Sol Terra Estates and Lending Inc. is a small boutique office created and run by extremely passionate and qualified individuals who have extensive high-end corporate sales backgrounds and are top-rated professionals in the Real Estate and Lending industries. We provide our clients with the best in Real Estate Sales, Marketing, Investing, and Lending. No one else in our market offers so much under one roof! Our process methodology allows us to tailor a unique plan to fit our client’s varying needs. By having all of our Real Estate, Sales, Marketing, Investing, and Lending abilities centrally controlled and managed, we can vary our plan and be flexible as the market and or conditions change, which will save our clients time and money! Whether you are looking to sell your luxury property in Newport Beach, Refinance your investment property in Laguna Beach, invest locally with experts who know the market for a quick purchase, remodel & sell, or buy a multi-unit rental property in Corona Del Mar, we have the experts in-house and an experienced team to handle it. Call us today at 949-629-2555 for a free consultation!
Markets Change… Relationships last a lifetime!

Gil Wenck

Chief Executive Officer, Broker

Gil Wenck is a highly qualified Real Estate Broker and Newport Beach, Newport Coast & Corona Del Mar market expert! He has a passion for Real Estate and knows how to listen to his client’s needs. He takes pride in servicing his clients and finding creative solutions, which he tailors specifically for his client’s situations. Gil draws on his varied and accomplished experience as a Broker, Industrial Designer, and Corporate Software Hi-Tech Sales Executive to apply a unique and creative skillset to his sales methodology. Gil has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from Long Beach State University. After receiving his Brokers license in 2004, He and his wife Laura started their own full-service mortgage company which expanded to over 10 offices and $150m in annual sales in less than three years. In the last few years, Gil has been focused on the Luxury Real Estate Market in Newport Beach. He was one of the hundreds of qualified Realtors to be invited to participate in the “Top Agent Program” which fosters up-and-coming talent at “The McMonigle Group”. Before launching “Sol Terra Estates & Lending Inc.” in the Spring of 2011, He was the “Associate Broker” for the largest international luxury real estate company in the world, “Engel & Volkers”, located in Corona Del Mar. Having lived in Southern California since 1988 and as a Newport Beach resident since 1995, he knows the area market and Southern California lifestyle well. Gil currently lives with his wife and four children in Pacific Ridge Newport Coast Ca. for the past 16 years. Gil is very experienced and qualified, he is licensed to sell real estate as well as to do mortgage lending.DRE 01426422 / NMLS 345894

Laura Stopani

Vice President, Executive Realtor, and Loan Officer

Laura Stopani has been in the real estate and lending business since 1996 and is fluent in Spanish and English. She has always had a passion for real estate and lending and prides herself on her excellent customer service. She is always looking out for her customer’s needs first and it shows! Laura started her career at a small boutique office, “Royal Homes & Loans” and quickly became the top producer for that office. She then went to work for a much larger office “International Mortgage/Realty Executives” and again became the  #1  producing Loan Officer and Realtor in California, and is recognized by the Women’s “Who’s Who in Real Estate” as a top producing professional woman nationwide! Over her career, Laura has closed over $250 million dollars worth of lending and real estate transactions. It’s not uncommon for her to close 10 to 15 transactions of her own per month! All of her business is referral-based and she still serves some of her first clients from over 15 years ago. Laura, along with her husband started their own lending and real estate company “Lotus Properties & Mortgage Inc.” back in 2004. Because of her reputation and popularity as a top producer, that company quickly grew to over 10 offices and 100 employees producing over 150 million worth of real estate and lending transactions per year! Since the downturn in the market, Laura has had to re-invent herself, she quickly became a Short Sale Expert, having closed over 150 short sales since 2008, and she has become an expert in getting properties sold quickly and often below market value. She knows how to package and negotiate with the banks and get the transaction closed at a great price quickly. This in turn has led her to become an expert for investors looking to locate distressed properties, fix them up, and flip them for a profit in as little as three months! She has some great direct banking relationships with asset managers and has a knack for finding great deals on distressed properties through the city and bank auctions. This along with her expertise as a loan officer makes her a force to be reckoned with. Not only can she find you a great investment opportunity but she can help you get financing for it, fix it up, and have it sold in no time. She can help you put your money to work and get you the results you are looking for. It’s a real talent to know how to make money in real estate in a down market and Laura seems to have that talent. Call her today, and she will sit down with you and map out a real estate investment strategy that will surely be profitable! DRE 01247779 / NMLS 345903

Carla Hastings

Associate, Realtor – Loan Officer


Carla Hastings is one of the top resources for information in Orange County for Luxury Hospitality, Marketing, and Sales, earning the “Top Gun Award” three years straight. After personally having 7 real estate transactions in South Orange County in two years, her love for OC real estate blossomed. Carla comes to us from the marketing world where her client list consists of A-listers. Along with her husband, their company landed a space in the top 100 of Inc. 500 companies. One of the few remaining Orange County locals, she now joins SolTerra, a boutique Real Estate and Lending company that resides in her backyard, Newport Coast. DRE 01932800


Bruce Reinecke

Associate, Realtor

With an impressive three-decade career on Wall Street, Bruce Reinecke emerged as a distinguished Managing Director with Citigroup Global Markets in Los Angeles. Specializing in the nuanced realm of securitized products, including Agency MBS, CMO’s, CMBS, CLO’s, Structured Finance, and Government Agency Debt, Bruce consistently ranked among the top 3 nationally in middle markets sales. His success was not only rooted in market expertise but also in an unwavering commitment to customer service.

In the past three years, Bruce seamlessly transitioned into the real estate sector, where he primarily represented sell-side clients. This move showcased his adaptability and applied financial acumen to secure favorable outcomes for his real estate clientele.

Throughout his career, Bruce excelled in crafting meaningful value propositions, steering teams toward unparalleled performance and accountability. His strategic prowess consistently surpassed financial targets, and his ability to cultivate enduring relationships with decision-makers underscored his influential presence in the industry.

Beyond his Wall Street accomplishments, Bruce’s recent endeavors in real estate have further enriched his professional narrative. An entrepreneur at heart, Bruce is readily available for consultations and advisory roles, leveraging his extensive background to provide valuable insights and drive success across diverse business landscapes.

In his free time, Bruce finds solace and joy in mountain biking, skiing, practicing yoga, ice hockey, and enjoying a round of golf. Most importantly, he treasures moments spent with his family and friends in the picturesque setting of Park City, embracing the balance between a dynamic professional life and a fulfilling personal one. DRE 01994640

Matthew Laguna

Associate, Realtor

Matthew started his career as a realtor last year with over $2 million in sales. He is currently a business student and has aspirations to get his MBA. He’s a young motivated sales agent and loves Real Estate. He is currently working hard to build his clientele and wants to be a Top Luxury Agent in Southern California. DRE 02161687