National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) was founded in 1999 to provide advocacy and education “to help more Hispanic families achieve the American Dream” of home ownership. Since the Association was established by Ernest Reyes and Gary Acosta, it has grown to more than 30,000 members, with 58 chapters, nationwide. Mr. Acosta is currently the organization’s CEO.
In addition to serving families, the association also provides a range of benefits to it members. Its Icons Mastermind group, for example, offers networking opportunities and information sharing sessions. And the organization’s professional and business development events are designed to help Hispanic leaders in residential real estate become “an integral part of the Latino housing industry.”
NAHREP is an HSF Partner. CEO Acosta is a member of HSF’s Advisory Council, and, in 2017, the association was a sponsor of HSF’s Alumni Hall of Fame Gala. This annual event honors distinguished Latinos whose personal journeys to success exemplify the goals and values of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and also recognizes one outstanding corporate partner.
Much like HSF, NAHREP partners with corporations, which, in turn, provide the association’s members with various types of support, including networking opportunities, advocacy for the Hispanic real estate market, leadership development through mentorship opportunities, and other types of professional and business development programs. Partners include Alterra Home Loans, Bank of America, Chase, Freddie Mac, New American Funding, Quicken Loans, Radian, Realogy, and Wells Fargo.