Susan Marquez joins Huntington & Ellis
Susan Marquez joined the Darin Marques group at Huntington & Ellis as a real estate agent. Marquez is a former professional boxer and gym owner. She specializes in luxury real estate video marketing.
UNLV Mojave Bloom Solar Home at Storyteller’s Garden
Councilor Olivia Diaz; Dr. Nancy Usher, Dean of the UNLV College of Fine Arts; and Dr. Rama Venkat, Dean of Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, will cut the ribbon in the sunny Mojave Bloom home when it is displayed in the Storyteller’s City Garden.
The ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 14 in a garden north of the Las Vegas Community Healing Gardens in the 1000 South Casino Center Boulevard block.
Mojave Bloom finished third in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition, in which collegiate teams from around the world are required to design and build solar-powered homes. Over the course of 32 months, nearly 50 UNLV students from a variety of academic backgrounds, including architecture, engineering, and psychology, designed, engineered and built a 628 square foot home.
Through a partnership with the City of Las Vegas, Mojave Bloom will now sit in the Storyteller’s Garden and serve as a gathering place for volunteers who help the city maintain the garden and its adjacent Las Vegas Healing Garden, which was built by the community to remember those who died in time of the massacre on October 1, 2017.
NAIOP members support the community
Members of NAIOP Southern Nevada, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association representing commercial real estate developers, owners and associated professionals in the office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate industry, have worked hard to serve others during this challenging year.
This year, NAIOP members have donated thousands of dollars in food, clothing, hygiene and school supplies to homeless adolescents, the elderly, at-risk youth and medically frail children throughout Southern Nevada. They also dedicated hundreds of hours of their time to volunteers.
Over the years NAIOP Southern Nevada has organized and executed community service projects that benefit local non-profit organizations, including the Casa Foundation in Las Vegas, Nevada Schools Communities, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, Hollingsworth Elementary School, Make-A-Wish Foundation , Street Teens, St. Jude’s Children’s Ranch and the Ronald McDonald House charities in Greater Las Vegas.
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the NAIOP Public Works Committee to be more creative and rethink its service projects, while providing volunteer opportunities for members. So far in 2021, NAIOP members have dedicated 199 hours to nonprofits throughout the period
Southern Nevada. In 2020, NAIOP volunteer hours totaled nearly 1,300 hours, including 720 hours on the St. Jude Ranch Renovation Project and 156 hours on the Community in Schools Thanksgiving event.