Monday, March 14
12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Welcome Luncheon Sponsored by Rocket Mortgage
An informative and inspiring ticketed event featuring a keynote from the President of Ginnie Mae.
  • Sponsor Remarks | Lisette Torres, Director, State Government and External Affairs at Rocket Companies
  • Alanna McCargo, President, Ginnie Mae
  • MC | Nuria Rivera, CEO, Novation Title Insurance Agency
2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Partner Workshops
Educational panel sessions and workshops focused on business development, wealth building and housing policy.
The Roosevelt
Freddie Mac Workshop | Connect the Dots: Turn Insights into Actions
Please join Nadja Vital, Freddie Mac Single-Family affordable lending regional manager, as she shares how housing landscape insights – and Hispanic and generational homebuyer trends – can work for you. Uncover data and buyer preferences to grow your business with millennial and mortgage-ready potential homebuyers. Unlock new opportunities to overcome affordable housing supply barriers. And don't miss this chance to connect the dots from insights to solutions and walk away with actionable steps to make home possible for more families.
  • Nadja Vital, Affordable Lending Manager, Single Family, Client and Community Engagement, Freddie Mac
Plaza 1
Charles Schwab Workshop | 7 Fundamentals You Need For Investing Success 
  • Giselle Cruz Colavita, VP Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab
Plaza 2
Chenoa Fund Powered by CBC Mortgage Agency Workshop | Chenoa Fund: providing new opportunities to affordable and sustainable homeownership
Chenoa Fund is actively adapting to current market changes with innovative ideas to create sustainable homeownership opportunities for today’s buyer. Learn about our new program offerings that can expand the reach of the prospective buyers you can assist!
  • Cari Zwick, Corporate Account Director, Chenoa Fund
3:15 PM–4:15 PM
Breakout Sessions Sponsored by Chenoa Fund Powered by CBC Mortgage Agency
Educational panel sessions and workshops focused on business development, wealth building and housing policy.
Plaza 1
Not enough properties for sale? How to bring inventory to your local market
Limited housing inventory is the #1 barrier to growing Latino homeownership—and your business. Hear how housing professionals are bringing inventory to their markets and leveraging interstate referrals to ease the crisis.
  • Moderator | Neily Soto, Associate Broker, Century 21 North East
  • Panelist | Edwin Acevedo, Broker/CEO, Century 21 Lotus
  • Panelist | Tatiana Busch, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Gateway
Plaza 2
21st Century Prospecting: Evaluating the Top Lead Generators
Is door knocking a relic of the past? The web-based lead generation business has been on the rise for several years, and the pandemic accelerated further adoption. What are the best systems out there, how do you get started, and what are the best practices? Hear directly from a panel of agents and loan originators that are making six and even seven figures working with the best lead generators.
  • Panelist | Sayo Garcia, Broker/Sales, HomeSmart Encore
  • Panelist | Frank Navazi, Sales Director, eHomes
  • Panelist | Yanira Rodriguez, Sales Manager, Long and Foster Real Estate
  • Alex Garza, Vice President of Sales, Century 21 Americana
The Roosevelt
Angel Investing 101: How to Invest in Start-ups
Investing in tech start-ups isn’t only for venture capitalists and the super-wealthy. Angel investing is a great way to make smaller investments in promising young companies. This workshop will discuss how the pros invest in start-ups, and how Latinos are leading some of the hottest start-ups in the market.
  • Moderator | Justine Jimenez Garcia, Broker, Countywide Properties ERA Powered
  • Laura Lucas, Partner, L'ATTITUDE Ventures
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer
Welcome Reception at the Ritz Carlton Sponsored by New American Funding
Join us for a celebration and introduction to the power and resilience of Hispanic homeownership in art and verse.
  • Sponsor Remarks | Frank Fuentes, National VP of Multicultural Lending, New American Funding
  • Sponsor Remarks | Caroline Isern, VP, Special Products, New American Funding
  • Estuardo Rodríguez, President & CEO, Friends of the American Latino Museum
  • MC | Gerardo "Jerry" Ascencio, Hispanic Wealth Project Chairman, San Fernando Realty
Tuesday, March 15
8:00 AM–9:00 AM
Plaza Ballroom
NAHREP Workshop: Government Affairs Director Boot Camp
Invitation Only
9:00 AM–10:45 AM
General Session I: Resilience and Renaissance: The Latino Factor
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
  • Title Sponsor Remarks | Cerita Battles, Managing Director, Head of Community & Affordable Lending, JPMorgan Chase
  • Opening Remarks | Sara Rodriguez, 2021 NAHREP President, Titan Title LLC
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Fireside Chat with Senior Housing Executive 
  • Gary Acosta, Co-Founder & CEO, NAHREP
  • Michael DeVito, Chief Executive Officer, Freddie Mac
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Facilitating Latino Homeownership Growth – The Leaders of Housing Finance
In an environment of rising interest rates and low inventory, mortgage companies are placing more focus on attracting customers from the largest growth segment in the market. A panel of the most senior mortgage industry executives discuss their companies’ plans for 2022 and their insights in a changing market.
  • Moderator | Maria Vergara, SVP, Head of Retail Diverse Segments, Wells Fargo Home Lending
  • Panelist | Derek Brummer, President, Radian
  • Panelist | Tricia Maguire-Feltch, Managing Director, Head of Retail/Field Sales for Home Lending, Chase
  • Panelist | Eddy Perez, CEO, EPM
  • Panelist | Matt Vernon, Retail Lending Executive, Bank of America
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Trailblazers in Entrepreneurship
U.S. Latinos are among the most entrepreneurial in our country, however Latino-led start-ups are drastically under-capitalized. This session will highlight a panel of Latino-led start-ups in real estate and financial services that have successfully raised institutional capital and are breaking down barriers with exciting new companies.
  • Moderator | Jason Madiedo, CEO, Panorama Mortgage Group, LLC
  • Panelist | Luis Perez, Founder & CEO, Remoov
  • Panelist | Olivia Ramos, Co-Founder & CEO, Deepblocks
  • Panelist | Samuel Ulloa, President, CEO & Co-Founder, listo!
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions Sponsored by Chenoa Fund Powered by CBC Mortgage Agency
Plaza 1
Build Serious Wealth by Investing in small, multi-family units
How do you build success in the small multi-plex property market at a time of low inventory? Whether you need to diversify your portfolio or have yet to make your first ever investment, the best and easiest way to begin investing in real estate is purchasing a multi-unit property. Get the scoop from NAHREP professionals who’ve done it themselves.
  • Moderator | Mauricio Perez, Compliance Director | Broker Associate, Twenty Four Seven Realty
  • Panelist | Rob Chevez, Chief Visionary Officer | REALTOR®, The CAZA Group, Keller Williams Realty
  • Panelist | Oralia Herrera, Broker/Owner, Century 21 TK Realty Inc.
Plaza 2
Double Your Revenue with Interstate Referrals
Want to make more money without taking on more clients? Interstate referrals are the way to go! Learn how to expand your business model for a steady stream of referral commissions from experts who’ve done it themselves.
  • Moderator | Dan Tran, Vice President, Fidelity National Title
  • Panelist | Jona Gamboa, CEO/Realtor, Gamboa Real Estate Group, Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
  • Panelist | Diana Sifuentes, REALTOR®, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services A Action
The Roosevelt
Go with the Flow: How Loan Officers Can Pivot to a Purchase Market
It’s time to talk about pivoting your business for a purchase environment as refinances dwindle. Learn from experienced loan officers how to effectively adapt your business plans to ensure a steady supply of loans even in a time of minimal refi business and low inventory.
  • Moderator | Marilyn Sainz, Mortgage Consultant, CrossCountry Mortgage
  • Panelist | Rickey L. Green, Community Lending Manager, Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC
  • Panelist | Chris Medellin, Vice President Regional Manager, LoanDepot
  • Panelist | Rafael Montano, Triple Crown Banker, Rocket Mortgage
2:00 PM–3:30 PM
General Session II
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
  • Opening Remarks | Luis Padilla, 2022 NAHREP President, CEO, The Padilla Team at RE/MAX Advance Realty
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Challenges and Opportunities in Mortgage Banking for 2022
2021 NAHREP President Sara Rodriguez sits down with Chase Home Lending CEO Mark O'Donovan to discuss how mortgage banking will evolve for 2022. Find out which critical priorities large companies like Chase are focusing on and where innovation is most needed to increase Latino homeownership.
  • Mark O'Donovan, CEO, Chase Home Lending
  • Sara Rodriguez, 2021 NAHREP President, Titan Title LLC
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Real Estate Trends and Innovations for 2022
NAHREP National Director, Joe Castillo, moderates a discussion with the top Latinos working in the C-Suites of the largest real estate brands! Get a sense of their personal journeys and the biggest trends they see in the market today.
  • Moderator | Joe Castillo, Owner & Managing Broker, RE/MAX Mi Casa, RE/MAX in the Village
  • Panelist | Jose I. Perez, Jr., Senior Vice President, Business Development, Red Bell Real Estate, LLC, a homegenius company
  • Panelist | Tanya Reu-Narvaez, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Realogy Holdings Corp
  • Panelist | Michael Valdes, President, eXp Realty
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Private Sector Solutions to Resolving the Housing Inventory Crisis
We all know the inventory crisis is a problem, let’s talk about solving it. What are some actionable solutions from the private sector? Join a panel of industry experts as they discuss what is and isn’t working.
  • Moderator | Mauricio Perez, Compliance Director | Broker Associate, Twenty Four Seven Realty
  • Panelist | Tony Chahal, Head of Strategic Relationships, HomeLight
  • Panelist | Jonathan Lawless, Head of Product, Pathway Homes
  • Panelist | Neily Soto, Associate Broker, Century 21 North East
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
  • Opening Remarks | Daisy Lopez-Cid, Past NAHREP President and Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Premier Properties
  • Keynote Speaker | Rick Scott, U.S. Senator, Florida
3:45 PM–4:45 PM
Breakout Sessions Sponsored by Chenoa Fund Powered by CBC Mortgage Agency
The Roosevelt
Should Real Estate Professionals Only Invest in Real Estate? The Importance of Asset Diversification and Investing in the Stock Market
We are all told that we should invest in what we know. However, are real estate professionals who invest only in real estate placing themselves at risk? Any savvy investor will tell you that diversification is the key to successful long-term investing. This panel of investment professionals discuss how the wealthiest among us manage their wealth.
  • Moderator | Irving Cham, NJ Growth Manager, Realogy Brokerage Group
  • Panelist | Michelle Rosa Patruno, Regional Sales Manager/Senior Loan Specialist, United Mortgage
  • Panelist | Rodrigo Suarez-Navarro, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Plaza 2
Work and Life Balance. NAHREP 10 Principles. Health and wealth run parallel
Having a thriving career and a healthy, happy and involved family life are not antonyms. The secret to long-term success as both a professional and a family-oriented person is discipline and direction. Join us to learn about the NAHREP 10 Principles and how they can help you live your best life.
  • Moderator | Olivia Chavez, NAHREP San Fernando Past President, San Fernando Realty/Mission Real Estate
  • Panelist | Monica Cuellar, Franchise Sales Advisor- Hispanic Initiatives, RE/MAX, LLC
  • Panelist | Nancy Obando, Senior Vice President- Strategic Products and Affordable Lending, Mountain West Financial, Inc.
Plaza 1
Alumni Session: Finding a Job in Corporate America
Is the corporate world calling your name? Are you ready to find a job in corporate America? A panel of corporate executives is here to share their hard-won tips and wisdom as they explain how they got to where they are today and what it takes to follow in their footsteps.
  • Moderator | Peggy Pratt-Calle, REALTOR®, Century 21 Northeast
  • Panelist | Alex Chaparro, VP Growth & Development, Century 21 Affiliated
  • Panelist | Jason Riveiro, Sr. Director, Real Estate Vertical Strategy, Notarize
6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer
Gala Reception 
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Presidential Installation Gala Sponsored by RE/MAX, LLC and Alterra Home Loans
A formal evening event celebrating the installation of 2022 NAHREP President Luis Padilla by Congressman Juan Vargas. Featuring senior government and elected officials and NAHREP’s accomplishments in policy advocacy. The Hispanic Homeownership Champion Award will be presented to CFPB Deputy Director Zixta Martinez and the NAHREP Chapter of the Year Award will be presented.
  • Sponsor Remarks | Marc Hernandez, President, Alterra Home Loans
  • Sponsor Remarks | Mike Reagan, SVP Industry Relations and Global Growth & Development, RE/MAX, LLC
  • Keynote Speaker | Xavier Becerra, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Honoree | Zixta Martinez, Deputy Director, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Luis Padilla, 2022 NAHREP President, CEO, The Padilla Team at RE/MAX Advance Realty
  • Juan Vargas, U.S. Representative, (CA-51)
  • MC | Armando Tam, SVP, Chapter Development, NAHREP
Wednesday, March 16
8:00 AM–9:00 AM
Ritz-Carlton Plaza
State of Hispanic Homeownership Report Briefing and Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Invite Only. Media may request to attend this event. Please register on the media center page located under the FAQ tab on our website.
  • Sponsor Remarks | Maria Vergara, SVP, Head of Retail Diverse Segments, Wells Fargo Home Lending
9:30 AM–9:40 AM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Opening Remarks and U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego 
  • Opening Remarks | Luis Padilla, 2022 NAHREP President, CEO, The Padilla Team at RE/MAX Advance Realty
  • Ruben Gallego, U.S. Representative, (AZ-7)
9:40 AM–10:20 AM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
2021 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report Release: The Infrastructure of Today’s and Tomorrow’s Economy
Marking its official release, a panel of national experts and top policymakers will reflect on the findings of the 12th publication of NAHREP's flagship report, the State of Hispanic Homeownership Report. Key data demonstrates Latino homeownership, economic, and labor force growth continue to provide critical infrastructure to sustain the American marketplace.
  • Moderator | Jim Parrott, Nonresident Fellow at Urban Institute, Co-Owner, Parrott Ryan Advisors
  • Panelist | Janneke Ratcliffe, VP, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Noerena Limón, EVP, Public Policy & Industry Relations, NAHREP
10:20 AM–10:30 AM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Latino Small Businesses are at the Heart of America’s Economy 
  • Opening Remarks | Gerardo "Jerry" Ascencio, Hispanic Wealth Project Chairman, San Fernando Realty
  • Isabella Guzman, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
10:30 AM–11:00 AM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Fireside Chat: Discussing the Economy with the White House
A top economic advisor highlights today’s key economic issues, including interest rate hikes and real estate affordability, inflation and labor shortages, along with the number one barrier to advancing Latino homeownership: low housing supply. As the federal government threads national interventions, the needs of the Latino market must remain at the forefront of U.S. economic policy recommendations.
  • Jared Bernstein, Member of President Biden’s White House Council of Economic Advisors
  • Alicia Menendez, Anchor, MSNBC
11:00 AM–11:40 AM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
The Latino Factor: How Latinos are Saving America from a Demographic and Labor Supply Crisis
Growth among the Latino population and labor force has kept America’s workforce on an upward trajectory, sustaining almost every industry. Despite this growth, labor supply shortages have plagued the job market, with particularly tight supply in the construction and home building market. A panel of experts will unravel how we can address the labor supply shortage by implementing common sense solutions, including immigration reform, in order to benefit the job market and American economy.
  • Moderator | Javier Vega, National Correspondent, Noticias Telemundo, NBCUniversal
  • Panelist | Jon Baselice, VP, Immigration Policy , U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Panelist | Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Race and Ethnicity Research, Pew Research Center
  • Panelist | Rebecca Shi, Executive Director, American Business Immigration Coalition
11:40 AM–12:30 PM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
12:30 PM–1:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
The Latino Market: The Engine Behind the Housing Industry and U.S. Economic Growth
Opening NAHREP’s Housing Policy Summit, welcome remarks will frame the day’s policy discussion and highlight Latinos as the engine driving U.S. economic growth. The session will feature a keynote address from FHFA Director Sandra Thompson discussing the role the GSEs will play in building more housing inventory and how FHFA is prepared to serve the Latino market.
  • Neily Soto, Associate Broker, Century 21 North East
  • Sandra Thompson, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
1:00 PM–1:20 PM
Policy Priorites 
  • Moderator | Noerena Limón, EVP, Public Policy & Industry Relations, NAHREP
  • Panelist | Luis Padilla, 2022 NAHREP President, CEO, The Padilla Team at RE/MAX Advance Realty
  • Panelist | Nuria Rivera, CEO, Novation Title Insurance Agency
  • Panelist | Sara Rodriguez, 2021 NAHREP President, Titan Title LLC
1:45 PM–2:45 PM
Breakout Sessions Sponsored by Chenoa Fund Powered by CBC Mortgage Agency
The Roosevelt
Build Wealth and Increase Profit by creating a One Stop Shop Brokerage
Owning a real estate brokerage is one of the most lucrative business models in the market. However, the most profitable companies make most of their money in ancillary services like mortgage, escrow and title. Survey’s also show that Latino homebuyers prefer a one-stop-shop experience. Setting up a full-service brokerage with ancillary services is difficult and doing it wrong can put your entire business at risk. Hear directly from a panel of experts and practitioners how the best brokers get it done.
  • Moderator | Rose Kemp, REALTOR®, RE/MAX, LLC Town Centre
  • Panelist | Abel Gilbert, Founder & CEO, ONEPATH Realty
  • Panelist | Eric A. Jacobs, Esq, President, Clear Title Group
Plaza 1
Alumni Session: Running for Public Office
NAHREP alumni have the experience, the dedication and the vibrancy to improve their communities. Learn about taking the next step as a leader and running for public office.
  • Moderator | Maria Gesualdi, Attorney at Law, Maria Gesualdi Law
  • Panelist | Zoila Alonzo, Real Estate Agent, eXp Realty
  • Panelist | Teddy Castro, Designated Broker | Partner, neXGen Real Estate
  • Panelist | Marta Loachamin, Boulder County [Colorado] Commissioner, NAHREP Metro Denver 2017 President
  • Panelist | Erik Lutz, Broker, REO Property Brokers
Plaza 2
All Politics Are Local: How to be an effective public policy advocate in your market
Your voice can have a major impact on your local market! It’s easier than you think to get involved. Learn what it takes to be a positive influence to policy makers in your community.
  • Moderator | Nora Aguirre, Agent, Century 21 Americana
  • Panelist | Josie Anderson, Director, Valero Title, Inc.
  • Panelist | Lucy Guzman, REALTOR®, Century 21 Americana
  • Panelist | Imelda Manzo, Broker-Owner, Premier One REALTORS®
  • Panelist | Marta Tataje, Loan Officer, Truist
3:00 PM–5:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer
Closing Reception Sponsored by EPM
Join us for an evening of quality conversation at the Closing Reception sponsored by EPM at the Ritz. Connect with other like-minded professionals as we close out our amazing three day conference experience together.
  • Sponsor Remarks | Eddy Perez, CEO, EPM
  • MC | Daisy Lopez-Cid, Past NAHREP President and Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Premier Properties