NAHREP Announces 2023 Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originator Award Recipients

With combined sales volume $12.5 billion, DHI Mortgage, CrossCountry Mortgage, loanDepot, Guaranteed Rate and NOVA Home Loans top the list of companies with the most originators honored

SAN DIEGO— June 1, 2023 — The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) released its ninth annual Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Report today, recognizing the top-producing Latino mortgage professionals across the United States. In association with Freddie Mac, this year’s report ranks individual originators based on the number and dollar volume of transactions and represents $12.5 billion in combined sales volume in 2022.

DHI Mortgage led the way as the company with the most honorees, followed by CrossCountry Mortgage, loanDepot, Guaranteed Rate, and NOVA Home Loans. Lizy Hoeffer from CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC in Phoenix, AZ is the leading originator for the 6th year, with 488 loans. The report acknowledges over 550 unique mortgage originators.

“This year’s NAHREP Top 250 honorees demonstrated resilience and consistency in a challenging market,” said 2023 NAHREP President Nuria Rivera. “NAHREP congratulates these Latino mortgage professional leaders who facilitate homeownership for thousands of families and help drive generational wealth in America.”

“Through our collaboration with NAHREP, Freddie Mac offers mortgage professionals research, insights and tools to assist them in helping their clients better understand the mortgage process,” said Danny Gardner, Senior Vice President, Client and Community Engagement Single-Family Division, Freddie Mac. “We honor the important work they do to create sustainable homeownership and make home possible for families across America.”

The 2023 Top 10 Latino Mortgage Originators in the U.S. by transactions are:


  1. Lizy Hoeffer, CrossCountry Mortgage, Phoenix, AZ – 488
  2. Patricia Martinez, DHI Mortgage, San Antonio, TX – 435
  3. Armando SanMiguel, Ameris Bank, Franklin, TN – 431
  4. Norma Guerrero-Cowes, DHI Mortgage, Austin, TX – 423
  5. Megan Cloud, VIP Independent Mortgage, San Antonio, TX – 361
  6. Alexander Varela, Neighborhood Loans, Southlake, TX –341
  7. David Medrano, First United Bank, Austin, TX – 340
  8. Saul Pinela, Neighborhood Loans, Chicago, IL – 340
  9. Rene Acosta, NOVA Home Loans, Tucson, AZ – 335
  10. Adrian Gastelum, NOVA Home Loans, Peoria, AZ – 325


NAHREP will honor the Top 250 at NAHREP at L’ATTITUDE in Miami, Florida taking place September 27-30, 2023. At the event, honorees can network with other top producers. To learn more and 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 and multimedia content. Join us in advocating for policies that grow sustainable Latino homeownership, read our 2023 policy priorities here.

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