Awards went to 20 Houston-area real estate professionals age 40 years or younger, who demonstrated excellence throughout the past year in the areas of sales, leadership and community involvement. The winners, all members of HAR, represent what the selection committee considered an overall well-rounded Realtor.
The 2013 winners were selected from a highly competitive field of entries and a record number of applicants. More than 400 brokers, agents, friends and family turned out to honor the recipients at NRG's fall luncheon on Sept. 26 at The Bayou City Event Center.
The 2013 winners are as follows:
Alex Rezende – RE/MAX Prestige
Alex Rezende was born in Brazil and is a father of four. He loves sports and extreme activities such as car racing, skydiving, piloting planes and scuba diving. Rezende holds a black belt in tae kwon do, enjoys teaching children and is passionate about real estate and serving others.
Alfonso Parodi -Realty Associates
Alfonso Parodi is a dynamic agent and leader with a vision for improving the industry. In three years, he has built a network of exemplary vendors, a strong foundation of clients, and a team of agents that work together to achieve the best with every transaction.
Founder and captain of Martha Turner Properties MS150 Team, Martini donates a percentage of each closing to MS150. He mntors and shares his market expertise with his fellow Realtors. Martini was No. 1 in listings and buyers in 2012, and is a Circle of Excellence member and a mega-million-dollar top producer.
Bridget Martin - Heritage Texas Properties
Bridget Martin is a native Houstonian and has been rated as a Top Producer every year. She is a broker associate, and earned her BBA degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Martin is an animal lover and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Chance Brown - Chance Brown Real Estate
Chance Brown started his career on the home-building side, but quickly realized his passion was helping people find the right home. Since getting his license, he has produced at a high level every year. He enjoys riding motorcycles, reading and spending time with his family.
Cherin Cox is a native Houstonian who's passionate about life and real estate; Cox believes each client should feel like they are her only client. She's served as WCR-Houston Chapter president, on TAR and HAR committees, is a TRLP graduate and volunteers her time to local charities.
Chris Grizzaffi - Keller Williams Metropolitan
A native Houstonian, Chris Grizzaffi has focused on real estate and construction since graduating from Texas A&M University. Awarded Rookie of the Year in 2012, Grizzaffi grows his business with his wife, Jessica, and enjoys giving back by participating in local and national philanthropies.
Courtney Robertson is a fourth generation Houstonian who is passionate about her family, faith and real estate. She has been a Top Producer from the beginning. A graduate of SMU, she serves on the board of St. Francis and enjoys spending time with her family.
Danny Garcia - Realm Real Estate Professionals
Danny Garcia comes to the real estate profession from the banking industry with a background in personal and business finance. His background, along with his knowledge of local markets make him a one-stop shop for his clients' real estate needs.
Gene Glaeser Jr. is a native Texan. While originally from Brenham, he now calls Cypress home. Glaeser couples his dedication to helping others in his office, community, and Keller Williams charities with his work ethic.
Haley Garcia - Heritage Texas Properties
Motivated by a desire to help others, Haley Garcia is recognized as an industry leader. Consistently recognized as a Top Producer, Garcia continues to exceed her goals. Actively involved in her community, Garcia was one of four founding members of The Women of The Woodlands.
Jack Burns Brady - Hometown America Incorporated
Jack Burns Brady is a native Houstonian and graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. He has worked at his family-owned business since 1992 and currently is a broker associate and loan officer. Brady enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and is an avid sports follower.
Jessica McCreary - Keller Williams Memorial
Jessica McCreary is a fourth-generation Houstonian who grew up in Memorial. This past quarter, she was in the top 5 percent of agents at her office. A graduate of Baylor, McCreary is on the board of her chapter of DAR and serves with the Junior League.
Michael A. Crider - Keller Williams Realty Greater Northwest
Michael A. Crider grew up in and around Houston. He graduated from Texas A&M Galveston. Crider serves on the board at Houston's First Church of the Nazarene and is passionate about growing a strong real estate career.
Michelle Posey is a consistent Multi-Million-Dollar Top Producer who is devoted to her career and volunteering for the Sunshine Kids Foundation. She serves on the NRG Advisory board and enjoys spending time with her supportive family.
Known for a commitment to hard work, Nancy Jane Otto is a top-producing agent dedicated to client priorities. Prior to real estate, she worked in fundraising and earned a master's in social work. In addition to work and volunteer commitments, she enjoys time with friends and family.
Peyo Rubio -RE/MAX Northwest
Peyo Rubio emigrated from Mexico at the age of 4 and became a citizen at 18. He is passionate about his family, community involvement and real estate. He has been a Top Producer from the start and is a business masters graduate of UH.
Sarah Ghandour - Natalie Glass Properties
From an Eastern European and Middle Eastern background, Sarah Ghandour is a true multi-cultural Houstonian. With eight years of experience, she specializes in condominium and new-home sales. She is a member of the NRG Advisory Group, is involved in her church, and contributes to the community regularly.
Sarah Schnell Jones - Bamboo Realty
Sarah Schnell Jones is the broker/owner of Bamboo Realty in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth. Recognized as an industry change agent, her team-first approach and strategic use of corporate culture and branding propelled the firm to the national stage. Jones's passions include charity, adoption, yoga and traveling.
Tania Amin - John Daugherty, Realtors
Tania Amin is a native Houstonian who approaches real estate with unyielding professionalism, widespread market knowledge and contagious enthusiasm. She takes pride in her commitment to her clients and passion for her career. A University of Texas graduate, Amin enjoys, spending time with her family and friends, travel, and charity.