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Introducing the 30 Under 30 Class of 2022

Meet the young entrepreneurs who were selected and find out how they're making a difference in the real estate profession.

March 21, 2022

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Whether they’re educating underserved populations on the homebuying process, taking a professional leap by starting their own brokerage, proving their expertise to land investor clients, or advocating for mental health resources, this year’s class of 30 Under 30 have proven that they put 100% of their effort into every challenge they undertake. As housing advocates, these 30 young professionals are empowering their sphere to access housing. Some have even overcome homelessness and other housing barriers. And as real estate continues to see unprecedented sales growth and consumer demand, they’re doing all they can to meet their clients’ needs through exceptional service.

More than 300 young real estate practitioners applied for 30 Under 30 this year. In early March, a panel of judges narrowed the field to 50 finalists. Then, from March 14–18, members of the public cast a total of 41,109 votes during the weeklong Web Choice Award voting period. With 2,848 votes, Bri Brenkus of Keller Williams the Marketplace in Henderson, Nev., landed on top as the Web Choice winner, solidifying her place in the 30 Under 30 class. The other 29 honorees were selected by judges from the field of 50 finalists. Learn more about all 30 young professionals when their full profiles are published in a special digital edition of REALTOR® Magazine on June 27, which you’ll find at magazine.realtor/30-under-30.

The mission of 30 Under 30 is to recognize young members of the National Association of REALTORS® who are doing extraordinary things in their businesses, associations, and communities in every part of the country.

Congratulations to the 2022 class of 30 Under 30:

 

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.

Darrin DeSilva

Darrin DeSilva
Realty One Group Zoom
Tracy, Calif.

Kendra Ellis

Kendra Ellis
Coldwell Banker Wallace
Knoxville, Tenn.

Kadee French

Kadee French
Keller Williams Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Okla.

Quentin Green

Quentin Green
Downtown Realty Company
Chicago

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

Danny Lau
Lyon Real Estate
Davis, Calif.

Alex Lawrence

Alex Lawrence
Costello
Raleigh, N.C.

Susie Lee

Susie Lee
Compass
San Francisco

Katie McAllister

Katie McAllister
McAllister Real Estate
Hallowell, Maine

Shaquille McCray

Shaquille McCray
Keller Williams Flagship
Millersville, Md.

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.

Marcus Rodriguez

Marcus Rodriguez
Keller Williams Property Team
Merced, Calif.

Jennifer Romero

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

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.

Emily Tidwell

Emily Tidwell
Keller Williams Mobile
Mobile, Ala.

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
Columbia, Mo.