On April 3, 2019, David Acosta was elected as the 2019 National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® president. The organization works to advance sustainable Hispanic homeownership through education, advocacy and relationship building. The appointment comes after six years of involvement with NAHREP – including three years on the organization’s board of directors and one year as founding president of NAHREP El Paso.
“David Acosta is one of the most driven and charismatic leaders we have,” said Daisy Lopez-Cid, 2018 NAHREP President.
“His track record of success and exceptional communication skills will put him among the most effective leaders in the industry.”
At Keller Williams, Acosta leads the David Acosta Real Estate Group based in Los Angeles, California. He has also earned several distinctions throughout his career – including recognition as one of NAHREP’s Top 250 Latino Agents since the inception of the award in 2012 and consistent rankings on The Wall Street Journal’s Top Real Estate agent list.
For Acosta, the new role is a way of merging his passion for serving others with the business acumen and leadership skills he’s developed at Keller Williams.
“From BOLD to market centers to corporate – Keller Williams exudes leadership. I’m just taking the lessons I’ve learned from Gary Keller and others and putting them into action.”
Acosta’s presidential appointment comes at a time of tremendous growth for the organization and the demographic.
According to NAHREP, “With annual purchasing power of $2.13 trillion, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing minority group is reshaping the way goods and services are delivered across the marketplace. Hispanics have been responsible for 46.5 percent of net U.S. homeownership gains since 2000. It is clear that Hispanics have been crucial to the nation’s homeownership gains in this century.”
Acosta reflects on his journey and looks forward to the gains on the horizon for the organization.
“At my first NAHREP convention, President Clinton mentioned that if people in that room – meaning agents, lenders, title companies, escrow companies, et cetera – don’t serve and understand this huge segment of the population, they will be out of business. These words stuck with me, and I decided I would make a difference. Today, NAHREP has over 100 local chapters and 30,000 members. In 2020, we are aiming to double our chapter count and help even more agents grow their businesses. I am humbled and honored to take on this great responsibility.”
Nosotros somos the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals®. We are The Voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of homeownership for the Hispanic community. Homeownership is the symbol of the American Dream, the cornerstone of wealth creation and a stabilizing force for working families. Our role as trusted advisors and passionate advocates is to help more Hispanic families achieve the American Dream in a sustainable way that empowers them for generations to come.