MEET THE TEAM
co-founder & agent
Born and raised in Orange County, Chad has a vast and expansive knowledge of the area. After graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Communication, Chad pursued his childhood dream of becoming a success in the Real Estate industry and has done just that over the past 10 years. In a relatively short amount of time, Chad has achieved incredible levels of success, closed $200,000,000 in personal production, and continues to work diligently on improving his skills and adding more value to his clients. Known for his superlative communication skills and devoted ability to differentiate the needs of his clients, he is an asset to both buyers and sellers. Throughout his entire career, Chad has been fortunate enough to be mentored by top agents in the industry alongside having first class coaching which have both lent a hand in Chad’s well-polished approach. His youthful energy, unmatched work ethic, and outstanding communication and negotiation skills enable him to get deals done. His passion to satisfy his clients is paramount to his success and undoubtedly sets him apart from the rest!
co-founder & agent
Nick Engle’s drive for success, breadth of experience and integrity ensures that his clients receive the optimal experience. Nick sought out to start a company with a greater purpose with his brother, and CASA was born. Coming from the high end luxury retail market, Nick has learned the art of providing exceptional customer experience for some of the most well-known brands around the world. He has brought his knowledge, expertise and vast educational background into real estate where he is helping his clients through this life changing experience that ends with giving back in a real and tangible way. His focus is on determining his client’s real estate desires and realizing them throughout the transaction. Nick wakes up charged each day knowing that he is both helping his clients achieve their dreams and creating new opportunities for families in need. Nick was born and raised in Huntington Beach, and is a graduate from the University of Southern California, where he received a B.S. in Business and from Boston University, where he received his J.D. and M.B.A.
Rod Shehadeh began his real estate career at the young age of eighteen. Throughout his course, he has assisted over fifty transactions along the Orange County region. For as long as he could remember, the real estate industry has always been a passion of his. He has a well-deserved reputation for the zealousness of his career which continues to motivate him for the best. To Rod, real estate is so much more than an occupation but it is something he views and values as a lifestyle. Whether it is selling your home, a first time purchase or an investment, his ultimate goal is to help individuals and families alike grow and develop with him.
Born and raised in California, Nick Bates has a love for Orange County and all that it has to offer. Nick graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Concordia University, Irvine where he also played all 4 years of college baseball. He has a genuine heart to care for the needs of others, and is able to do so both on a local basis with his clients and on a global basis thanks to CASA’s unique giveback model. Nick's desire to succeed combined with an unmatched work ethic is evident in every one of his transactions. His ultimate goal in real estate is to form great relationships with each of his clients that go beyond just buying and selling a home. Nick’s passion to help, along with his desire to knock it out of the park for his clients, is what drives his ability to match the needs and wants of every family to their perfect home.
A native to Orange County, Nathan Javadi’s career in real estate began with acquisition of investment properties early on. After graduating from UC Davis as a D1 athlete and with degrees in Social Organization and Contemporary Leadership, he moved back to Southern California, where he has had an amazing sales career for a leading Fortune 500 Company. For the better part of a decade, his career has flourished and it is this success that motivated him to bring his talents back to the world he is most passionate about; real estate. Nathan applies this experience with unmatched customer service, professionalism, and a meticulous attention to detail, putting his clients first and treating every transaction like his own. He is motivated every day by the life-changing experience CASA provides the people he works with when looking for their dream home. Through the donation of a home with every transaction, Nathan continues to build amazing relationships with every client and a bond that will last forever.
Zach has been with CASA for almost 2 years now, managing the business of our founder Chad Engle! Born and raised in the Midwest, he spent his first 18 years in the St. Louis Missouri area, before heading off to college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Venturing to Flagstaff ignited Zach's spirit to travel and experience new things, leading him to work in the disaster relief industry throughout the US for 3 years! After spending some time in the business promotions industry, he made his way to California and eventually found CASA. A true man of service, Zach was absolutely thrilled to join Chad and his team in 2019! In his free time Zach leads a student ministry at Saddleback Church of Newport Mesa. He also loves to be outdoors whether its hiking, golfing, or hanging at the beach! Wherever Zach is spending his time, you can count on the fact that his beloved dog Lloyd will be by his side!
Dylan was born and raised in Orange County and has a deep love for the ocean. He has a passion for connecting with people in and out of the water. Throughout his career, he has always known he wanted to do something that allowed him to make a difference in people’s lives. Starting in the food service industry, gave him a “taste” of that feeling. Then, transitioning into custom cabinetry which allowed him to help people bring their ideas to life. Since joining the Casa Team, he is dedicated to finding families their dream homes. Real estate allows Dylan to combine all his passions, and catch a wave or two in between showings.