The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals is founded by Gary Acosta and Ernie Reyes in San Diego, California with a powerful mission that galvanizes the industry around the burgeoning Latino market.
First National Convention
First National Convention is held in San Diego, California with 700 attendees from nearly 10 chapters across the U.S.
Blueprint for the American Dream Initiative
Invitation from the White House to participate in the Blueprint for the American Dream Initiative that aimed to increase minority homeownership.
First Housing Policy
First Housing Policy Conference is held in Washington, DC with keynote by HUD Secretary Mel Martinez.
Membership hits 10,000 active members as the association installs its first female National President, Frances Martinez Myers.
Relocation: San Diego
Relocates back to San Diego, California from Washington, DC as part of a restructuring of the organization during the housing crisis.
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
President Bill Clinton delivers a keynote address at the National Convention, marking the beginning of the strongest period of growth since the height of the economic crisis.
LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Launches a fusion of culture and business with the first Latin Music Festival at the National Convention.
HISPANIC WEALTH PROJECT
In partnership with the NAHREP Foundation, the Hispanic Wealth Project is launched with the ambitious goal of tripling median Hispanic household wealth by 2024.
53 MILLION & ONE
Debuts original stage production 53 Million & One starring Jerry Ascencio at the NAHREP Chicago Business Rally, launching a 25 city tour of the show.
New benchmark set with 26,000 members, 50 local chapters, and 25 full-time employees.
The first SOMOS NAHREP magazine is published and released at the National Convention.
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
President George W. Bush converses with Gary Acosta at the NAHREP National Convention discussing important topics including immigration reform and solving the housing crisis. 2017 marked the third consecutive year of Latino homeownership growth.
National Convention at L’ATTITUDE
NAHREP joins forces with L’ATTITUDE, a new event concept highlighting Latinos as the powerhouse of buying power, political capital and innovation, and the drivers of the New Mainstream Economy.
NAHREP’s explosive growth leads to 80 chapters, rebranding, new office space, and a new alumni program.
NAHREP celebrates it’s 20th anniversary and introduces a new series of virtual events, providing quality content in lieu of our historic times.
Dividing the U.S. into six national regions, NAHREP launches a regional structure allowing for new sponsorship and collaboration opportunities for companies that want to further target their outreach to Latino homeowners.
The Hispanic Wealth Project Angel Community
Founded in 2022, the Latino Angel Community is the first Latin Angels Cohort on a mission to make investment education accessible and provide a community for those who wish to invest in startups. Top Experts, Operators, Founders, Angels & VCs with backgrounds in PropTech and FinTech lead members to become seasoned investors.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
President Obama joins the NAHREP familia at the 2022 NAHREP at L’ATTITUDE Conference in San Diego, CA. Gary Acosta and President Obama delve into what it takes for Latinos to continue to move conversations around sustainable homeownership for the Latino community forward among policy-makers and the general public.