The Disappearance of the Shadow Inventory Renter in Las Vegas

From 2009 through 2015, Las Vegas renters were afforded the luxury of renting many of the high-rise condominiums around the Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. This was due to the massive amount of short sales and foreclosures during that time. There were about 7,876 condo units completed between 2006 and 2009. Shortly after the crash, these developments shifted to luxury rentals. During 2011, we tracked 785 condos that were rented with an average of $1.31 per square foot, or $1,838 per month. During …

What’s Happening in Las Vegas’ Retail Market?

There are no guarantees in commercial real estate. For commercial real estate owners, developers and investors, however, betting on the continued strength of the Las Vegas marketplace has been as close to a sure thing as it gets in recent years. The Vegas commercial market is as strong as it’s ever been as we head into 2020. Delivery on new projects is up 800,000 square feet over 2018. About 1.2 million square feet of retail space will have been added to the market by year’s end, while …

Las Vegas Office Market Turns to Downtown for Opportunities

The overall Las Vegas office market has seen steady positive absorption since 2012. Vacancy rates peaked in 2012 and have been declining year over year. The market vacancy rate is 11.7 percent, as of the third quarter. Occupiers are looking at higher-density options with outdoor collaborative areas and walkable amenities. There are projects planned in several submarkets that can accommodate these requirements, however, with those submarkets tightening, these new projects will be at the …

Henderson Readies for an Even Larger Influx of California Companies

Once a bedroom community largely overshadowed by its Las Vegas neighbor, the City of Henderson is thriving. With a population of more than 300,000, Henderson recently surpassed Reno to become the second-largest city in Nevada. Henderson’s employment rates have been steadily rising, according to the city’s latest economic update. The city’s employment was at 144,000 last year and has risen to 153,800 in 2019. Henderson accounted for about 11 percent of all jobs in the Las Vegas Valley in …

Reno’s Multifamily Market Continues to Rise on Employment, Relocation

If you try to find an apartment in Reno you’ll quickly realize this isn’t necessarily an easy task. Reno has experienced more than 8 percent rent growth year over year for the past four years. Average rents in the third quarter were $1,174 per month with vacancy at 4.5 percent, according to CoStar. These escalating numbers are due to employment. The Reno-Sparks MSA has grown by 59,700 jobs in the past 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Tesla Gigafactory was just the …

Reno’s Industrial Market Continues to Attract Attention

The industrial market’s direct vacancy in greater Reno increased by 80 basis points to 4.53 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2018. It was carried by 715,821 square feet of positive net absorption, a relatively below average figure, as well as by an increase in new deliveries. Notwithstanding, pending transactions currently underway in the fourth quarter should mitigate the increase in the market’s overall vacancy. [caption id="attachment_221499" align="alignright" …

Record Occupancy, Job Growth Bolster Reno Multifamily Market

It’s starting to feel like the 1970s all over again in Reno’s multifamily market. This is particularly true in terms of occupancy. A recent report from RealPage noted the current market’s eye-popping 97.3 percent multifamily occupancy level. This figure was only eclipsed once, nearly four decades ago, at a double eye-popping 97.9 percent when the region experienced a spike in new jobs. Reno’s total job count continues to grow at a record pace, fueling a nearly full apartment …

Big Box Absorption Leads to Market Stabilization in Reno

The retail market in Reno/Sparks continues to improve with big box retailers moving to the market and a steady decrease in the vacancy rate. The retail market in Reno/Sparks has seen an overall decrease in vacancy for the fifth consecutive quarter with the current vacancy rate hovering just under 7 percent. Average market rent is currently $1.50 per square foot, triple net, and appears to be slowly climbing as we continue to experience positive net absorption. [caption …

Best Practices for Structuring Nevada Hotel, Casino Deals

One of the first questions clients ask when considering a hotel casino acquisition or the development of a new hotel casino project in Nevada is whether they have to obtain a gaming license. Since applying for a gaming license requires the disclosure of extensive, private personal information — and obtaining a gaming license can take several months — buyers and developers often want to learn about alternatives to the license. [caption id="attachment_211656" align="alignright" …

Opportunity, Demand Define Las Vegas Industrial Market

The Las Vegas industrial sector set records in 2017, with more new construction and higher net absorption than any other time in the market’s history. New construction was dominated by pre-leased space primarily driven by transportation and logistics companies, namely ecommerce and retail-related businesses. As a result, the overall vacancy rate decreased to the second lowest level in market history. As a percentage of overall market size, Las Vegas led the country in both new construction …

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