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S3 Episode 6: Tanya Reu-Narvaez, Pre-Approving the Impact of Latino Homeownership

Tanya Reu-Narvaez lives her life by a simple but powerful mantra: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Growing up in an apartment building owned by her grandparents–where her sprawling family lived together under one roof–she learned about both the stability and the opportunity homeownership offers. And the layered effect it can have on generations of a single family.

As Chief People Officer at real estate powerhouse Anywhere, Reu-Narvaez wants to create the same sense of community she felt when her aunts, uncles, and cousins would spill out into the hallways of the apartment building during Thanksgiving dinner.

For her, Latinos should be at the center of real estate strategy. That idea is not only reflected in how she approaches diversity internally at Anywhere but in how she urges the real estate market to better acknowledge the buying power of Latinos and underrepresented minorities.

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About Our Guest

Tanya Reu-Narvaez serves as chief people officer for AnywhereSM. Promoted to this role in January 2021, Reu is responsible for all aspects of the enterprise talent strategy, including talent acquisition, talent management and development, and all aspects of the employee experience, including diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), engagement, and total rewards for the Company. She serves on the Anywhere Executive Committee and reports to Anywhere CEO Ryan Schneider.

Reu has served Anywhere (formerly Realogy) for 18 years and prior to her role as chief people officer, was senior vice president of Human Resources for the Brokerage Group and Franchise Group business units, which include franchise and company-owned brands such as Better Homes and Gardens®, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Corcoran®, ERA ®and Sotheby’s International Realty®. While in this role she also held HR leadership responsibility for Anywhere’s core businesses and led a comprehensive, results driven HR function that focused on strategic talent initiatives to drive business objectives.

Reu has led diversity & inclusion efforts for the Brokerage Group and Franchise Group business units and is a founding member of the Anywhere Diversity & Inclusion Council. She oversees Anywhere’s partnerships with professional diversity organizations, including the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) and WomanUP.

She is a current member and former chair of NAHREP’s Corporate Board of Governors and is a former national board member of AREAA and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey.

Reu has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including NAHREP’s inaugural Ernest J. Reyes Founders Award for her work in advancing Hispanic home ownership. She has also been included in the Top 20 Women of Influence in Housing list published by HousingWire and was named a Woman Worth Watching by the Profiles in Diversity Journal.

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