NAC Blog: Emerging Opportunities in Home Building

As you know, NAHREP, a 22-year-old organization, has a clear mission to advance sustainable Hispanic homeownership. NAHREP’s Policy Department, a wing of the organization that I started 4 years ago, is still a kid in comparison to the broader organization. But, like the organization, it is important that the department also has a clear mission statement. I would say that the NAHREP Policy Department’s mission is to advance sustainable Hispanic homeownership through advocacy, thought leadership, stakeholder relationships, research, and education.

Real Estate Industry Veteran Jason Riveiro Named Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer of NAHREP

SAN DIEGO—June 27, 2022—The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) announced today the appointment of Jason Riveiro as Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer. A leading voice in the real estate industry, Riveiro will lead strategic projects and partnerships. Riveiro is the first to hold the COO role within the organization, which has over 100 chapters and a network of 40,000 real estate professionals.

NAC Blog: Immigration reform does not mean open borders

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the DACA program or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. For ten years, Dreamers who arrived in this country as minors have been able to live close-to-normal lives when it comes to work, education, and basic government services without the fear of deportation. I want to remind us all that these are our friends, NAHREP members, NAHREP clients, and NAHREP family members. However, the program has come under attack by various court cases, and in the midst of one of the most politically polarized environments this country has ever seen, DACA is on shaky ground.

NAHREP Announces 2022 Top 250 Latino Agents Award Recipients

SAN DIEGO—June 9, 2022— The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) released its eleventh annual Top 250 Latino Agents Report today in association with Alterra Home Loans, recognizing the top producing Latino agents across the United States, including Puerto Rico. This year’s report ranks individual agents and teams based on transactions and sales volume, and represents a total of 39,804 transactions and $13.8 billion in combined sales volume in 2021.

NAC Blog: Spotlighting State Legislation on Housing Supply

I’m currently at our Corporate Board of Governors (CBOG) Retreat and I was reminded of my favorite thing about NAHREP: the beautiful lifetime friendships that are built through this network. I had the pleasure of having dinner with some of my favorite NAHREP personalities, including Jerry Ascencio, Marc Hernandez, Cristian Correa, AT Almeida, and Alex Garza. We laughed harder than I have laughed, quite frankly, in a very long time. I needed that laugh. We were vulnerable, teased each other, told stories about our families, and through laughter, we established deeper bonds with one another than ever before. No pretense, no airs, no politics, just pure friendship. It went down as one of my favorite, most wholesome NAHREP experiences ever.

NAHREP Announces 2022 Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originator Award Recipients

SAN DIEGO—June 2, 2022— The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) released its eighth annual Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Report today, recognizing the top producing Latino mortgage professionals across the United States. This year’s report, in association with Freddie Mac, ranks individual originators based on both number and dollar volume of transactions, and represents $17.3 billion in combined sales volume in 2021.

NAC Blog: Here’s your comeback. FAQ for NAHREP advocates

It’s June! Can you believe that? We’re essentially halfway through 2022! I can’t even wrap my head around that. But, with any milestone, it’s important to do some reflections. A couple of highlights from the first half of this year: This March, we released our 11th edition of the State of Hispanic Homeownership Report where we not only featured artists, but we conducted the first-ever qualitative study, using our members to help us tell the story of Latino homeownership.

NAC Blog: The White House’s Housing Supply Action Plan

Many of you might have heard about the Biden Administration’s Housing Supply Action Plan by now. I thought I would break it down so that we all know what to be excited about and what to be cautiously optimistic about. According to the plan, if implemented, the housing shortage will be filled in 5 years. Given that we are short about 5.5 million homes and demand will only continue to increase, that is definitely ambitious.

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) Statement on White House Announcement to Increase Affordable Housing via the Housing Supply Action Plan

SAN DIEGO—May 16, 2022— The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) welcomes the Biden-Harris administration’s ambitious plan for addressing our burgeoning housing supply shortage. The Housing Supply Action Plan sets a national strategy to close the housing supply gap in five years. Latinos are central to the long-term strength of the housing market.