Meet the Burr White Realty Team

The following individuals will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning their departments.


Operations Team

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Craig Batley

(949) 675-4630 |

Craig Batley has been in the real estate industry for over 40 years. After receiving his MBA at the University of Washington in 1973, he began his real estate career flipping houses. In 1977 Craig became a licensed real estate broker and opened his first of 4 RE/MAX offices the following year, which grew to become the top real estate sales company in the Newport Beach / Costa Mesa area. After selling the last of his RE/MAX offices in 1991, he and his partner, Joan Trout, purchased Burr White Realty in 1997, building it into the most recognized residential property management company in West Newport Beach on the Peninsula, specializing in vacation and long-term rental management and boutique real estate sales. Today, Burr White Realty manages property in the greater Orange County area. The past 20 years, Burr White Realty has written over 10,000 rental contracts with guests and tenants. Craig’s 40 years of experience as a real estate broker has been responsible for over 15,000 transactions. Craig is the companybroker. Put his expertise and experience to work for you. Find out how much your property will rent or sell for. Call Craig today.

Real Estate Sales & Developement

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Joan Trout

Senior Sales Agent

(949) 293-4631 |

Joan has a wealth of real estate experience, dating back to 1973 when she obtained her real estate license. Working first for Fred Sands in the San Fernando Valley, she moved to Orange County in 1984, where she broadened her career as a manager for the first RE/MAX franchise in the state of California, located in Costa Mesa. Her love of people, sense of humor, and common sense soon proved to be invaluable assets to the company, and was promoted to Manager of the Newport Beach office in 1988. In 1989 RE/MAX was the number-one office in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, due in a large part to Joan’s managerial savvy and sterling reputation as an honest and hard working administrator. After five successful years at the helm, she decided the time was right in 1997 to move into ownership position with Burr White Realty located on the Newport Beach Peninsula. Joan loves being part of the 50-year tradition at Burr White Realty, where being “the best on the beach” is a hard-earned reputation. For professional SALES representation on the Peninsula Newport Beach, Costa Mesa or Orange County call Joan today, and find out why clients have relied on Joan’s experience and personal service since 1973.


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Tracy Seeber

Senior Sales Agent/Owner Relations

949-378-8999 |

Tracy Seeber has been with Burr White Realty since 1975. Her many years of experience on the Balboa Peninsula have made her an expert in the Newport Beach real estate market. In today’s fast moving market, Tracy’s experience and expertise are an invaluable asset to her clients. From Seal Beach to San Clemente, she has successfully worked with hundreds of beach properties. Her commitment to her clients is unparalleled. Whether buying or selling, put Tracy’s experience and dedication to work for you.


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Diane Jones

Vacation Services Manager
(949) 675-4630 |

Diane Jones has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Since joining Burr White in 2000 her dedication to helping families find the perfect beach house and her willingness to share her wealth of local knowledge with guests led to her becoming an Executive Assistant. Diane loves meeting families at check in and listening to guests share their Newport Beach experiences at check out.



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Garrett Dawes

(949) 675-4630 |

Garrett Dawes manages and oversees the day to day accounting operations at Burr White Realty. With a degree in Business from Northwood University, Garrett has extensive professional accounting experience with a strong emphasis in Real Estate and Property Management. Garrett worked for several real estate and construction companies before coming to Burr White Realty where his academic and professional experience have led him to excel.


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Marangely Escamilla

Accounts Payable and Receivable
(949) 675-4630 |

Marangely Escamilla is a valuable asset to Burr White Realty's accounting team. In addition to processing payables and receivables, she processes and distributes owner statements, updates tenant accounts, verifies documentation, and addresses accounting related inquiries. Currently taking courses at Orange Coast College, Marangely plans to transfer to the University of California, Irvine or California State University Fullerton to pursue a degree in Psychology.

Vacation Management

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Katie Middlebrooks

Vacation Planner

Katie has lived in the Newport Beach – Costa Mesa area for 30 years, is familiar with the Balboa Peninsula, and loves the beach.  After graduating from a local high school Katie obtained a BA in Sociology with concentration in Law and Society from California State University, Los Angeles. Katie has 10 years of work experience in retail management, store visuals, and merchandising.


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Kimberly Abbott

Vacation Quality Supervisor
949-675-4630 |

Kimberly Abbott was born and raised in Newport Beach and brings us 25 years of customer service. Her uncle owned a clothing business in Newport while her grandparents owned a house on balboa island. In her free time Kim enjoys visiting the mountains, water sports, and navigating the seas to Catalina Island on a sailboat. She recommends the crab cooker (and their clam chowder) as one of her favorite spots for dinner. and renting a Duffy boat in the harbor as the best activity in Newport!

Property Maintenance

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Gary Hernandez

Maintenance Supervisor
(949) 675-4630 |

Burr White Realty’s Maintenance Supervisor, Gary Hernandez, has been a licensed and bonded General Contractor for over 25 years in addition to obtaining a degree in Engineering with a minor in Business. He has extensive experience in the Orange County area, including custom home construction, major and minor remodeling projects, as well as large multifamily apartment and condominium developments. Gary’s experience makes him an invaluable member of the Burr White team, able to quickly respond to maintenance requests and manage and assign independent contractors to complete repairs on behalf of owners and tenants.