More than 200 AREAA members recognized for real estate and mortgage

The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) released its annual A-List which honors 167 individual real estate agents and teams for outstanding production in 2021. Additionally, 38 outstanding loan officers were recognized.

The combined group of real estate sales professionals generated more than $12.93 billion in sales volume and 19,850 transaction sides in 2021. George Kypreos of GK Properties in Las Vegas and Long Doan of Realty Group in Minneapolis led the A-List sales and volume for individual agents and teams.

The list of real estate agents and teams on the A-List was produced this year by RealTrends in partnership with Bank of America.

Joanna Yu with US Bank in Campbell, Calif., led the A-List with $521.5 million in closed mortgage volume. Shashank Shekhar, the founder and CEO of InstaMortgage based in San Jose, Calif., topped the closed mortgage list with 817 in 2021.

The list of loan officers was generated through self-submissions directly to AREAA.

Kypreos of GK Properties in Las Vegas, generated 1,293 transaction sides in 2021 to head the A-List. His $465.4 million in sales volume also earned the top individual agent spot. The high-profile RealTrends + Tom Ferry The Thousand, previously ranked him fourth overall in the industry in sides and No. 18 in volume. RealTrends showed he grew his production by 203 sides and $208.2 million from 2020.

Kypreos was followed on the individual agent transactions list by Abe Lee of Century 21 Properties Hawaii (535), Danielle Moy with @Properties in Orland Park, Ill. (252), Eric Delgado with Keller Williams Encino-Sherman Oaks in Encino, Calif. (185.4) and Meghan Clarkson of Long & Foster Real Estate-based in Chincoteague Island, Va. (162.3).

Lee ($339.1 million) followed Krypreos on the sales volume list with Delgado ($158.2 million), Randy Char of Char Luxury in Las Vegas ($107.2 million), and Herman Chan of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty in Berkeley, CA ($94.1 million) rounding out the top five.

Doan’s Realty Group in Minneapolis, Minn., earned $1.629 billion in 2021 sales volume to best all AREAA teams.

The top five on the team volume list was filled out by the TSE Group of Intero in Saratoga, Calif. ($939.6 million), Fast Real Estate with eXp in Oakland, Calif. ($671.6 million), TYG of Long and Foster in Midlothian, Va. ($385.9 million), and Team Foster Skillman of Compass in Bellevue, Wash. ($335.5 million).

Doan’s team also generated 5,108 sides in 2021 to lead all AREAA teams.

The Tamra Wade Team of Buford, GA. (994), TYG (920.5), Fast Real Estate (875), and the Donnie Pingaro Team of Side in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (621) followed on the team’s transaction list.

Yu, a Senior Mortgage Loan Consultant at US Bank, has been in the mortgage industry for 34 years and was recently ranked 20th of all U.S. loan officers in total mortgage volume by the Scotsman Guide. She is followed on the A-List’s closed mortgage volume list by Viral Vora of PNC Bank ($397.2 million), Shekhar ($340.0 million), Michelle Kim of HSBC ($312.0) and Choe Hung of US Bank ($280.3 million).

Shekhar was ranked by the Scotsman Guide as the 86th most productive loan officer in the nation for his number of loans in 2021. The A-List top five in this category also included Loan Depot’s Nathan Sibbet (482), Yu (458), Karen Chiu of North America Funding (425) and Vora (365).

“AREAA has honored the best-of-the best for years and now we get to recognize so many more than we have ever been able to,” said Tim Hur, AREAA’s 2022 National President. “George, along with Long’s team, along with Joanna and Shashank are not only real estate industry icons but showcase how strong the AREAA membership is. AREAA has an important job to do in representing the housing needs of the AAPI community that is not one homogenous group. We are made up of approximately 50 nationalities and cultures. It is important for the real estate industry to understand this especially because of the ongoing AAPI migration patterns to the South and Southwest. More and more agents and lenders are going to work with AAPI immigrants along with first, second and third generations and AREAA is committed to ensure that they can enjoy homeownership.”

The A-List was developed using these criteria:

  • RealTrends identified honorees by cross-tabulating AREAA membership with those on its RealTrends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list.
  • AREAAallowed for individual submissions allowing individual agents who generated at least 25 transaction sides or $10 million in sales volume in 2021 to be recognized.
  • Teams needed at least 40 transaction sides and $15 million in sales volume. The team lead must be an AREAA member.
  • Loan officers who self-nominated and originated the largest volume and units funded were included on the A-List.

Below follows an abbreviated list of the individual real estate agents by sides 2022 A-List honorees:

Individual Real Estate Agents Sides

RankNameCompanyCity, StateSides
1George KypreosGK Properties Real Estate & ManagementHenderson, NV1,293
2Shirley GaryEngel & Völkers Buckhead AtlantaAtlanta, GA574.4
3Abe LeeCentury 21 iProperties HawaiiHonolulu, HI535
4Danielle Moy@PropertiesOrland Park, IL252
5Eric DelgadoKeller Williams Encino – Sherman OaksEncino, CA185.4
6Meghan O. ClarksonLong & Foster Real EstateChincoteague Island, VA162.3
7Hugh MorrowRE/MAX PreferredBirmingham, AL144  
8Randy HatadaXpand RealtyLas Vegas, NV104
9Betty JohnsonBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary GreeneGalveston, TX102
10Michelle KauffmanBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier PropertiesLubbock, TX99
11Magda EsolaFielding HomesCharlotte, NC95
 Oscar GarciaCentury 21 Sweyer & AssocitesWilmington, NC95
13Randy CharSotheby’s International Realty Char LuxuryLas Vegas, NV90
14Fion YauColdwell Banker RealtySan Francisco, CA85.8
15Christine DoKeller Williams EastonS. Easton, MA83
16LuAnn ShikashoeXp RealtyElk Grove, CA81
17Smitha RamchandaniSR Real Estate GroupWhippany, NJ80
18Yvonne SummerfieldRE/MAX Kauai LivingKalaheo, HI79
19Julie GrittonColdwell Banker Resort RealtyLewes, DE73.3
20Leslie WebbLong & Foster Real EstateWinchester, VA73.2
21Tracy KefferKeller Williams GCRColumbus, OH72.3
22Janet MoorePremier Sotheby’s International RealtyClearwater, FL68
23Herman ChanGolden Gate Sotheby’s International RealtyBerkeley, CA63.9
24Gregory TranKeller Williams Austin SWAustin, TX63.5
25Linda GossDRB HomesCharlotte, NC60
 Susan KliesenSusan Kliesen RE/MAX CenterGrayson, GA60
27Spencer HsuSpencer Hsu Real EstateMilpitas, CA59
 Lina ShahColdwell Banker RealtyOak Brook, IL59
 Karen SorensonRE/MAX Newport EliteRacine, WI59
30Janice LeeColwell Banker RealtySan Francisco, CA57.2
31Cynthia LiKeller Williams AllenAllen, TX56.8
32Ruth Manzano JavierColdwell Banker RealtyKapoli, HI56.5
33Anita ViningBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network RealtyJacksonville, FL56
34Tracy AllenColdwell Banker RealtyHonolulu, HI53.8
35Bonnie LaiRE/MAX UnlimitedBrookline, MA53
36Li Huong LanzBetter Homes and Gardens Real EstateClackamas, OR52
37Dane GatesBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier PropertiesThe Woodlands, TX51
 Rich Kim2Win RealtyFort Lee, NJ51
 Emily Qing Hui WangCentury 21 Advantage GoldPhiladelphia, PA51
40Hazel HeyerKeller Williams Orlando SouthKissimmee, FL50
 Phyliss LutrickBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier PropertiesLubbock, TX50
42Melissa ZimmermanBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas RealtyHuntersville, NC49
43Jenny LawKuper Sotheby’s International RealtyAustin, TX48
 Tony NgoReal Estate Performance GroupClackamas, OR48
45Jonathan TatCompassSeattle, WA47
 Christie XieNuage Real Estate GroupNewton, MA47
47Job HammondDash RealtyAustin, TX45
 Linda LeeKeller Williams Carmel Valley / Del MarSan Diego, CA45
49Crystal AnsayDiamond RealtorsClovis, CA44
 Steven PowersCENTURY 21 S.G.R., Inc.Chicago, IL44
51Lilian JorgensonLong & Foster Real EstateMcLean, VA43.3
52Erin StumpfColdwell Banker RealtySacramento, CA42.8
53Celeste ZarlingCentury 21 Northwest RealtyKirkland, WA42
54Phat NguyeneXp RealtyOrlando, FL41
 Darla Togo-BoardwellDiamond RealtorsClovis, CA41
56Donna DavidsColdwell Banker RealtySouth Easton, MA40.8
57Michele LiangCompassSeattle, WA40
58Carlos AlleyneRE/MAX Advantage PlusDelray Beach, FL39
 Patti GageBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real EstatePortland, OR39
 Maggie LiKeller Williams Boston SouthwestWestwood, MA39
61Julie PhanJulie Phan LLCLargo, FL38
 Eric YamamotoRefined Real Estate Hawaii LLCEwa Beach, HI38
 Soo YuEastern Realty Inc.Fort Lee, NJ38
64Jocelyn LomahanThe AvenueSan Diego, CA37
 Christine NievaRLAH Real EstateWashington, DC37
66Garrett ChanCompassPasadena, CA36.5
 Dawn LanierColdwell Banker RealtyAustin, TX36.5
68Derek HiranoKeller Williams South BayTorrance, CA36
 Reid SanbornEngel & Völkers Sun ValleyKetchum, ID36
70Debbie LangBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORSPrinceton, NJ34
 Eleanor SimonColdwell Banker Pacific PropertiesAiea, HI34
72Kristin GennettiCentury 21 North EastMalden, MA33.3
73Susan BorochovCorcoran Pacific PropertiesHonolulu, HI33.1
74Saeng BunsyIron Key Real EstateFresno, CA33
75Dana Hall-BradleyBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Fine LivingCelebration, FL32
76Ellie YungColdwell Banker RealtyIrvine, CA31
77Padma SontiKeller Williams Merrimack ValleyWestford, MA30
78Lily HaPortfolio Real EstateSacramento, CA29
79Tommy KimColdwell Banker Pacific PropertiesHonolulu, HI28.5
 Caron LingeXp RealtyHonolulu, HI28.5
81Sherry CreeAscendant Real EstateErie, CO28
 Maymay HuangSweet Home Realty GroupSacramento, CA28
 Revelina UmKeller Williams OaklandOakland, CA28
 George XieKeller Williams Silicon CitySan Jose, CA28
85Michael ChangKeller Williams AnaheimDiamond Bar, CA27.6
86Vivian HoeXp RealtyOakland, CA27
87Michele TurnquistEngel & Völkers Austin WestlakeAustin, TX26.5
88Paul WongColdwell Banker RealtyOakland, CA26.2
89Ella SunCompassSaratoga, CA26
 Terring WangKeller Williams Capital PropertiesRockville, MD26

Download the entire list here.