March 26, 2014


The Voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of homeownership for the Hispanic community.

In this edition:

State of Hispanic Homeownership Report Due Next Month
Madiedo Joins Industry Leaders at Meeting with Donovan
NAHREP Announces New Council Structure
NAHREP to Commemorate Co-Founder Ernie Reyes
Reyes Honored on House Floor
Join the NAHREP Team!
Broadcast Your Brand at the 2014 NAHREP Expo!
Wanted: Nominations for Top Producing Latino Real Estate Agents Award
Save the Date for the 2014 NAHREP National Convention!
OUT & ABOUT


NAHREP Event Calendar

Apr 30, 2014
Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agent Award nominations close
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May 28, 2014
Corporate Board of Governors & National Board of Directors Mid-Year Retreat
Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego, CA

Jun 24 - 26, 2014
2014 Leadership Academy
Washington, DC
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Oct 12 - 14, 2014
2014 NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival
JW Marriott at LA Live
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State of Hispanic Homeownership Report Due Next Month


The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals will release the 2013 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report at a press event at the Hispanicize Conference in Miami next month. This is the fourth consecutive year that the association has published the comprehensive overview of trends that impact the national Hispanic homeownership rate.

"The report has become a widely anticipated resource for brands looking to tap into the Hispanic home buying market. It has become the go-to source on the Hispanic real estate market" says NAHREP President Jason Madiedo.

The announcement about the report will coincide with a joint press event with Sherwin Williams, the 150-year-old specialty retailer of paint and coating. Sherwin Williams has recently signed on as a NAHREP national partner.

The 2013 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report will be available for digital download at www.nahrep.org on April 2.


Madiedo Joins Industry Leaders at Meeting with Donovan


Jason Madiedo at the White House

NAHREP 2014 President Jason Madiedo joined an exclusive group of industry leaders at a meeting in the West Wing of the White House last week. Madiedo pushed NAHREP's legislative agenda with Secretary Shaun Donovan, FHA Commissioner Carol Galante, and MBA CEO Dave Stevens. The group was invited by members of the Presidents economic council to discuss the hotly debated Johnson-Crapo GSE Bill. The bill, which was introduced by the Senate Banking Committee to overhaul the housing finance system, has garnered initial bipartisan support. Madiedo offered NAHREP's perspective on the bill and the importance of low down payments and assistance for first-time homebuyers.

Madiedo, NAHREP CEO Gary Acosta, and Chief of Staff Marisa Calderon will meet with the group in follow-up meetings through the next three weeks on the Johnson-Crapo GSE Bill.


NAHREP Announces New Council Structure


NAHREP recently unveiled a new council structure that will create a presence for the association in cities with growing Hispanic populations but without some of the necessary components for a fully operating chapter. The council structure will include a key role for appointed NAHREP council members who will spearhead the association's influence locally and help organize periodic events. "Our new council structure allows NAHREP to expand into new markets where we can create awareness for NAHREP's mission and support local real estate communities," says NAHREP President Jason Madiedo.


NAHREP to Commemorate Co-Founder Ernie Reyes


NAHREP will honor the life and legacy of NAHREP Co-Founder Ernie Reyes

NAHREP will honor the life and legacy of NAHREP Co-Founder Ernie Reyes at a special celebration from 12-3 pm on Saturday, March 29 at The Prado in Balboa Park near downtown San Diego. All members and friends who wish to attend this celebration please RSVP to Brittni Navarro at bnavarro@nahrep.org or call (858) 622-9046.


Reyes Honored on House Floor


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Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA29), who serves the San Fernando Valley in the greater Los Angeles area, delivered moving remarks about NAHREP Co-founder Ernie Reyes during a session on the House floor on March 14. Cardenas spoke of Ernie's commitment to the Latino community, Hispanic homeownership and advocacy. Catch the congressman's comments on the video here.


Join the NAHREP Team!


Do you thrive on change and the stimulation of a fast moving entrepreneurial culture? Check out these challenging and rewarding career opportunities at NAHREP Headquarters. We're looking for action-oriented, skilled team players for the following posts:

  • Chapter Program Manager
  • Marketing & Social Media Director
  • Operations Director

Get the full details and job descriptions at www.nahrep.org/careers and send your resume to careers@nahrep.org. Good luck!


Broadcast Your Brand at the 2014 NAHREP Expo!


Broadcast Your Brand at the 2014 NAHREP Expo!

Raise your company profile with the people who have the biggest influence on Hispanic homeowners as an exhibitor at the 2014 NAHREP Convention & Latin Music Festival. This is THE largest Latino-centric real estate convention and the perfect place to prospect with new clients. Space is limited. Exhibit opportunities are available in full size booth, kiosk or tabletop space. Contact Tricia Meza at (619) 719-4806 or email at tmeza@nahrep.org for more information.


Wanted: Nominations for Top Producing Latino Real Estate Agents Award


Wanted: Nominations for Top Producing Latino Real Estate Agents Award

There's still time to submit your name into the nominations for the Top 250 Latino Real Estate 2014 Award, the industry's only comprehensive list of Hispanic residential real estate agents. The comprehensive list of rankings is compiled by NAHREP through analysis of MLS (Multiple Listing Service) data and self-nomination. The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2014. To download the nomination form, go to http://nahrep.org/top250.

The 2014 rankings recognize agents who have closed an outstanding number of residential real estate transactions. Last year more than 27,000 agents and over 100 self-nominated agents were evaluated as part of the rankings.

The rankings will be announced in June. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2014 National Convention & Latin Music Festival in Los Angeles on October 12-14, 2014. Sales production data for transactions closed in the 2013 calendar year will be considered. Ethnic background of nominees will be confirmed. An independent third party will perform all analysis and research.


Save the Date for the 2014 NAHREP National Convention!


Mark your calendars and be sure to save the date for the 2014 NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival! NAHREP returns to the JW Marriott at LA Live in Los Angeles for the fourth straight year on October 12-14, 2014. Think NAHREP first when you're planning your travel and conference dollars this year.

Save the Date for the 2014 NAHREP National Convention!

OUT & ABOUT


Gary Acosta, NAHREP Co-founder & CEO speaking at The Century 21 Global Conference in Las Vegas

NAHREP & Century 21: The Century 21 Global Conference in Las Vegas last week was a NAHREP affair with personal appearances by 2012 President Carmen Mercado, 2013 President Juan Martinez and 2014 President Jason Madiedo. Madiedo spoke about growth of the Latino market. Gary Acosta, NAHREP Co-founder & CEO, spoke about the association at the event.

2014 President Elect Teresa Palacios Smith represented NAHREP at the 2014 Berkshire Hathaway Sales Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on March 16 – 18, 2014.

NAHREP National Director Daisy Lopez-Cid offered NAHREP's perspective on key policy issues at a statewide meeting with Florida Association of REALTORS. Lopez-Cid, who is also the president of the Osceola County Association of REALTORS®, gathered support for NAHREP's call to action on immigration reform. She also attended a reception at the Governor's mansion.