NAWRB: Bringing Communities & Industries Together for Greater Social Impact


Desirée Patno is the CEO and President of Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) and Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE). With almost three decades specializing in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem, she leads her executive team’s expertise of championing women’s economic growth and independence.


Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is a leading voice for women focused on advancing gender equality, raising the utilization of women-owned businesses and providing women the tools for economic security, stability and sanctuary. We provide one of the most thorough resources for women in the industry, covering a wide-range of topics and issues affecting women in the housing ecosystem from poverty and homeownership to C-suite opportunities and family offices.

Leveling the playing field with knowledge

We are all about the social impact for both consumers and professionals, and keeping businesses sustainable.  From natural disasters, elder financial abuse, small business sustainability, technology human balance®, gender equality, access to capital and opportunity zones we are driving the resources of connectivity within the housing and real estate ecosystem.

Natural Disasters

Dedicated to help those affected by these recent natural disasters find resources that can help them rebuild their homes, restart their businesses and regain a sense of stability in their lives. $306 billion dollars were spent for natural disasters in 2017, with over $1 trillion estimated to be in 2018. Renters and Homeowners can gain access to capital for up to $40k and $200k, respectively.

Elder Financial Abuse

Assisting people over 55 years old to prevent financial abuse before it happens. We aim to ensure proper healthcare is in place and assistance from local programs is obtained if needed. Seniors will receive help reviewing their insurance policies, and real estate and financial portfolios, ensuring the protection of their assets. An estimated $36.5 billion is lost annually in US with only 1 in 44 cases reported, and 90% is committed by a family member or associate.

Small Business Sustainability

Providing small business owners with guiding principles for long- term success, our package advises small businesses to be meticulous in everything from vetting their financial institutions to establishing excellent cybersecurity.

Technology Human Balance  Ⓡ

Focusing on how technology is disrupting the housing and real estate ecosystem, as well as in our daily lives, and how we can properly leverage this dynamic tool in the way we live and work. AI Technology with the Human Touch is the Perfect Balance.

2018 Women in the Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER)

Earlier this year we released our 2018 Women in the Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER), covering a broad range of women’s issues, from poverty, homeownership, business ownership, C-suite and leadership opportunities, to Family Offices. Reshaping the community is a necessity for economic growth and prosperity. A multiple-volume 2019 WHER is currently in production.

Access to Capital

For the last 15 years, NAWRB has been personally communicating with the leaders in the capital financing field. We help entrepreneurs, businesses, renters and homeowners access capital to reach their unique goals and build their futures. One type of financing does not meet every need in the industry—we can help you find out which one is right for your business.

Opportunity Zones

The Opportunity Zone tax incentive has the potential to have a direct social and economic impact upon underserved communities, benefiting investors, communities and taxpayers alike. It is predicted to be a pivotal catalyst for economic recovery, business development and affordable housing, which could help countless individuals achieve financial stability and economic growth for themselves and future generations.

NAWRB’s decade-long history in social impact through our data analytics, media engagement, connections with senior executives and expert leaders across the housing ecosystem, and involvement in government legislation, drives our ability to facilitate greater returns on communities, helping them thrive and be sustainable for generations to come.

Our primary role in Opportunity Zones is connecting and advising key players on the best way to positively impact distressed communities.


  • NAWRB made history bringing OMWI out of Washington, D.C., since the introduction of Dodd-Frank Section 342 in 2011
  • Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, was the highest-ranking woman and 4th overall Top Real Estate Influencer to Follow by in 2017
  • NAWRB Magazine is a four-time APEX Award Winner for Publication Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • The language from NAWRB comments to the FHFA’s Minority and Women Inclusion Final Rule were implemented into the FHFA’s publication of their Final Rule, which can be found at

For more information, contact Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, at or call (949) 559-9800.

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