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Announcing the 2022 30 Under 30 Finalists

Whittled down from a pool of more than 300 applicants, 50 rising stars in real estate are vying for a place in this year’s 30 Under 30.

March 1, 2022

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Over the last year, the real estate industry has continued to see unprecedented sales growth and consumer demand, all during a time when the pandemic has caused people to shift lifestyles and mindsets.

The finalists in the running for REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 class of 2022 did not let obstacles in a changing world stand in their way. These 50 young real estate professionals leveled up their business—many going all-in for their clients, their communities, or their team members. Some doubled down on being change-makers for the underserved, aiming to close economic and housing gaps. Others let go of their fears and took bold steps to grow both their professional careers and personal lives. Their stories include overcoming homelessness, starting charities, and becoming unrelenting in their service-first attitude. They’re not just in tune with clients’ needs; they’re educating and empowering their sphere to access housing.

*Voting is now closed! Learn more about these 50 rising stars by visiting their profiles below and giving your favorite a "like" in the Web Choice Award online voting contest. Members of the public can vote once every 24 hours per candidate. Simply click on the thumb above the finalist's photo on their individual profiles. The finalist who receives the most votes is guaranteed a spot in this year’s 30 Under 30 and will be named the Web Choice Award winner, which will earn him or her special recognition in an online article. Voting closes at noon Central time on Friday, March 18. Judges select the other 29 honorees from the field of finalists.

The 2022 class of 30 Under 30, along with the Web Choice winner, will be announced on Monday, March 21, at noon Central time at magazine.realtor/30-under-30.

We are proud to introduce the 50 finalists vying for a place in this year’s 30 Under 30:

Kristen Beahm

Kristen Beahm
Worth Clark Realty
St. Louis

Bri Brenkus

Bri Brenkus
Keller Williams the Marketplace
Henderson, Nev.

Allison Buchman

Allie Buchman
Opt
Portland, Ore.

Leah Canfield

Leah Canfield
Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties
Breckenridge, Colo.

Austin Carroll

Austin Carroll
Keller Williams Flagship
Baltimore

Darrin DeSilva

Darrin DeSilva
Realty ONE Group Zoom
Tracy, Calif.

Emily Dessingue

Emily Dessingue
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Cohoes, N.Y.

Kendra Ellis

Kendra Ellis
Coldwell Banker Wallace
Knoxville, Tenn.

Syllene Fecteau

Shyllene Fecteau
Appalachian Properties
Banner Elk, N.C.

Kati Fitch

Kathryn Fitch
West & Main
Denver

Kadee French

Kadee French
Keller Williams Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Okla.

Shaylie Gilliland

Shaylie Gilliland
Keller Williams La Jolla
San Diego

Quentin Green

Quentin Green
Downtown Realty Company
Chicago

Rich Jenkins

Richard Jenkins
eXp Realty
Leicester, Mass.

Weston Jenkins

Weston Jenkins
Texas Landmen LLC
Boerne, Texas

Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson
Cutler Real Estate
Cincinnati

Emily Kaczmarek

Emily Kaczmarek
Compass
Arlington Heights, Ill.

Kam Kang

Kam Kang
Compass
Washington, D.C.

Danny Lau

Cheuk To Lau
Lyon Real Estate
Davis, Calif.

Alex Lawrence

Alex Lawrence
Costello
Raleigh, N.C.

Susie Lee

Susie Lee
Compass
San Francisco

Gabrilyn Lee

Gabrilyn Lee
Caron B Realty
Kapolei, Hawaii

Kelsey Lohman

Kelsey Lohman
Lohman Realty
Tallahassee, Fla.

Destinie Marshall

Destinie Marshall
Keller Williams Realty Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, S.D.

Katie McAllister

Katie McAllister
McAllister Real Estate
Hallowell, Maine

Shaquille McCray

Shaquille McCray
Keller Williams Flagship
Millersville, Md.

Erfan Modir

Erfan Modir
Intero Real Estate
San Jose, Calif.

Ashlee Nath

Ashlee Nath
Stone Gable Realty
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Bethany Nolan

Bethany Nolan
Nolan Properties LLC
Longview, Texas

Rachel Opperman

Rachel Opperman
JMW Real Estate
Frankenmuth, Mich.

Allie Parker

Allie Parker
Keller Williams Cary
Cary, N.C.

Samantha Plomer

Samantha Plomer
Compass RE Texas
Houston

Edward EJ Pulpan

EJ Pulpan
Pertria Inc.
Los Gatos, Calif.

Kaprece Ransaw

Kaprece Ransaw
KEY Real Estate
Narragansett, R.I.

Marcus Rodriguez

Marcus Rodriguez
Keller Williams Property Team
Merced, Calif.

Jennifer Romero

Jennifer Romero
RE/MAX Lifestyles
Hackensack, N.J.

Sallie Seiy

Sallie Seiy
McEnearney Associates
Alexandria, Va.

Kyle Shaw

Kyle Shaw
Weichert REALTORS® Home Towne
Lansing, Mich.

Roman Shulyak

Roman Shulyak
SASH Realty
Bellevue, Wash.

Spencer Sodokoff

Spencer Sodokoff
Houlihan Lawrence
Greenwich, Conn.

Marcelo Steinmander

Marcelo Steinmander
Berkshire Hathaway EWM Realty
Miami Beach, Fla.

Moriah Taliaferro

Moriah Taliaferro
Premier Sotheby's International Realty
Sarasota, Fla.

TJ Taneja

TJ Taneja
Eventure LLC
Leesburg, Va.

Emily Tidwell

Emily Tidwell
Keller Williams Mobile
Mobile, Ala.

Travis Traynor

Travis Traynor
eXp Realty
St. Louis

Belle Tunstall

Belle Tunstall
eXp Realty
Vienna, Va.

Kail Walker

Kail Walker
PJ Morgan Real Estate
Omaha, Neb.

Megan Walters

Megan Walters
House of Brokers Realty
Colombia, Mo.

Tom Wheeler

Tom Wheeler
Keller Williams Realty Boise
Boise, Idaho

Taylor Whitton

Taylor Whitton
Compass
Denver