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Cameron Merage

Chief Executive Officer

First Team Real Estate

After founding Orange County, California-based First Team Real Estate in 1976, Merage grew the company into one of the nation’s largest brokerages and continues to lead it as CEO. The brokerage’s over 1,800 agents do more than $5 billion in annual sales. The Orange County Register named the firm its “Best Real Estate Company” for the 10th year in a row in 2019.

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