For release Feb. 28, 2014


GLVAR’s Young Professionals Network honors its

Top 40 under 40 local REALTORS®


The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) and its Young Professionals Network of Las Vegas (YPN) for members under the age of 40 announced the winners of their annual “Top 40 under 40” awards this week.


The awards program was created to acknowledge the top 40 local REALTORS® under the age of 40 who demonstrate excellence in their careers and service to their community and to the real estate industry. They will be recognized at an invitation-only event March 13 at the Commonwealth tavern in downtown Las Vegas. They will also be recognized in various ways by GLVAR, including being featured in GLVAR’s monthly Southern Nevada REALTOR® publication.


YPN’s “Top 40 under 40” honorees for 2014 include:


1.       William Alt – Wynn Realty Group

2.       Lianna Alvarez – Prudential Americana Group

3.       Roger Ayala – RE/MAX Affiliates Realty

4.       Phil Bailey – Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas

5.       Mahsheed Barghisavar – Realty ONE Group, Inc

6.       Jillian Batchelor – Wynn Realty Group

7.       Marco Chaidez – Next Level Realty LLC

8.       Alex Chavez – Prudential Americana Group

9.       Vandana Chima-Bhalla – Exit Realty Platinum Group

10.     Shawn Cunningham – RE/ MAX Advantage

11.     Joseph Dagher – Encore Realty Group

12.     Tiffanee Dalton – Resolution Realty

13.     Stephanie Dibbs – The Trump International Hotel-Las Vegas

14.     Kristine Dugan – SMG Realty

15.     Mark Fleysher – Sellstate Deluxe Realty

16.     Christin Griffin – Realty ONE Group, Inc

17.     Ashley Hawks – Black & Cherry Real Estate

18.     Jaime Irving – Luxury Homes of Las Vegas

19.    Jonathan Jacobs- Simply Vegas

20.    Azim Jessa- Urban Nest Realty

21.    Jared Jones- Horizon Realty Group

22.    Anna Klinger- Keller Williams Market Place

23.    Anthony Knight – Keller Williams Realty Southwest

24.    Geoffrey Lavell – Realty ONE Group, Inc

25.    Robert Little – RE/ MAX Advantage

26.    Shyla Magee – Windermere Prestige Properties

27.    Holly Marquardt – All Vegas Valley Realty

28.    Heather Mongie – Exit Realty Platinum Group

29.    Matthew Mullin – Prudential Americana Group

30.    Linda Naw – RE/ MAX Extreme

31.    Georgia Purpura – Keller Williams Realty Southwest

32.    Charmaine Prospero – The Agency

33.    Krystal Sherry – Hudson Real Estate

34.    Jeffrey Sklar – Urban Nest Realty

35.    Craig Tann – Prudential Americana Group

36.    David J. Tina – Urban Nest Realty

37.    Sandy Van – The Agency

38.    Brandy White Elk – Innovative Real Estate Strategy

39.    Julie Youngblood – Keller Williams Realty Southwest

 40.     Melissa Zimbelman – LUXE International Realty


About the GLVAR

GLVAR was founded in 1947 and provides its more than 11,000 local members with education, training and political representation. GLVAR, the local representative of the National Association of REALTORS®, is a professional trade organization for REALTORS® in Southern Nevada. Each GLVAR member receives the highest level of professional training and must abide by a strict code of ethics. For more information about GLVAR, visit its website at


About YPN of Las Vegas

YPN of Las Vegas is an organization of young, career-minded, real estate professionals who focus on the importance of education, technology, community service and building relationships through networking. Central to the mission of YPN Las Vegas is the goal of creating programs to encourage, foster and promote young GLVAR members to excel in their careers and encourage the pursuit of leadership roles at the local, state and national levels. For more information, visit