OC Latino Movers & Shakers

By Albert Ornelas

OC Latino Movers & Shakers

Maria Zuniga honored by NAHREP

Carrington Holding Company, a subsidiary Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate LLC, recently announced that Assistant VP/Broker Manager Maria Zuniga of Los Angeles has been named among the top 250 Latino real estate agents in the U.S. on a list published by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP).

Ranking 86th on the industry’s first comprehensive list of its kind, Maria was recognized at NAHREP’s Membership & Industry Leaders National Convention, held on October 9 at the J.W. Marriott at LA Live in Los Angeles.

The Top 250 list is the result of an analysis conducted on behalf of NAHREP by an independent consultant who reviewed local market data in key U.S. markets with a high concentration of Hispanics. The performances of more than 10,000 agents, and approximately 100 self-nominated agents, were evaluated based on sales production data for the 2011 calendar year. The resulting list of top-performing agents was created based on total transactions closed.

“Congratulations to Maria for being included on this list of the nation’s top producing Latino real estate agents,” said Gerardo “Jerry” Ascencio, NAHREP president. “With the Latino community emerging as a strong buying force within the nation’s housing market, the significance of this list of top performers is going to grow exponentially.”

“Having Maria honored as one of the nation’s top Latino real estate agents is especially meaningful for Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate, because it allows us to celebrate her impressive professional success while simultaneously promoting the importance of sustaining a diverse agent network to maximize our effectiveness and service levels in various markets,” said Wendy Forsythe, executive vice president and head of global operations for Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate. “More than half of our agents and brokers fall into the ‘culturally diverse’ category, which we believe is one of the key factors driving our rapid growth and success over the past three years.”

Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage that uses its network of licensed real estate agents to manage the sale and purchase of residential properties, with particular experience in maximizing the value of REO properties for sale. APRE works with sellers and buyers of residential properties to manage the contract negotiation, sale and escrow processes. The firm is an equal housing opportunity lender.

Carrington Holding Company owns and operates multiple businesses that cover virtually every aspect of single-family residential real estate transactions – investments in U.S. real estate and mortgage markets, loan origination and servicing, asset management and property preservation, real estate sales and rental, and title and escrow services. With more than three decades of experience and guided by a consistent philosophy, Carrington has built the infrastructure necessary to maximize value during any market cycle.

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