Flag Luxury is a privately held real estate development company headquartered in New York City with a primary focus on luxury hotels and residences as well as land-based entertainment and retail projects. Flag Luxury was formed in 1977 by Dayssi and Paul Kanavos, who were driven by their passion for luxury hospitality and their desire to bring a forward-thinking perspective to the industry. The ability to identify, acquire and build world-class projects in premier gateway city locations has established Flag Luxury as a leading development company.
The Flag Group of Companies, the predecessor to Flag Luxury, was founded in 1946 by Peter J. Kanavos, Sr. The group planned and developed over $4 billion worth of assets – including some of the first Marriott and Holiday Inn Hotels; the Intercontinental Hotel, Athens; the Sheraton Hotel, Brussels; and the Trade Fair Hotel, Lagos. Today, Flag Luxury – headed by Chairman and CEO Paul Kanavos – proudly carries on the Flag legacy with imagination and discipline. Through innovative financing, strategic partnerships and distinctive architectural execution, Flag Luxury remains at the forefront of today’s real estate industry.
Brett Torino has been an active member of the business and philanthropic community in Southern Nevada for the past 40 years.
Brett’s experience over the past four decades in the real estate industry has been in the development of master plan communities, large scale multi-family for sale and rental housing complexes, mixed unit residential and commercial developments and trophy commercial retail and entertainment complexes throughout the United States.
Brett has developed and constructed in excess of 3 billion worth of properties within the Las Vegas area and has been active developing commercial retail centers for nearly 3 decades on the Las Vegas Boulevard, known as the “Strip.”
For nearly 4 decades Brett has held a variety of board positions for local and national charitable organizations and is also the founder of the Brett Torino Foundation. The Foundation is recognized for its excellence in providing summer youth programs at Torino Ranch as well as the Brett Torino Foundation Classrooms and Educational Programs within children’s hospitals dedicated to children and young adults with critical illnesses and disabilities.
Brett passionately advocates for and focuses on environmentally related projects and has spearheaded several significant initiatives within Southern Nevada that he has affectionately called home for the past 47 years.
Hotels & Resort
- The Ritz-Carlton, NY Nomad
- The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
- The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour Resort & Spa Miami
- The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove & Residences
- The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Spa, Jupiter
- The Shelborne, South Beach
- The Wyndham Orlando Resort
- Regent Wall Street
- Temenos, Anguilla
Retail & Entertainment
- Harmon Corner Retail Center, Las Vegas
- Icon Park and Wheel
- I-Shops, Orlando
- Hawaiian Marketplace, Las Vegas