Meet Our Team

SAMANTHA YOUNGHANS-HAUG: Samantha is always excited to help people accomplish their goals. She holds a degree in Economics from Cabrillo College, and a bachelor’s degree in Art from UC Santa Cruz. Samantha is a graduate of the UVP Academy for top producing REALTORS®. She has training in copy writing, layout, and design that results in creative and effective marketing. Samantha is experienced working with international Buyers & Sellers and completing transactions through electronic media, and coordinating international wire transfers and international escrows. She is an active member of the local, state, and national associations of REALTORS®, and has earned the NAR designation of SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist). DRE License# 01378262. Contact Samantha at (949) 632-2526 or email

CHRIS YOUNGHANS-HAUG: Chris, born and raised in a REALTOR® family, began his own formal training in 1989 receiving High Honors in Real Estate from Cabrillo College. He earned a bachelor’s from UCLA and later completed his Masters in Administration. Chris has spent countless hours learning and utilizing the technology behind successful real estate tools used in market valuation, internet marketing and syndication and near-paperless transactions - areas in which he now mentors his colleagues. Chris continues to expand his real estate and marketing skills through coursework in productivity and creativity software, on-line tools, ethics and appraisal practices, and participates in local, state and national professional networking organizations. Chris is certified with the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) through the National Association of REALTORS®. He is an active member of the OC REALTORS® Association. Chris sits on an HOA Board and has extensive knowledge in property management, construction and project coordination, and successful diplomatic negotiations. DRE License# 01863621. Contact Chris at (949) 500-1300 or email

ASHLEY CHENAshley grew up in Southern California and calls Irvine her home and sanctuary. With years of experience in the field of design and marketing she is ready to be the game changer with University Realty. Ashley graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.A. in Art History and soon after joined the advertising world by working in various agencies as a designer. Aside from being tech savvy, she is well versed in social media platforms, knowledgeable in strategic marketing trends, and has a keen eye for aesthetics. Ashley is also multilingual with fluency in Mandarin Chinese, working proficiency in Japanese, and is currently learning Korean, German, and Spanish. She enjoys traveling, painting, designing, going to museums and galleries, and lounging at the beach. Ashley likes her whiskey neat, coffee black, and art abstract. She lives in Irvine and is always glad to lend a hand to anyone in need of assistance. DRE License# 02013796. Contact Ashley at (626) 827-6817 or email

University Realty provides "Concierge Style" real estate services throughout Orange County, and specializes in neighborhoods surrounding UC Irvine (Irvine and Newport Beach). With over thirty years combined experience, a proven marketing plan, and a complete team of professionals, our services result in successful home sales and home purchases.
We understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why our team is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of our clients. We take great pride in the relationships we build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.
From sales agent to title rep, from transaction coordinator to handyman... When you work with University Realty you get an entire team of professionals on your side. Our agents, staff and service providers work together to make sure your experience is smooth and well planned and ultimately leads to and accomplishes your dreams and goals.
Today’s buyers and sellers need a trusted resource that can guide them through the complex world of real estate. With our extensive knowledge and commitment to providing only the best and most timely information to our clients, we are your go-to source for real estate industry insight and advice.

Our Mission Statement:

Our philosophy is simple: clients come first. We pledge to be in constant communication with our clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. We believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, we haven’t done our job. We don’t measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of our clients.


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