Engel & VĂ¶lkers and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) have announced a multinational partnership, strengthening Engel & VĂ¶lkers’ commitment to NAHREP’s mission to advance and increase sustainable Hispanic homeownership in America. Anthony Hitt, president and CEO, Engel & VĂ¶lkers Americas, will also serve on NAHREP’s Corporate Board of Governors, which is comprised of industry leaders and serves as an advisory board for the association.
“As a global brand in more than 30 countries, the Engel & VĂ¶lkers network is inherently inclusive,” says Hitt. “Our multinational partnership with NAHREP provides an opportunity for our brokers and advisors to not only learn from an extended network of professionals, but also lead conversations around diversity and inclusion within our industry. The growing power of the Hispanic consumer is relevant to every real estate professional, and we must continue to educate ourselves and others to provide exceptional service to all of our clients.”
While the partnership between Engel & VĂ¶lkers and NAHREP marks a higher level of involvement between the two organizations, members of the Engel & VĂ¶lkers network have long been participating through their local chapters.
“My involvement throughout the years with NAHREP as a member and as part of the board of directors of NAHREP Charlotte has empowered me through education, networking and tools to better serve the Latino community,” says Martha Borgese, advisor, Engel & VĂ¶lkers South Charlotte. “Latino buying power is propelling the American economy forward; in fact, Hispanics have been responsible for 59 percent of homeownership growth in the U.S. since 2012, according to the Hispanic Wealth Project and NAHREP’s recently releasedÂ State of Hispanic Homeownership Report. Given Engel & VĂ¶lkers’ commitment to inclusion, I could not be more thrilled that our network is supporting NAHREP’s mission on a national level.”
“NAHREP welcomes Engel & VĂ¶lkers to the association’s network of partners and looks forward to working strategically with them in the coming year,” says Gary Acosta, co-founder and CEO, NAHREP.