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SPEAKERS

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

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Gary Acosta
Co-Founder & CEO, NAHREP
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.
Nora Aguirre
2024 NAHREP President, Agent, Century 21 Americana
Nora Aguirre is an associate with Century 21 Americana. She has been in the real estate profession for 16 years, rapidly growing her business to become one of the top agents in the country. As a first-generation immigrant from Mexico, she is passionate about educating buyers about real estate and helping them find their next forever home. Ms. Aguirre has grown her business to more than 200 transactions per year resulting in an average of $1.5 million in gross commissions.
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George Baker
Founder & CEO, Talk'uments, LLC
George Baker, a seasoned mortgage professional with 33 years of experience, excels in management, operations, loan production, and marketing. His innovative approach and entrepreneurial talents have made him a top loan originator, successful mortgage broker, banker, business owner, and technology entrepreneur. Recognizing deficiencies in the mortgage industry's consumer information delivery model, he developed Talk’uments, the first multilingual digital home loan guide, addressing the growing population of non-native English speakers. This technology, revealed in a recent survey, enhances borrower experience and provides a competitive edge, aligning with demographic shifts and preferences in a changing market.
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Martin Cabrera Jr.
CEO, Cabrera Capital
Martin Cabrera is the CEO and Founder of Cabrera Capital Markets (CCM) and Cabrera Capital Partners (CCP). Cabrera Capital Markets (CCM) provides global investment banking and institutional brokerage services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes financial institutions, states and municipalities, corporations, unions, foundations, and endowments. CCM has issued over $330 billion in debt for municipalities and over $400 billion in debt and equities for corporations nationally and internationally. CCM’s taxable fixed income and global equities trading desks are transacting over one billion in securities daily.
Joe Castillo
Owner & Managing Broker, RE/MAX Mi Casa, RE/MAX in the Village
Joe Castillo is a second generation REALTOR® following in the footsteps of Maria and Jose Castillo, co-founders of Mi Casa Real Estate, Inc. He grew up in the business that he now loves, talking real estate at the kitchen table and spending many summers at the office helping out. Mr. Castillo obtained his real estate license at the age of 21 while continuing his studies, graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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.
Tai Christensen
Co-Founder & President, Arrive Home
Tai Christensen is the Co-Founder and President for Arrive Home, a national affordable housing program dedicated to helping responsible borrowers in underserved communities become homeowners through their Down Payment Assistance offerings and alternative credit solutions. Ms. Christensen serves as Chair of the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC), and serves as a board member for Axis Lift 360, a non-profit that focuses on providing the mortgage lending industry with a more diverse talent pool of job candidates. She is also Chair of the California MBA DE&I Committee.
Shelly Cofini
Chief Strategy Officer, Redy
Shelly Cofini, the CSO of Redy, is a dynamic and visionary individual. Armed with a bachelor's in Organization Development and a master's in Spiritual Psychology, she excels in utilizing cutting-edge technologies like Generative AI, FinTech, Digital Currency, and Predictive Data. A captivating storyteller, Cofini has delivered 1000+ workshops and keynotes, fostering global channel development. Passionate about driving profitability and innovation, she's transforming how Agents connect with opportunities. Cofini's approach centers on inspiring success, humor, discipline, love, and grace, guiding others to achieve goals joyfully. Her reputation for high energy and collaboration makes her a super-connector in the tech world.
Emmanuel Corona
Chief Commercial Officer, Ciudad Maderas USA
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Nathalie Fairfax
Chapter Network Team Manager, NAHREP
Mike Ferry
CEO, The Mike Ferry Organization
Mike Ferry is the founder of The Mike Ferry Organization, and has been involved in sales and management for more than 45 years, earning an unmatched reputation for success built on a foundation of hard work, dedication to his personal goals and an unwavering commitment to his clients and their success. The Mike Ferry Organization is a multimillion-dollar company with tens of thousands of clients. His phenomenal natural ability to teach and mentor his original techniques has helped countless agents achieve and exceed their personal and business goals.
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Vikki Hill-Gonzalez
REALTOR®, Win Win Real Estate
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Alex Islas
East West Bank
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Sam Kenney
Senior Policy Analyst, UnidosUS
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Laura Lucas
Partner, L'ATTITUDE Ventures
Laura Moreno Lucas, Partner, leverages her exceptional network and expertise to support the firm's deal flow and outreach strategy. She is the Founder & CEO of Pandocap which provides strategic advisory and media services that help early and growth-stage companies access capital markets, implement and measure ESG strategies and accelerate towards an initial public offering (IPO). Prior to Pandocap, Laura was a Managing Director at Nasdaq where she led the IPOs of Beyond Meat, Lyft, The RealReal, Airbnb and other high-profile listings. Laura is also a successful Latina entrepreneur having found and exited Ladada, one of the first fashion subscription startups to feature emerging new designers. Laura is an advisor to 500 Startups, Fulcrum Ventures and a board member of California Lutheran University and Pangea Legal.
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Kay Marshall
SVP, Capital Markets Client Strategy Manager & Secondary Lock Desk, Truist
Monica Martinez Chin
REALTOR®, Realty One Group
Bryan Miller
Vice President of National Sales, United Wholesale Mortgage
As UWM's Vice President of National Accounts, Bryan Miller plays a significant role in deepening relationships with the company's top clients. His own success as one of UWM's all-time top-producing Account Executives has made him a natural liaison for the part, allowing him to use his broad mortgage knowledge to provide personal client support whenever needed. Mr. Miller also leverages his leadership skills internally to coach UWM Account Executives on growing their clients' businesses and sharing best practices to help them solidify their connections and stay competitive.
Nikki Miller
VP of Agents and Head of Lever by Motovo, OJO Labs
Alex Montalenti
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Dr. Elizabeth Nimmons
Senior Policy and Research Analyst, NAHREP
Elizabeth Nimmons, Ph.D., the Senior Policy & Research Analyst at NAHREP, leads research and data analysis efforts, tracks and analyzes legislative and regulatory actions related to housing, consumer finance, and other issues impacting the Hispanic community's access to homeownership; prior to her time at NAHREP, she spent nearly a decade studying immigration and identity, conducting research with refugees across the United States, showcasing a passion for cross-cultural, community-based research and social justice, and she holds a B.A. in Sociology from Boston College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas.
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Ron O'Neil
Owner & CEO, AI Intelligent Solutions
For 24 years, Ron O'Neil has been a driving force in the realms of training and speaking, with a special focus on real estate for the past eight years. Overseeing operations in ten real estate offices, he honed his skills under influential mentors like Richard Robbins and Chris Leader from Leader's Edge Training. Transitioning seamlessly, Mr. O'Neil delved into the realm of artificial intelligence, dedicating the past four years to extensive research and global advocacy for the ethical and moral implementation of AI technologies. A visionary leader and educator, Ron continues to shape both the real estate landscape and the future of AI with his expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence.
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Nily Padron
Broker/CEO, Beehouse Realty
Leo Pareja
CEO, eXp Realty
Leo Pareja entered real estate at 19 years of age and by 28 he was the #1 Keller Williams Agent in the world. During his 15 years selling, Pareja sold close to 4,000 homes. In 2012 he co-founded and continues to co-own Washington Capital Partners, one of the largest private lending companies in the east coast. Today, he is the Chief Strategy Officer of eXp Realty. Pareja served as NAHREP's 2017 National President.
Nando Parrado
Survivor, Hero and NYT Best-Selling Author portrayed in Oscar-Nominated Film "Society of the Snow"
Nando Parrado, survivor of the 1972 Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, is a renowned figure in the annals of survival. His story has been immortalized in various media, from books like "Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors" and "Miracle in the Andes" to films and TV shows such as "Alive", “I Am Alive: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash “ and "Society of the Snow." Beyond his survival saga, Parrado transitioned into a successful career in television, entrepreneurship, and real estate, all while continuing to inspire global audiences with his tale of resilience and determination.
Michelle Rosa Patruno
Regional Sales Manager/Senior Loan Specialist, United Mortgage
For the past 24 years, Michelle Rosa-Patruno has been a significant and instrumental force in the residential mortgage industry and is actively originating residential mortgages to this very day. Prior to becoming a mortgage specialist, she acted as a Chief Operating Officer where she was directly responsible for New York State Banking Department audits and ensuring imposed regulations were adhered to within the mortgage organization. She takes great pride in helping the agents in her network grow their business, in turn complementing hers. She is branch owner of United Mortgage Corp. and licensed in over 46 states.
Mike Peregrina
Hey Wait AI
Peggy Pratt
Associate Broker & Team Leader, Pratt Properties Team
Peggy Pratt is a team leader for the Pratt Properties Real Estate Team and has received many accolades throughout her 27-year career. They are currently the #1 team in Revere, #3 Century 21 team in Massachusetts and ranked in the NAHREP Top 250. She is a landlord, an investor who has flipped many properties, an author and has her own podcast “Sin Permiso- A Latina Lifestyle podcast” where she interviews entrepreneurs and talks about the Latino money mindset. She sits on her local MLS board, the Massachusetts Housing Coalition and has dedicated her time to Rotary International.
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Olivia Ramos
Founder & CEO, Deepblocks
Olivia Ramos is the founder and CEO of Deepblocks, an artificial intelligence software automating site selection across 100 US cities. Olivia holds a MARCOM's degree in Architecture from Columbia University and a second MARCOM's in Real Estate Development from the University of Miami. She graduated from Singularity University's Global Solutions Program and DARPA's Innovation House.
Nuria Rivera
2023 NAHREP President, CEO, Novation Title Insurance Agency
Nuria Rivera is a transformational speaker, business owner and self-development coach on a mission to inspire permanent change for her employees, clients and business leaders. Rivera's efforts have helped increase major results and rewire the mindset of people to achieve personal and professional goals while making a lasting impact to reach their potential. The thought leader has won the Best Of State award for her multi-million dollar Salt Lake City Title company, Novation Title, for 6 years. Ms. Rivera has presented and spoken on more than 30 stages across the nation including a TedX stage.
Tony Robbins
Sara Rodriguez
Hispanic Wealth 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.
Janelle Rodriguez
Alterra Home Loans
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Terry Schmidt
CEO, Guild Mortgage
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Samuel Urquijo
Keybe
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Charles Villafana
Branch Manager, Streamline Home Loans