Open Door Institute has named Art Acosta president of the resource group for the REO industry. "Art is a leader in the real estate industry who is respected by his peers as well as property sellers and managers," said David Parrish, CEO of Open Door Institute and Real Estate Educate. "As a member of our advisory council, Art played a pivotal role in expanding our resource network. His passion for real estate and for keeping Open Door an inclusive network made him a clear choice." Acosta is the owner of ERA Regency Realtors, which provides services for lenders, loan servicing companies and outsourcers. He serves San Bernardino and Riverside counties and parts of Orange and Los Angeles counties in California. His background includes service on a variety of industry boards, including REOMAC and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. He has also served as vice president of the National REO Brokers Association and director of NRBA's western region. "I'm honored to be selected as president of Open Door Institute," Acosta said. "I've been involved with Open Door since its inception, serving on the advisory council, and I'm excited about our mission. Nobody else is doing what we're doing. Anyone can be a member of Open Door, even consumers. We aim to represent the whole spectrum of the real estate industry, and I believe that's what sets us apart and will continue to strengthen our membership and the services we offer." St. Louis-based Open Door Institute is a resource network for real estate professionals, consumers and investors to support communication throughout the industry. The institute provides educational and networking opportunities that help industry professionals grow and develop their businesses. On the consumer side, it promotes education to empower homebuyers and foster long- term homeownership. Real Estate Educate provides online training to financial institutions, real estate professionals and homebuyers. Write to Kerry Curry.