The 2012 Latino Real Estate and Advocacy Conference, hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) will be held March 21-23 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Washington, D.C., the organization has announced.
The forum brings together the nation’s Hispanic real estate leaders to discuss the state of Hispanic homeownership, the current housing environment, increased costs and new barriers for first-time homebuyers, the impact of REO rental strategies on minority buyers and necessary regulatory changes that would promote greater access to homeownership for Hispanics and other first-time homebuyers.
Hispanic real estate leaders will also release a 6-Point Plan addressing current and proposed public policy initiatives affecting first-time homebuyers. The group will also share findings from its 2011 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report.
Featured speakers will include HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Acting FHA Commissioner Carol Galante, Mortgage Banker’s Association CEO David Stevens, Housing Policy Expert Armando Falcon and housing and business leaders. Also on hand will be NAHREP President Carmen Mercado, Co-Founder Gary Acosta, President-elect Gerardo Ascencio and members of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.
Latinos are the second largest consumer group in the U.S. and will constitute 50 percent of the first-time homebuyer market, the organization stated. NAHREP believes that policy and regulations that impact Latinos and other first-time homebuyers will help or hamper the health of the housing economy.
For more information or to register to attend, visit http://nahrep.org.