Agenda

Monday, March 13
9:30 AM–11:30 AM
CBOG Breakfast and Meeting
Invitation only
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Partner Workshops 
12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Welcome Luncheon
The official opening of the Homeownership and Wealth Building Conference. This ticketed event will feature some of the nation's top government and industry officials, plus a keynote from NAHREP's National President.
  • Luis Padilla, 2022 NAHREP President, CEO, The Padilla Team at RE/MAX Advance Realty
2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Partner Workshops 
3:15 PM–4:15 PM
Breakout Sessions 
6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Welcome Reception at the Ritz Carlton
An opening celebration with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with the unveiling of the cover art for the 2022 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report.
Tuesday, March 14
7:30 AM–9:00 AM
State of Hispanic Homeownership Report Briefing
An invitation-only preview of NAHREP's flagship State of Hispanic Homeownership Report with the report's authors and national leadership participating in an interactive presentation.
  • Julie Aguilar, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, NAHREP
  • Jaimie Smeraski, Policy, Learning & Research Director, NAHREP
9:00 AM–10:45 AM
General Session I: Hispanic Homeownership and the State of the Industry
 
 
  • Opening Remarks | Mauricio Perez, Compliance Director | Broker Associate, Twenty Four Seven Realty
 
State of the Association
NAHREP Co-Founder & CEO Gary Acosta outlines the event program and discusses the organization's recent progress and ambitious plans for 2023.
  • Gary Acosta, Co-Founder & CEO, NAHREP
 
How did Hispanic Homeownership Fare in 2022?
The official release of the 2022 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report. This panel of industry executives will discuss key findings from the report and the likely role that Hispanics will continue to play in the nation's housing market.
  • Moderator | Contessa Brewer, CNBC Correspondent
  • Al Cardenas, Senior Partner, The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners
  • Mike Miedler, President & CEO, Century 21
  • Jaimie Smeraski, Policy, Learning & Research Director, NAHREP
 
Association CEO Townhall
This panel will feature executives from the leading housing organizations in America. Key topics of conversation will be discussions on interest rates, housing supply, access to credit, and the need for more diversity in the industry.
  • Panelist | Gary Acosta, Co-Founder & CEO, NAHREP
  • Panelist | Robert Broeksmit, President & CEO, MBA
  • Panelist | Gerald Howard, CEO, NAHB
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions 
2:00 PM–3:30 PM
General Session II: The Intersection of Hispanic Wealth and Politics
 
 
  • Opening Remarks | Mauricio Perez, Compliance Director | Broker Associate, Twenty Four Seven Realty
 
A Roadmap to Hispanic Wealth
An in-depth conversation on housing affordability, investment capital, and financial education in public schools.
  • Moderator | Sara Rodriguez, Hispanic Wealth Chairperson, CEO, Titan Title LLC
  • Martin Cabrera Jr., CEO, Cabrera Capital
 
Fireside Chat With a Private Equity Titan
A conversation with one of the most successful investors who will share their investment strategies and wealth-building fundamentals.
  • Moderator | Gary Acosta, Co-Founder & CEO, NAHREP
 
Latino-Led Start-Ups are Shaking Up the Industry
A panel of venture capital-backed founders discuss their respective journeys in the highly competitive tech world, and why they think their companies are gamechangers for the industry.
3:45 PM–4:45 PM
Breakout Sessions 
6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Presidential Installation Gala Reception 
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Presidential Installation Gala
An elegant celebration for the installation of Nuria Rivera, the 2023 NAHREP National President. Featuring an award ceremony recognizing the Advocacy Chapter of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Chapter of the Year.
  • Nuria Rivera, 2022 NAHREP President-Elect, CEO, Novation Title Insurance Agency
  • MC | Armando Tam, SVP, Chapter Development, NAHREP
Wednesday, March 15
8:00 AM–9:00 AM
NAHREP Workshop: Government Affairs Director Boot Camp 
9:30 AM–11:30 AM
General Session III: Access to Mortgage Capital and Housing Policy
 
 
 
Fireside Chat With a Senior Lending Executive
Closing the homeownership gap will require fostering a lending environment conducive to the growing share of Latino homebuyers.
 
A Look at Special Purpose Credit Programs
Designed to meet the needs of economically disadvantaged groups, Special Purpose Credit Programs (SPCPs) have become increasingly popular tools to bridge the racial and ethnic homeownership gap. SPCPs include programs and mortgage products that make homebuying more affordable and accessible. This session will feature a panel of top lenders to share what SPCPs are available in the market and how your clients can take advantage.
  • Moderator | Armando Falcon, NAHREP Board Advisor | Chairman & CEO, Falcon Capital Advisors
  • Lisa Applegate, Head of Strategic Quality Management, Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Home Lending
  • AJ Barkley, Neighborhood Lending Executive, Bank of America
  • Cerita Battles, Managing Director, Head of Community & Affordable Lending, JPMorgan Chase
  • Lenny McNeill, EVP National Managing Director – Strategic Markets and Consumer Lending, U.S. Bank
 
Housing Affordability is a Barrier to Homeownership
The lack of housing affordability is the most significant barrier to homeownership growth, particularly for first-time home buyers. Increased mortgage interest rates, high inflation, and low housing inventory have pushed homeownership out of reach for many Latino families. This session will feature a panel of top economists who will help interpret the data and provide insights for 2023 and beyond.
  • Moderator | Sarah Wheeler, Editor In Chief, HousingWire
  • Panelist | Mark Fleming, SVP of Decision Science, Chief Economist, First American Financial Corporation
  • Panelist | Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORS®
1:00 PM–2:30 PM
General Session IV
 
 
  • Opening Remarks | Nora Aguirre, Agent, Century 21 Americana
 
The Economic Case for Immigration Reform
The U.S. depends on immigrant labor for economic growth. Despite divisive rhetoric around immigration, the U.S. faces a labor shortage it must address to stay competitive on the world's economic stage. A panel of experts will discuss the economic case for immigration reform: the future of the U.S. economy depends on more immigration, not less.
  • Jon Baselice, VP, Immigration Policy , U.S. Chamber of Commerce
 
Diversity Done Right
Latinos represent 19% of the population and $2.8 trillion of the U.S. GDP. Some companies are capturing greater market share in part because they have Latinos in key leadership positions. This session will feature a conversation among senior executives and advocates on the power of diversity in senior management.
  • Moderator | Tanya Reu-Narvaez, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Anywhere Real Estate, Inc.
  • Baron Silverstein, President, NewRez LLC
 
Keynote Address 
2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Breakout Sessions 
3:30 PM–5:30 PM
Closing Reception
Join us for an evening of quality conversation at the Closing Reception at the Ritz. Connect with other like-minded professionals as we close out our amazing three-day conference experience together.