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NVAR Leadership Group Has Some Fun In The Land Of The Sun…And Good Deeds Done

groupshot smallerLeadershipNVAR’s Class of 2017 kicked off its year-long program by meeting Jan. 24-26 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 15-member class of NVAR members from all parts of Nevada devoted three days to a range of activities designed to promote leadership and growth. While attending courses and networking, the REALTORS® volunteered at a local shelter for families who are homeless and in need. They also started planning their year-long community service project to support Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Nevada.

The 2017 LeadershipNVAR class includes Nevada REALTORS® from all parts of the state, from Elko to Minden and from Reno to Las Vegas. The class includes: Tom Blanchard, Lisa Cobb, Tamra Coulter, Stephanie Dibbs, Jerome Johnson, Tim Kelly Kiernan, Alex Malenkina, Rebecca McKenna-Inman, and Merri Perry, all of Las Vegas; Cheryl Henning and Angela Lage, of Elko; Kendra Murray, of Incline Village; Naomi Pettit, of Carson City and Incline Village; Whitney Richburg, of Reno; and Kaycee Summers, of Minden and Gardnerville. “This is an energetic, engaging leadership group,” said Tiffany Banks, NVAR’s legal counsel and its staff liaison to the program. “Everyone was quick to jump in and immerse themselves in the program. It’s always rewarding to work with the future leaders of our association and our profession, and to be able to help others at the same time.”

Banks added that the goal of the program NVAR established several years ago is to train the next generation of leaders in the association and in the state while helping participants learn about themselves so they can become better leaders in all facets of their lives. She said the program emphasizes teamwork, community and self-awareness. Participants meet quarterly for intensive leadership training, with sessions continuing in June, September and December.

CBRE Hotels To Auction The Rita Suites Las Vegas

Rita-Suites-Las-VegasCBRE Hotels has been exclusively engaged to market the 221-room Rita Suites located one block off the Las Vegas ‘Strip’ at 344 E Desert Inn Road in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“With excellent, current net operating income and strong profit margins, this all-suite, fee simple property offers a tremendous upside opportunity to affiliate with a national hotel brand or as a multi-family or mixed-use redevelopment play,” said Chris Komanowski, senior vice president, of CBRE Hotels in Las Vegas. Mr. Komanowski added, “We are offering the Rita Suites in an auction format with bids due on March 1, 2017.”

Located behind Wynn’s Encore Casino Resort and proximate to the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion which is currently under construction, the unencumbered Rita Suites benefits from year-round demand from one of the most popular leisure and convention cities in the world.

CBRE Hotels is a specialized advisory group within CBRE providing capital markets, consulting, investment sales, research and valuation services to companies in the hotel sector. CBRE Hotels is comprised of more than 385 dedicated hospitality professionals located in 60 offices across the globe.



Thomas & Mack Development Group Gives ‘Broker’ Some Love In A Unique Way

PPProminent Las Vegas real estate developer, Thomas & Mack, is saying “thank you” in a way that is rarely seen in a business setting. It is naming a park at the McCarran Center after Dan Palmeri, senior director at Cushman & Wakefield Commerce, to thank and honor his tenant representation work. Palmeri leased more than 200,000 square feet in six buildings at the 100-acre business park and his team is the most active in bringing new companies to the McCarran Center.

The Palmeri Park will be a green space between four office buildings, primarily leased by Palmeri, as a break location for the employees at the business center. The park will feature outdoor seating below a mature tree canopy.

“I have often viewed the Thomas & Mack Group as mentors, and am undoubtedly honored to be recognized by them in this way,” said Dan Palmeri, senior director of tenant advisory group for the Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce. “After they assured me that this wasn’t some kind of a joke, I couldn’t be anything but grateful for Thomas & Mack and proud of the Commerce team I work with that assisted on the leases.”

The naming ceremony was held Tuesday, January 31.


Lake Las Vegas Sports Club Set To Open

lake-las-vegasThe Lake Las Vegas master plan is adding a special benefit for its residents with the opening of the new Lake Las Vegas Sports Club in January.  Located in the middle of 50 acres of landscaped open space, the new multimillion dollar private club is designed to promote health and wellness, fitness and leisure recreation.  Exclusive to Lake Las Vegas residents, the Lake Las Vegas Sports Club is expected to become a hub for social events, tennis and pickle ball tournaments and other member activities.

“We’re excited to open the Lake Las Vegas Sports Club and provide another great amenity in our community. The opening of the club continues the development and promise of this very special residential, golf and resort community surrounding our 320-acre private lake,” said Patrick Parker, president of Raintree Investment Corporation. Raintree Investment Corporation has managed the Lake Las Vegas master plan since mid-2012 as well as other master planned communities located in Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada.

The Lake Las Vegas Sports Club has completely reimagined the former Falls Golf Clubhouse into a state-of-the-art-fitness center with TechnoGym workout equipment, a yoga movement studio, social gathering rooms, a family game room, four tennis courts, two pickle ball courts and family and lap pools.  The “early California” inspired architecture at the sports club creates a campus style atmosphere with more than 16,000 square feet of inviting casual contemporary air-conditioned indoor social spaces designed by the world-renowned design firm, Tandem.  Tandem was the designer of the interior spaces of Reflection Bay Golf Clubhouse and the Cromwell Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Dramatic outdoor spaces overlook acres of green grass, tennis and pickle ball courts and the large “pool pavilion” areas.  The new family and lap pools feature views of the Las Vegas Strip and air conditioned cabanas.

Groundbreaking! DGC Expansion: Gymnastics, Power Tumbling Trampoline, Desert Cheer Xtreme

WHY: Building on the success of the current location, Desert Gymcats will commemorate the construction of their brand new, state of the art gymnastics and official power tumbling-trampoline facility, and competitive cheerleading gym.

WHAT: Desert Gymcats’ new gymnasium and trampoline facility construction commencement will be commemorated with an official Ground Breaking Ceremony and Celebration.  Construction of this 18,100 square foot gymnasium on 1.79 acres exemplifies the continued success of this women-owned business and marks the first competitive USAG- TNT (Trampoline, Power Tumbling and Double Mini Tramp) facility in the State of Nevada.

Desert Gymcats’ current facility, still in operation at 950 South Cimarron Rd, just one mile from the new site, will continue as a gymnastics school, featuring our successful preschool program, boys’ gymnastics, and Ninja Zone/Parkour.  We will better serve boys and girls of all ages with the variety of programs offered at both facilities.

The new building is unique because it will feature the only standard power tumbling strip, which is over 120 feet long, 2 competitive double mini-trampolines, 4 competitive trampolines and all the women’s gymnastics events, in a facility designed for all levels of competitive gymnastics and trampoline.

Plus, Desert Cheer Extreme will be returning after a five year absence to a full size competitive cheer-spring floor .

WHO:  Stacy Carrero and Jessica Spruell, Desert Gymcats (Owners) Bob Potter, Affordable Concepts (General Contractor), Ned Cole (Architect), Ann Santiago, TMC Financing and Eric Colvin, Meadows Bank (Project Financing), SBCC (Civil Engineer), Whitey Anson: AAI-Dealer   (Equipment Vendor), First American Title (Escrow), Becky Pintar, Pintar Albiston Attorneys at Law (Attorney) and Dana Berggren, Berggren Commercial Real Estate (Broker/Consultant) will be present to celebrate the groundbreaking of Desert Gymcats’ new gymnasium.  Also invited are City Council members- Lois Tarkanian and Bob Beers, Congresswoman Dina Titus and State Senator Patricia Farley; State Assembly members Brittney Miller and Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod.

WHEN:  12 pmMonday, December 12, 2016.

WHERE: Cimarron Road, 8220 W. Sahara Avenue

GLVAR to Break Ground on New Headquarters Building in Southwest Las Vegas

glvarWho:       The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) is hosting a Dec. 14 groundbreaking event for its new headquarters building near Rainbow Boulevard and the 215 Beltway in the southwest part of Las Vegas. Following brief remarks by Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, 2016 GLVAR President Scott Beaudry, 2016 President-elect David J. Tina and project manager Mike Shohet, of Jones Lang LaSalle, will address a crowd of local dignitaries, REALTORS® and staff members.

What:     GLVAR is breaking ground on a state-of-the-art new headquarters building to better serve its nearly 13,000 members. By late 2017, GLVAR plans to move into the new building with nearly 40,000 square feet of space from its current 27,000-square-foot building at 1750 E. Sahara Avenue – which is now listed for sale at $3.8 million.

When:             Wednesday, Dec. 14, starting at 10 a.m., with the event slated to end by 10:30 a.m.

Where:   The event will be held at the site of GLVAR’s new building on South Rainbow Boulevard, just south of Post Road and north of Sunset Road. Guests are encouraged to look for the GLVAR signs. Parking is available on Post Road and in the Rainbow Corporate Center South parking lot on the north side of the property.

More:     GLVAR’s new headquarters will feature classrooms large enough to seat 300 members. The two-story facility on 4.25 acres will be an energy-efficient, concrete tilt-up building with about 380 parking spaces. GLVAR will offer space in the building to other organizations to use for meetings, classes and events, potentially generating additional revenue for the association. For construction updates and more information, visit

December 13th at Jones Beltway Business Park: Party With Hayim At MDL Group’s New HQ Groundbreaking

mdl-group-logoWHAT: Jones Beltway Business Park construction commencement will be commemorated with an official Ground Breaking Ceremony and Celebration.  Construction of this 16,500 square foot office development, comprised of two buildings on 1.93 acres demonstrates new growth in Las Vegas expansion phase, which including this project.

Distinguished guests of honor scheduled to attend the event include, County Commissioner Steve Sisolak; Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Kristin McMillan.

WHO:  Representatives from Nevada General Construction (Contractor), Encompass Studio (Architect), Chase Bank (Project Financing), Civil Works (Civil Engineer), Henriksen Butler (Furniture Vendor), and MDL Group (Developer and Owner Occupant) will be present regarding the Jones Beltway Business Park Project.

WHEN:  Press conference and official ground breaking ceremony begins at 10:30 am with Champaign Toast and raffle immediately following until 11:30 pm, Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

WHERE: Jones Beltway Business Park, 5960 S. Jones Blvd. (NEC of Jones Blvd. and Ponderosa Way.)

WHY: The Jones Beltway Business Park is one of only few significant office development projects in the Southern Nevada region and clearly demonstrates the start of office expansion.  MDL Group is a local small business (commercial real estate and property management) that made the decision to build its new office building vs. leasing or buying an existing building.

Please contact; Hayim Mizrachi        702-388-1800    

NAR Honors GLVAR’s Global Committee

rena-heidi-peter-azim-at-mipim-2The Global Committee of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) was recently honored by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) with a Platinum Global Achievement Program Award. This places GLVAR’s Global Committee in the top third of all association global councils nationwide. The GLVAR committee focusing on international real estate opportunities and education offers what 2016 GLVAR President Scott Beaudry called “the highest level of service to its global members by consistently providing them with the tools they need to handle international real estate.”

Las Vegas REALTOR® Rena Levy, who chairs GLVAR’s Global Committee, said her committee is proud of the accomplishment. “It’s a reflection on the hard work and increasing involvement of our members,” Levy said. “It also speaks to the potential and value of Las Vegas as an international real estate market.” “We are thankful to GLVAR’s Global Committee for their commitment to enhancing global business opportunities for REALTORS® in their market,” added Janet Branton, NAR senior vice president of commercial & global services. “They have done an outstanding job, and we are pleased to provide them with the Platinum Global Achievement Program Award.”

The Providence Master Planned Community Celebrates a Decade to Remember

providenceJoin the Providence Master Planned Community as it will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a birthday bash with different activities for the whole family at each of its three neighborhood parks. The entire community is invited to the free party, called Providence Pride – A Decade to Remember, on Saturday, Nov. 19 from noon to 6 p.m.

The Promenade Park will have a walking timeline of Providence highlights, as well as a cake and ice cream, hosted by Providence’s lovable 7-foot-tall canine mascot named PD. The young and young-at-heart will enjoy carnival-themed festivities at Huckleberry Park with carnival rides, contests, a DJ and eight food trucks. Wristbands for the carnival rides will be available for $8 per person. Knickerbocker Park will have live music by the bands Ashley Red and Blue String Theory, BBQ food vendor Smoken Sam’s, beer and wine garden, and games, including giant Jenga, Connect Four, Corn Hole and more.

Shuttles will be available and will stop at each park. Attendees also can follow directional signage throughout the community or visit the information tent at each park.

Located in northwest Las Vegas, Providence has ranked consistently among the best-selling master planned communities in the state and country since it first opened. Developed by Focus Property Group, the vision for the 1,200-acre community with a small town Americana ambiance became a reality with the first home sale in 2006 and first two families taking up residence in March 2007.

Today, more than 5,000 homes have been sold with several new-home communities still selling homes by top builders. Residents enjoy amenities including three parks, wide tree-lined streets, and miles of walking trails and bike paths, neighborhood and nearby schools, and convenient access to shopping, dining, job opportunities and the I-215 Beltway and U.S. 95., making traveling to throughout the Las Vegas Valley convenient. Mt. Charleston, Kyle Canyon and Red Rock Canyon are only a few miles away. In addition, the active Providence Master Homeowners Association hosts a variety of cultural, social and educational events for residents in keeping with the community’s spirit of bringing people together.

Providence is located in northwest Las Vegas off of the I-215 North Beltway and Hualapai Way. For more information, visit the community’s information center at 7181 N. Hualapai Way, Ste. 150, and or call (702) 433-5084.

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