April Education Workshop Review – Athletic Support: Building the Infrastructure for the Sports Capital of the World

NAIOP Southern Nevada held a Members Only Education Event in April moderated by Shani Coleman, director for Clark County Economic Development with panelists James Chrisley, Deputy Director of Operations at Harry Reid International Airport; Sam Joffray, CEO for the Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee; and Terry Miller, Owner of Miller Project Management with Formula 1 racing.

Las Vegas, renowned as the Entertainment Capital of the World, has rapidly emerged as a multifaceted hub with a growing prominence in the sports industry. NAIOP Southern Nevada 78 members received an exclusive benefit to learn how Las Vegas has successfully transformed itself into a sports capital, hosting major events and attracting professional sports teams from various leagues. The city’s cutting-edge sports venues, including the T-Mobile Arena, Allegiant Stadium, and the Las Vegas Ballpark, offer state-of-the-art facilities for spectators and athletes alike. NAIOP members can witness top-tier sporting events, including the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, and minor league baseball’s Las Vegas Aviators. In 2023 and 2024 Las Vegas is going to host the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix Race on the Las Vegas strip and the Superbowl at Allegiant Stadium. Our panel discussed the impacts of professional sports and large sporting events on commercial real estate.

With its remarkable transformation into the Sports Capital of the World, the city offers access to world-class sports events which increases the need for different types of real estate and additional traffic through Harry Reid International Airport. Our panelists showed some of how the commercial real estate industry in Las Vegas is dynamically changing through sports.

NAIOP Southern Nevada Members can come to our next Education program on Friday, August 25, 2023 for our Legislative Pool Party: A Deep Dive into the 2023 Legislative Session. Registration details are here – Members Only.


Education Committee Chair
Jennifer Turchin
Coda Group