July 23, 2014

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

In this edition:

Rising Democratic Latino star confirmed as HUD Secretary
Sandra Guzman to headline first ever Latina Brunch
World Premier: 53 Million & One
The Chapter Insider

NAHREP Event Calendar

Oct 12 - 14, 2014
2014 NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival
JW Marriott at LA Live

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Rising Democratic Latino star confirmed as HUD Secretary

The Senate voted earlier this month to confirm San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

As a housing organization, NAHREP strongly endorsed President Obama's choice of Julian Castro for the position in May. His prompt confirmation since then speaks to Castro's qualifications for the position. Under his leadership San Antonio has become an economic powerhouse, ranking first in the Milken Institute's 2011 Best Performing Cities Index, and he has received much praise for his housing and development work in his city. 2014 NAHREP President Jason Madiedo commented, "[Castro] is exceedingly qualified to follow the outstanding work of Secretary Shaun Donovan and lead HUD at a time when the housing market is still in recovery."

Castro was confirmed with ease on July 9 with votes at 71-26, with 18 Republicans voting in favor of his appointment. NAHREP looks forward to supporting him in his new position in housing, and is excited at the appointment of a qualified Latino to lead the agency.

Rising Democratic Latino star confirmed as HUD Secretary
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is sworn in during a previous confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on June 17.

Sandra Guzman to headline first ever Latina Brunch

Sandra Guzman to headline first ever Latina Brunch
Award winning journalist Sandra Guzman will Keynote NAHREP's first ever Latina Brunch at the National Convention & Latin Music Festival

Over the years, Guzman has interviewed the most prominent and successful Latinas in every field, from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, to the mega-successful Jennifer Lopez. Through her career, she has found ten fundamental ingredients by which every successful entrepreneur lives their lives. Join us as Sandra shares the Ten Essential Habits of Every Successful Latina.

Tickets to this hot event will sell out fast, so log on to www.nahrep.org/convention to reserve your spot!

World Premier: 53 Million & One

World Premier: 53 Million & One

The political and economic growth of the Latinos in the U.S. has brought the group out from the periphery and into the spotlight as a force to be reckoned with. As mainstream America tries to understand the culture of American Latinos, Latinos themselves are seeking ways to reconnect with their own cultural roots. 53 Million & 1 is NAHREP's response to the phenomenon. This one-man multimedia show tells one story among the 53 million, and will take viewers on a journey highlighting the common experiences of Latinos in America. Don't miss this powerful session, learn more here!

The Chapter Insider

At NAHREP National we do everything we can to make your local Chapter a fun experience and a valuable resource for the real estate community. Every month, through the Que Pasa Newsletter, we will bring you even more tools to make running your Chapter a success, from marketing tips to grassroots membership techniques. Tune in every month for sweepstakes, advice, and Chapter highlights!

This month I leave you with three lightning-quick, (not so) secret NAHREP resources you can use to build your business:

  1. The NAHREP ESN Talk Show
  2. Platinum Membership
  3. The Icons Mastermind group

All my best,

Marisa Calderon

Chief of Staff & Deputy Executive Director