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Watch this video - Learn more about Costera's founding real estate brokers - James and Margret Hoppe
James Hoppe, CEO | MBA | Architect
Founder | Broker-Officer | SFR® | e-PRO® | REALTOR®
Founder | Broker-Associate
James, a Southern California native, is also a licensed California Architect, award-winning* real estate agent, and the Broker-Officer and Founder of Costera Luxury Properties. He graduated from Woodbury University and holds a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) professional 5-year degree. James also has a Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA) post-graduate degree from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).
Beginning his professional real estate career with Coldwell Banker Beachside Realtors (CBBR) in 2003, CBBR presented James the “Outstanding and Top First Year Salesperson Award” in real estate sales and production in 2004. In 2005, James was honored the “Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Award” for top sales production. This award is given to the Top 7% of Coldwell Banker (CB) agents worldwide.
Throughout their years with CB, James and his wife Margret were the recipients of numerous top production awards for gross commission income (GCI), closed sales transactions, and listings taken. Margret, originally from Egypt, speaks fluent Arabic. Like her husband James, Margret is also the Founder and a Broker-Associate of Costera Luxury Properties.
Both James and Margret were trained and certified as Coldwell Banker Previews International Luxury Property Specialists and as Corporate Relocation Specialists in the CB Referral/Relocation Division: Cendant Mobility Affinity Specialists; and Cartus Network Affinity Specialists (CNAS) with USAA MoversAdvantage® and Home Event Services Programs. Additionally, James was the ONLY licensed architect and 1 of just 90 members certified as an Architectural Specialist with the CB Architectural Division throughout the entire Southern California Region. This elite group of professionals focused exclusively on the distinctive advertising and marketing strategies needed to sell high-end, multi-million dollar luxury architectural properties in architect-designed estates.
Once they both attained their real estate broker's licenses, James and Margret left Coldwell Banker in December 2010 and started their own independent real estate brokerage, establishing Hoppe Realty. In 2020, the Hoppe's incorporated their real estate brand under the name Preview Orange County Real Estate, Inc. (PreviewOC), and in 2021, launched Costera Luxury Properties, which serves the Coastal Southern California luxury real estate market and offers top-notch professional real estate services to the sales and marketing of high-end luxury residential properties.
Currently, James and Margret continue to maintain their high level of real estate sales expertise and knowledge focusing on Southern California as luxury property experts. If you'd like to reach out to James and Margret, please click here.
* James is a 13-year “Five Star Real Estate Agent” award winner (2010-15, 2017-23) who has been honored for his “exceptional service and overall customer satisfaction” by Five Star Professional. Only 25 out of 59,000 Orange County real estate agents have been awarded for 13 or more years. Subsequently, James was inducted into the prestigious Marquis Who’s Who® biographical registry as a top real estate professional, recognized for his "professional integrity, outstanding achievements and expert leadership in the real estate industry" in 2023. Among other credentials, James is also certified by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) as a Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) agent and as an Internet Marketing Professional (e-PRO®).
James Hoppe - Awarded by Five Star Professional for the 13th year as a Top Real Estate Professional in Orange County, CA.
Matthew Hoppe currently plays professional soccer (football) for Middlesbrough FC (English Championship League) and for the United States Men's National Team (USMNT). He has also played professionally for the San Jose Earthquakes (MLS); Hibernian FC (Scottish Premiership League); RCD Mallorca (Spanish La Liga); and FC Schalke 04 (German Bundesliga).
Wondering why Matthew Hoppe is featured on this real estate website? Well... Matthew just happens to be the nephew of Costera Realty's founders - James & Margret Hoppe (Uncle Jim & Aunt Margret).
Matthew Hoppe - 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final match - Jamaica vs. USA on 7/25/2021 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Matthew Hoppe scored his first international goal for the United States Men's National Team (USMNT) breaking a scoreless 82 minute stalemate against Jamaica, with a dramatic 83rd-minute game winning header.
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