Gordon Miles, president of Americana Holdings which includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchises in Nevada and Arizona, has been named a director of the non-profit Golden Rainbow. Golden Rainbow provides housing, financial assistance and education to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.
“Gordon’s participation on our Board is another example of the community commitment demonstrated by Berkshire Hathaway,” said Scott Emerson, second vice president of Golden Rainbow and CEO of the American Red Cross Nevada Region. “His expertise and community connections will support our mission to meet the need for housing and other services for those affected by HIV/AIDS. His dedicated efforts are an inspiration for others in our community.”
In addition to Miles, Golden Rainbow’s current board of directors includes: president Drew Zidzik of Nevada State Bank, first vice president Pietra Sardelli of the Springs Preserve, Emerson, immediate past president Julio Jimenez of Ticor Title of Nevada, secretary Cheryl Bella of YMCA of Southern Nevada and directors Dana Oswalt of Benson & Bingham, Christina Cazares of E.ON Climate & Renewables and Jim Villela of Lamar Outdoor Advertising.
“Gordon brings a long history of working with HIV organizations in addition to his real estate knowledge and strong ties to the local LGBT community,” said Gary Costa, executive director of Golden Rainbow. “His experience in real estate will help us tremendously with our real estate holdings and purchasing new properties. He is also a damn nice guy!”
In his role as president of Americana Holdings, Miles is responsible for the business operations of both Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona properties including recruiting, retention and technical support for 2,000 real estate sales executives and nearly 200 staff members in 20 offices throughout Nevada and Arizona. He has been instrumental in the company’s growth and leads its acquisition and mergers team. Since he joined the company in 2007, the franchise has grown to become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ third largest franchise in North America with $2.7 billion in annual sales in 2013.
Throughout his 25-year career, Miles has earned a stellar reputation as a top producing agent and broker, specializing in both the high-end and mid-level marketplaces. He has worked in the West’s top resort destinations including Reno, Tahoe, Sedona, Palm Springs and Las Vegas. He has worked with some of the country’s wealthiest elite to sell everything from condominiums to $60 million estates.
Miles has helped make Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada and Arizona Properties among the most successful Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchises and a model for companies around the country. In 2008 he launched Americana Academy, a full service real estate pre-licensing and continuing education school. Americana Academy has educated thousands of future and current Nevada REALTORS since its inception. He also restructured the way the company operates to maximize its services for both employees and real estate sales executives.
In his role on the board of Golden Rainbow, Miles will assist in building Golden Rainbow’s Permanent Housing Program, one of the only housing programs designed specifically for people living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. He will also work with the organization’s education and assistance programs, fundraising efforts and annual “Ribbon of Life” benefit event.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Both Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties (bhhsnv.com) are leaders in their respective markets with 20 offices and nearly 2,000 agents combined.
In early 2014, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” by consumers in the 26th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study of the largest real estate networks. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has 54,000 agents in 1,600 offices nationwide and an international network of 80,000 real estate agents and 2,800 real estate brokerage locations around the world.
About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, call 702-384-2899.