Gerardo “Jerry” Ascencio Named Chair of NAHREP Foundation

Former NAHREP President and real estate veteran to lead initiative for Latino wealth creation

San Diego, CA – March 31, 2015 – The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Foundation has announced the appointment of highly successful real estate entrepreneur and 2012 NAHREP president, Gerardo “Jerry” Ascencio as chair.

“We are excited to have Jerry lead the NAHREP Foundation and know that it’s in good hands, “ said Teresa Palacios Smith, 2015 NAHREP President, “Jerry has the experience and know-how to lead the foundation’s innovative projects that’ll help us achieve sustainable Latino homeownership.”

Jerry is widely recognized as one of the most charismatic speakers in the real estate industry today. A native of Michoacán, Mexico, Jerry’s own immigrant experience has made him an impassioned advocate for homeownership and economic empowerment for all Americans. Between 2012 and 2014, he anchored 100 episodes of ESN, NAHREP’s highly successful YouTube talk Show. In 2014, Jerry starred in 53 Million and One®, a one of a kind theatrical presentation that chronicles his extraordinary life story.

The show premiered at the NAHREP National Convention and Latin Music Festival in Los Angeles, California and is being prepared for a national tour in 2015.

Jerry also owns Mission Realty REO and serves on the board of the National Community Stabilization trust. He is the founding president of the NAHREP San Fernando-Santa Clarita chapter and has also held local leadership roles with the Southland Regional Association of REALTORS®.