Category – People on the Move

Longtime Las Vegas REALTOR® David R. Tina Nominated to National Leadership Post

David R. Tina, 2016 NVAR Pres. smallerjpg (2)David R. Tina, a former president of both the statewide Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) and the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR), has been nominated to serve as a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) regional vice president.

As the only candidate nominated for this position by NAR leaders, Tina will be officially elected to the position by January. He will then represent NAR’s Rocky Mountain Region on NAR’s 2020 Board of Directors, representing the states of Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Tina’s nomination was announced in November during NAR’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Dave. He’ll do a great job representing our members from Nevada and other Rocky Mountain states,” said 2017 NVAR President Greg Martin. “It also speaks volumes about the quality leaders we have here in Nevada.”

As a regional vice president, Tina will follow in the footsteps of fellow Las Vegas REALTOR® Linda Rheinberger, who held the same NAR position after serving as president of GLVAR and NVAR.


Tina, a longtime local REALTOR®, was also honored at the NAR event this month by achieving REALTOR® Emeritus status, recognizing more than 40 years as an NAR member. He was NVAR’s REALTOR® of the Year in 2016. He owns and operates Urban Nest Realty in Las Vegas with his son and business partner David J. Tina, who is the 2017 president of the GLVAR.

Mountain West Commercial Welcomes Joseph Anderson

Joseph AndersonMountain West Commercial Real Estate (MW) is pleased to welcome Joseph Anderson to the team. Joseph specializes in retail acquisitions and dispositions. He began his career working for the family business, MDL Group, as a sales associate before moving to The Equity Group, where he served as Vice President.

Joseph credits much of his success in commercial real estate to lessons learned as a basketball point guard, where he developed discipline, dedication and team work. He won two state championships with Bishop Gorman High School and a full-ride scholarship to Southern Utah University. Joseph earned his bachelor’s degree in international business law and business management from the University of Las Vegas.

Jack Rappaport Joins Mountain West Commercial

jack_rappaport_wide-1Mountain West Commercial Real Estate is pleased to welcome Jack Rappaport. Jack has extensive knowledge of all types of commercial real estate from industrial and land to office, multifamily and retail, with an emphasis on tenant and buyer representation. He is a long-time resident of Las Vegas, having moved here in 1965, and has an extensive network of contacts within the Las Vegas market.

Jack entered commercial real estate in 1978, when he received his real estate license and went to work for a local family-owned real estate firm specializing in brokerage, multifamily development and property management. In 1997, Jack formed R&R Commercial Real Estate Services, a full-service firm specializing in tenant and buyer representation, particularly in retail, office and industrial. He achieved his CCIM designation in 1994 and since then has served several positions. Jack also serves as President of the Rappaport Foundation, a non-profit founded to encourage and foster the arts in Southern Nevada.

Gene Laramee Joins Cushman & Wakefield as Asset Services City Lead

 Cushman & Wakefield recently welcomed Gene Laramee as Asset Services City Lead for the Las Vegas market.

Laramee will be responsible for growing Cushman & Wakefield’s Asset Services business in Las Vegas, currently consisting of more than 6 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail space. He will also focus on recruiting top industry professionals, team engagement, cultivating best practices, and executing consistent processes and procedures across the portfolio to enhance client services. Laramee has more than 20 years of industry experience and previously led CBRE’s Phoenix Asset Services division as Director and Retail/Medical Market Leader. In his former role, he oversaw an 8 million-square-foot portfolio consisting of 70 properties of all product types.

“Gene is a strategic addition to our team, and we are looking forward to leveraging his expertise to further enhance our Asset Services market presence and portfolio,” said Michael Dunn, Cushman & Wakefield’s Nevada Managing Principal. “His stellar track record, vast experience and important industry connections make him a tremendous addition to our office, and we are excited to welcome him to the team.”

Laramee attended Central Texas College and Mesa Community College and is working toward his BOMA RPA designation.

“I am thrilled to join Cushman & Wakefield and look forward to working with this incredible team of professionals,” Laramee said. “This is an exciting time to join such a respected company that prides itself on delivering superior, innovative services to its clients.”

Soozi Jones Walker named CALV Member of the Year

The Commercial Alliance Las Vegas (CALV) honored commercial real estate industry leader Soozi Jones Walker today as its CALV Member of the Year.

She was honored during CALV’s 12th annual Commercial Alliance Educational Symposium, held Sept. 27 at the Gold Coast hotel-casino for commercial real estate professionals.

In presenting the award to Walker, 2017 CALV President Jennifer Ott, CCIM, said, “Soozi has demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication and service to CALV for many years and was instrumental in its foundation. Her hard work and dedication to Commercial Alliance and especially to our educational efforts has been invaluable to the growth and continued success of CALV.”

Walker, who has more than 33 years of experience in the local commercial real estate industry, is the president and broker of Commercial Executives Real Estate Services in Las Vegas. She is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and member of the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR). She is also a board member and past president of CALV who has served in several leadership positions with these and other industry associations, including with the National Association of REALTORS®. A former member of the state Real Estate Commission, she has spent years teaching various real estate courses.

Walker played a leading role in the symposium, teaching a course called “Commercial Contracts – Do the Forms Really Matter?” She also moderated a luncheon discussion with local industry leader Ric Truesdell that continued CALV’s tradition of hosting entertaining events with the theme of “Las Vegas Real Estate Legends – When Cocktail Napkins Were Contracts.”

Nevada REALTORS® elect new officers for 2018

nvarThe Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) named Greg Martin of Elko as its REALTOR® of the Year and announced its newly elected officers for 2018, led by incoming president and longtime Las Vegas REALTOR® Heidi Kasama.

NVAR’s directors elected NVAR officers for the coming year during the association’s board meeting this week in Reno. In addition to Kasama, 2018 officers include:

President-elect Keith Lynam, of Las Vegas.

  • Vice President William Process, of Sparks.
  • Treasurer Diane Brown, of Incline Village.
  • Immediate Past President Greg Martin, of Elko.

Board members for 2018 will be installed Dec. 8 at NVAR’s annual meeting in Las Vegas.

Each NVAR officer has extensive experience serving in leadership positions in state and local REALTOR® associations. For example, Kasama and Lynam are both past presidents of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®, while Martin is a past president of the Elko County Association of REALTORS®. Process is a past president of the Reno-Sparks Association of REALTORS®, while Brown has served as president of the Incline Village Association of REALTORS®.

Martin was named NVAR’s REALTOR® of the Year after leading the statewide association as its president in 2017. Among other accomplishments, he has played a key role in developing LeadershipNVAR, NVAR’s signature program for personal and professional growth.

GLVAR Announces Newly Elected Officers and Board Members for 2018

glvarThe Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) announced the results of its annual election of officers and board members, with local REALTORS® Christopher Bishop serving as 2018 president and Janet Carpenter serving as 2018 president-elect.

GLVAR members voted from Sept. 18 to 20, electing the following officers and directors to lead Southern Nevada’s largest professional association in 2018:

President - Christopher Bishop

President-Elect - Janet Carpenter

Vice President - Krystal Sherry

Treasurer - Tom Blanchard


Jillian Batchelor

Amber DeLillo

Shyla Magee

Aldo Martinez

Mark Sivek

REALTORS® not up for re-election who will continue to serve on the board:

Shawn Cunningham

Tim Kelly Kiernan

Chantel Tilley

David J. Tina, (Immediate Past President)

Julie Youngblood


Scot Prince Joins Mountain West Commercial Real Estate

scot princeMountain West Commercial Real Estate is pleased to welcome Scot Prince. Scot specializes in land, retail and investment sales. He was born in Las Vegas and has strong local knowledge of trends in the Las Vegas Valley. Scot started in commercial real estate in 2013, right after graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he earned a bachelor of science in economics. He has represented one of the largest privately-held real estate investment management firms in the country as well as local developers and mom-and-pop land owners.

Scot brings a wealth of knowledge and will help Mountain West identify what sectors of the industry and which submarkets should be targeted for new development and growth.

Scot can be reached at 702.374.0218 or at

Stephanie Hill Elected To Serve On National Council of Multiple Listing Services Board Of Directors

stephanie-hillStephanie Hill, who directs the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR), has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the National Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS). CMLS is the professional trade organization that serves the MLS industry across North America.

Starting in January, Hill will serve a one-year term on the CMLS board as its secretary/treasurer. In addition to Hill, new CMLS officers for 2018 include David Charron, chief strategy officer of Bright MLS in Maryland, who will serve as president, and Chris Carrillo, CEO of Metro MLS in Illinois, who will be president-elect. They will be joined on an executive committee by current CMLS president Lauren Hansen, CEO of Information and Real Estate Services, LLC in Colorado, when she becomes past president in 2018.

“It’s exciting to see that CMLS has become the organization where MLS industry leaders volunteer their time and expertise to build a better marketplace,” said Denee Evans, CEO of CMLS. “These are the right individuals at the right moment to help CMLS bring the real estate industry together to create a shared vision for what the future marketplace should look like.”

New CMLS officers and directors were elected by the general membership, with the exception of business partner directors. Business partner directors are appointed by the board of directors.

Sun Commercial Real Estate Continues To Grow

tim ericksonSun Commercial Real Estate Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Timothy Erickson to Senior Associate.  Less than a year after joining Sun Commercial Real Estate, Timothy has proven to be a valuable asset to the organization. He has a strong math background and great strategy ideas to help his clients achieve their goals. “We are happy to promote Timothy to Senior Associate as we see the value he brings to his clients and our team,” Cassie Catania-Hsu, Managing Director.








AndersSun Commercial Real Estate Inc. is pleased to welcome Anders Graciano, Senior Associate, to our Las Vegas office. Born and raised in Denmark, Scandinavia, Anders has an extensive background in International Finance and I.T. With his background, experience, clients and network, it seemed only natural for Mr. Graciano to transition into the Commercial Real Estate business. In 2010, he visited Las Vegas for the first time and fell in love with the city; the rest is history. Anders saw great opportunities in taking his experience and entrepreneurial skills from across the Atlantic and applying it to the US where he started a consulting company.  Mr. Graciano then transitioned to Commercial Real Estate where he completed the circle of services he offers to assist his clients in creating wealth through real estate investments.“The addition of Anders Graciano is a great compliment to our brokerage team.  His strong financial background will match well with analyzing properties,” Cassie Catania-Hsu, Managing Director.





debbie germanSun Commercial Real Estate Inc. is pleased to welcome Debbie German, Associate, to our growing team of dynamic agents in Las Vegas.Debbie has an extensive and impressive residential real estate career and has decided to transition into Commercial Real Estate. She has been a licensed real estate agent in Nevada for over 17 years and was licensed in Arizona for over 7 years.Debbie joined the national and local chapters of CCIM and Commercial Alliance Las Vegas (CALV) to broaden her commercial real estate knowledge. She is a very detailed oriented and client focused individual who thrives on creating meaningful long-lasting relationships with her client and peers.“We are excited to have Debbie join us as she flourishes in her commercial real estate career,” Cassie Catania-Hsu, Managing Director.

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