J Dapper, Principal
Phone: (702) 733-3622 ext. 22 • email@example.com
“Highly driven,” “inspiring visionary” and “abundantly resourceful” are just some of the words people use to describe J Dapper, principal at Dapper Companies, a company he founded in 2002. Dapper brings these terms to life every day, leading what has become a premier commercial development company in Southern Nevada.
After starting his career as a Realtor, while simultaneously managing rental properties, J soon transitioned to commercial real estate, buying, selling and managing triple net industrial and office space.
His early career was defined by landmark purchase and management activities with marquee developments such as an 8,000-square-foot complex at St. Rose and Eastern, the 7,500-square-foot Palm Court retail development on Eastern and management of Paradise Esplanade, the 60,000-square-foot center located across from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
J’s current portfolio has expanded to include innovative and thoughtful retail, office and office/warehouse space throughout the valley, all of which are self-managed. The company also represents landlords, tenants, property owners and investors in buying, selling and leasing commercial property.
J recently announced what will be his largest project to date, a retail and office project on 10 acres in Southwest Las Vegas, called The Bend. It will be the largest dining, entertainment, and shopping complex in the area.
In 2015, Dapper Companies, and a related company called Ten15 Development invested more than $6 million to buy and restore three key commercial real estate properties in the historic Huntridge neighborhood of Downtown Las Vegas. It has become one of his most celebrated projects to date, receiving acknowledgments from the State of Nevada and City of Las Vegas. Dapper also received a Mayor’s Urban Design Award (MUDA) from the City of Las Vegas for the iconic Huntridge Center sign, which he unveiled in a citywide celebration in 2016.
Since that time, the partnership has spent another $4 million remodeling and improving these properties, which continues to this day. In addition to landscaping, upgraded signage, building exteriors, and new retail offerings in his Huntridge developments, Dapper worked with Henriksen/Butler (H/B), an interior furnishings and architectural products design and distribution company to renovate the former site of a historic Las Vegas building, the Gamblers Book Shop. The project has won many awards, including an Excellence in Design Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Nevada, a MUDA from the City of Las Vegas and a Spotlight Award from NAIOP Southern Nevada.
In addition to growing his company, J was appointed Chairman of the Clark County Planning Commission in January 2018. He has been a member of the Commission for the past eight years.
J is a native of Las Vegas and a graduate of Clark High School. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife Jaime, his two sons, A.J and William and daughter Annie.
Andrea Santanna, Senior Vice President | Leasing & Sales
Phone: (702) 733-3622 ext. 24 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Santanna is known as one of the most active and high profile real estate brokers in the retail sector for Southern Nevada.
Since joining Dapper Companies in 2006, Andrea has represented the company in identifying, marketing and executing retail leasing strategies that drive asset value and enhance the short-term and long-term value of clients’ real estate investments.
As a celebrated expert in the industry for her ability to identify and forecast trends in retail, she has developed an impeccable track record of leasing to first-time business owners, national brands and everything in between.
With Dapper Companies, Andrea handles all acquisitions and dispositions of the properties, in addition to handling tenants interested in leasing space in current and upcoming developments. Working with attorneys on lease, purchase and sales agreements, she is highly experienced in dealing with complex negotiations resulting in closing the deal. Andrea leads all marketing efforts for the properties, whether for lease or sale.
Andrea’s knowledge of the Southern Nevada market, in addition to her mission of creating lasting relationships with her clients, has catapulted her to top broker status in the market.
Andrea was previously a member of the commercial leasing team at NAI Horizon, assisting in the research of raw land, in addition to the leasing and sales of existing office buildings.
Andrea is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). She is proud to have been born and raised in fabulous Las Vegas, where she has resided throughout her life.
Michael Boscia, Senior Commercial Real Estate Advisor
Phone: (702) 810-6707 • email@example.com
Michael Boscia has been a top-tier producer in commercial real estate for nearly 20 years, recently joining the team at Dapper Companies.
His success began at Sperry Van Ness, where he received honors including Rookie of the Year, Achiever Awards and Partner’s Circle. His work there, in addition to other brokerages throughout his career, gave him experience in all aspects of leasing, including ground leases, build-to-suits and reverse build-to-suits. He has also been heavily involved in pre-leasing properties under development, including Dapper’s newest project, The Bend.
With a primary focus on retail leasing and sales, Michael has used his expertise, in addition to his deep knowledge of Southern Nevada, to help solidify his reputation as a premier broker in the area. His diligent, rigorous and hands on approach to representation has consistently led to referrals by his clients who have heralded him as someone who internalizes his clients’ needs as his own, someone who goes the extra mile to get things accomplished and someone who consistently performs at a high level of service.
Originally from New York, by way of Southern California, Michael has resided in Las Vegas since 2000.
David G. Griffin, Commercial Real Estate Agent
David Griffin has more than 12 years of business operations and management experience, recently joining the team at Dapper Companies. He is a licensed real estate agent and has a property management certification. David’s background includes several years in commercial real estate, in addition to prior experience in estimating commercial projects and project management.
He received a scholarship to play college football from New Mexico State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He has lived in Las Vegas since 1999.
John Curran, SVP, Development
Phone: (702) 733-3622 ext. 59 • firstname.lastname@example.org
John joined Dapper Companies as SVP, Development in 2019 having worked as Real Estate Portfolio Manager for Downtown Project and most recently as an associate for Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap.
John pairs a background in urban planning and development with seven years of local real estate experience, including asset management, property management, brokerage, entitlements and more.
Active in the city, John is chairperson for the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission, a board member for Get Outdoors Nevada and a member of the Urban Land Institute.
John received a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences and a Master in Urban Planning from the university’s School of Design. John is a proud native of Las Vegas.
Alfa Perez, Project Manager
Phone: (702) 733-3622 ext. 34 email@example.com
Alfa Perez is a project manager for Dapper Companies, working with properties under construction and tenants moving in to those properties.
Alfa’s prior experience was in the pool construction industry where she learned to how keep track of construction and inspection schedules. Her excellent communication skills have helped her build relationships with clients, vendors, supplier and inspectors.
Alfa received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Real estate and Urban Economics from UNLV. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and #FORHENDERSON, a non-profit organization supporting the community of Henderson by volunteering for community events.
Piere Burton Jr., Pre-Construction Manager | Design
Phone: (702) 733-3622 ext. 26 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Piere has worked for Dapper Properties for more than two years, heading up architectural projects for the firm.
As a Las Vegas Valley native, Piere knows what it takes to build in a fast-growing city. His extensive career is characterized by finely-honed project management skills, as well as a vast array of construction detailing, drafting and design work for a variety of projects, whether they are straightforward or highly complex.
Piere’s background in engineering, and career history of project management make him the ideal fit for architectural project management for Dapper Companies. This dual understanding translates to complete success, project after project.
Missy Braman, Sr. Property Manager
Phone: (702) 733-3622 ext. 32 • email@example.com
Missy joined Dapper Companies as a Senior Property Manager in 2020 and oversees all day-to-day operations of the company’s commercial properties. Prior to Dapper she was the Commercial Portfolio Property Manager for Downtown Project where she worked since 2012.
Active in the community, Missy is currently a board member for One Night for One Drop, as well as dT-Alley, the first alley revitalization project in Las Vegas.
A native of Las Vegas, Missy received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Las Vegas.
Lenora Kaplan, Chief of Staff
PPhone: (702) 733-3622 ext. 22 • firstname.lastname@example.org
With more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of marketing communications and business operations, Lenora has represented large corporations and small businesses throughout the U.S. in a diverse range of industries, including retail, hospitality, real estate, food/beverage, fashion/beauty, gaming, healthcare, entertainment, law, insurance, non-profits and sports, just to name a few.
Having worked in both New York City and her hometown of Chicago, Lenora moved to Las Vegas in 2003, creating a PR department for the valley’s second largest ad agency. A retail specialist, her projects included the opening of both Downtown Summerlin and the District at Green Valley Ranch, in addition to years of marketing shopping centers and retail stores throughout the country.
As Chief of Staff for Dapper Companies, Lenora’s various duties include marketing, human resources and assisting with general operations, in addition to serving as executive support for the firm’s owner, J Dapper.
Lenora is a professional speaker and media trainer and a member of the National Speakers Association. She received her bachelor’s degree from New York University.
Ginny Shelton, Office Supervisor
Phone: (702) 733-3622 ext. 21 • email@example.com
Ginny’s 26 years of leadership and management in the United States Army makes her the ideal professional to manage the essential operations of Dapper Companies. With a combined 40+ years of management experience, her resume also includes work with Prudential Americana Group REALTORS as a brokerage administrator.
With Dapper Companies, Ginny fulfills office management duties that include supervising office personnel, processing commercial and residential transactions, bookkeeping, processing agents’ commissions and complete payroll duties. She also handles all of J Dapper’s personal transactions and leverages her proficiency in QuickBooks to track his investments, projects and accounts. She serves as the coordinator for J’s transactions with outside services.
Goran Bozic, Bookkeeper
Phone: (702) 733-3622 ext. 23 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Goran Bozic has a broad range of accounting and bookkeeping experience, in addition to working as a business manager for, and helping develop, small businesses.
Originally from Bosnia, Goran came to the US in 1995. In 2010 he graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration and eventually moved to Las Vegas in 2016.
Goran coaches youth basketball, helping kids improve their skills and develop into responsible adults.
Frank Johnson, Superintendent
Phone: (702) 210-9986 email@example.com
Frank Johnson started swinging a hammer at the age of 14, and has accumulated 34 years experience in the construction industry. He has 19 years experience as a general contractor, and worked as a journeyman carpenter, finish carpenter, certified welder, and apprentice electrician. In the early years, while studying the craft of fine homebuilding under a small custom builder, Frank’s workmanship was recognized when the team was awarded honors at the Utah Parade of Homes.
Frank enjoys working in the field, away from the confines of an office. An avid outdoorsman, he spends many early mornings hiking and climbing around Red Rock Canyon. He also enjoys long range shooting and hunting, and has studied gunsmithing at the American Institute of Gunsmithing. Frank also enjoys offroading, and spent over 12 years as a crew chief and spotter for two professional offroad race teams, and is well experienced in race prep and fabrication.
Both California natives, Frank and his wife Nicole moved to Las Vegas in 1996. The couple have been married 26 years and now have two sons who are full-time college students at Utah State University.
Joy Clowes, Accounting Clerk
Phone: (702) 733-3622 ext. 29 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy Clowes is the project administrator for Dapper Building Company, a subsidiary of Dapper Companies.
Joy brings more than nine years of industry experience having worked for other general contractors in a similar capacity.
Originally from Colorado Springs, Joy enjoys living in Las Vegas to experience its growth and opportunities, something she sees firsthand working in the construction industry.