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

President
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.

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.

Chris Davies

Controller
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

Accountant
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.

 

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.

Education

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

Admissions

  • 2006 Nevada
  • 2011 California

Courts

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