The statewide Nevada REALTORS® honored its top members at an awards event in Southern Nevada this week, naming longtime industry leader Keith Lynam as its 2019 Nevada REALTOR® of the Year and recognizing others from around the state for their continued service to their association, their profession and their communities.
Lynam, of Las Vegas, has served as 2019 president of the Nevada REALTORS® after being president-elect the previous year. He is also a past president of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) and has volunteered on numerous local, state and national association committees.
At its annual installation of officers and awards event held Dec. 13 at the M Resort Spa and Casino, the association also presented awards to the following longtime members:
Azim Jessa – REALTOR® Active in Politics Award for government affairs advocacy. Jessa, of Las Vegas, was honored for playing a leading role in the association’s initiatives supporting private property rights and other causes considered vital to the industry.
Chris Bishop – REALTOR® Achievement Award for outstanding service to local and state associations, as chosen by the state association president. Bishop, of Las Vegas, is a past president of GLVAR who will serve as NVR president in 2020.
Devin Reiss – Nolan/Reiss Award (formerly called the Joe Nolan Award and now also honoring longtime Las Vegas REALTOR® Ronn Reiss, father of Devin Reiss) recognizing spirit, passion and professionalism in serving fellow REALTORS®. Devin Reiss, also a past president of GLVAR, “is often overlooked for his amazing service to our industry because of his humility and confidently reserved demeanor,” Lynam said.
George Peek and Jack Woodcock – Peek/Woodcock Award, a newly created lifetime achievement award named after inaugural honorees George Peek, of Reno, and Jack Woodcock, of Las Vegas. “Words cannot fully describe what these two REALTOR® Family giants have done for our industry,” Lynam said. “This award is a small reflection of our gratitude for Nevada’s two Distinguished Service awardees – a small reflection compared to their decades of sacrifice.”
Neil Schwartz – Nevada Distinguished REALTOR® Award recognizing an NVR member who consistently contributes to the association and the real estate profession. Schwartz, of Las Vegas, is a longtime real estate educator whose contributions span many years, often in places where Lynam said they are not always apparent to his fellow members.
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