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The Providence Master Planned Community Is Holding Earth Day Activities

Go green with the Providence Master Planned Community during its first Going Green Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22. The free event for the whole family is being held in conjunction with the annual international Earth Day observance where people all over the world demonstrate support for keeping the planet healthy and clean.

Activities will begin with a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) clean-up in the desert area west of Providence from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up to receive more information on the location and also will receive a ‘thank you’ bag with a T-shirt and lunch.

Volunteers and the community are then invited to Providence’s Knickerbocker Park for a variety of festivities from noon to 3 p.m. They include music, games, inflatable bungee run and obstacle course, gardening demonstrations for kids and adults by Star Nursery, small farmers market by Gilcrease Orchard, dog agility course by K-9 Allure, free shredding by Opportunity Village, blood drive by United Blood Services, information and goodies for kids from community partners, and food trucks. In addition, Providence will continue with its long-standing tradition of releasing ladybugs at 2:30 p.m.They are considered beneficial because they consume harmful insects that kill or damage flowers, shrubs and trees.

To sign up for the clean-up, visit, and to register for the blood drive, visit and enter the sponsor code Providence Hero. For event information, call the Providence Master Homeowners Association at 702-216-2020

Knickerbocker Park is located at 10695 W. Dorrell Lane, north of the I-215 Beltway and Hualapai Way exit.

GLVAR To Honor Young Guns At The Hard Rock: Party On Garth – April 27th

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The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) and its Young Professionals Network of Las Vegas (YPN) have announced the winners of their annual “40 Under 40” awards. The awards program was created to acknowledge the top 40 local REALTORS® under the age of 40 who demonstrate excellence in their careers and service to their community, the real estate industry and their state, local and national associations. Honorees were chosen by a selection committee of GLVAR members, who also considered their professional designations, contributions to charities and to GLVAR’s Political Survival Fund, as well as their annual real estate sales transactions and number of properties they manage. They will be honored at an April 27 event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. They will also be recognized in various ways by GLVAR, including being featured in GLVAR’s monthly Southern Nevada REALTOR® publication. For information or tickets to the awards event, email GLVAR and its YPN group also inducted eight members into its “40 Under 40” Hall of Fame for members who have been named to the top 40 for three years.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include:• William J. Alt, NextHome Integrity • Joseph Y. Lee, eProNet Realty • Omar A. Lopez, BHHS Nevada Properties • Holly Marquardt, All Vegas Valley Realty • Charmaine Prospero, Northcap Residential • Georgia Purpura, Keller Williams Realty Southwest • Krystal A. Sherry, Hudson Real Estate • Julie C. Youngblood, Keller Williams Realty Southwest

YPN’s “40 Under 40” honorees for 2017 include: • Nora E. Aguirre, Source Realty • Jordan D. Betten, Coldwell Banker Premier • Amanda Bolton, Platinum Real Estate Professionals • Christina Cova-Simmons, BHHS Nevada Properties • Shawn Cunningham, RE/MAX Advantage • Amber M. DeLillo, Signature Real Estate Group • Bobby R. Deveraux, Shorewood Real Estate • Andrew Dionne, Barrett and Co., Inc. • Jeff T. Ehlert, Blue Diamond Realty LLC • Wasim Faranesh, Black & Cherry Real Estate • Jim C. Fong, Keller Williams Realty Southwest • Stephanie Fontaine, Urban Nest Realty • Robert Gluskin, Signature Real Estate Group • Sevak Grigor, Platinum Real Estate Professionals • Randy K. Hatada, Xpand Realty & Property Management • Sara H. Jessa, Urban Nest Realty • Ronald J. Johnson, Keller Williams Realty Southwest • Lola Karacsonyi, Monopoly Realty & Management, Inc. • Troy J. Kearns, Platinum Real Estate Professionals • Ryan King, King Realty Group • Eric A. Kruger, Windermere Prestige Properties • Alexandra Malenkina, Nevada Realty Experts • Jason Mattson, Orange Realty Group LLC • James J. McGuire, Signature Real Estate Group • Paulina McKinney, Urban Nest Realty • Michael McNamara, Coldwell Banker Premier • Cassandra A. Mor, the Mor Group • Mark D. Perry, Local Realty • Nicholas J. Puglia, Coldwell Banker Premier • Yared Rivera, Realty One Group, Inc. • Stephen E. Roberts Jr., SER Realty LLC • Maureen Robison, BHHS Nevada Properties • Robert Andy Stahl, Raintree Real Estate • Duc T. Su, Pordes Residential Sales & Marketing LLC • Sasha Terry, Platinum Real Estate Professionals • Angela K. Tina, Urban Nest Realty • Rexalynn M. Walberg, Goliath Properties • Geoffrey S. Zahler, Zahler Properties LLC • Kamyar Zargari, Triumph Property Management Company • Melissa L. Zimbelman, Luxe International Realty

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    

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