Chief Executive Officer | Founder
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.
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.
Senior Vice President
Charmaine’s success in real estate comes from diverse market experience, and from a personal dedication to both her clients and the community. She has been involved with property management and the ins and outs of financial transactions in addition to buying and selling homes. Charmaine also draws from successful backgrounds in business and the entertainment industry, adding to her mastery of local and international markets. She specializes in luxury real estate and the representation of both US and international clients and investors.
Charmaine earned a degree in Business and Sociology. Before entering Las Vegas real estate, she toured with Broadway shows and worked as a business entrepreneur. In 2002, Charmaine relocated to Las Vegas to pursue real estate full-time. She quickly earned a name as a realtor, first as the Rookie of the Year at her first brokerage, ZipRealty, then later as a top-performer at Prudential Americana and their luxury team, Shapiro & Sher.
In 2013, Charmaine joined Northcap as part of their new Las Vegas office. Together with Northcap, Charmaine continues to serve Las Vegas with ever-higher standards of excellence. In both 2013 and 2014, Charmaine was awarded the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors YPN 40 Under 40. She also serves the community as a dedicated volunteer and supporter of local organizations, including Joy Prom and Golden Rainbow. She is highly regarded for her discretion, positive energy, work ethic and passion for design and architecture.
When not working, she likes seeing shows in Las Vegas, enjoying the outdoors and traveling with her family.
Chief Operating Officer | Principal
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.
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
- 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 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 enjoys exploring off-road, watching football and completing various types of puzzles in her free time.
Seeing an opportunity for growth, and missing the southwest weather, Amelia relocated to Las Vegas. She immediately hit the ground running in the high-end hospitality industry working for companies such as Pure Management Group and Hakkasan Group, as well as properties including Caesar’s Palace and The MGM Grand. Amelia worked with and was introduced to people from places all over the world. Combined with her extensive traveling experiences, this allowed her to build even better relationships and further develop the skills needed to thrive in the real estate industry.
After purchasing her first home at the age of 25, Amelia got a much better insight to the residential side of real estate. With her concentration being the south strip, Amelia has extensive knowledge of the area. She sees the phenomenal potential growth and future development that it has to offer.
Amelia received a B.A. from Arizona State University in communications and journalism. She enjoys traveling, skiing, yoga, and her two English bulldogs.
Giovanni’s knowledge and integrity have always stood out throughout his career and his strong belief is that Las Vegas is ready for innovative ways to market properties and help clientele with primary residences, second homes, and investment properties. He always makes himself readily available to address any concerns, soothe nerves and make the closing process clear, concise and virtually stress-free.
Giovanni received his Marketing and Advertising degree in Bogota, Colombia, and also studied Business Administration in Sydney, Australia. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
The slogan of his latest advertising campaign is: “Giovanni Casas — my last name is not a coincidence,” showing that he really believes he was born for this business. Giovanni is excited about joining Northcap and starting this new chapter in his professional career.
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.
Benjamina Mia Casiño
Mia’s passion for real estate was brought about by personal experience as a residential buyer. She understood the concerns involved in purchasing a home and finding a reliable and dedicated agent that would look after one’s needs as a client.
Holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the University of The Philippines, she has an extensive background in Management and held key positions in the field of Sales and Marketing.
Mia’s diversity of experience, knowledge, expertise, skill and professionalism provides her with a sound foundation and drive to provide the best customer experience possible. Backed by a reputable group and company, she can provide outstanding service to meet all your real estate needs.
Language Proficiency : English and Tagalog
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified (SFR),
First Time Home Buyers Programs Certified
Olga Kotelnikova Smith
Broker-Associate/REALTOR® Interior Designer
Originally from Russia, bicultural and bilingual, Olga brings a unique East-meets-West resource to the Las Vegas real estate market. Proud graduate of The Art Institute of Las Vegas with a degree in Interior Design, and Certify Interior Designer in Nevada. As a professional member of American Society of Interior Designers, she come to realize just how much her strong Design background has led to her skills as a Realtor®; it’s taught her great customer service skills, amazing negotiating skills, and an aptitude for spotting beauty and unique opportunities.
Working in Real Estate isn’t just a career; it’s Olga’s passion. She is committed to staying in touch and available to her clients by phone, email, and meetings so they know they can count on her.
Guadalupe E. Gastelum
Real Estate Agent
I was able to start my own group within ayear of being in the business. Imanaged and trained and kept accountability of every agent with in my team. I developed procedures to expedite and improve client customer service. Excellence in customer care is my ultimate goal through out the transaction and beyond.
I was raised in Las Vegas, NV and I aspire to help improve this City by giving back to my community and creating a strong relationship with my clients.
My dream is to have a non-profit shelter for children and young adults that includes mental, and substance abuse therapy and rehab at no costs.
My vision for Real Estate is tobe able towork with clients that can benefit from my knowledge, managing skills, creativity in marketing innovation and knowledge inthe fast past Real Estate Market.
Real Estate Agent
Solex is a sought after specialist in residential rental housing (investing and leasing). In 2007, he designed and developed a popular local website that provided free resources to both residents and homeowners. That year he also launched the free phone referral service “Dial (702)-RENTERS (736.8377)” that continues to connect renters with local real estate professionals and a directory of popular high-rises and lofts. As a result, Solex and his teams have closed hundreds of residential rental transactions, directly advised and responded to requests from thousands of customers, and indirectly provided information and access to free resources to tens of thousands more.
Real Estate Agent
OSCAR MENDEZ JR. Oscar brings to the table over 14 years of real estate and mortgage lending experience along with the drive, hard work ethic and fortitude to turn every sale or purchase into a success. Thanks to his extensive mortgage lending background, Oscar can help you understand the importance of finding the right loan that suits your financial needs in order to obtain the home of your dreams without compromising your financial future.
Oscar is also well connected in many different industries in addition to real estate and he can put you in touch with the right people who can help you achieve your goals. In addition to residential real estate, Oscar’s areas of expertise include Las Vegas’ high rise and luxury homes markets, golf course communities, and multi-million dollar homes.
His past experience also includes working with contract law and bankruptcy attorneys; he has done over 150 foreclosure mediations as a Real Estate Attorney In Fact. As a firm believer in giving back to the community, Oscar donates to the Human Rights Campaign and ASPCA. He also volunteers at the local homeless shelters. He enjoys spending his free time with his friends and family, and also by traveling.
Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Agent/Property Manager
Real Estate Agent
Larry and Maria Morales
Real Estate Agents