PARSIPPANY, N.J. 03-26-2012 — Realogy reported that Tanya Reu was appointed as chair of the Corporate Board of Governors of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) during its National Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., held March 21-23. At the conference, Carmen Mercado, who completed her 2011-2012 term as president and chair of NAHREP, was appointed co-chair for the Corporate Board of Governors and will serve under the new leadership.
The Corporate Board of Governors serves as an advisory board to NAHREP’s National Board, offering its guidance on many strategic initiatives including the establishment of NAHREP’s positions on public policy and business development opportunities for members of the association.
“We are pleased that Tanya Reu’s diversity leadership is recognized by NAHREP through this appointment to lead its Corporate Board of Governors, and proud of Carmen Mercado’s contributions to NAHREP,” said Dave Weaving, Realogy chief administrative officer and chairman of the Realogy Diversity & Inclusion Council. “Tanya and Carmen’s far-reaching involvement in executing many of our diversity initiatives are highlighted in our 2011 Diversity & Community Outreach Report, and their leadership has helped us foster an inclusive culture in our workplace and within our expansive real estate networks.”
Reu is senior vice president of human resources for Realogy’s Franchise Group and Corporate Services business units. She has been a member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors since its formation in 2010, and she was selected by NAHREP’s National Board as chair for the 2012-2013 term. This appointment follows Reu’s induction in September 2011 as a national director of Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). She is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS’ Diversity Council. Within Realogy, Reu is a member of Realogy’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, which is comprised of senior executives across the company who focus on diversity initiatives related to workforce, suppliers and serving a global marketplace. Reu is also co-chair of the Realogy Corporate Services/Franchise Group Diversity Business Pillar Committee.
Mercado is an education and diversity manager for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Long Island, part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage and a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation. In her term as chair and president of NAHREP, Mercado focused on key objectives during her administration that included membership growth; launching NAHREP’s first leadership development program, chapter outreach efforts; and positioning NAHREP as the source for information regarding Latino homeownership. She is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS Equal Opportunity Cultural Diversity Committee. Mercado previously held the role of national vice chair of NAHREP.
NAHREP, a non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association, is dedicated to increasing the homeownership rate among Latinos by educating and empowering the real estate professionals that serve them. Based in San Diego, NAHREP is a premier trade organization for Hispanics and has more than 20,000 members in 48 states and 50 affiliate chapters.
Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, has a diversified business model that includes real estate franchising, brokerage, relocation and title services. Realogy's brands and business units include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty®, NRT LLC, Cartus and Title Resource Group. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 14,000 offices with 245,800 sales associates doing business in 101 countries and territories around the world. Realogy is owned by affiliates of Apollo Management, L.P., a subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading global alternative asset manager.