The National Association of REALTORS® conference was held in San Diego on November 13 – 16. In attendance were NAHREP President Teresa Palacios Smith, President Elect Joe Nery, and NAHREP Director Rich Hernandez, who spoke at the conference on behalf of the organization. They addressed the Hispanic market and the future of the Latino homebuyer. Also in attendance at the conference were NAHREP Executive Director Marisa Calderon, NAHREP North County San Diego President Pamela Valenciano and Erika Enid Abbot from NAHREP South Florida.
NAHREP CEO Gary Acosta gave a keynote address alongside Century 21 CEO Rick Davidson at Realogy headquarters on November 17. The two discussed the importance of the Hispanic market in the housing industry.
On November 17, NAHREP Consulting Services President, Maria Zywiciel, spoke at the Fannie Mae Credit Union Advisory Committee. The board is a forum where approved credit union and Fannie Mae leadership can engage in robust dialogue on topics of importance in mortgage lending. This prestigious committee meets in person three times a year in Washington, D.C. Maria was invited to be the keynote speaker to kick off the event and spoke on the Hispanic market opportunity and how credit unions can better serve Latino customers by understanding the cultural nuances that lead to purchasing decisions.
NAHREP 2015 President Elect Joe Nery spoke at the Data, Demand, and Demographics: A Symposium on Housing Finance hosted by Urban Institute and CoreLogic in Washington, DC on November 20. The event, was covered by CSPAN,. explored several housing policy issues, including the impact of demographic change on multifamily and single family market growth, household financial wellness, housing affordability and urbanization, and single family mortgage financing and credit accessibility. The symposium featured presentations by Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic, Sarah Rosen Wartell, President at the Urban Institute, Dave Stevens, CEO at the Mortgage Bankers Association, and John Dalton, President at the Housing Policy Council.