50 THE QUEENS COURIER • QUEENS BUSINESS • APRIL 12, 2018 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
Liza Mendez & Pedro Hernandez, REALTORS®
made us free.”
Real estate runs in the family. Between father and daughter, Pedro Hernandez and Liza
Mendez have over eighty years of experience in the real estate business. After immigrating from
Cuba in the late 1950s, Pedro became a REALTOR® in 1966 and dove into the melting pot of
the city. After the passage of the Fair Housing Act, he worked within his community to reduce
housing discrimination. “Now, we are free. We don’t have that problem anymore. We can work
where we want. We don’t have discrimination. That law made a big, big difference not only for
the public, but for us as REALTORS.” Liza followed her father into the family business where she
learned how she could be part of enforcing the letter and spirit of the Fair Housing Act. As their
business grew, Liza was recognized as REALTOR® of the Year, served as the Residential President
of the REALTOR® Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches, and Chairman of the Board for
the Miami Association of REALTORS®. Both remain in the industry and vow to never “take the
Fair Housing Act for granted.”
April 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. We recognize the generations of
brokers like Pedro Hernandez and Liza Mendez who have committed to embracing fair housing
in their practice and community. We are grateful for their work and understand there’s progress
yet to be made.
Visit www.FairHousing.realtor to read more about Pedro and Liza and to join the commemoration.
S e r v i n g Q u e e n s , N a s s a u , & S u f f o l k
The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (LIBOR) is a not-for-profit trade association representing 25,000 Real Estate professionals
working throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties. Charlotte Van der Waag is currently serving as the 2018 LIBOR President.