MBA Honors NAHREP Co-Founder Gary Acosta With Investing in Communities Award
Gary Acosta, executive chairman of New Vista Asset Management and co-founder of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), was awarded the Investing in Communities Award by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). This award recognizes someone who reflects the core values of MBA members and upholds our commitment to helping U.S. communities. Acosta is a 25-year veteran of the housing industry. He has galvanized the real estate finance industry by leading the nation’s only non-profit representing Hispanic homeownership. His business today creates new pathways for homeownership by generating awareness of foreclosures as affordable housing options for minorities as well as low to moderate-income families. He has led by example by building communities, promoting homeownership for Hispanic families, and helping them remain in their homes. “MBA is proud to honor Gary with the Investing in Communities Award for his outstanding efforts and service to Hispanic communities throughout the United States,” said David H. Stevens, MBA’s president and CEO. “Gary has dedicated his career and his life to helping communities live, grow and thrive.” NAHREP is the largest minority trade group in the real estate industry. NAHREP's mission is to create sustainable homeownership in the Hispanic community through the education, empowerment and leadership of Hispanic real estate practitioners.