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Son Nguyen is the Founder and President of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP). Mr. Nguyen creates, implements, and overseas the programs within VAREP including working with government agencies and policy makers to create and reform veteran housing policy to remove barriers to homeownership.
He is frequently called upon as a subject matter expert by government agencies, the real estate industry, the lending industry, and real estate trade organizations to provide consultation on a variety of veteran housing issues.
Mr. Nguyen has 19 plus years of experience in real estate, public speaking, supplier diversity, curriculum development, and non-profit management. His record speaks of innovation and leadership at the highest level.
Mr. Nguyen established VAREP as a housing non-profit for vets, by vets. He believes VAREP’s proactive stance--providing financial-literacy education and advocating homeownership--may not end the epidemic of homelessness among the veteran community, but can prevent it from happening in the future, one veteran at a time.
Mr. Nguyen entered the Navy in 1996 and served as a Radioman on the USS Vincennes (GC-49) and USS Constellation (CV-64). He went Mustang, however, was injured during Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was discharged.
A proud service-connected disabled veteran, Mr. Nguyen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from of the University of Florida and a Master’s in Organizational Management. He currently resides in Corona, CA with his wife, son, and Black Labrador.