John A. Ritter Focus Property Group Chairman and CEO, John A. Ritter, has been actively involved in the real estate industry for more than 30 years, principally in Southern Nevada.
Mr. Ritter made a national name for Focus Property Group by dominating the BLM land auction process established by the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act, winning four straight auctions of major land parcels from 2002 to 2005. Those parcels became master planned communities in Southern Nevada including the 3,500-acre Mountain’s Edge in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley, the 1,200-acre Providence in the northwest, and the 1,953-acre Inspirada development in Henderson.
Mr. Ritter brings to all Focus ventures extensive knowledge in investment, finance, government relations, development trends, planning, zoning and development.
Mr. Ritter has served on a number of local planning boards, including the Southern Nevada Water Authority Integrated Water Planning Advisory Committee and Financial Subcommittee, Southern Nevada Water Authority’s Water Conservation Coalition, Northwest General Plan Update Steering Committee, Spring Valley Land Use Guide Focus Group, Enterprise Land Use Plan Advisory Group, and the Beltway Taskforce.
Mr. Ritter has also served on numerous boards and lends his time to many community, political and philanthropic causes, issues and organizations. He is currently Vice Chairman of the board for Citizens for a Better Nevada. He is the co-founder of the Ritter Charitable Trust which supports many local charitable causes primary focused on Women’s and Children issues in Southern Nevada.