A second-generation agent, Phillip Caruso grew up in a family immersed in the world of real estate, learning the ins and outs of the business from his father, Michael Caruso, one of Orange County’s foremost real estate brokers. Having established himself among the area’s most promising agents, Phillip brings his creativity, integrity and keen eye for design to The Agency.
Representing luxury coastal real estate across Orange County, including Monarch Beach, Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar, and Newport Beach, Phillip specializes in pairing families, individuals, and investors with exceptional homes. Honest, committed and optimistic by nature, he is considered one of the nation’s top realtors age 30 and under. With over $200 million in personal career sales, Phillip was named MVP of The Agency Orange County in 2019, and among the Top 500 Agent teams in California by the WSJ.
A licensed Real Estate Broker, Phillip followed his passion for architecture, design and development. Phillip established himself as an investment analyst at a local commercial real estate firm while underwriting and marketing a multitude of apartment buildings. Along with representing buyers and sellers, Phillip began his residential career working with investors to rehabilitate properties along the Orange County coast. Highly skilled at identifying and underwriting value-add projects, Phillip often represents developers and clients in the purchase and sale of a home, advising on design and build from inception to completion.
A local of Newport Beach, Phillip is passionate about coastal preservation and enjoys working with Surfrider Foundation, as well as Habitat for Humanity and Give Back Homes. When he’s not serving his clients in real estate, he cherishes time with his family, his wife Michelle, daughter Natalia and labradoodle Kaiya. Phillip enjoys the outdoors, golfing, surfing, and playing acoustic guitar. Phillip is a graduate of The University of Arizona holds a BA in Regional Development and Business.