Enclave Managing Partner and 3G Productions Inc. CEO Eli Stearns, began his architectural career in Chicago. During his time in the Windy City, the entrepreneur worked for Pepper Construction Company as a project manager who oversaw the construction management of hospital and nursing home projects. Additionally, as one of the first few employees and responsible for all real estate matters, Stearns helped build the foundation for telecommunications company Chicago Fiber Optic that evolved into MFS, Inc. and expanded across North America and Europe.
In 1998, Stearns left Chicago to create of his own real estate development company where he began purchasing, designing and rehabilitating properties across the country, creating large data centers for telecommunications and internet providers; a business model that led to a total development portfolio across 12 major cities in North America and Western Europe.
In 2004, he started a new venture with Jay Curiel and formed 3G Productions, Inc., which has grown into one of the most prominent names in the live production industry. Stearns’ entrepreneurial fortitude and hands-on leadership have played a pivotal role in the success of this multi-faceted production company.
Stearns’ latest venture is Enclave, a 75,000-square-foot luxury events facility in Las Vegas. Stearns aims to make Enclave, a sister company to 3G, the go-to venue for special events in Las Vegas, which is one of the top convention cities in the world.
Stearns holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois and contributes on the board of directors for non-profit organizations.