President’s Report – April 2019

Dear Fellow Members:

Each year it seems like the time goes by faster and faster. As we close the door on the first quarter of 2019, I couldn’t be prouder of what NAIOP Southern Nevada has accomplished. This organization is filled with amazing people who volunteer their time and expertise to create the best programming and show-stopping events to push NAIOP’s mission forward.

The President’s Panel was the perfect kick off to 2019. These past NAIOP Presidents were instrumental in their leadership within the organization and continue to shape the Southern Nevada commercial real estate community. More than 220 attendees walked away with profound insights and renewed excitement.

NAIOP Southern Nevada also hosted its biggest event of the year, the 22nd Annual Spotlight Awards. The NAIOP in Wonderland themed occasion brought together more than 650 members and guests within the commercial real estate community. I personally want to congratulate all the nominees and award winners and thank Cassie Catania-Hsu, Ashley Gould and the entire Spotlight Committee for creating and facilitating such an entertaining evening. A special shout out to fellow board members, Rod Martin and Jeff LaPour for receiving the Ellie Shattuck Award and Principal Member of the Year. And let’s not forget, John Restrepo, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

In furthering NAIOP’s government affairs and advocacy efforts, Board Members along with Platinum, Gold, and Silver level President’s Circle Sponsors were invited to attend NAIOP Day at the 80th Session of the Nevada State Legislature. On March 7, members made the trip to Carson City with NAIOP’s 2019 public policy initiatives in the forefront to focus on economic development, government funding and the issues of transportation and infrastructure. Members met with elected officials to share NAIOP’s perspective on key topics impacting all of Nevada. If you’re a NAIOP member and interested in learning more, consider joining the Government Affairs Committee held the first Thursday of every month.

As we launch into the second quarter, there are several upcoming events I hope to see you all attend. On April 5th, our Members Only Education Workshop: Public vs Private Land will focus on the land constraints in Southern Nevada. He hope you’re joining us at the new Las Vegas Ballpark for an Aviators game and Members Only Mixer on April 11th. In May, we tee off for the 27th Annual Golf Tournament, at the Spanish Trail Country Club on Friday the 17th. As one final mention, the Community Service Committee is now gearing up for Phase Two of the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Cottage Renovation, learn how you can get involved.

In closing, I’d like to thank all of our President’s Circle Sponsors, without your generous support and contributions to the Chapter, we wouldn’t be the 12th largest Chapter in the nation and the fifth in growth, year after year.

Shawn Danoski
Chapter President
NAIOP Southern Nevada