REAL ESTATE BRIEFS: Susan Marques joins team

Susan Marques joins Huntington & Ellis

Susan Marques is a real estate agent for the Darin Marques Group at Huntington & Ellis. Marques is a former professional boxer and owner of a gym. She specializes in video marketing of luxury real estate.

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UNLV’s Mojave Bloom solar house in Storyteller’s Garden

Councilor Olivia Diaz; Dr. Nancy Uscher, Dean of the UNLV College of Fine Arts; and Dr. Rama Venkat, Dean of Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, will cut the ribbon at the Mojave Bloom Solar Home while it is on display in the city’s Storyteller’s Garden.

The cutting of the ribbon is scheduled for June 14th at 10 a.m. in the garden, north of the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden on the 1000 block of South Casino Center Boulevard.

Mojave Bloom took third place in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition, which challenges college teams around the world to design and build solar-powered homes. Over the course of 32 months, approximately 50 UNLV students from diverse academic backgrounds including architecture, engineering, and psychology designed, planned, and built the 628-square-foot house.

Through a partnership with the City of Las Vegas, Mojave Bloom will now be at Storyteller’s Garden, serving as the meeting point for the volunteers helping the city maintain the garden and the adjacent Las Vegas Healing Garden, shared by the community, and the victims to commemorate the massacre of October 1, 2017.

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NAIOP members support the community

Members of NAIOP Southern Nevada, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, which represents commercial real estate developers, owners, and related professionals in the office, industrial, retail, and mixed-use real estate sectors, have looked after others during this challenging year.

NAIOP members donated thousands of dollars in groceries, clothing, hygiene products, and school supplies to homeless youth, seniors, vulnerable youth, and medically vulnerable children across southern Nevada this year, according to Patti Dillion, chair of NAIOP Community Service in Southern Nevada. They also volunteered hundreds of hours of their time.

For many years, NAIOP Southern Nevada has organized and implemented non-profit projects that benefit local non-profit organizations, including Casa Foundation Las Vegas, Communities In Schools of Nevada, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, Hollingsworth Elementary School, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Street Teens, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and Ronald McDonald House Greater Las Vegas Charities.

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the NAIOP Community Service Committee to get more creative and redesign its service projects while continuing to provide volunteer opportunities for members. In 2021, NAIOP members have volunteered 199 hours for non-profit organizations so far

Southern Nevada. In 2020, NAIOP volunteer hours totaled nearly 1,300 hours, including 720 hours on the renovation project at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and 156 hours on the Communities in Schools Thanksgiving event.