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Thirty-four-year old native Las Vegan Reem Awad gave up the convenience of luxury, high-rise living for the “burbs,” two years ago and hasn’t looked back.  This accomplished, fun-loving professional was especially motivated to buy a home in Summerlin when she adopted Zeus, a nearly 100-pound German Shepherd mix rescue.  An avid animal lover who grew up with big dogs, Awad sought a home with a yard and access to trails and parks to keep her big “boy” healthy and active, and Red Rock Country Club met all her needs.  In fact, she bought her home and adopted Zeus – all in the same week.

Reem Awad and her brothers

An active participant in her family’s successful and diverse business enterprises headed by her father, attorney, developer, banker and business owner Jason Awad, Reem attended the Meadows School before heading to the University of San Diego where she graduated with a business degree. A few years into the family business, Reem pursued more education and earned her Executive MBA from UNLV. At the time, she lived at Turnberry Towers downtown – close to where she grew up.  But after realizing most of her world was in Summerlin, including her office, grocery shopping, gym and family, she made the switch from high-rise dweller to homeowner.

While Zeus prefers the parks and trails, Reem is all about Summerlin’s social scene which includes, of course, Downtown Summerlin.  Popular dining and drinks spots for Reem and her friends are Wolfgang Puck Players Locker, Grape Street, Vintner Grlll, Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen, Hearthstone and Blue Ribbon Sushi, to name a few. TruFusion is Reem’s number one workout place, next to romping with Zeus, of course.

Reem Awad and friends having fun

“Summerlin is all about possibilities,” she said.  “Who knew Summerlin would have its own Ballpark and be home to the Vegas Golden Knights?  What we couldn’t imagine a few years ago is part of what keeps me excited about my life in Summerlin. New and exciting requires a lot of room, but Summerlin’s got it, and I am happy to be along for the ride.”

Reem Awad and her father