Reno Land has promoted Joel Grace to Chief Operating Officer, and he will oversee the company’s portfolio of current and future development projects.
Grace, who served as Vice President of development for Reno Land before his promotion to Chief Operating Officer, has held positions as development manager for Starbucks in Australia, as a vice president in commercial finance at Umpqua Bank and as Vice President of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. At EDAWN, he was part of the team that helped major companies such as Tesla and Switch select northern Nevada locations.
Grace earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management and marketing at New Hampshire College, where he was a member of the school’s baseball team. He also earned a master’s degree in business with a correlate in finance from Southern New Hampshire University.
Tom Merschel, who continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Reno Land has been named Chief Executive Officer of the company. In this role, he will work closely with Grace and Chip Bowlby, the president of Reno Land to develop the company’s strategic direction. Mr. Bowlby’s primary focus will be on the acquisition and the disposition of properties.
Per Merschel, “With Reno Land’s significant portfolio of Development Projects in one of the most vibrant markets in the United States, there was a need to restructure the company to separate out Development, Operations, Land Acquisition and Disposition. Chip Bowlby is largely responsible for acquiring the real estate listed below which will allow our company to be involved in developing some of the most important projects in our community for years to come”. The current roster of Reno Land projects includes:
PARK LANE STORAGE
500+ SINGLE FAMILY HOME SITES AT THE MERIDIAN 120 PROJECT
LAKERIDGE TENNIS CLUB BEING REDEVELOPED INTO AN ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITY INOVA LUXURY APARTMENTS
100 ACRE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECT ON McCARRAN AT MILL STREET