Massive mixed-use complex in southwest will take years to finish

Joe Sorge isn’t your typical Las Vegas real estate developer.

He has a medical degree from Harvard, founded a company that produced gene-analysis and cell-biology products, and boasts an executive producer’s credit for “Workin’ Moms,” a comedy show on Netflix.

He also developed a luxury Las Vegas apartment complex and sold it for more than $100 million and is now building a massive mixed-use project nearby.

Construction is underway on Evora, Sorge’s 42-acre project along Buffalo Drive between Post Road and Patrick Lane in the southwest valley. Plans call for 1,343 residential units, around 240,000 square feet of commercial space, and underground parking.

Work crews started excavating the site in the fall of 2019, and Evora is slated to be built in phases and completed in probably 6½ years, project manager Curt Schriner of Grand Canyon Development Partners told me in November.