Robert E. Lewis is the president of the Nevada Division of the Lewis Operating Corp. This family-owned operation develops and manages commercial real estate, including office parks, industrial and retail centers, and apartment complexes throughout California and Nevada. Robert oversees land acquisition, strategic planning and selected operational duties.
Robert is a licensed general building contractor and real estate broker in Nevada. He has over 33 years of experience in the real estate industry. Robert has served as a director for the National Association of Home Builders and as a director and President of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association. Twice, the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association has named Robert “Builder of the Year.” Robert is on the Executive Committee and served as Secretary and Legislative Chairman for the Nevada Development Authority, is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, and recently served as Chairman of the Las Vegas District Council of the Urban Land Institute. Additionally, he served on the Clark County Community Growth Task Force.
He has spoken at the Pacific Coast Builders, Urban Land Institute, Real Trends and the National Association of Home Builders conferences. Additionally, he serves on the University of Nevada Las Vegas Foundation and the Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board. In 2004, he joined the Board of Directors of Station Casinos.
He has served on the Integrated Resource Policy Advisory Committee, the Southern Nevada Strategic Planning Authority, and on numerous advisory committees and task forces throughout Southern Nevada. In 2006, Robert was inducted into the Nevada Business Hall of Fame. Robert became President of the Nevada Region of Kaufman & Broad Home Corporation when Lewis Homes Management Corp. and Kaufman & Broad Home Corporation merged in January of 1999. Robert stepped down from that position on December 1, 1999.
Prior to the merger, Robert headed up the Nevada operation of the Lewis Homes group of companies and its affiliates for 25 years. The division became the largest homebuilder in Nevada, building more than 25,000 homes and apartments in the state since 1961. Robert was born in Los Angeles, California in 1945. He is the second of four sons born to Ralph and Goldy Lewis, the founders of the family-owned Lewis Homes group of companies.
Robert received his BA from Claremont McKenna College in 1967 and an MBA from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1969. He and his wife, Catalina, have two children, and have resided in Nevada since 1972.