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 the Chief Executive Officer and a highly qualified real estate broker specializing in the Newport Beach, Newport Coast, and Corona Del Mar markets. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from Long Beach State University, Wenck draws on his extensive experience as a broker, industrial designer, and corporate software hi-tech sales executive to provide unique and tailored solutions for his clients. He and his wife, Laura, established their own full-service mortgage company, which grew to over 10 offices and $150 million in annual sales within three years. For the past 14 years, Wenck has focused on the luxury real estate market in Newport Beach and was selected to participate in the “Top Agent Program” at The McMonigle Group. Before founding Sol Terra Estates & Lending Inc. in 2011, he served as an associate broker at Engel & Volkers, the largest international luxury real estate company, based in Corona Del Mar. A resident of Newport Beach since 1995, Wenck is well-versed in the area’s market and Southern California lifestyle. He currently resides in Pacific Ridge Newport Coast with his wife and four children. Wenck is licensed to sell real estate and is an expert in luxury real estate sales and mortgage lending. DRE 01426422 / NMLS 345894

Laura Stopani

Vice President, Executive 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 $500 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 20 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 11 offices and 100+ employees producing over 150 million worth of real estate and lending transactions per year! Apart from Heading the lending side of the business she has developed long lasting relationships with wholesalers and bank asset managers who regularly refer her below market value properties for sale. 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 and she has the expertise in getting construction and fix and flip loans in place for these properties! 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 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