Members Only Workshop Overview – Medical Breakthroughs & Beyond


Darren Cook – CEO, Horizon Hospitals
Dr. Mark Penn – Founding Dean of Roseman University College of Medicine
Shani Coleman – Redevelopment Manager, City of Las Vegas
Moderator – Ric Truesdell, Principal Cornerstone Company

Recently I attended the NAIOP Economic Series Impact Workshop on August 11th, 2017 with roughly 35 other attendees. The topic was “Breakthroughs in the Medical District & Beyond.” Interestingly enough, I have attended previous events throughout this year with the topic, but this one felt different. This atmosphere, this setting, this panel was much more intimate. I felt like the audience was much more engaged and able to interact with the panelists. I heard questions asked that I haven’t heard asked before. To me, there is a lot of value in these NAIOP Education events. Thank you to the sponsor, panelists and the education committee in putting together these workshops.

In order to build the framework of this Workshop, it’s important to understand the content that was shared with us. Read more

2018 DLI Class Accepted

The Developing Leaders Institute Committee is pleased to announce the 21 accepted applicants in our 2017/18 Class. NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Institute is a 12-month curriculum of leadership and real estate training taught by the leading professionals from the Southern Nevada real estate and development industry. Read more

Sustainable Tip

Sustainable Byte from From

10 quick wins that businesses can use to cut energy costs: Read more

Community Service Committee Update

Thank you to the Membership Committee, Community Service Committee & Bowling Tournament attendees! Our raffle raised over $1,400 which will be distributed between a number of organizations that NAIOP assists. Thank you again!

The thank yous don’t stop there. We had another very successful clothing and tie drive for our ‘Knot Tied Down’ summer drive. Donations will benefit graduating students through the Communities In Schools organization that gives underprivileged kids business attire for graduation and job interviews. Read more

Member Highlight

Name: Marianna Hunnicutt
Title: Civil Engineer
Company: Kimley-Horn
# of years in the industry: 5+

1.    How has NAIOP helped you develop new business?
I greatly enjoy the opportunity to put faces to names and getting to know NAIOP membership on a more personal level. This, in turn, has allowed me to better understand the perspectives and needs of our clients and partners. Read more

Leadership Change

Our President-Elect Jeff Foster is undertaking a role shift within Prologis which unfortunately for NAIOP will preclude him from serving as President Elect for 2018. He will remain a member and finish his term on the Board. A long-time pillar of the NAIOP Southern Nevada Chapter, we appreciate Jeff’s dedication and energy while on the Board.

The Board of Directors has appointed Mike Mixer as President-Elect. Mike is the Executive Managing Director and co-founder of the Colliers International Las Vegas office. He has been a NAIOP member since the 1990’s and has served on the Board for the past 3 years. Mike is actively involved in the Membership Committee.

Thank you to Mike for stepping up and taking on the challenge. We look forward to supporting and working alongside him next year as he serves as Chapter President.

Who Needs Big Box, Anyway!?

Little doubting the effect e-commerce and other big box user development has had on our industrial market. New construction is at unprecedented levels, the number of large users in the market has more than doubled in the last two years, and there’s good evidence that this trajectory will not soon diminish. The story of big box has been integral to the Las Vegas industrial market recovery. Still, many have wondered about the rest of the industrial market. If you take away the enormous contributions of larger scale industrial development, how do the remaining segments of the market perform?  Lucky for us, Xceligent Director of Analytics Las Vegas, Tina Hickman, has been researching just that question for a deep dive look into the industrial market for this monthly piece. Read more

Sustainable Tip

LED Bulbs use 90% less energy than standard bulbs, generate light at 87.2 degrees and have a lifespan of an estimated 15,000 hours. Standard bulbs typically generate light at 335.4 degrees and have a lifespan of 1,000 hours.

LEDs do cost more up front but in order to match a typical 13.5 year life span of an LED bulb, a person would need to purchase 14 standard bulbs and would spend approximately $80 more in energy costs. Not to mention the cost savings in terms of the labor to switch out all of the lights.

So while the upfront costs of LED bulbs are higher, the long term energy and cost savings can be significant for businesses that require significant lighting.


Matthew Weinberger, Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc.
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Member Highlight

Name: Brent Wright
Title: CEO
Company: Wright Engineers
# of years in the industry: 30

1.    How has NAIOP helped you develop new business?
The interactions with members at meetings and events is invaluable.  Nowhere else in Las Vegas is there such a concentration of all the right people I need to know and work with. Read more

Showdown at the E-Commerce Corral

The 1950s saw the introduction of two innovations to the American scene – the supermarket, where people could buy just about everything they needed for day-to-day living under one roof in air-conditioned comfort and to the soothing sounds of Muzak, and the computer. Who could have guessed that the latter would, in just 50 years, threaten the existence of the other? Read more