John Tippins

Chief Executive Officer | Founder

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John Tippins is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Northcap. He began his real estate career in 2000 as a commercial agent for Insight Holdings, where he quickly achieved success, closing roughly $200 million in transactions. Following a brief period as President of Mark L. Fine and Associates, a commercial real estate company, John branched out and started his own company, Northcap, in 2006. Between 2000 and 2017 John closed on a total of more than $1.5 billion in transactions as either a broker or principal, and in 2009 he was named “Top 40 Under 40″ by In Business Las Vegas. In 2014 John was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Commercial Marketing Group. 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. Currently Northcap is a partner in and oversees over 1000 condos in the Las Vegas Market.  John continues to purchase and develop Apartment communities, retail centers and office buildings throughout Las Vegas.

John currently serves on the boards of 9th Bridge School, One Drop Committee for Cirque, The Greater Good Council, Nevada Corporate Giving Council, Nevada Medical Center 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, Vesta Coffee, Corduroy, PBR Rock Bar, Daily Kitchen, Jamba Juice, Cycle Pub, and The Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub. He is also the owner of  

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.