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Buzz Oates Breaks Ground on Nevada Commerce Center in Fernley, Nevada. 

Pictured (left to right): Albert Torres, Fernley City Council, Ward 4, Alex Lopez Martinez, City of Fernley Development Services Coordinator, Ray Lacy, Fernley City Council, Ward 1, Charity Birkel, City of Fernley Building Inspector & Code Enforcement, Jacki Moxley, City of Fernley Human Resources Manager, Patrick Marsh, City of Fernley Acting City Manager, Katelyn Moore, Buzz Oates Development Project Manager, Kevin Ramos, Buzz Oates Chief Investment Officer, Mayor Roy Edgington, City of Fernley

Buzz Oates held a groundbreaking ceremony for their first industrial park in Fernley on Aug. 25, announcing BEARPAW as the tenant for the initial building under construction. 

Known as Nevada Commerce Center, this four-building project is over 78-acres and is expected to produce 1,125 jobs for the local area and attract new Fernley residents. The total investment at final build-out is estimated to exceed $150 million-dollars. 

“We are very excited about our new BEARPAW, Pawz and Flip Flop Shops DC in Fernley, Nevada and our ‘pawtastic’ partnership with Buzz Oates,” said BEARPAW CEO Thomas A. Romeo.

Owning entity PW Fund B Development, LLC and Buzz Oates Construction, Inc. hosted the groundbreaking attended by Mayor Roy Edgington, City Councilmembers Ray Lacy and Albert Torres and City of Fernley Staff. Among others, also in attendance was Tom Romeo of BEARPAW, Q&D Construction, Inc., Reno Engineering Corp., Tectonics Design Group, EDAWN Representative Chris Ault, Jr., CBRE, Black Eagle Consulting, Inc., and Lumos & Associates.


“We are excited to be proceeding with our project in the City of Fernley, and greatly appreciated the City of Fernley’s assistance in moving this development project forward to reality, said Buzz Oates CIO Kevi Ramos. “Our motto is to invest in and deliver developments that provide individuals, organizations, and communities the opportunities to achieve greater levels of success.”

“Fernley is excited to partner with Buzz Oates. These are the types of public-private partnerships that make Fernley a great place to live, work, and play,” said a statement released by city leadership.

The owner and GC duo have another industrial site currently under construction in Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, expected to complete in 2023.   

One thought on “Buzz Oates Breaks Ground on Nevada Commerce Center in Fernley, Nevada. 

  • Nick

    Do we know who leased the new building by b sherwin Williams?


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