Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, today announced that Tanya Reu has been presented with the inaugural Ernest J. Reyes Founders’ Award by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). Reu, senior vice president of human resources for Realogy’s Corporate and Franchise Groups, received the prestigious award for her work in advancing the cause of sustainable Hispanic homeownership.
The Founders’ awards were presented at the 2014 NAHREP National Convention and Latin Music Festival in Los Angeles, which attracted approximately 2,500 attendees. NAHREP recognized two individuals who have distinguished themselves by their work in support of sustainable Hispanic homeownership and for improving the quality of life for Hispanics in America ─ one person from the corporate sector and one from the nonprofit world. The award was also presented to Congressman Tony Cardenas (D-California), an advocate for Latino issues.
“We are most proud of Tanya Reu’s efforts and dedication in leading Realogy’s outreach efforts across the Hispanic community,” says Richard A. Smith, Realogy’s chairman, chief executive officer and president. “Her leadership contributions as a member and past chair of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors have been noteworthy. Tanya has helped drive positive results for our franchise brands and their affiliates who have committed to serving diverse communities, and she has taken the initiative to educate and engage professionals not only from our franchise brand networks but across the entire real estate industry. Her selflessness is the mark of a true leader.”
As a member of Realogy’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, Reu made it her strategic focus to drive business results through effective workforce diversity and outreach efforts. She is an advocate and educator on the importance of diversifying the agent and affiliate network, and collaborating with brand leadership and strategic partners such as NAHREP to offer solutions that support diverse communities.
“It is a distinct honor to receive NAHREP’s Ernest J. Reyes Founders’ Award, which holds a special meaning to me on multiple fronts,” says Reu. “My work with NAHREP began over ten years ago and it has become a fabric of our business strategy here at Realogy as well as part of my personal quest to serve the Latino community. NAHREP has empowered Latino real estate professionals and paved the way for Hispanic homeowners to realize the tremendous benefits of homeownership in our country. I am proud to have served NAHREP in multiple capacities over the years and look forward to continuing the important work that needs to be done.”
Ernest J. Reyes co-founded NAHREP in 1999 in an effort to increase the rate of Hispanic homeownership through the support, education and advocacy of Latino real estate practitioners who serve the Hispanic community. He advocated for Spanish language services and documents for Hispanic homeownership, and was also an exceptional public servant, holding various roles throughout his long career.
In addition to her strong support of NAHREP, Reu is a member of the National Association of Realtors Diversity Committee, a recipient of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2013 Women Worth Watching Award, HousingWire magazine’s 2013 Women of Influence in Housing, and a Board Director for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Morris, Bergen, Passaic and Sussex, Inc.