The Notes: March 2, 2020


An artist’s rendering depicts the Axiom project at South Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 215 Beltway.

Sansone Companies, a residential and commercial property development and management company, broke ground on Axiom at South Rainbow Boulevard and the Interstate 215 Beltway. Axiom is one of the first Class “A” professional office/medical projects to be built in the southwest submarket with an all-glass and steel façade. Two four-story, 80,000-square-foot twin buildings will be conjoined by a four-level parking garage and surrounded by a restaurants, shopping, banks and fitness clubs.

Southwest Medical added six new physicians to help meet the growing need for health services in the Las Vegas community: Dr. Apeksha Desai, medical director of on-demand medicine; Esmeralda Jallad, medical assistant; Phyllis Johnson, an associate patient care coordinator at the Tenaya Surgery Center; Valerie Diamond, a patient care advocate in the patient services department; Carolyn Dy, an RN case manager in the Resource Coordination Center; and Destini Green, a patient care advocate in the patient services department.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. was named to the CDP Water A List for the second consecutive year. Sands was previously named to the international nonprofit environmental disclosure platform’s Climate A List, making it one of only 10 U.S. companies to attain dual A List status.

Next Wave Investors a private equity firm, expanded its portfolio in Las Vegas with the acquisition of an 88-unit multifamily apartment community, Villaggio Di Murano. The transaction marks Next Wave’s 10th acquisition in the market.

United Way of Southern Nevada announced the election of three new members to their board of directors, including Jerrie Merritt, senior vice president and community development manager of Bank of Nevada; Morris Jackson II, U.S. Bank market leader; and Akanksha Gupta, Scientific Games global immigration counsel.

Nigro Development and Nigro Construction completed the new Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Centennial Hills. The 87-room, limited-service hotel encompasses a 49,918 square feet and is the first hotel built in the area in the past 15 years.

Bret Bananto, Las Vegas native and longtime food industry professional, was promoted to vice president and general manager of casino sales at US Foods. Bananto will enhance and lead US Foods’ focus within the casino segment in Las Vegas and the Southwest, while building a scalable market strategy for the company. He has been with US Foods for over 25 years and previously served as vice president of local sales.

The City of Henderson received the 2020 Outstanding Building of the Year Award from the Nevada chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association for Whitney Ranch Recreation Center in the category of public assembly buildings.

B&P Advertising, Media and Public Relations added three employees to its creative team. Jasmine Alicea joined as a production artist. Alicea previously worked at DLG Group in New Jersey designing toy and electronic packaging. Quinn La also joined B&P as a production artist. He is a seasoned professional with more than 12 years of design and production experience, and previously worked at MGM Resorts International. Travis Culp joined B&P as print production manager. His skill set includes all aspects of the production process, from preflight and proofing to print production management, project coordination and estimating. Culp’s advertising agency experience includes a stint at SK+G Advertising.

The Penta Building Group announced the hiring of two staff members and promotion of two: Kenadi Fitzgerald, a former Penta intern, was hired as project engineer; Rebecca Orosco was hired as preconstruction manager; Zac Rostomily, a former Penta intern, was promoted to project manager; and Robert Hansen was promoted to superintendent.

Broadbent & Associates Inc. promoted Sophie Laidler to marketing manager. Laidler heads the marketing department that spans the company’s six offices.

Henderson Hospital was recertified by The Joint Commission for its disease-specific care for total hip and knee replacement surgery by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. This certification is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Summit Homes of Nevada and Presidio Residential Capital announced that Regina Ridge, a new community in Northwest Las Vegas offering 18 single-family detached homes, is now open for sale. Regina Ridge is off Centennial Parkway and Fort Apache Road.

Vegas PBS announced the addition of Salvador Carrera as director of development at the station. Carrera is responsible for linking the community development aspirations of individuals, corporations and foundations with the educational services provided through Vegas PBS programs, local media productions, educational workshops, emergency communications, capital equipment and other activities and services.

The Nevada Wildlife Federation hired Russell Kuhlman as its executive director. Kuhlman will lead the federation’s efforts to sustain wildlife through conservation and education, and grow the organization to meet the challenges facing wildlife.

This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.