Our Team

John Tippins

Chief Executive Officer | Founder
John Tippins Chief Executive Officer and Founder
John Tippins is the founder and CEO of Northcap. He began his real estate career in 2000 as a commercial agent for Insight Holdings where he quickly achieved success by closing approximately $200 mm in transactions. With the vision of starting his own company, John formed Northcap in 2006 following a brief period as President of Mark L. Fine and Associates, a commercial real estate company. Between 2000 and 2011 John closed on a total of more than $1.1 billion in transactions as either a broker or principal, and in 2009 he was named to the “Top 40 Under 40” by In Business Las Vegas.

When the commercial sales market disappeared following the credit crisis in August 2008, John had the foresight to expand his business operations into property management and residential condominium sales. Starting in 2009, Northcap entered those lines of business, and since then the company has amassed a list of top-caliber, institutional clients.

John currently serves on the boards of the UNLV College of Business, the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance, and the Fremont Street East Entertainment District, in addition to being a member of the UNLV President’s Inner Circle, the UNLV Advisory Board, and the steering committee for housing for the City of Las Vegas. He is also an adjunct professor at UNLV.

In addition to real estate, John enjoys entrepreneurship in general and is a passive investor in numerous ventures outside of Northcap, including local restaurants and clubs, such as LobsterMe, I Love Burgers, PBR Rock Bar And Grill, and The Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub. He is also the owner of RentHub.com, Nevada’s leading online rental site.

John graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a B.A. in Marketing. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Leadership Las Vegas program through the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

Nicole Tomlinson

Nicole Tomlinson began her real estate career in 2004 at American Invsco, a large condominium developer, where she worked in their West Coast acquisition division. After successfully acquiring large apartment developments she then joined Scripps Resources International, Inc., a boutique real estate firm in Las Vegas. While at Scripps Resources International, Inc. between 2006 and 2008, Nicole closed over $600 million in real estate transactions.

During the commercial downturn in the Las Vegas real estate market she created Home Realty Center, a DBA to Scripps Resources International, Inc. Home Realty Center provided services mainly for the residential market, including dispositions for Fannie Mae, short sales, traditional sales, and property management. Over the last eighteen months Home Realty Center closed over 400 transactions.

In June 2012, Nicole joined Northcap as the President of the company. She is a native to Nevada and graduated from University of Nevada Las Vegas with a B.A. in Marketing. Nicole volunteers regularly at the Marty Hennessey No Quit Tennis Foundation, and is a big sister for Big Brother Big Sisters of Southern Nevada. Annually Nicole chairs a Fashionista Event where all proceeds benefit underprivileged children.

Charmaine Prospero

Senior Vice President
Charmaine Prospero is the Senior Vice President of Northcap, and heads its Residential Division. She draws from diverse experiences in local and international markets, with successful backgrounds in entrepreneurship and entertainment.

Charmaine began her Las Vegas real estate career at ConAm Management, a large management company with over 8,000 multifamily units and the 678-unit luxury property, The Meridian at Hughes Center in the property management division. She went on to become Rookie of the Year at her first brokerage, ZipRealty, before becoming a top performer at Prudential Americana’s luxury team, Shapiro & Sher. In 2013, Charmaine joined the Northcap team, and was named to the “Top 40 Under 40″ by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors that year and again in 2014.

Charmaine continues to serve Las Vegas with ever-higher standards of excellence and service. She specializes in new development and resale of single family residences, condos, and luxury properties. She also serves the community as a dedicated volunteer and supporter of local organizations, including Joy Prom, St. Jude and Golden Rainbow.

Erik Sorensen

Chief Operating Officer | Principal
Erik Sorensen is the Chief Operating Officer and is a principal of Northcap. Erik brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in multifamily and single family residential real estate from operations to investments. At Northcap, Erik has overseen the more than eight-fold growth in the company since 2009, putting in place the teams and systems necessary for operating a real estate company at a first-class level.

Prior to Northcap, Erik was Vice President of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, a New York and Las Vegas based real estate company, where he oversaw the multifamily investment platform. At Artisan he directly oversaw the acquisitions of approximately 2,000 multifamily units.

Before Artisan, Erik was a part of the acquisitions team at The Praedium Group, a real estate private equity firm based in New York City. While at The Praedium Group, Erik was responsible for analysis, due diligence, and transaction execution functions for the acquisition of new assets, including over $600 million in multifamily, industrial, office, and retail properties.

Erik received a B.A. in Economics (with distinction) from Yale University. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Michael McGraw

Luxury Agent
A native of Austin, Texas, Michael has worked and travelled all over the world. He loves studying how people live and how their homes fit their lifestyles. Finding the perfect home to fit a client’s lifestyle is a personal passion for Michael, and something he takes great pride in.

Prior to joining Northcap, Michael parlayed his 25-year experience in the hospitality industry into a successful real estate career, having managed Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois in Las Vegas and Spago in Las Vegas and Maui, among several other prominent, high-end restaurants. Even though he now works in real estate full-time, Michael remains a dedicated foodie and continues to cook and enjoy the epicurean life – he even has his sommelier’s pin.

Michael’s sociability, independent spirit, and incredible customer service set him apart as a top agent in the Las Vegas real estate market. He works with a range of clients – national and international, as well as investors and local residents. Whether a client is in the market for a single-family home or a luxury penthouse, Michael is there to help out. Between his time in the hospitality and real estate industries, he knows what good service is all about.

Sean E. McClenahan

In-House Counsel

Sean E. McClenahan is a native Las Vegan and member of the State Bars of Nevada and California. Prior to starting his own law firm, Mr. McClenahan’s practice focused on the preparation of prenuptial agreements and divorce litigation, adoptions, sports and entertainment management, landlord/tenant disputes, bankruptcy, real estate transactions, licensing agreements and general contract drafting. Mr. McClenahan represents clients in all ranges of transactional needs. Mr. McClenahan’s client representation has ranged from athletes such as Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, to entertainers such as Jerry Lewis, as well as various individuals and corporate entities.


  • J.D. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas (2005)
  • B.S. University of Nevada-Las Vegas (2002)


  • 2006 Nevada
  • 2011 California


  • Nevada Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • California Supreme Court

Chris Davies

Chris Davies is the Controller for Northcap. He brings over a decade of multifamily property management experience to the company’s team. Prior to Northcap, Chris was the Assistant Controller in the Client Reporting Department of Pinnacle, an American Management Services Company, one of the largest property management companies in the U.S. During his tenure at Pinnacle, he was primarily focused on those properties owned by affiliates of Pinnacle, including Cascade Affordable Housing and Olympic Investors.

Chris holds a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University. In his free time, he enjoys playing a role in community theater, going to live performances, and participating in active sports.

Liz Newcomer

Liz Newcomer is the Staff Accountant for Northcap and brings with her over 30 years of accounting experience. Prior to joining Northcap in May 2012 Liz was the Staff Accounting Supervisor for Euclid Management Company, Southern California’s leading Management Company serving over 220 HOA, Single Family, Multi Family, Retail, Commercial and Industrial properties.

Liz enjoys exploring off-road, watching football and completing various types of puzzles in her free time.

Andreas Kreutzer

Director of Public Relations and Social Media

Andreas Kreutzer is the Director of Public Relations and Social Media for Northcap. He handles all media requests and creates and distributes press releases. Additionally, he manages social media campaigns for Northcap’s clients. Prior to joining Northcap, he was Public and Media Relations Director for the Saarlouis Hornets Baseball Club and Public Relations Assistant for the Las Vegas Locomotives. Additionally, he was a sports journalist for two newspapers.

Andreas holds a B.A. in English with a writing emphasis from Boise State University.