NAHREP welcomes Rick Najera
NAHREP is pleased to announce the addition of Rick Najera to the association as Director of New Media and Entertainment. As a Hollywood veteran and accomplished actor, producer, and director, Rick will provide NAHREP with strategic input and direction with the forthcoming Nuevo Latino Tour featuring 53 Million and One, a one of a kind, NAHREP theatrical performance featuring Rick and Jerry Ascencio.
Among his many accomplishments in Hollywood, Rick has been director of CBS's Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase for 10 consecutive years and is a regular contributor to NPRS's radio show, "Tell Me More." He has spoken on prominent issues addressing diversity in the U.S. at locations ranging from the World Bank, Harvard University, Stanford University, and Good Headquarters. The Writers Guild of America has recognized Mr. Najera as an "embodiment of diversity" in the industry and "denizen of the Latin quarter."
"NAHREP is a nationally recognized organization at the forefront of Latino issues in the housing market," says Rick. "Taking on the position of director of new media and entertainment is a natural step for me and I couldn't be more excited about our undertaking of 53 Million and One."
Fourth annual Top 250 Award nominations open
NAHREP is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agents Award, the industry's only comprehensive list of Hispanic residential real estate agents. Every year, the brightest agents from all cities across the country are closely considered for the distinction through a self-nomination process and ranked according to transaction sides closed. Each candidate brings a unique story of personal triumph, overcoming adversity, devotion to their trade, and work every day in their local market to make homeownership a reality for families.
"The Hispanic real estate market is large and is growing rapidly," says Jason Madiedo, NAHREP's 2014 president. "Since 2010, Latinos have accounted for 56 percent of the total net growth in U.S. owner households, with purchasing power of approximately $1.5 trillion projected next year. These top agents are achieving tremendous success representing buyers and sellers from markets across America, and NAHREP is honored to salute them with this report," says Madiedo.
Nominations are open through May 1, 2015. Nominate a deserving agent today!
Policy Conference registration open
NAHREP is excited to announce this year's Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference registration is officially open! Take advantage of the conference's early bird registration while it lasts!
The three-day conference is set at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC on March 30 through April 1, 2015. The conference ends with a day spent on Capitol Hill where attendees will have in-person meetings with lawmakers to share why NAHREP's policy recommendations are important to the future of the industry.
Early bird pricing ends Sunday, February 15, 2015. Log on to www.nahrep.org/dc2015 to reserve your spot at the 2015 Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference.