LUCAS

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE LAW | REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE | REALTORS®


Assisting individuals and investors in residential real estate transactions, discord and dispute resolution, in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and surrounding Southern California communities

About / Services

Lucas Real Estate assists individuals, investors and small businesses in all forms of real estate transactions, discord and dispute resolution; with emphasis in residential real estate in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and surrounding Southern California communities. Devin R. Lucas is a Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Broker and REALTOR®; Courtney R. Lucas is a REALTOR® and CPA.

SERVICES / PRACTICE AREAS

– Purchases, sales and leasing
– Representation of buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants
– Private party transactions
– Family transactions / Propositions 58 and 193 (selling or gifting to children, grandchildren, etc.)
– For sale by owner assistance
– 1031 Exchanges
– Property Management and Leasing
– Consultation services
– Document review and revision
– Ownership agreements, buy-out agreements, joint venture agreements, Lease agreements, option agreements
– Formation of LLC(s) to hold and manage real estate
– Deeds of Trust, Promissory Notes and other investor, seller or family financing
– Specific Performance claims / enforcement of purchase agreements
– Easement Agreements
– Boundary line disputes
– Fence and monument disputes / enforcement of California’s “Good Neighbor Fence Act”
– Neighbor disputes
– Planning
– Entitlements
– Construction contracting / construction disputes
– Additional real property matters

Mediation / Dispute resolution / ADR services

Mr. Lucas is frequently retained to serve as a Mediator for voluntary, non-binding, dispute resolution – often required pursuant to purchase and lease agreements prior to filing suit – for three (3) hour or longer sessions. Mr. Lucas’ extensive legal background and active work in real estate sales and leasing provides a unique ability to work with parties in all forms of discord – from return of initial down payment money or security deposits to specific performance claims on multi-million dollar estates to non-disclosure and fraud claims – and the myriad of other unfortunate events that frequently lend to costly litigation.

Mr. Lucas is on the panel of mediators via the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Real Estate Mediation Center for Consumers. Visit their website for additional information: car.org/mediation

BIOS:

Devin R. Lucas

Mr. Lucas assists individuals, investors and small businesses in all forms of real estate transactions and discord; with emphasis in residential real estate in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and surrounding Southern California communities. Mr. Lucas was named the “2014 REALTOR® of the Year” by the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®, is a past Director of the California Association of REALTORS®, a current Director of the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®, an active member of multiple local and statewide REALTOR® committees, the 2017 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Section and an active member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Real Estate Section.

Mr. Lucas has broad experience representing buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, general contractors and subcontractors, big companies and individuals, public entities, homeowners associations, HOA boards, property managers and homeowners alike.  Mr. Lucas has been involved in hundreds of real estate transactions, sales, lease agreements, lawsuits, mediations and various court hearings including multiple jury trials and appeals.

Professional affiliations and community:

– California State Bar | Member | License No. 235981
– California Bureau of Real Estate | Broker | License No. 01912302
– Orange County Bar Association | Solo and Small Firm Section, Chair 2017; Real Estate Section, Member
– California Association of REALTORS® | Ombudsman; Director, 2015 term; Professional Standards Committee and Transaction and Regulatory Committees
– Newport Beach Association of REALTORS® | 2017 Director; “2014 REALTOR® of the Year”; Volunteer Mediator; Young Professionals Network, Executive Committee Member; Political and Governmental Affairs Committee, Past Chair
– National Association of REALTORS® | Broker Member; Broker Involvement Program, Member and Participant; REALTOR® Party, Member and Participant
– Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce | Member and Chamber Ambassador
– California Fair Housing Foundation | Property Management Training Certified
– Community Neighborhood Watch | Founder of Local Watch Program in association with CMPD
– Chapman University | Alumni Association Member
– Whittler Law School | Alumni Association Member

Courtney R. Lucas

Courtney R. Lucas is a California Certified Public Accountant, REALTOR®, USC Leventhal School of Accounting Alumni, former Assurance Manager with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young and lifelong Orange County native. Mrs. Lucas specializes in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County residential and income properties, along with assisting the firm’s clients and attorneys with related legal and financial issues throughout California. Courtney Lucas utilizes her unique business and accounting background to her clients’ advantage, working with sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants and the entire real estate community to help strategically realize clients’ goals.

Properties / Projects

LEASED – 515 Redlands Ave., Newport Heights

LEASED – 515 Redlands Ave., Newport Heights

Leased in less than two weeks at exceptional full market value. Charming light and bright 3-bedroom 2-bath residence with envious 4 Car Garage and additional rear parking located on one of the quietest streets in Newport Heights.
$6,100/mo

CLOSED – 928 26th St., Santa Monica – Probate sale

CLOSED – 928 26th St., Santa Monica – Probate sale

Court-approved probate sale - $1.725mm

Located in a dream location and presenting the perfect opportunity for a builder/investor looking to expand, rehabilitate and update the existing 2 bedroom 1 bath structure, or, utilize the 8,300+ sq. ft. lot’s full potential for a custom-built dream home.

Planning Commission Setback Determination

Planning Commission Setback Determination

Devin Lucas appeared before the Newport Beach Planning Commission recently on behalf of clients seeking a variance request for future new construction. The request was granted. As a real estate brokerage and law office, Lucas Real Estate assists its clients in all aspects of residential real estate, far beyond the mere buying and selling.

CLOSED – 1706 Park Ave., Newport Beach, Little Balboa Island

CLOSED – 1706 Park Ave., Newport Beach, Little Balboa Island

Closed - $2,811,600
Lucas Real Estate represented the seller, an out-of-state trustee, of this sizable duplex on Newport Beach's Little Balboa Island, in partnership with Tony Bartos of HOM Sotheby's International Realty.

LEASED / property management – 28 Marisol, Newport Coast

LEASED / property management – 28 Marisol, Newport Coast

Now Leased and managed by Lucas Real Estate. Inquiries welcome for Spring 2018 occupancy.

Immaculate Newport Coast living. This light and bright 4 bed and 3 full-bath home features over 2,600 sq. ft. of living space, large main room with double sided staircase, high ceilings and is situated on a prime corner lot in the beautiful and gated Tesoro community.

Closed – Ladera Ranch

Closed – Ladera Ranch

Closed - $790,000
Lucas Real Estate represented the buyers, relocating from out-of-state, of this fabulous Ladera Ranch home.

Closed – Newport Coast

Closed – Newport Coast

Closed - $9,050,000
Crystal Cove, Newport Coast. Lucas Real Estate represented the buyer of this exquisite home featured on The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Lucas’ Client’s Prevail in Jury Trial

Lucas’ Client’s Prevail in Jury Trial

Santa Ana, Calif. - The Law Office of Devin R. Lucas, aka Lucas Real Estate, obtained a unanimous 12-0 jury verdict this week in favor of its clients in a years-long and heated landlord-tenant dispute.
Taking on litigation matters is done with caution - we ensure to properly review potential legal matters to determine if we can assist.

Lucas’ Clients Obtain $65,000 Habitability Settlement

Lucas’ Clients Obtain $65,000 Habitability Settlement

Laguna Beach, Calif. - The Law Office of Devin R. Lucas, aka Lucas Real Estate, obtained a $65,000 settlement in landlord-tenant dispute whereby the tenant's high-end Laguna Beach rental lacked heating for over a year, along with a host of repair and maintenance issues. Taking on litigation matters is done with caution - we ensure to properly review potential legal matters to determine if we can assist.

Devin Lucas Joins distinguished panel of mediators

Devin Lucas Joins distinguished panel of mediators

Newport Beach, Calif. – Devin Lucas has officially joined the distinguished panel of mediators available via the California Association of REALTORS® Mediation Center For Consumers, the suggested mediation provider for all disputes arising from real estate transactions using the California Association of REALTORS® forms.
http://www.car.org/mediation

Devin Lucas elected to Board of Directors for the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®

Devin Lucas elected to Board of Directors for the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®

Newport Beach, Calif. - Devin Lucas of Lucas Real Estate was installed this morning as a 2017 Director for the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS® during the annual Installation Breakfast at the Pacific Club. Mr. Lucas is thrilled to have been elected to serve on the Board for 2017 and looks forward to working with the REALTOR® community, local and state government officials and Lucas Real Estate's clients for a prosperous 2017.

Leased / Property Management – 1923 Church St., Eastside Costa Mesa

Leased / Property Management – 1923 Church St., Eastside Costa Mesa

Now Leased and managed by Lucas Real Estate. Inquiries welcome for Fall 2018 occupancy.

Completely remodeled light and bright 1950’s Eastside Costa Mesa gem. Bare-bones renovation includes modern open-concept layout and new everything. “Very Walkable” Walkscore® with entertaining, dining, and general living in walking distance.

SOLD (rep buyer) and Leased (rep landlord) – 8211 Mainsail Dr #102, Huntington beach

SOLD (rep buyer) and Leased (rep landlord) – 8211 Mainsail Dr #102, Huntington beach

Closed - $440,000
Lucas Real Estate Represented the buyer of this condominium. After its subsequent renovation, Lucas Real Estate leased the unit for the new owners in mere days with multiple applicants.

Testimonials

  • "Devin and his staff were an absolute savior! I never could have gotten through my situation without him. He is incredibly knowledgable and honest. I feel that some people take short cuts, or don't put their full effort because of how busy they are. Devin is the complete opposite of this. He will always be there for you every step of the process. His communication skills are excellent as he always keeps you abreast of what is going on. When dealing with deadlines that is as important as it gets, and worth his weight in gold. I really can't say enough about Devin, and the entire Lucas Team!!!"

    Sean P. [Yelp review]
  • "A great guy and honest with a technical knowledge of landlord tenant law. Highly recommended!"

    Stewart W. [Google review]
  • "We were looking for an investment property and asked Devin as our agent because he is not only an attorney, he is also an experienced broker/realtor. We have known him since 2013. He assisted us in a legal case then. He always replies our emails promptly. He is always on time when we have an appointment. He explains things in plain language, so we can easily understand (English is not our mother language and we know nothing about the law and legal terms ). He gave us useful information and advice when we submitted the offer. He was very helpful during the escrow processing. He has all the documents ready, keep us updated, and follow up on several things with the seller. We did not have to worry about a thing. He was taking care of everything for us."

    kwhw [Zillow review]
  • "Devin Lucas is a really great guy. He helped my wife sell her condo and clean up a small dispute at the same time. A smart professional who is there when we have called or emailed him. When the opportunity arises I will contact him again."

    Todd R. [Yelp review]
  • "Devin served as a real estate expert for a legal matter which included estimating fair market value of a rental unit and drafting a declaration to be submitted to the court. Devin's service was outstanding. Not only was he professional, but he provided the requested information in a timely manner and with excellent quality. He greatly exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend him for any real estate needs."

    Jennifer M. [Yelp review]
  • "I highly recommend Mr. Devin Lucas and his services. He was absolutely great, professional, reliable, kind and went above and beyond in helping me. Thank you Mr. Lucas for providing me with excellent service!"

    Meganmjoyce [Zillow review]
  • "Devin was great. He was professional and returned my call quickly. Devin gave me sound advice regarding a tenant landlord issue. Talking to him for 20 mins gave me more knowledge than I have gained in the last three years getting to know my way around the Real Estate world. Thank you very much for you help Devin."

    Shah M. [Yelp review]
  • "He-knows-everything. You can trust him. Ask him about any concerns or questions, and he'll guide you in the right direction and make everything clear. He's a fantastic resource, and can help you with any part of your real estate process. He's been assisting my husband and I from 2 counties away! It's obvious that he treats everyone with respect and has a very high level of integrity."

    Ashley C. [Yelp review]
  • "Totally professional --yet casual, and without drama--through the entire process of selling a home through a Trust. No easy task. Mr. Lucas even advised me through a Small Claim that ran concurrent to the escrow, and for which he probably did not recover his time, but provided wise counsel nevertheless. Don't hesitate....Mr Lucas is the definition of professional."

    mail0782 [Trulia review]
  • "Devin helped my fiancé and I find our first starter home this year. Working with him couldn't have been easier from start to finish. Having known Devin for a few years prior, the foundation of trust and professionalism had long been established... and when we were confident it was the right time to buy for us, there wasn't a second of hesitation on who to call. I couldn't have asked for a better Agent, and I know we will work with him again in the future! Thanks Devin, you're a rock star!"

    Joe O. [Yelp review]
  • "Devin is a true professional. He is unique in his background when it comes to real estate... I'm a seasoned real estate investor. One thing I've learned is that things happen often in real estate and the best thing you can do is to have a trusted, knowledgeable person fighting in your corner. So few people truly appreciate this advice. Even though I'm a broker myself, I reach out to Devin on each transaction I have. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy, sell, or get to the bottom of a real estate question. Best of all, he is extremely approachable and does not pressure you in any way."

    Navid F. [Yelp review]
  • "Mr. Devin and his staff were absolutely amazing in helping me with my living situation being uninhabitable. While my living situation and my livelihood were being threatened by my landlord, Mr. Devin went above and beyond in making sure that my case was not only resolved immediately, he also made sure it was to my benefit 100% every step of the way. I can't express enough how excellent and professional Mr. Devin's services were, and how thankful I am to Mr. Devin and his staff for all the support and kindness they have shown me."

    banannasmiles [Zillow review]
  • "... Just one call with Devin and you will feel at ease. He tells you everything upfront..."

    Kim T. [Yelp review]
  • "Devin Lucas represented my wife and I on the purchase of a new home in Costa Mesa in November 2014. He also represented us as we went through the process of "selling" then eventually renting our condominium in the same area. He tirelessly listed, organized open houses, and eventually handled several purchase offers on our condo, which we later declined. Once we decided to rent, Devin listed our condo for rent, interviewed many potential renters, and successfully found our current tenant. At every step of the way, Devin was a consummate professional - always friendly, responsive, and incredibly helpful..."

    Kyle B. [Yelp review]
  • "Devin was great. He was professional and returned my call quickly. Devin gave me sound advice regarding a tenant landlord issue. Talking to him for 20 mins gave me more knowledge than I have gained in the last three years getting to know my way around the Real Estate world. Thank you very much for you help Devin."

    Shah M. [Zillow review]
  • "Devin was very responsive, professional and just all around AWESOME to work with! I am a Realtor in San Diego, but needed support in Newport Beach...no direct contacts so by a whim looked up fellow Realtors on Yelp, and hit the jackpot! Devin was my first call, and he was fantastic! Looking forward to working with him again in the near future!"

    Shana G. [Yelp review]
  • "Devin did an excellent job helping me and my wife find a prefect home. His attention to detail, ability to listen to and understand his clients, and personal passion for his profession all contributed to a terrific experience."

    hossellman [Zillow review]
  • "Devin was actually recommended to me by another lawyer I found on yelp. He gave me advice over the phone and was extremely helpful. I ended up calling the next day to use his service and needed a real estate contract drafted up within 48 hours. He catered to my time crunch and explained everything to me I didn't understand. He even helped with explaining some contingencies I should add in the contract that I hadn't thought about. I was very overwhelmed with my situation and he was very thorough."

    Ami P. [Yelp review]
  • "Devin is a highly competent and professional agent I have worked with. We just completed a very smooth lease-option transaction, which I personally have not done before. By working with Devin, this new transaction type became a breeze. We were able to work out the complicated details verbally first, then Devin put down all of the terms very clearly on contract. It was very easy for my client, the landlord/seller, to accept Devin’s offer, over another similar offer that came in at the same time. Devin was able to put this deal together by acting with urgency, with fast communications and his professionalism. I look forward to working with Devin in the near future!"

    drjoechen [Zillow review]
  • "A professional, detailed business transaction! I purchased my present home through Devin Lucas real Estate. Devin knows his business! All documents were explained, reviewed and questions answered in thorough detail in order for my home purchase to close efficiently and promptly... Follow through was excellent with a customized report on what needs to be completed and what is in progress, including home inspections, pest control clearances, etc. In addition, Devin consulted as a pro bono legal representative on my previous home sale. Again, his professional help was of immense value."

    Margaret N. [Yelp review]
  • "We purchased a house and sold a house at the same time. Devin handled both of the transactions. Devin's experience as an attorney was indispensable and he seamlessly handled the numerous minor issues that arose with both sales. Devin's negotiation skills are outstanding. We were very happy with the results of both transactions. We also really appreciated that Devin makes full use of technology and we only had to meet with him a few times during the two transactions. The vast majority of the documentation and other issues were handled electronically. Lastly, we found Devin to be very responsive, timely, and prepared throughout both transactions. We are truly grateful for the job he did."

    Brian O. [Yelp review]
  • "I had the pleasure of using Devin as my real estate agent for buying my first home. He is very detail oriented, forthright with information, works to understand the needs and motivations of a buyer and sellers his approach to best suit the needs of his clients... I appreciated the way that he dealt with naive first time homebuyers and guided us through the process from start to finish. I was very impressed that he remains available for questions even after closing. I would recommend Devin R Lucas Real Estate to everyone, and I do."

    Jason P. [Yelp review]
  • "I would recommend anyone who needs a realtor who is also an attorney. What a combination, more rare than gold!. Let me put it this way, not all real estate agents are the same, just like not all doctors are the same."

    Jeff C. [Yelp review]
  • "...Devin provided me with invaluable advice that no other attorney I contacted was able to offer! I was able to resolve the issue amicably and could not be happier with the results..."

    Bret M. [Yelp review]
  • "I do not even know where to begin to talk about Mr. Devin Lucas. Every good thing I have to say about his has already been said by others who have reviewed and ever had the pleasure of working with him."

    Nicole P. [Google Review]
  • "Devin did an excellent job helping me and my wife find a prefect home. His attention to detail, ability to listen to and understand his clients, and personal passion for his profession all contribute to a terrific experience..."

    Chris H. [Google Review]
  • "... After talking with him, it was clear that his goal was to help us with our situation in the least expensive way. He was very professional in his dealings and was clear about costs and fees upfront. There was no pressure to sign any contracts or retainers. We will always go back to him for any of our legal real estate work."

    Rohan G. [Yelp review]
  • "Devin was kind enough to take my call today and answer a couple of quick questions regarding Service animals and tenant law. I found him to be very knowledgeable, easy to talk with and understand. He was able to answer my questions quickly. I will definitely be looking Devin up from here forward when it comes to real estate related contracts, etc."

    David T. [Yelp review]
  • "... Devin was very knowledgeable, professional and honest during our phone conversation and also very patient with someone who is just starting to learn this business. In regards to the lease agreement, he was very prompt in delivering the requested documents and made sure to include everything we had discussed..."

    Bethany B. [Yelp review]
  • "Devin Lucas was instrumental in the sale of our home. He was extremely patient and knowledgeable. We feel we got the most money for the sale our home. Devin is an excellent negotiator and made the experience easy..."

    Adriana G. [Google review]
  • "... I can't express enough how excellent and professional Mr. Devin's services were, and how thankful I am to Mr. Devin and his staff for all the support and kindness they have shown me."

    Savannah R. [Yelp review]
  • "Knowledgable real estate attorney that provides excellent legal counsel. Brought to my attention many issues I would never would have thought of otherwise on my own. Highly recommend!!!"

    Joe C. [Yelp review]
  • "My first call for any and everything real estate and/or legal related is Devin R Lucas. Devin has provided both business and personal counsel on a number of issues for me. I have repeatedly utilized Devin's services as he has quickly and efficiently addressed legal issues for me, is easily accessible, & extremely professional. At the end of the day, Devin is someone you definitely want on your team, whether it be in the real estate or legal arena."

    Mark D. [Yelp review]
  • "We thought we could buy a house without an agent. Let's just we would be homeless if we hadn't contacted Devin! AMAZING! He knows everything about everything! He was super on top of everything in the whole home buying process and even continued to work for us in the hospital after his baby was born!! You could ask for a more knowledgeable, dedicated team to represent you on a very big deal. See for yourself. You will immediately feel the difference between Devin and other agents. He simply is the best!"

    Libby D. [Yelp review]
  • "... He is a rare find when it comes to attorneys. He is prompt, fair, professional and understands the value of a dollar. Most of all I trust him, which is not something I have much of when it comes to the Real Estate side of the world. I would recommend Devin absolutely to anyone who is smart enough to work with him."

    Rachel F. [Google Review]
  • "...He was extremely professional, ethical, and effective. During our initial consultation meeting lasting a little over an hour, he helped me understand my situation better than 10+ hours with another attorney (it might have helped that I'd spent the 10+ hours beforehand but those were very frustrating hours)..."

    J.T. [Yelp review]
  • "... He gave us very helpful information and advice when we submitted the offer. He was very helpful during the escrow processing. He has all the documents ready, keep us updated, and follow up on several things with the seller. We did not have to worry about a thing. He was taking care of everything for us... "

    Nancy W. [Yelp review]

Our Team

Devin R. Lucas

Devin R. Lucas

Real Estate Attorney | Broker | REALTOR®

Devin R. Lucas is a real estate attorney, broker and REALTOR® specializing in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County communities, along with real estate legal issues throughout California. Mr. Lucas was named the "2014 REALTOR® of the Year" by the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS® and is an active member of the Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County REALTOR® and legal communities. See full bio above.
BRE No. 01912302

Courtney R. Lucas

Courtney R. Lucas

REALTOR® | CPA

Courtney R. Lucas is a California Certified Public Accountant, REALTOR®, USC Leventhal School of Accounting Alumni, former Assurance Manager with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young and lifelong Orange County native. See full bio above.
BRE No. 02015514

Margaret Niccum

Administrative Assistant

    Margaret Niccum assists the firm's clients behind the scenes providing logistical and office support.

    Photographers / Videographers / Stagers

    Sales and Leasing Support

      Lucas Real Estate readily contracts with choice local photographers, videographers, stagers and other third party professionals for real estate sales and leasing.

      Document Recording / Entity Formation Support Services

      Document Filings / Recordings / Entity Formation / Legal Support

        Lucas Real Estate's established relationships with top legal support facilitators and seasoned knowledge of court procedures, county recordings and secretary of state filings enable swift filing of legal documents, entity formations, real property transfers, service of process, investigative services and capabilities rival any full service law office.

        Paralegal and Attorney Support

        Legal Support

          Part time and project-based paralegals and attorneys are frequently utilized to aid the firm's clients, reduce costs and enhance capabilities in more complex and large-scale legal matters.

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          Lucas Real Estate
          2901 West Coast Highway Suite 200
          Newport Beach | California | 92663-4023