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We are excited to announce the Rising Star Awards Program for 2022!

The Rising Star Awards program is a C.A.R. initiative designed to work with the brokerage community to recognize their up-and-coming agents. The Rising Star Awards will highlight elite, new talent entering the industry and help boost their growing careers while promoting both the REALTOR® and their firm. C.A.R. welcomes new and ambitious members making waves in the industry who represent the next generation of leading agents. To honor the dedicated real estate professionals who served their clients through the pandemic, C.A.R is recognizing agents for production year 2021.

Requirements for Qualification for Production Year 2021

1. Be an active C.A.R. member who joined the association in 2020 or later.

2. Closed at least twelve transactions or $5.0 million in transaction volume between 1/1/2021 and 12/31/2021 (subject to verification).

3. Nominated by the broker or principal of the brokerage.

4. No restrictions on DRE license and no Code of Ethics violations.

Application Submission

Broker/Owners or Managers nominate an eligible REALTOR® to C.A.R. by submitting the this form. Please note that self-nominations will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022. Qualified agent nominees will receive a follow-up questionnaire to answer that will be added to their application to be evaluated by the review panel. Agents must respond to be considered.

Click here to access the Rising Star Nomination Form.


A review panel made up of the 2022 Chair, Vice Chairs, and Advisory Board of the C.A.R. Young Professionals Network will review all qualified nominees and select up to 10 Rising Star Award recipients. The award recipients will be notified and recognized at the C.A.R. REimagine! Conference in October 2022.

For more information, please email [email protected] or call Melanie McShane, Industry Relations Special Project Manager at (213)739-8290.


Please join us in congratulating our 2021 Rising Star Award recipients!

2021 Rising Star Award Recipients


Deana Anderson Martinez Twin Oaks Real Estate
Dustin Boswell Manteca Perez Realty
Ruth Bruno Irvine Regency Real Estate Brokers
Shannon Casey Santa Monica Sotheby's International Realty
Brody Davis Pacific Palisades Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Andy Dulman Los Angeles Sotheby's International Realty
Karina Elias Castro Valley J&L Real Estate Group
Danielle Farrell Los Angeles Nourmand & Associates
Houston Garcia San Francisco Compass
Laura Gonzalez San Diego Big Block Realty
Aaron Gutierrez Fresno London Properties, Ltd.
Jacqueline Gutierrez Fresno London Properties, Ltd.
Jordan Lento Oakland Red Oak Realty
Scott Orich San Mateo FlyHomes, Inc.
Robert Puro Los Angeles Douglas Elliman
Jennifer Sapien Sacramento Keller Williams Realty - Sacramento Metro
Luciene Silva de Oliveira Ventura Realty ONE Group Summit
Jessica Waggoner Oakland District Homes
Kacy Wallis Granite Bay NextHome Signature Properties
Heather Winham Brentwood Prosper Real Estate



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