SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)
recognized Research Director Alejandro
Becerra for a decade of advocacy and service as he retired
Becerra began working with NAHREP at the inception of the
organization's annual State of Hispanic Homeownership Report, a key
informational resource for policymakers and industry stakeholders.
Becerra was a primary force in cementing NAHREP's reputation as a
source of information as he built a legacy of dedicated research
and skillful analysis.
- NAHREP 2020 President Sara
Rodriguez: Alejandro is truly someone who has given their
life and career to champion the voice of Latinos. He is the person
that will stand up and share incredible data and ask 'What about
Latinos' no matter where he is.
- NAHREP Co-Founder & CEO Gary
Acosta: Alejandro has been nothing short of a blessing and
has been instrumental in making NAHREP what it is today. We are
eternally grateful and his presence will be felt for many
- Former HUD Secretary Henry
Cisneros: For several decades Alejandro Becerra has been the most accurate and
comprehensive source of information concerning Latinos and housing.
He has collected and interpreted data concerning homeownership,
affordability, housing conditions, rental patterns, and future
trends. In short, decision-makers and advocates across the nation
know that the first call they need to make to understand the
housing needs of Latinos is Alejandro
Becerra of NAHREP. He will be missed.
- Former Federal Housing Commissioner for President Obama and
former CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association David Stevens: When
serving in government or the housing industry inside the beltway of
Washington DC, Alejandro has been
a fixture in the front row of almost every event. A dedicated and
staunch advocate for Latino housing issues, Alejandro brought voice
to the most critical concerns to top policy leaders in Washington. His work on the annual State of
Hispanic Homeownership report was and is highly regarded and has
influenced so many in key positions. I will miss Alejandro's
staunch integrity in his vigilant pursuit of advancing the
interests of NAHREP and the Latino housing priorities.
- Chief Economist at Moody's Analytics Mark Zandi: There is no
more careful researcher than Alejandro, whose insight has informed
our understanding of Hispanic homeownership, and no more caring
person, whose passion has empowered all that know him.
- Senior Fellow at Consumer Federation of America Barry Zigas: Alejandro is a rare example
of someone dedicated to public service, in its broadest and best
meaning. Having worked with him over many years, I can think of no
one else who has helped broaden our understanding of the challenges
and opportunities in homeownership facing the Hispanic community.
His research and advocacy have been invaluable. They have helped
elevate the public discussion of Hispanic housing and homeownership
needs in a singular and impactful way. His richly deserved
retirement will leave big shoes to fill.
In the near term, Becerra will continue to provide advice to
NAHREP's research team as it produces the annual State of Hispanic
Homeownership Report, which has grown massively since its
beginning. In farewell, NAHREP thanks Alejandro Becerra for his contributions to
growing sustainable Hispanic homeownership.
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals®
(NAHREP®), a nonprofit 501(c)6 trade association, is dedicated to
advancing sustainable homeownership for the Hispanic community in
America. NAHREP has over 40,000 real estate professional members
and 100 local chapters nationwide.