The Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) has announced the winners of the third annual NRG –NextGen REALTOR® Group “20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate” Awards.

The awards were given to 20 Houston-area real estate professionals 40 years of age or younger who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of sales, leadership and community involvement. All members of HAR, the winners represent what the selection committee considers an overall well-rounded REALTOR®.

The 2012 Winners Are:

A. David Schwarz IV, CCIM – Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC
Brandey Heckeroth – Heritage Texas Properties
Caroline Schlemmer – Greenwood King Properties
Courtney Johnson Rose – George E. Johnson Properties
David Patton – Heritage Texas Properties
Holley Madden – Beth Wolff REALTORS®
Jemila Williams – Gemstone Real Estate/SW Houston REO
Jenifer Duguay Mikeska – RE/MAX Pearland
Josh Feinberg – J. Beard Real Estate Company, L.P.
Karishma Asrani – Keller Williams Realty, The Metropolitan
Kasteena Parikh – Keller Williams Realty The Metropolitan
Kathryn (Katy) Walston – Keller Williams Realty
Kenya Burrell-VanWormer – Burrell Holtzapple Neal Properties
Leann Salmons – Martha Turner Properties
Leslie Sullivan – RE/MAX Hometown
Randy Canales – The Professional Group Realty
Ray  L. Wade – Powell Real Estate
Sarah Brooks Rhoads – Greenwood King Properties
Veso Kossev – Intero Real Estate Services – West Ave.

The 2012 winners were selected out of a highly competitive field of entries.  The award recipients were honored at NRG’s fall luncheon on Thursday, October 18 at The Rice Hotel.

For more information about NRG, go to http://nextgenrealtor.har.com.
 
A. David Schwarz IV, CCIM
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC
David is a fifth generation native Houstonian, graduate of Baylor University and has eight years of experience in commercial mortgage banking. When he’s not working, David spends time with family and friends doing anything outdoors.

Brandey Heckeroth
Heritage Texas Properties
Brandey is a native Houstonian and a graduate of The University of Houston. In her down time, she enjoys relaxing in Cabo with her family and dogs, training in the gym and golfing.

Caroline Schlemmer
Greenwood King Properties
Caroline Schlemmer has been ranked a top producer with Greenwood King Properties since 2006 and focuses on Houston’s Inner Loop neighborhoods. In her free-time, she enjoys volunteering and spending time with her husband and their two Golden Retrievers.

Courtney Johnson Rose
George E. Johnson Properties
Courtney is broker of GEJ Properties, a full service commercial and residential real estate company. She is a second generation broker and runs a multi-million dollar producing real estate team. Courtney is active in the real estate community and is a past chair of NRG and the current President of the Houston Black Real Estate Association.

Daniel Parker
Greenwood King Properties
Daniel is a second generation REALTOR® with eight years of experience. Daniel specializes in inside-the-loop sales, first time buyers and new construction. He is a native Houstonian, loves the outdoors, traveling and remodeling houses.

David Patton
Heritage Texas Properties
David is a graduate of Texas A&M University and leads the award winning Grayson-Patton Team. With his help, the Grayson-Patton Team is well known for volunteerism. David is a board member of the American Heart Association, a volunteer firefighter and past chairman of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

Holley Madden
Beth Wolff REALTORS®
Holley is a native Houstonian and is an area specialist in her community, West Houston / Memorial, Walnut Bend and Briargrove Park. When she’s not working, Holley spends time with her husband and children.  She also loves health and fitness, and volunteering at her church and children’s school.

Jemila Williams
Gemstone Real Estate Inc.
Jemila runs a boutique real estate agency with her fiancé, Patrick. Together they lead one of the largest BPO companies in Texas. When she is not working, Jemila enjoys spending time with their two sons, weight lifting, writing and speaking.

Jenifer Duguay Mikeska
RE/MAX Pearland
Jenifer has been a REALTOR® since 2001. She runs a multi-million dollar business and enjoys learning about real estate and the market, as well as reading, and spending quality time with family.

Josh Feinberg
J. Beard Real Estate Company
Josh is a top producer for his CRE firm primarily focused in office, industrial and investment markets. As a longtime resident of The Woodlands, Josh is an avid golfer and former collegiate tennis player.

Karishma Asrani
Keller Williams Realty – The Metropolitan
Karishma is an Inner Loop specialist and has been a multi-million dollar producer since 2005. She has an architecture degree and loves working with clients on staging and remodeling projects. She loves to travel and lives with her husband and two dogs near Memorial Park.

Kasteena Parikh
Keller Williams Realty – The Metropolitan
Kasteena was the 2007 Rookie of the Year at Keller Williams. She specializes in West University and its surrounding areas. Becoming a REALTOR® has opened several doors for Kasteena, and she’s grateful for the opportunities. She enjoys gardening, dining and spending time with her family.

Kathryn (Katy) Walston
Keller Williams Realty
Katy is a native Houstonian, Cypress resident, graduate of Texas State University and a broker associate. When not connecting buyers and sellers, Katy enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their two young children, Caden and McKenna.

Kenya Burrell-VanWormer
Burrell Holtzapple Neal Properties
Kenya is a sixth generation Texan with more than 11 years of experience in the real estate industry. She is active in her community, and when not working, enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Leann Salmons
Martha Turner Properties
Leann, a native Houstonian, has a passion for real estate. As a member of the Martha Turner Properties Circle of Excellence and Hall of Fame, the core of Leann’s business is repeat and referral clients.

Leslie Sullivan
RE/MAX Hometown
Leslie runs a multi-million dollar business as well as being the broker/owner of RE/MAX Hometown. Leslie is a wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending her free time with her family at their West Texas ranch and camping.

Randy Canales
The Professional Group
Randy is a native Houstonian. He obtained his real estate license shortly after graduating from high school. When not working, he enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, going to concerts, and simply having fun.

Ray L. Wade
Powell Real Estate
Ray has closed transactions in six counties around Houston, but the bulk of his business is in the Spring /Cypress/Tomball areas. Ray enjoys living on acreage in the Northwest corridor with his wife, Katie, and their three sons.

Sarah Brooks Rhoads
Greenwood King Properties
Sarah is a native Houstonian and a multi-million dollar producer. When not working, she enjoys traveling the world, entertaining with friends, relaxing with her Pug and working with various charitable organizations

Veso Kossev
INTERO Real Estate Services
Veso is originally from Bulgaria and moved to Houston in 1998. He began his real estate career when he was 16 and is currently pursuing a business degree from the University of St.Thomas.

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