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Leo Pareja, "Giving Is A Duty", President & Co-Founder of Remine feels a philanthropic responsibility due to his great success . . .
Leo Pareja, "Giving Is A Duty", President and Co-Founder of Remine feels a philanthropic responsibility due to his great success on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #152
Leo Pareja and I met when he was the National President of NAHREP, and he impressed me from the start. He has a great deal of ambition coupled with great humility and smarts, and that makes him a great leader and entrepreneur. Leo is a great inspiration for the Latino community and a spectacular leader in our industry. It was a pleasure to sit down with him and speak candidly during this podcast.
More About Leo Pareja:
Leo Pareja entered Real Estate at just 19 years of age and by 28 he was the #1 Keller Williams Agent in the world. He became a permanent fixture on The Thousand report, published by REAL Trends in partnership with the Wall Street Journal, as well as #1 Agent on NAHREP’s Top 250 list and an Alumni of Realtor Magazine’s 30 under 30. During his 15 years selling, Pareja sold close to 4,000 homes representing around 750 million in transactional volume.
In parallel to selling real estate, in 2012 he co-founded and continues to co-own Washington Capital Partners, one of the largest private lending companies in the mid-Atlantic region. WCP provides financing to buy, fix and flip for investors of SFR product by focusing on a frictionless process leveraged through a proprietary technology platform. The company delivers debt to liquidity conduits in the secondary market which is uncommon in a space predominantly full of small mom and pop operators.
As the Co-founder and President of Remine, he has officially crossed the line into being a full-blown technologist after straddling the line for many years. Remine delivers big data visualizations and predictive analytics to real estate agents exclusively through their MLS.
Pareja has been highly involved with the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. Pareja was the founding President of the NAHREP Metro DC chapter and then joining the national board to expand their efforts in public policy advocacy to protect the underserved markets. He served as the organizations National President in 2017.
About Michael Valdes:
Michael Valdes is the newly named President of eXp Global at eXp Realty. Previously Michael was the senior vice president of global servicing for Realogy Corporation, one of the world's largest real estate companies and parent to Coldwell Banker, C21 and Sotheby’s.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for just under a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent. Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit. He is also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors and a member of Forbes' Real Estate Council. Additionally, he is the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG for the firm and a member of Forbes Real Estate Council. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness.