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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L’ATTITUDE

Just a short note this week to remind everyone that the L’ATTITUDE 2019 and the NAHREP at L’ATTITUDE conventions take place this week in San Diego. L’ATTITUDE is redefining the narrative for the U.S. Latino cohort. The Dow Jones Company, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, MSNBC and Telemundo are covering the event as media partners. #LattitudeIsEverything Below is a list…

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Liberal Arts Degrees

In today’s evolving economy, many of the jobs that exist today won’t exist in the near future. Robotics and artificial intelligence are changing the world as we know it. If your job can be automated, it will be automated. For someone, fifty years of age or older, this may not affect you as much, but…

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Can activism and capitalism share a bed?

The NFL Season opens today with a new controversy. Like a lot of us, I’ve been observing the blowback from the surprising partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Company. Under any other circumstances the partnership would be applauded by just about everyone, but given the NFL’s collateral damage from the Colin Kaepernick situation…

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Socialism is a loser for Dems

Americans like a lot of things including hamburgers, beer, television, and money. They also like the idea of living in a country where no matter how tough you might have it today, you could win the lottery or invent something and be rich tomorrow. Americans relish their freedoms, whether they are good for them or…

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The Success Racket

The playwright and activist George Bernard Shaw once said, “Those that can, do; those who can’t, teach.” Nowhere is this truer than in the “success” industry or success racket as I like to call it. The reason I call it a racket is because most of the people who are selling their services as “success”…

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Julián Makes it to the Next Round of Debates

Presidential candidate Julián Castro has qualified for the next round of debates by meeting the fundraising and polling minimums established by the Democratic National Committee. So far, only 10 of the original 25 candidates have qualified, so this puts Julián in a smaller group of frontrunners. Julián’s unexpected surge has come from two outstanding debate…

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Do Deficits Matter Anymore?

Of all the things wrong with our political system, the worst might be that our system rewards short term success at the expense of the long-term health of the country. Our growing deficit is one primary example of this phenomenon. America’s fiscal deficit is expected to reach over a trillion dollars per year over the…

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Am I Anti-Trump or just Pro-Latino?

Before Donald Trump denigrated Mexican immigrants in his speech where he announced his candidacy for President, the thought of a businessman like Trump running for president would have been interesting to me. Like a lot of people, I believe we need new blood in Washington with new ideas and free of the cesspool of special…

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HUD denies loans to DACA recipients

Although I was disappointed, I wasn’t surprised when HUD announced last week that FHA would not back loans made to DACA recipients. DACA was a designation made by the Obama Administration that provides temporary legal status for a select group of people who were brought to the U.S. when they were small children and have…

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Make your vacation count

This is the time of year when social media is flooded with photos and stories of our friends enjoying exotic vacations from around the world. I enjoy travel, but I have found that vacations can also be stressful and exhausting. Exactly the opposite of what they are supposed to be. My advice is to use…

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