BHHS agent tapped to head up Vegas’ LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance

Scott Emerson, director of real estate sales for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Nevada Properties, has been appointed President of Las Vegas’ premier organization for LGBTQ+ brokers and real estate professionals, the Las Vegas Chapter of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance.

“We are pleased to support Scott in his quest to expand diversity and equality efforts within our local real estate community,” said Gordon Miles, President and Chief Operating Officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Nevada Properties. Miles is a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ+ community in Southern Nevada. He is a former representative of a national LGBTQ+ real estate association in Nevada and a former board member of Golden Rainbow.

During Emerson’s two-year term as president, he plans to build the organization’s reputation as a leader in housing equality for the LGBTQ+ community, develop innovative strategies for members to grow their businesses through community service, and home ownership and education opportunities for Provide members of the LGBTQ+ community with community.

“This organization will not only serve as a networking resource for LGBTQ+ real estate professionals in southern Nevada, but also a vital advocacy vehicle,” said Miles. “Scott is a true leader with the passion and drive it takes to achieve his goals and really make a difference.”

Emerson will be joined on the board by Vice President Zak Shellhammer of Level Up Real Estate, Treasurer Todd Cowles of Urban Nest Realty and Past President Arnee Dodd of Keller Williams Realty Southwest.

“I’m honored to be a voice for our community,” Emerson said. “In addition to offering networking, referral and business opportunities, we are committed to promoting overall equality and inclusion and reducing housing discrimination against people in the LGBTQ+ community.”

Founded in 2020, the alliance is committed to fair housing and the promotion of home ownership for its members in the Las Vegas Valley. It offers industry professionals the opportunity to increase their professionalism through education and networking while celebrating diversification and inclusion within the membership and its allied partners.

“Our values ​​are community, collaboration, equality and justice, inclusion, transparency and pride,” said Emerson.

To learn more about the Las Vegas Chapter of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, visit For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada, visit

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America Inc. The company operates in three states with 3,200 real estate sales managers and 34 offices. In 2021, the company completed a record $9.3 billion in sales of residential homes throughout Nevada, Arizona and Southern California.


BHHS appoints directors

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada, Arizona and California Properties has appointed Troy Reierson, head of real estate business development, as its new general manager.

“Troy is a longtime colleague and friend who shares my vision for smart growth,” said Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada, Arizona and California Properties. “He was an invaluable partner as we expanded our operations in Southern California. His background and vision for business development is a perfect fit for our expansion and growth plans.”

In his new role, Reierson will support managers in 30 offices with more than 3,000 real estate sales managers. He will focus his efforts on increasing sales executive production, recruiting, retaining and underwriting the company’s core services including mortgages, title, escrow and insurance while increasing market share in real estate sales.

“I’m grateful to be working with Mark, our President/COO Gordon Miles, and an organization I trust on both a business and a friendship level. That’s rare to find and one of the main reasons I wanted to be part of this exciting and growing company,” said Reierson. “I look forward to implementing new ideas that will help the company expand its reach through its current presence as well as some new markets we are considering.”

Before joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada, Arizona and California Properties, Reierson led business development efforts in 13 western states at HSF Affiliates, a division of HomeServices of America. While at the firm, he worked with Stark and Miles on a number of projects, including acquiring a large portion of Southern California’s Tarbell Realtors, which saw four different Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices companies buy part of that organization. This type of acquisition had never been seen before in the industry.

Throughout his nearly 20-year career, Reierson has been consistently recognized as a top sales professional and leader in the industries he represents, from real estate and mortgages to technology. His real estate background includes strategic planning and playing an active role in the growth of Zillow’s new construction division.

“We are focused on growth and development at our operations in Nevada, Arizona and California,” Stark said. “We have experienced unprecedented growth over the past several years and Troy’s leadership in helping our real estate sales managers and executives strategically grow their businesses will be invaluable to our success.”


Southern California’s Geronsins Group is #1

Geronsins Real Estate Group is ranked among the top 10 real estate firms both locally and nationally for the second year running. With aggregate home sales of $177,500,000, the team was ranked #1 among all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties franchises in Orange County and ranked #5 among the mid-sized team among Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ 50,000 real estate managers worldwide.

“The Geronsins have built their success on integrity, hard work and determination,” said Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “They see challenges as opportunities to delight their customers. They run a proven business that thrives in any environment and deserves all their success.”

The top-grossing real estate group again ranked first among all real estate companies in North Orange County in 2021.

“We have an incredible team all working towards the same goal of delivering the most exceptional experience to our clients,” said Genelle Geronsin of The Geronsins Real Estate Group. “At a time when customer service is a lost art, we really strive to create a Nordstrom experience with an Amazon timeline.”

Geronsins Real Estate Group has been recognized by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices with a 30 Year Legend Award for more than 30 years of consistent performance at the highest level of success and among America’s top real estate professionals. In addition to the team’s accolades, they maintain a family-centric philosophy by generously supporting the local community and actively participating in charitable initiatives in Orange County and around the world.

Geronsin attributes their successes to giving every buyer a chance, negotiating and countering every offer they receive for a property, rather than just the top two or three.

“In our last five sales, the three buyers had the highest price and terms, but were in the bottom third of the initial offers, so it’s in the seller’s best interest that we take the time to negotiate each one.”

The team also found success by implementing innovative programs to maximize results for clients while staying ahead of the ever-changing marketplace.

In 2021, they focused on optimizing presence and expanding pre-marketing methods through videography reach on social media and marketing properties before they hit the market.

Those efforts resulted in the real estate group doubling the number of offers it received for homes, with more than one property amassing over 20 offers.

Corcoran Global Living appoints Regional President

Robyn Yates-Gajjar has been named President of Corcoran Global Living’s Nevada and California Sierra Regions. Yates-Gajjar joined Corcoran Global Living when the company first entered the Las Vegas market last year. She was formerly with Windermere Prestige Properties and has been in the business for over 26 years.

In 2013 she was Treasurer of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. She has served the real estate industry as a board member of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (now Las Vegas Realtors) and as a regional, state and national director of the National Association of Realtors. She is also a member of the Professional Standards Committee and the Quality of Life Committee. All are elected offices.

Yates-Gajjar will oversee 13 offices from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe and all Nevada market areas with approximately 300 sales professionals and oversee their development within the company. She will also play a key role in CGL’s continued growth and expansion in the region. As a top luxury broker, she will lead the team to provide exceptional service to all clients and increase their market share.


Golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf opens in Utah

The new Tom Weiskopf-designed Black Desert Resort Golf Course opens this fall in Ivins, Utah, a suburb of St. George. Set amidst ancient black lava fields, the 18 hole resort/duty course is currently in the final stages of construction with greening in progress. Troon, the leading provider of golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, will manage golf operations, golf course agronomy, food and beverage, and marketing for the golf facility, the heart of the 1,500-acre resort community. Tee times for daily fee guests will be available by mid-summer 2022.

Weiskopf, the designer/co-designer of over 70 golf courses around the world, and architect Phil Smith designed the Black Desert Resort’s par 72 golf course with playability in mind, with most fairways measuring 70 to 100 yards wide . The property’s distinctive black lava rock, called basalt, was formed as lava that flowed intermittently from small local volcanoes approximately 2.3 million to 20,000 years ago. No stranger to working in an ancient lava landscape, Weiskopf also designed the award-winning Ke’olu Golf Course at the Hualalai Resort on the island of Hawaii, set in the dramatic lava fields of Ka’upulehu.

“The Black Desert Resort sits at the confluence of three unique landscapes – jet black lava beds, soaring red rock cliffs of Zion National Park and Utah’s beautiful Mohave Desert,” said Jared Lucero, CEO of Reef Capital. “The emerald green fairways and greens between the lava fields are set against the red rock backdrop and make for an impressive golfing backdrop.”

Reef Capital Partners is developing the Black Desert Resort. After expansion, the property will offer 150 hotel rooms; 1,050 apartments; miles of hiking trails nearby; a wellness spa; and 46,160 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The property will also include 32 single-family home lots and approximately 214,000 square feet of commercial space, with resort center amenities available for full-time residents. The golf course will serve as the home course for the Dixie State University golf teams.

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