Aldo Martinez and Omar Lopez of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties have been elected to the 2016 Board of Directors for the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR). Heidi Kasama was also selected as the organizations’ 2015 REALTOR of the Year. All three will also serve on the Nevada Association of REALTORS 2016 Board of Directors.
Martinez is branch manager for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties’ Southwest office and oversees 250 of the company’s 1,100 real estate sales executives in Southern Nevada. He has been with the company for more than 20 years.
In his role as Director for GLVAR in 2016, Martinez will serve as a liaison to the organization’s Political Affairs committee in Southern Nevada. He will also serve on GLVAR’s Public Relations and Communications and Awards and Recognition committees at the state level.
Martinez has volunteered with GLVAR for many years and has held leadership positions since 2006. For the past two years he served as chair of its Bylaws committee, aiding in the redrafting of its bylaws to create a 501c non-profit. He has also held leadership positions on GLVAR’s Education, Professional Standards and Grievance committees and has been a faculty member for GLVAR’s Education committee since 2006. In 2012, Martinez was the recipient of GLVAR’s Ron Reiss Education Award.
In his 2016 GLVAR board role, Lopez will serve as a liaison to its Young Professional Network (YPN). Lopez is a commercial real estate sales and leasing executive with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties. He has worked in Las Vegas real estate for more than 10 years.
Lopez served as president of the Nevada Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals in both 2011 and 2012. He served on GLVAR’s board of directors in 2015 and on its Political Affairs committee in 2014.
Heidi Kasama was named GLVAR’s 2015 REALTOR of the Year. Kasama served as GLVAR’s president in 2014 and has been a volunteer with the organization since 2005. She has served on GLVAR’s Finance, Forms, Grievance, Professional Standards, and MLS Quality Control committees.
Kasama is also a national director for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in 2016 and serves on its Federal Taxation and Public Policy Coordinating committees.
“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is an organization known for its leadership in the real estate industry and we are incredibly proud to work with individuals who support both professional and community organizations,” said Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties. “The majority of our 1,100 real estate sales executives volunteer in some capacity with local and national organizations on a regular basis. They are truly committed to building their professions and their communities.”
Stark’s Americana Holdings operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchises in California, Nevada and Arizona. Together they comprise the fourth largest franchise in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ global organization and the largest individual-owned franchise. All three companies are leaders in their respective markets with 25 offices and nearly 2,500 agents combined.
In 2014, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” by consumers in the 26th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend study of the largest real estate networks. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has 54,000 agents in 1,600 offices nationwide and an international network of 80,000 real estate agents and 2,800 real estate brokerage locations around the world. Call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties at 702-796-7777 or visit www.bhhsnv.com for details.