Member Highlight – Brett Rather

Name: Brett Rather
Title: Principal
Company: CAST
# years in the industry: 10 years

Where are you originally from and how long have you lived in Las Vegas:
A true local of Las Vegas and I am proud to be a third general native!  GO REBELS!

What has NAIOP provided you that has helped you grow professionally or personally?

The most important currencies are relationships and reputation. NAIOP gave me the opportunity to meet and bond with the best in the business. NAIOP also holds many education programs and seminars to show each sector of the industry and keep us aware of all the latest trends, technology, deals, and growth throughout the valley. And gaining that knowledge from our industry leaders is what NAIOP is all about.

What has been your favorite experience or story that happened at NAIOP event?

Spotlight Awards is the best night of the year! This business is extremely competitive and this is the one time of year that we all get to dress to the nines and congratulate each other for all of our hard work in striving to create a better City for the future and giving back to our chapter.  If you haven’t experienced one of these, mark your calendars for next year!

Who have you met at a NAIOP event that has influenced you or that you have become close friends with?

My business partner Steve Neiger. Before he and I worked with each other, the first thing he told me to do was to get involved in NAIOP. I joined the Membership Committee and still remain on that committee to this day to help new people to the industry learn as it taught me. I started in brokerage by myself, without a team, and the information I gained from NAIOP and the relationships I forged was worth every penny to build my career.

What do you want your legacy to be in the Southern Nevada community?

We really lacked fun and exciting venues in the suburbs when I was growing up here.  At CAST, we are going to continue redeveloping and reshaping our city to enhance the everyday lives of locals.  I hope to be sitting at one of our future projects one day during happy hour, and seeing everyone around smiling and having a good time. That to me is one of the highest achievements I can aim for. We should all want to leave our career knowing we made an impact that created a better experience for us and for future generations.