

A longtime Newport Beach resident with a strong passion for the area and all it has to offer, Paula Beck is an experienced real estate agent who’s mastered the art of outstanding client service. Having bought and sold property of her own, she adds to her seasoned professional background with all-important firsthand knowledge. And, as a former school teacher, she possesses a remarkable ability to pass this knowledge along to her clients, ensuring open lines of communication at all times. Organized, determined, and highly detail-oriented, Paula has earned a well-deserved reputation as a conscientious real estate professional, proving time and time again her ability to help buyers and sellers achieve their most important objectives.

With the support of Pacific Sotheby’s and the guidance of John Cain, Paula is in the ultimate position to give her clients the very best real estate experiences imaginable. Pacific Sotheby’s is an organization whose primary focus is luxury personalized service. Together, Paula and Pacific Sotheby’s promise clients exceptional value and remarkable reward.

Mobile | 949.870.7463

BRE | 01811292

Billion In Group Sales