SPEAKERS

NAHREP at L’ATTITUDE will feature engaging entrepreneurs, business leaders, professional athletes, politicians, and industry influencers.

Gary Acosta
Co-Founder & CEO, NAHREP | Co-Founder, L'ATTITUDE
Gary Acosta is the Co-Founder & CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®). NAHREP is the nation's largest Hispanic business organization with over 40,000 real estate professionals and 100 local chapters. In his capacity as CEO of NAHREP, he created the Hispanic Wealth Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a strategic plan to triple Hispanic household wealth by 2024. In 2018, Mr. Acosta co-founded L'ATTITUDE, a mega-event that celebrates the achievements of the Latino community in business, entertainment, technology, and politics.
Gerardo "Jerry" Ascencio
Broker/Owner, San Fernando Realty
Gerardo "Jerry" Ascencio is the former chairman of the NAHREP Foundation, dba Hispanic Wealth Project, and broker-owner of San Fernando Realty. A 30-year veteran of real estate, he is also the 2012 President of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®). A sought-out public speaker, motivator and trainer, Mr. Ascencio is widely recognized as one of the most charismatic speakers in the real estate industry today. A native of Michoacán, Mexico, Mr. Ascencio's own immigrant experience has made him an impassioned advocate for homeownership and economic empowerment for all Americans.
Nick Bailey
President and Chief Executive Officer, RE/MAX, LLC
Nick Bailey leads all aspects of the RE/MAX brand and business globally. He drives the growth of the worldwide network and oversees the development and delivery of RE/MAX, LLC support services to franchisees and Affiliates. Nick sets the vision for the brand and leads the alignment of resources throughout the RE/MAX, LLC operation – prioritizing innovation and modernization in virtually every area. He also addresses the membership, leads a staff in the U.S. and Canada, and represents the brand through frequent media interviews and industry events.
Rob Chevez
Chief Visionary Officer | REALTOR®, The CAZA Group, Keller Williams Realty
Rob Chevez is the CEO of the CAZA Group, a real estate team that consistently sells over 100,000,000 in volume and one of the top real estate teams within the Keller Williams Franchise. In 2019, Mr. Chevez was interviewed by Gary Keller in front of 10,000 of his peers on his "ZONE Methodology " where he discussed how he has grown and expanded his business. Mr. Chevez is also the Founder of the GRID Investor Network, the largest real estate investment network in the DC Metro area with 12 local chapters and 13,000 members.
Lisa Guerrero
Award Winning Investigative Journalist
Award-winning journalist, Lisa Guerrero, is one of the most popular and hard-working personalities on television. As the chief investigative correspondent for Inside Edition, America’s top rated syndicated news-magazine show, she travels the country covering crimes, scams, cold cases and consumer reports. Her brand of tough, confrontational reporting has made her a fan favorite and she has won over thirty five national investigative journalism awards including eight National Headliner Awards, twice for "Best Consumer Reporting,” five times for “Best Investigative Report” and once for Best In Show beating CNN’s Anderson Cooper among notable others.
Anand Giridharadas
On-Air Political Analyst for MSNBC & Bestselling Author
Anand Giridharadas is the author of, most recently, "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, " published by Knopf in 2018. His other books are "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, " about a Muslim immigrant's campaign to spare from Death Row the white supremacist who tried to kill him (optioned for movie adaption by Annapurna Pictures); and "India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking, " about returning to the India his parents left. Giridharadas is an editor-at-large for TIME, an on-air political analyst for MSNBC, and a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
Daisy Lopez-Cid
2018 NAHREP President and Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Premier Properties
Daisy Lopez-Cid is the 2018 President for the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Premier Properties in Kissimmee, Florida. Originally from Brooklyn with a background in immigration law, Ms. Lopez-Cid has been a force in Central Florida real estate for the past 17 years. Entering the real estate market in 2001, she is now owner of what is ranked as the most successful RE/MAX franchise in Osceola County since 2013. Ms. Lopez-Cid has served on the NAHREP National Board of Directors since 2013, and is a Past President of NAHREP Central Florida.
President Barack Obama
44th President of the United States
Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He was born in Hawaii to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya. He became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, then taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago and served in the Illinois State Senate and the U.S. Senate. On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States, winning more votes than any candidate in history. In times of great challenge and change, President Obama’s leadership ushered in a stronger economy and a more equal society.
Luis Padilla
2022 NAHREP President, CEO, The Padilla Team at RE/MAX Advance Realty
Luis C. Padilla is the Co-Owner of RE/MAX Oceanside Realty along with his wife Debbie. He emigrated from Cuba to Miami, Florida in 1973 and has been a part of the real estate industry for 33 years. His financial background began at St. Thomas University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in finance, and a minor in business. He has worked in various sectors of real estate, including commercial and residential lending, REO listing agent, numerous real estate businesses and traditional real estate sales.
Nuria Rivera
2022 NAHREP President-Elect, CEO, Novation Title Insurance Agency
Nuria Rivera sits on the National Board of Directors and serves as a chapter coach for NAHREP. She is a millennial entrepreneur and launched a title and escrow company in 2015, Novation Title Insurance Agency, of which she is CEO. Although it is a newer company, Novation Title has received Utah's "Best of State" award for four years in a row since in 2016, which was a very humbling experience for Ms. Rivera and her team. Ms. Rivera came to the United States when she was 11 years old and learned a new language and culture.
Sara Rodriguez
2020 - 2022 NAHREP President, HWP Chairperson, CEO, Titan Title LLC
Sara Rodriguez is the CEO/Owner of Titan Title and a partner at Mendez Rodriguez, PLC. Her practice specializes on all matters related to residential and commercial real estate transactions. She served as 2016 President of NAHREP Northern Virginia and has served on the chapter's board of directors since 2013 in various leadership roles. Since 2005, Mrs. Rodriguez has taught DPOR approved courses through various state-licensed schools in both English and Spanish. She also teaches Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for the National Business Institute in Virginia.
Armando Tam
SVP, Chapter Development, NAHREP
Armando Tam is Senior Vice President, Chapter Development at NAHREP. Tam has extensive experience as a mortgage broker and owned a successful real estate company. He is primarily known for his extensive understanding of All Things Latino. His diverse and eclectic background includes stints in the food scene and Latin music industry as a performer and a producer. Tam's artistic vision led to the creation of NAHREP's weekly webcast, Esta Semana en NAHREP, which enjoyed a 100-episode run.