40 Under 40: Recognizing Young Achievers

Compass NJ LLC 
Age: 36 | Years in RE: 3 | 2022 Sales: $26,000,000

Colleen Hadden has always been driven by a desire to help people. Before becoming a real estate agent, Colleen taught at Haddonfield Middle School for over eight years and coached high school girl's soccer. When her family moved to Tokyo, she served on the board of the American School in Japan, working on curriculum development. Collectively, these experiences taught her adaptability and strength, which she draws on often in her work.

After years of moving around the world, she experienced firsthand the importance of having a REALTORⓇ who is deeply rooted in the community and knowledgeable about the areas they service. She wanted to be that same resource for others. Colleen’s favorite part of being an agent is helping others navigate the emotional side of a transaction. She knows that moving can be a huge life change, and she’s always there to support her clients every step of the way. She genuinely cares for her clients, and this sets her apart from other agents.

To Colleen, success means doing what she loves every day and finding balance between work and family. She is heavily involved in her local community, serving as the PTA president for her elementary school, serving on the board of the Haddonfield Japanese Exchange Program, actively partnering with and supporting local businesses, donating her time and resources to youth sports and our public schools, as well as many other philanthropic endeavors in the South Jersey and Philadelphia areas.

For the future, Colleen wants to continue to make an impact on everyone she encounters: her clients, her local community, and those in need in the South Jersey area. She knows that success isn’t just about selling properties; it’s about showing up in a big way for the people that matter most.


HomeSmart First Advantage Realty
Age: 23 | Years in RE: 2 | 2022 Sales: $2,473,700

Quandell Iglesia's drive to serve his community and take a personal approach with his clients make him a valuable member of the IQ Real Estate Team at HomeSmart First Advantage Realty.

Prior to becoming a real estate agent, he founded SNJ Next, a nonprofit organization aimed at introducing young professionals to career readiness, entrepreneurship and volunteerism. Quandell became an agent to be a change agent in the industry and serve his local community. One of the biggest challenges Quandell has faced is learning to be prepared for market shifts and automation in the business. However, he has overcome this by focusing on his strengths and hiring for his weaknesses.

Quandell's personal approach sets him apart from other agents, as clients become like family to him. His favorite part of being an agent is the community aspect and helping families through the finish line. Hiring a virtual transaction coordinator has been a game changer for Quandell's business.

Quandell's future aspirations include becoming a broker in the region and doubling or tripling his business. He also aims to purchase more investment properties. As a member of the Board of Education for Monroe Township Public Schools and the founder and president of SNJ Next, Quandell supports these organizations to serve his community.