What we Stand For
Above all, we value a positive and uplifting culture in which our agents’ focus is to make a positive impact on our clients and our community. Our agents are encouraged to participate in service projects and our company will contribute to such projects whenever we are able. This is what sets us apart from other companies. Real estate is our profession, community is our passion, and we strive to do it with excellence. It is also a means for us to lift-up the people around us and to connect people within our community that may be able to help one another.
- Service and giving back to our community
- Excellence in our profession
- Empowerment of those we meet every day
- Culture of positivity
- Real, meaningful relationships with clients, vendors, and associates
Meet the Team
Lauren had the honor of receiving both “Rookie of the Year” and “Top Producer” her very first year in the real estate business. It seems like yesterday, but that was over 17 years ago in 2003. Thanks to referrals, wonderful clients, and repeat business, she hasn’t stopped since. Juggling her faith, family, and work, in that order, is no easy task. But like so many other hard-working people who deal with the same issue, she can identify and cater her services to your needs, keeping those three important principles in mind.
Lauren has three beautiful little girls and sees parenthood as the greatest blessing in her life. Her husband of almost 20 years, Nolan, is also a veteran in the real estate business specializing in land and commercial properties. They live in the Lomax area of La Porte, and thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere there, as well as all of their friends and neighbors.
Any agent can tell you what you want to hear. But if you’re looking for an agent to be honest, forthright, and realistic, she would love the opportunity to prove herself to you just like she has with so many others. Trust isn’t something that can be earned reading a few paragraphs. Nor would those paragraphs be able to justify her years of real estate experience and countless fruitful relationships with clients. Give her the opportunity and Lauren will garner both with you.
Alix is a native Houstonian, who grew up in the real estate business. Walking in her Father’s footsteps, she received her real estate license in 2001 and subsequently earned her Broker’s license in 2004. RISE Texas is a new venture for Alix, whose background is in commercial real estate. After participating in a leadership program, she decided to start a new company, along side her dear friend Lauren Allen, that was focused more on people and relationships both inside and outside of the company. Alix has wide ranging real estate experience and is the supporting Broker for RISE Texas. She is happily married to Miguel Ramos, and they have two children who keep them on their toes.
Her cornerstone is integrity and believes that this is the non-negotiable that defines a company and the people it impacts. The real estate business can be very challenging, however Alix and the team at RISE Texas will problem-solve side by side with their clients until the transaction is successfully completed. Alix is very involved with her community, including the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, multiple steering committees focused on redevelopment, Houston Association of Realtors, and many other non-profit organizations.
Nathan Freberg is a native Houstonian and was raised in the Friendswood area. While thoroughly knowledgeable about all of the Houston-Metro area, Nathan specializes in the areas of Friendswood, League City, Pearland, Clear Lake, Seabrook, Kemah, Deer Park, Pasadena, and La Porte. Nathan will work tirelessly to promote your best interests, whether you are buying or selling a house. Nathan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Hardin-Simmons in Abilene, TX. He taught high school social studies in Austin, Texas for two years, but returned home to the market he understands best in 2019.
Above all else, Nathan is dedicated to his clients and understands that buying a house is a life changing decision. Treating clients like family is one of his guiding principles and he guarantees timeliness, honesty, hard work, and good character in every transaction with every client. His wife, Katie, is also a native Houstonian in the industry as a commercial real estate agent.
For over 23 years, Corina has enjoyed being a realtor and is very grateful for the opportunities she has to help new and past clients. She did not plan on becoming a realtor. When she was much younger, an unethical seller tried to commit fraud against her mom on her home purchase. Corina knew she had to help her and immediately registered to take real estate classes at the local college. This is the reason she became an agent, so she could represent those who need someone honest to protect their interests. She prides herself on the personal relationships she develops with her clients and as a result, much of her business is generated by the referrals of happy clients.
Corina is a natural optimist and dealing with her is always a pleasant experience. Her smile and laughter are contagious and she sincerely cares about the families that she serves. Corina is proud to say that her client list is very diverse and she values the opportunity to represent people from all walks of life. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish.
Cindy is a native Houstonian and after twenty years of teaching, she recently retired to follow her longtime dream of being a Realtor. Having the honor and privilege to pour into those little treasures was such a gift. Teaching allowed her to understand the heart and needs of so many families. She is now using that knowledge in her real estate career. She is passionate about helping families find their forever home. It is not about the deal for her, but the life experience and what is best for her client and their family.
Cindy also has an eye for design and landscaping and loves to help her clients stage their home and show them ways to declutter. Cindy sincerely cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to make sure their home buying experience is pleasant. Cindy is experienced in several different areas around southeast Harris County as well as the central Texas area.
Amber was born in raised in the Houston area and currently resides in the Clear Lake area. Amber has a great deal of personal experience with out-of-state relocations and military transfers. She also has the keen ability to navigate the pros and cons of the local housing market to assist current residents in finding a home that meets their needs.
After years of being interested in real estate trends, watching the market, and buying and selling multiple personal properties she became a Real Estate Agent so that she could share the knowledge she has gained over the years with others. Knowing how hard it can be to find the perfect location in an area you are unfamiliar with, Amber looks forward to assisting you with finding the right location and home. Amber is also able to provide you with helpful recommendations and many invaluable industry resources you will need when moving to a new location. Amber’s focus on her strong commitment to her clients, combined with her vast knowledge of the area and experience with relocations, will ensure you a seamless transition to your new home.
Amber enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. As a family, they love to travel and explore new places together. Being a highly motivated, hardworking, and detail-oriented individual makes her a valuable resource to her clients. She has a heart for helping other families find their perfect version of home.
Nothing is more exciting to her than the gratifying feeling she gets from helping people meet their real estate goals. She knows how important it is to find your dream home or get the best offer for your property, and she will make it her responsibility to help you achieve those goals. She doesn’t measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of her clients.
Roman is hard-working and willing to spend the time required to help find the right home for the right family. He is familiar with many markets around the greater Houston area and is more than capable of guiding his clients in the right direction. Outside of work he’s either going on travel adventures, exercising and staying fit, learning music, or mingling at a music concert enjoying the night!
Tom is a licensed broker in the State of Texas. He obtained his license to help pay for college expenses. His dad, M.C. Watson, was a home builder and real estate broker in Pasadena and Deer Park. After college, he became a full-time employee at First Pasadena State Bank. Tom had worked his way up to be a senior vice president and commercial lender when he left the bank after 17 years. He was a senior officer and managed the commercial banking division of Home Savings Association in the Houston Galleria area before joining Texas Commerce Bank. Tom was president of Texas Commerce Bank-Pasadena and later was a manager in the Private Banking Department. He joined Clear Lake National Bank as president and CEO and helped manage the sale of the bank to Sterling Bank. Tom joined and worked at First Community Bank as an area president and commercial lender until the bank was purchased by Wells Fargo in 2005. In 2006, Tom was one of the organizing directors of Texas Citizens Bank. He served as regional president of Texas Citizens Bank until he left and focused his attention on real estate.
Tom is proud to be associated with Rise Texas Real Estate. His service first approach is reflected in his day to day interactions with customers and team members. Tom’s ability to help guide a transaction from the beginning to the closing is a valuable asset. Tom’s passion for the people he serves is contagious. His dedication to customers, local business owners, service organizations and not-for-profit entities help establish and grow strong relationships with our community.