Developer that helped shape Las Vegas, Henderson continues to thrive

American Nevada Company, the award-winning real estate developer and commercial property management company behind the master-planned communities of Green Valley, Green Valley Ranch, Seven Hills, Aliante and The District at Green Valley Ranch, celebrates 50 years in business this year.

Since its founding in 1972 by Hank and Barbara Greenspun, American Nevada has grown and prospered as Southern Nevada has witnessed remarkable changes — from the booms and busts in Southern Nevada’s property market and the Great Recession to the changing skyline of the Strip, the establishment of the Las Vegas Beltway and the introduction of master-planned communities. Businesses and homes that were on the outskirts of town during American Nevada’s early years are now at the heart of bustling urban centers.

American Nevada Company has been able to draw upon its institutional memory to help inform how it approaches the future, as it partners with other developers to offer forward-thinking solutions for residents and businesses. It’s newest residential properties, Sync Apartment Homes in North Las Vegas and Alma Apartments in Green Valley, cater to residents’ emerging needs with open spaces and work-from-home amenities. The Fort Apache Professional Park, a partnership with First Federal Realty DeSimone, is a 50,000-square-foot, 5-acre medical/office project consisting of six buildings in southwest Las Vegas.

“American Nevada is proud of its contributions to the growth of Southern Nevada,” said Phil Ralston, president. “We continue to search for innovative ways to form partnerships, foster growth and to strengthen the communities in Southern Nevada.”

Nationally recognized as a best-in-class real estate developer in Southern Nevada and throughout the Southwest, American Nevada has garnered many awards over the years, including a 2022 TOBY Award for outstanding building of the year, presented by the Building Owners and Managers Association. American Nevada continues to expand its management portfolio which now encompasses almost 2 million square feet of commercial, retail and mixed-use properties.

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