Gary Acosta

Successful entrepreneur, investor and founder of today’s leading Hispanic business organization

Gary Acosta is the Co-Founder & CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) and a 25-year veteran of the housing industry. NAHREP is the nation’s largest minority real estate trade association with over 30,000 members and 80 local chapters. In his capacity as CEO of NAHREP, he created the Hispanic Wealth Project, a 501c3 non-profit organization with a strategic plan to triple Hispanic household wealth by 2024. Mr. Acosta also authored The Hispanic Wealth Disciplines, 10 principles that guide NAHREP members and supporters towards a career of wealth and prosperity. He is the creator of 53 Million and One®, a one of a kind, theatrical presentation that chronicles the true life story of Jerry Ascencio, and his journey from immigrant to successful real estate entrepreneur.

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#whenthisisallover Pt. 2

Here are some things I have been thinking about that will likely be permanent changes to our way of living. Some will cause business and investment opportunities. Baby Boomers will move online. COVID-19 is forcing Boomers to buy everything online from groceries to prescription medications. America’s wealthiest generation, who has been notoriously slow to transition to…

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José Andrés is a hero’s hero

Photo credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com Restaurant entrepreneur and master chef José Andrés is the kind of human being we should all strive to be. His World Central Kitchen is feeding millions of health workers, victims, and families of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, Oprah Winfrey announced she would donate $1M to his charity. Andrés, who…

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Coronavirus

There was only one real story in the world news this week – coronavirus. I am not an expert of infectious diseases, but let me say up front that while I think the threat is real, I think the U.S. will avoid the worst of it. While the disease is less dangerous than previous strains…

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Should Billionaires Exist?

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren think billionaires shouldn’t exist. This has caused some well publicized indignation on the part of some famous billionaires like Blackstone’s Stephen A. Schwarzman, who countered by saying “Maybe Bernie Sanders shouldn’t exist”. In fairness to Sanders and Warren, I don’t think they are calling for the elimination of anyone in…

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I was wrong about Clinton

During Bill Clinton’s candidacy for president, more than a dozen women came forward with claims of sexual impropriety. His supporters said that his extracurricular sex life was none of anybody’s business and should not be a factor in his ability to govern. I was one of those people and I was wrong. Regardless of what…

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An Immigrant Hero from Mali

Some of you may have heard about Mamoudou Gassama, an undocumented immigrant from Africa who saved a little boy that was dangling from the balcony of an apartment building outside of Paris. For those who haven’t seen the video, Gassama, with Spiderman-like speed and strength, fearlessly scaled four stories up the side of the building…

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Erin Popovich

Some of you may know that I had the privilege of playing college basketball for Gregg Popovich, the current head coach of the San Antonio Spurs and the greatest pro basketball coach of his generation. I played at Pomona College in Southern California and Popovich was the head coach – his first job as a…

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American Dynasties

I have been watching the CNN series, American Dynasties about the Kennedys (it’s great). The last episode was about the civil rights struggle and how the Kennedys deployed the National Guard to Alabama to make way for the first Black students to enroll in the University of Alabama. Ironic, considering how the National Guard is…

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