The People: Feb. 20, 2012
20 February 2012
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Nelson Janes has been named chief executive officer of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.
He succeeds Irene Vogel, who is retiring after almost 30 years as the association’s CEO.
Janes, who most recently has held a similar position with the Sacramento (Calif.) Association of Realtors, is expected to begin his new duties on May 7. He was hired after a national search by GLVAR, which has almost 11,000 local members and is the nation’s sixth-largest real estate association.
Janes has managed three separate real estate associations during the past two decades. From 1991 to 1994, he was executive vice president of the Philadelphia Board of Realtors. From 1994 to 2001, he managed both the association and the Multiple Listing Service for the Greater Albuquerque (N.M.) Board of Realtors.
In 2002, Janes became CEO of the Sacramento Association of Realtors, an organization of 5,500 members.
Janes has an undergraduate degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree from Virginia Tech. He began his career as a journalist with Time Inc., later becoming the director of education for the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and its foundation. He eventually served as deputy executive vice president for the organization.
After 13 years with SIOR, Janes become a consultant to nonprofit groups and other organizations, developing management training programs and editing publications on management-related topics. He subsequently joined Colliers International Property Consultants, where he was responsible for communications and continuing education for an international nonprofit federation of large firms.
Devin Reiss, chairman of GLVAR’s search committee, said more than 200 applicants were considered before GLVAR’s board of directors made the decision to hire Janes.
A former president of GLVAR, Reiss praised Vogel, who will work with Janes on the leadership transition during the next few months.
“Irene Vogel has had a huge impact on our association, as well as on the local real estate industry and on this entire community since she came to town in the early 1970s,” he said.
Patti Dillon is vice president of the office sales and leasing division of Colliers International–Las Vegas. She previously was vice president of the industrial division.
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals-Nevada Chapter announced the 2012 president, board of directors, executive committee, advisory board and committee chairs. The executive committee is comprised of: president Omar Lopez of Cosmopolitan Real Estate; president elect-Ana Morales of Alterra Home Loans; treasurer Greg Parker of Creative Business Resources; secretary Norma Green of Nations Title; compliance officer Tony Medina of WJ Bradley; education director Benjamin Ramirez of Desert Vision Realty; membership director Nestor Salgado of Re/Max Executives; parliamentarian Jaime Velez of Keller Williams; and past president Larry DeCoursey of Re/Max Advantage-Team 702.
Gordon R. Goolsby is an associate in the Financial Services practice group of Armstrong Teasdale LLP. He was previously in private practice at another firm. He will focus on bankruptcy matters, distressed loans and loan transactions, representing corporate debtors, creditors and committees.
Bill Regenhardt is director of regional online information center operations at National University. Regenhardt will be responsible for current and pending centers in Nevada, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Washington.
Jack W. Fleeman is an associate attorney at Steinberg Law Group, a firm specializing in family law.
Nicole Mastrangelo is director of the Young Philanthropists Society. She plans to build awareness and increase membership for YPS through networking programs and community outreach projects.
C-III Partners has announced completion of its acquisition of NAI Global, a transaction intended to create an integrated commercial property services company able to operate internationally. C-III is a commercial real estate services company active in an array of services, including loan origination and servicing, fund management, principal investment, title services and multifamily property management.
Al Croteau is the new business development manager for the expanded Las Vegas office of Surveillance Systems Integration. He previously served as vice president of North American Video.
Var Lordahl Jr. is a new associate in the Business Law department of the law firm of Lionel Sawyer & Collins, working with the trusts and estates practice group.
Chapel of the Flowers has been selected as a 2012 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a guide to wedding professionals in the U.S.
Karen Caterino is director of sales for the Western region of ScripNet, a nationwide pharmacy benefit manager. Caterino most recently managed the Nevada’s Risk Management Division.
Jason Otter is a vice president and Chris Richardson is a brokerage associate at The Equity Group, a commercial real estate company. Both will specialize in office and retail sales and leasing and tenant representation.
Albert Kovacs has been appointed by the Las Vegas City Council to the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.
The Bellagio has received the Navigator Award from Conde Naste Traveler, The award recognizes excellence in hospitality. The Navigator Award is granted to an individual, on behalf of a travel organization or destination. Bellagio President & COO Randy Morton accepted the award on behalf of resort employees at a Jan. 21 event. It was the first time since 2009 the magazine has given the Navigator Award.
The Nevada Minority Supplier Development Council will hold its annual Excellence Awards Gala April 14 at Caesars Palace. More details are available by going to www.nvmsdc.org.
Panattoni Development Company received the 2011 People’s Choice Developer of the Year Award from the Nevada chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. SIOR recognizes commercial real estate professionals who adhere to high levels of accountability and ethical standards. Panattoni previously received the Developer of the Year awards in 2008 and 2009.
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