Think Realty Honors | Think Realty | A Real Estate of Mind

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Think Realty honors the leaders and change-makers of real estate who represent the best the industry has to offer. These individuals are nominated by their peers, like you, and the finalists are determined by voting via public ballot.


How it Works

2022 nominations are open until August 10, 2022, with public voting to follow Nominees will be publicized for public voting via email, social media, website, and more.

We will announce winners - by popular vote in the Fall. Winners in each category will be publicized in Think Realty Magazine and interviewed on the Think Realty Podcast in November 2022.

Nomination & Voting FAQs:

  • Any individual worthy of recognition should be nominated and/or voted for, no matter the scale of their business relative to the industry.
  • Anyone can submit a nomination, with one exception: You cannot nominate yourself. You may, however, vote for yourself.
  • Past award winners are ineligible for nomination in any category for a period of three (3) years after winning.
  • Only one person per company may be nominated per year. We will notify affected parties if nominations are received for:
    • An individual in more than one category, and/or
    • Multiple people from the same company
  • Nominees are free to create their own vote campaigns and images. Anything using the Think Realty name or logo must be approved by Think Realty staff in writing prior to use; please submit items to info@thinkrealty.com for approval.

2022 Honors Nomination Categories

Single-Family Investor
The honoree for this award is an investor excelling in the single-family sector, using any strategy related to single-family residential real estate.
Multifamily Investor
The honoree for this award is an investor excelling in multifamily real estate including, but not limited to, new construction and development, community master-planning & development, apartments, condominiums, cohousing, duplexes and larger multiunit investments, and other multifamily communities.
Real Estate Investment Services
The honoree for this award is a company or association that excells in providing real estate-related services. This includes, but is not limited to, property management, private lending, real estate education, remodeling, contracting, investment management, software development, data management, web-based investing platforms, social media, and crowdfunding platforms and communities.
Linda's Legacy: Industry Impact Award
Linda’s Legacy: Industry Impact Award is named in honor of Linda Liberatore, a champion of the REI industry who pioneered industry innovations and paved the way to success for the many investors she mentored along the way. In tribute to Linda, this award goes to a real estate investor who exemplifies creativity, integrity, and financial success and is changing or shaping the conversation about real estate and real estate investing.

Previous Honors Winners

Single-Family Investor

The honoree for this award is an investor excelling in the single-family sector, using any strategy related to single-family residential real estate.

2021 // Brian Snider, Simple Wholesaling
Brian Snider graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor’s in Middle Childhood Education and spent 14 years teaching reading and math. After working on his Master’s degree to become a Principal, he decided that was not the path he wanted to take, so he took a job with Simple Wholesaling where he was Marketing Director, Dispositions Manager, COO and now CEO. Simple Wholesaling now does more than 300 deals per year.
2020 // Bruce McNeilage has been a real estate investor for more than 31 years. He is co-founder of Harpeth Development as well as Kinloch Partners & Kinloch Homes, a real estate investment company and single-family home builder in Georgia with assets in the Nashville, Atlanta, Raleigh, Greenville/Spartanburg & Columbia, South Carolina MSA’s. Bruce is a national speaker and guest lecturer on the topic of single-family “Build to Rent” housing.
Multifamily Investor

The honoree for this award is an investor excelling in multifamily real estate including, but not limited to, new construction and development, community master-planning & development, apartments, condominiums, cohousing, duplexes and larger multiunit investments, and other multifamily communities.

2021 // Robert Martinez, Rockstar Capital
Robert Martinez is the Founder and CEO of Rockstar Capital, an investment and multi-family property management firm specializing in the acquisition and management of value-add opportunities across Texas. Currently, the portfolio consists of 4,220 units across 22 communities. As the CEO and founder, Robert Martinez directs the investment strategy, sources the investment capital, and secures the appropriate financing.
2020 // Ellis Hammond is a former college pastor turned real estate investor. He sees capital as a means to have tremendous impact for the glory of God and the good of others! He is founder of EllisHammond.com and manages a private network of investors seeking passive investment opportunities in multifamily syndications across the United States. His mastermind, Kingdom Capitalists, is the premiere mastermind community for established Christian real estate entrepreneurs, bringing together the most talented, faith-driven entrepreneurs and investors to create, sustain, and manage amazing businesses and wealth-creation vehicles.
Real Estate Investment Services
The honoree for this award is a company or association that excells in providing real estate-related services. This includes, but is not limited to, property management, private lending, real estate education, remodeling, contracting, investment management, software development, data management, web-based investing platforms, social media, and crowdfunding platforms and communities.
2021 // Kori Covrigaru, PlanOmatic Kori Covrigaru is the Co-Founder and CEO of PlanOmatic, the biggest and fastest provider of Property Insights, 3D tours, photography, and floor plans for single-family rental investors, owners, and operators nationwide. With an unwavering determination for client success, Kori has created a team that thrives on the company’s purpose of “We exist to help our clients win.” With a national network of contractors and 40 employees, Kori has met the moment with the unique value proposition PlanOmatic offers through technology combined with Property Insights to support their clients’ goals.
2020 // Anne Marie Rogers is a Sales Officer at Quest Trust Company and directly oversees the Houston, Dallas, and Austin operations. Quest Trust Company is a Self-Directed IRA provider that allows Americans to choose their own investments in assets such as real estate, private companies, promissory notes and more. In addition to Anne Marie's proven experience in marketing and sales, she is also a Certified IRA Services Professional. As one of the lead female public speakers at Quest Trust Company, Anne Marie travels around the country educating investors on the benefits of self-direction. Anne Marie teaches Americans how to take control of their retirement through her experience at Quest IRA and from personal experience doing her own note investments, starting in her early 20s.
Linda's Legacy: Industry Impact Award

Linda’s Legacy: Industry Impact Award is named in honor of Linda Liberatore, a champion of the REI industry who pioneered industry innovations and paved the way to success for the many investors she mentored along the way. In tribute to Linda, this award goes to a real estate investor who exemplifies creativity, integrity, and financial success and is changing or shaping the conversation about real estate and real estate investing.

2021 // Quincy Long, Quest Trust Company
H. Quincy Long is the founder and CEO of Quest Trust Company. He has been a Texas attorney for over 30 years, specializing in real estate, and is an active real estate investor. Quincy is the author of numerous articles about self-directed IRAs and other real estate related topics, and is well-known as an expert on self-directed IRAs.
2020 // Arianne Lemire is a value-add real estate investor and owner of Glast Heim Real Estate, a Real Estate Investment company in Florida's Emerald Coast. She provides homeowners with a stress-free way to sell their homes and helps them renovate their homes with local tradesmen. Hercompany also partners with investors to buy large apartment complexes that provide consistent returns. She loves working with and improving her community.

2022 Nominations Now Open