Recognizing the most influential up-and-coming leaders in real estate
In its inaugural year, the RealTrends Emerging Leaders award is honoring 50 of the most influential, upcoming leaders in real estate. These trailblazers are making their mark in the industry by building top-performing teams, achieving record sales volumes and bringing in innovative ideas to the competitive world of real estate.
We’re looking for real estate professionals 40 years and younger who are making an impact, both within their real estate professions and their communities, and contributing to the housing economy in a meaningful way.
Winners will be announced at the 2022 Gathering of Eagles in June.
- Nomination period: April 18, 2022 – May 30, 2022
- Winners announced: June 2022 at Gathering of Eagles
- Nomination fee: $395
Eligibility & Criteria:
Nominees must be no older than 40 years of age as of June 20, 2022; and must be employed full-time in a business role primarily engaged in real estate.
Eligible real estate professionals include: real estate brokers, agents, managers, owners and franchise head office employees.
Submissions are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the submission questions for Emerging Leaders?
- What’s your elevator pitch? Give us the elevator pitch on why you think this nominee should be an Emerging Leader honoree. No more than three sentences.
- Contribution to your organization. Provide the reasons this person is so valuable to your organization, focusing particularly on the last 12 months as applicable. You may also include any volunteer work or trade organizations they are a part of. One or two paragraphs recommended.
- Leadership and excellence. Describe how the nominee has actively demonstrated excellence and reflected the values of your company. One or two paragraphs recommended.
I want to nominate someone, but can I remain anonymous?
No, we need to know who you are in case we need any additional information from you, though we do not share nominator information with any third parties.
When will RealTrends publish the list of Emerging Leaders?
The Emerging Leaders winners will be announced in June 2022.
When do nominations begin?
2022 nominations are open April 18 and will run until May 20, 2022.
What are the qualifications for consideration?
First and foremost, we are looking for professional success in real estate. We also are interested in knowing about community service, as well as participation in trade groups, etc. Those chosen must be no older than 40 and must work full time within real estate.
Who decides who will make the list of Emerging Leaders?
A panel of RealTrends selection committee members will decide.
How can I nominate someone?
Nominations must be submitted online via the link provided above during the nomination period.
Why is there a nomination fee?
The nomination fee ensures award winner integrity by only allowing serious candidates to be nominated, and covers editorial time. It takes a significant amount of time and resources for HousingWire’s editorial team members to organize and successfully determine who will be named to this year’s list.
Can I just call you or send you an e-mail with the name of the person I’d like to nominate?
No. We need to have the form filled out, including contact information for the person you are nominating.
I want to nominate my boss, but would it be better if someone higher up nominated him?
You can nominate yourself, a client, a family member, your boss, an employee, or an acquaintance. The most important thing is that you state a clear, business-oriented reason for the nomination.
Does it help if multiple people nominate the same person?
No, this will not impact a nominee’s chances of receiving a nomination.
Will more than one nominee from the same company be accepted?
Yes, you can nominate as many people from the same company as you’d like. Each candidate will be reviewed individually for their merits.
I would like to nominate someone, but they will turn 41 before your publication date. Can I still nominate that person?
Unfortunately, nominations for anyone who does not meet the age requirement are not included in the voting process.
How does the selection process work?
After the nomination period closes, the RealTrends selection committee begins an extensive process of reviewing all nominations, evaluating accomplishments and applying industry knowledge to determine the impact each nominee has on their organization and the industry. Following review, the editorial selection committee holds a meeting to determine which candidates will be chosen. We strive to select the most impressive and impactful Emerging Leaders, leveraging the nomination information and industry knowledge of organizations, accomplishments and trajectory of the nominee. The process takes a significant amount of time over a compressed schedule.
Can I contact you to see how my nominee is doing in the judging process?
With so many nominations, we don’t provide status reports during the nomination or selection process. If we need any further information, we will contact you.
I was not picked for Emerging Leaders. Can you tell me why?
With a large number of candidates and only a few spots available, many nominations will not be chosen.
For additional questions, email Lesley Collins.