ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

December 10, 2012

VEGAS INC Magazine - Latest Las Vegas business news, features and commentaries about gaming, tourism, real estate and more

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D E C E M B E R 1 0 , 2 0 1 2 / Y O U R b u s i n e s s - t o - b u s i n e s s w e e k ly SPECIAL FOCUS THE YEAR IN REVIEW This month, VEGAS INC looks back at the news and newsmakers of 2012 and ahead to 2013. STrip revenue expected to grow in 2013 By Steve Green senior staff writer LEILA NAVIDI DIVERSIFICATION CZAR: Steve Hill has been the point man in driving the governor���s diversification plan and trying to lure businesses to the state. TRAILBLAZERS A dozen Las Vegans who changed the valley���s business landscape in 2012 By Vegas Inc Staff L as Vegas��� business community is filled with movers and shakers who every day make deals, invent products and try to make the community a better place to work and live. �� This year, a handful of them stood out from among the crowd. They led the pack in innovation, realized mas- sive profits, proposed reforms and measures that change the way we do business and helped put Las Vegas on the map. �� These are VEGAS INC���s picks for 2012���s top 12 business personalities of the year: see BUSINESS STANDOUTS, page 14 20121210_VI01_F.indd 1 Upwards of $1.5 billion will be invested in the Las Vegas gaming market over the next two years. That���s Mike Mixer���s prediction. Mixer is head of a new national gaming group established last summer by commercial real estate brokerage Colliers International. The firm already is known as a major player in the hotel, industrial, office and retail sectors. Now, it is adding gaming to that list. Mixer���s Las Vegas-based team includes longtime industry executives Josh Smith and Gabe Telles, who both most recently worked for Colliers��� competitor CBRE. The investments Mixer and his team anticipate include new casino sales and updates, including the renovation of the Sahara into SLS Las Vegas, the transformation of Imperial Palace into the Quad, construction by Caesars Entertainment of the Linq entertainment promenade behind the Flamingo and the Quad, the redevelopment of Bill���s Gamblin��� Hall, the development of a Nobu Hotel at Caesee GAMING, page 17 INSIDE TODAY COMING SOON: SLOTZILLA | P. 6 The Fremont Street Experience will debut a new zip line attraction next year KICKED TO THE CURB | P. 9 Owners of the District in Henderson want to replace its walkways with roads THE LIST | P. 22 Heavy equipment dealers 12/6/12 3:50:09 PM

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