NAHREP Announces 2022 Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originator Award Recipients

Combined sales volume grows to $17.3 billion, DHI Mortgage, Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and loanDepot top the list of companies with the most originators honored

SAN DIEGO—June 2, 2022— The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) released its eighth annual Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Report today, recognizing the top producing Latino mortgage professionals across the United States. This year’s report, in association with Freddie Mac, ranks individual originators based on both number and dollar volume of transactions, and represents $17.3 billion in combined sales volume in 2021.

DHI Mortgage led the way as the company with the most honorees, followed by Guaranteed Rate Inc.,and loanDepot. Lizy Hoeffer from CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC in Phoenix, AZ is the leading originator with 1,092 loans. The report acknowledges 501 unique mortgage originators.

“The NAHREP Top 250 celebrates and acknowledges the leading Latino mortgage originators in the country. This elite group’s dedication and hard work is responsible for billions of dollars of real estate mortgages, putting people in homes during one of the most competitive markets in history,” said 2022 NAHREP President Luis Padilla. “Congratulations to the top loan originators who drove business in a robust market and helped thousands of homeowners achieve their dreams.”

The 2022 Top 10 Latino Mortgage Originators in the U.S. by transactions are:

  1. Lizy Hoeffer, CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC, Phoenix, AZ – 1,092
  2. Rene Acosta, NOVA Home Loans, Tucson, AZ – 653
  3. Stephen Carpitella, EPM, Manahawkin, NJ – 597
  4. Carlos Villalón, First Centennial Mortgage, St. Charles, IL – 595
  5. Chris Leon, NOVA Home Loans, Sierra Vista, AZ – 590
  6. Adrian Gastelum, NOVA Home Loans, Peoria, AZ – 570
  7. Armando SanMiguel, Ameris Bank, Franklin, TN – 519
  8. Saul Pinela, Neighborhood Loans, Inc. Chicago, IL – 515
  9. Jorge Montoya, Guild Mortgage, Reno, NV – 514
  10. Luisa Bedoya, MSA Mortgage, LLC, Revere, MA – 502

The report features originator lists by volume, region and more and includes data points and honoree profiles. NAHREP will honor the Top 250 at NAHREP at L’ATTITUDE in San Diego, California taking place September 22-25, 2022. At the event, honorees can network with other top producers and share ideas to close more deals and build wealth. For more information and to register, visit


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. Join us in advocating for policies that grow sustainable Latino homeownership, read our 2022 policy priorities here. Also, 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.

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