Gary Acosta is an entrepreneur, public policy advocate, investor, and thought leader passionate about advancing prosperity for Latinos and other underserved communities.

BTS at L’ATTITUDE

In the months prior to L’ATTITUDE 2020, I made it a point to watch a number of virtual events. Some like the Aspen Ideas Festival were well executed, but aimed relatively low in terms of program and production. The major events such as SXSW and Comic-Con offered smaller virtual versions of their massive live events…

Three Reasons Why L’ATTITUDE Matters

L’ATTITUDE is an event platform that I launched three years ago, together with business leader Sol Trujillo, and with the support of the NAHREP leadership team and events staff. This past year, international superstar Emilio Estefan joined me and Sol. Because of their prolific careers in business and entertainment, Sol and Emilio have access to…

Latino Museum

I had a great conversation this week with Congressman Tony Cárdenas. Tony is from Los Angeles and a former REALTOR®. In fact, he started his career in real estate with Jerry Ascencio, NAHREP’s former national president. Tony recently announced his candidacy for the position of Assistant Speaker of the House, but prior to that he…

Report on Latino Household Wealth

NAHREP and the Hispanic Wealth Project, Inc. are finalizing a report on the state of Hispanic wealth in America. The report will be built around an in-depth survey on family wealth taken by several hundred Latino families that includes how their financial position has been impacted by COVID-19. So, what are we hoping to learn…

Stay Safe

On a sad note, I had four friends lose parents last week alone. Three died of COVID-19. It’s unbelievable. I recently made the decision to allow the NAHREP staff to work from home for the remainder of the year. We are lucky because not everyone has a job that can be done from home and…

Stay Liquid Until Things Settle Down

By all accounts, the pandemic is far from over, and if you are lucky enough to be employed right now, you probably shouldn’t be too financially complacent. Last quarter, U.S. GDP, dropped 32%, the biggest quarterly decline in American history. While some people think the economy will miraculously bounce back when we have a vaccine…