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Inman on Wednesday unveiled its inaugural class of Future Leaders in Real Estate honorees, shining a spotlight on achievers under the age of 40 who are redefining the industry with an eye toward innovation and cutting-edge ideas.

The honorees are individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and an unwavering commitment to innovation across the real estate landscape.


A multi-month public nomination process saw hundreds of submissions across five categories: agent, teams and brokers; marketing and sales; mortgage and finance; technology and data; and advocates for change. The inaugural class of 45 Future Leaders includes honorees in each category. 

Now, Inman celebrates the next generation of visionaries who are introducing transformative ideas and making significant contributions to the industry. 

Among the inaugural class of Future Leaders in Real Estate are: 

  • Jenna Rozenblat, chief operating officer, The Real Brokerage
  • Christopher Miller, chief operating officer and co-founder, Epique Realty
  • Tiffany Pantozzi, founder, Align Real Estate
  • Katherine Mechling, director of communications, Side
  • Jake Hamilton, SVP of strategy, Lone Wolf Technologies
  • Laura Corrigan, senior vice president of marketing and communications, The Agency
  • Anna Marie Castiglioni, SCP, chief of staff, head of strategy and business operations;
  • James Grout, SVP, finance; Offerpad
  • Patrick Burns, VP, product management; Spruce
  • Jen Butler, VP of government and community relations, Zillow

Congratulations to all the honorees who will shape the future of how we buy, sell and experience real estate. Short biographies of all 45 winners can be read on the Future Leaders in Real Estate page

Since its inception, Inman’s industry-leading awards program has recognized greatness and achievement in every corner of the residential real estate industry — from innovation, AI, mortgage and finance, marketing, and proptech. Inman awards are the most coveted and most anticipated in real estate. Click here to see the awards program.

Nominations are currently open for Inman Innovators, Golden I luxury real estate, and the new AI Awards. All members of the Inman community are invited to submit worthy nominees. 

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