Hispanics Among the Most Powerful in Real Estate

Six Hispanics were recognized in the 10th annual 2023 SP 200 ranking of the 200 Most Powerful and Influential executives in residential real estate.

  • #143 Alvaro Erize, CEO of Commissions Inc (Technology)
  • #160 Gary Acosta, Co-Founder & CEO NAHREP (Organized Real Estate)
  • #174 Rick Trevino, CEO of Metrolist MLS (Organized Real Estate)
  • #177 Mayi de la Vega, CEO of One Sotheby’s International Realty (Brokerage)
  • #183 Rei Mesa, President and CEO Correct BHHS Florida Realty (Brokerage)
  • Watchlist: Jose Perez, SVP Radian/Homegenius homegenius (a Radian Group company) (Technology)

According to the Urban Institute, more than 70% of homeownership growth over the next 20 years will come from the Hispanic community. This projection is based on age, household formations, and workforce participation trends. However, substantial improvements in housing affordability, access to credit, and industry diversity are all required to meet this projection. While NAHREP celebrates the achievements of the Hispanic executives recognized in this report, many more Hispanic executives at the highest levels of the housing industry will be needed to help service the growth in the Hispanic homebuyer population in the coming years.

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®), a nonprofit 501(c)6 trade association, is dedicated to advancing sustainable homeownership for the Hispanic community in America. NAHREP has a network of over 40,000 real estate professionals and 100 local chapters nationwide, hosting several national events per year and publishing multiple industry cornerstone reports annually and multimedia content. Join us in advocating for policies that grow sustainable Latino homeownership, read our 2022 policy priorities here. See the NAHREP Hispanic Homeownership by Congressional District Tool which measures Hispanic homeownership by U.S. congressional district, allowing constituents, advocates, policy makers, and lending and housing professionals to evaluate district performance at a glance. Watch the Hispanic Homeownership short film.

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