Agents from two local real estate offices were recognized for their accomplishments earlier this month as rising young stars in the industry by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR).

Kasia McCormick with Compass Real Estate (600 N. Shepherd Dr.) and Jessica Burton of IndyQuest Properties (2902 N. Shepherd Dr.) were named to HAR’s Young Professionals Network’s “20 Under-40 Rising Stars in Real Estate” list during a virtual ceremony on Nov. 3. According to a news release from HAR, the finalists and eventual winners were evaluated on the basis of “excellence in sales, leadership and community service.”

McCormick, whose primary service areas include the Heights, Oak Forest and Garden Oaks among other inner-loop neighborhoods, has a history of activism and community engagement, having served in the Peace Corps in Senegal, according to HAR. She is rated at 4.99 out of 5 stars on, and does volunteer work in numerous roles in the Heights community along with support for All Saints Catholic Church.

Burton is a top producer for IndyQuest, according to the news release, and is rated at 4.98 out of 5 stars on In her free time, the news release said Burton also serves the community by volunteering for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Junior League and Houston Trial Lawyers Association, among other organizations.

“These 20 honorees are 40-year-old and younger real estate professionals whose activities and philosophies reflect outstanding core values not only within the industry, but as members and stewards of their community,” HAR Chairman Richard Miranda said. “We could not be prouder of their accomplishments and all that they represent.”

Northside property has space available

According to a marketing brochure by S&P Interests on Nov. 3, a soon-to-be remodeled property at 7214 Airline Dr. in the Northside/Northline area has up to 20,000 square feet available for leasing.

There are also 4 acres available for ground leasing on an adjacent lot, according to the brochure.

For more information, those interested in leasing can reach out to Josh Sbesta of S&P Interests at 713-298-1341 or

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