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 over $1.3 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
DRE # | 01467294


Russ Evans

Team Manager

Russ Evans is an experienced dealmaker with an architect’s eye with exceptional attention to detail.  As an Orange County native Russ Evans has spent the last several years specializing in the coastal enclaves of Orange County. Being a native Californian, Russ truly knows every corner of Orange County from the oceanfront to the hills, as well as all the cuisine, nightlife and local culture the area has to offer.

As Team Manager with CAIN Group, Evans leads the group’s team, operations, and culture. He brings decades of business operations experience as well as real estate experience ranging from agent to broker to custom home builder. His energized and optimistic nature serves exceptionally well, not only with his team members but also the CAIN Group client base.

His vast experience is clearly evident as is his passion for strong organization, business process development, and the enhancement of a positive group culture. Prior to joining CAIN Group, he served as a senior broker associate for another local brokerage. Early on in his career, Evans began in Denver Colorado as a custom home builder and broker. With a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Business and Real Estate he can easily navigate the over-saturated listing content, readily identifying properties that are actionable for his clients and the channels by which he can access them.

He is excited to be part of the CAIN Group as the team manager. The company philosophy of the “team exceeding the individual” is right in line with his beliefs and he is truly an asset to the group.

Mobile | 714.883.7877

Office | 949.554.1265

DRE | 01995317

Sam Archaga

Listing Manager

Sam Archaga’s relentless work ethic, infectious positive attitude and ability to make meaningful connections with our clients make him an amazing asset to Cain Group. As Listing Manager, Sam manages all preparations required to ready our listings for the market, as well as the completion of all agreed-upon repairs during the escrow process. He works directly with real estate agents, from property descriptions to photography to floor plans ensuring that an accurate and polished image is portrayed. Because Sam is frequently in the field, he also spearheads the organization’s social media initiative by curating fresh and engaging content that enhances the visibility of our impressive listings. When not working, Sam enjoys surfing, competing in triathlons, and spending time with his girlfriend, Chelsea, and his dog, Walter.

Mobile | 714.797.5254

DRE # | 02025604

Paula Beck

Administrative Manager

Paula Beck is a longtime Newport Beach resident with a strong passion for the area and all it has to offer. Organized, determined, and highly detail-oriented, Paula expertly manages our team’s marketing and promotional efforts. From overseeing the implementation of global marketing campaigns to coordinating special events, Paula plays an integral role in optimizing exposure for our listings to local, national and international audiences. Her dedicated work and leadership within the support staff are greatly valued by the team and clients alike. Paula is recently married and has four daughters. Paula enjoys spending time with her family, friends and taking walks on the beach

Mobile | 949.870.7463

DRE | 01811292

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 the CAIN Group at 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 detail 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. Within her first year with CAIN Group, Heather has successfully sold over $50,000,000 in Orange County Real Estate.

Outside of work, Heather’s family, including her five children, is her life. She enjoys volunteering at Mariners Church, Irvine, and donating to various nonprofits 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

DRE | 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

DRE | 02001118

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

DRE | 01907193

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 commitment to service, 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

DRE | 00975708

Nicole Loux

Escrow Coordinator

Mobile | 949.246.4200

Office | 949.478.7733

DRE | 01232371

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