Founding Partner | MWA Group
For the past 20 years, Rob Smith has been at the forefront of luxury residential real estate in Coastal
Orange County, where he has completed nearly $1 Billion in closed transactions over his career.
Within Compass, Rob is a Founding Partner in the highly specialized group at M | W | A. Rob brings to
the partnership his renowned expertise and proven track record within many of the neighborhoods in
Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach, and Irvine, which includes the most exclusive
enclaves of The Pelicans (Crest, Hill, and Point), Shady Canyon®, Crystal Cove, Corona del Mar,
Newport's bayfront and Laguna's oceanfront, as well as select communities in the South Orange
County area and he has played an integral part in several of the region’s record-high sales.
Representing both Buyers and Sellers, Rob is especially known for his sophisticated market
valuations and analysis, skillful negotiations, and attentive client service, making him the go-to agent
among some of the region's most prominent clientele - from professional athletes and coaches within
the NFL, NHL, MLB, and Auto Racing, to Fortune 500 CEOs, celebrities, developers, entrepreneurs and
politicians. Rob’s clients also appreciate his unrivaled ability to source off-market properties, as well
as his complete and enduring discretion when structuring confidential transactions.
Rob is a Newport Beach native and graduated from the University of California with a degree in
Environmental Analysis and Design. He resides in Newport with his family and is an avid off-shore
sailboat racer. Rob is also a staunch supporter of Project Hope Alliance – a foundation run by his
wife that provides services, educational support, and mentoring to over 500 homeless and under-
housed children on 20 public school campuses and at shelters throughout Orange County.