First Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Coming to Nevada

Nevada’s first osteopathic fellowship program has the green light. The American Osteopathic Association approved Nathan Adelson Hospice for a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program. The program is a collaboration between the hospice and Touro University Nevada. This is a first-of-its-kind fellowship in Nevada and one of only 11 in the nation, according to a recent statement… [More...]

Las Vegas Home Prices See 2.7 Percent Increase

Las Vegas home prices ticked up 2.7 percent in February – even as the valley saw fewer homes selling. According to statistics released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR), the median price of an existing single-family home sold in Southern Nevada during February was $190,000, up from $185,000 in January. Total existing homes,… [More...]

Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power… [More...]

Nevada State Bank Expanding Mortgage Team to Meet Demand

Nevada State Bank is “gearing up” for increased mortgage demand. The bank is expanding its team of loan officers to handle a purchase market that is picking up steam, according to a recent statement. “While other organizations are downsizing the large refinance teams they have built over the last few years, Nevada State Bank is growing… [More...]

Las Vegas High Rise Enjoys Record-Breaking Year

Las Vegas high rise One Queensridge Place saw a year-over-year increase in residential transactions of more than 300 percent. Queensridge Properties, LLC recently announced the sales figures at the two luxury towers, which are located near the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley. The company was involved in 55 transactions exceeding $100 million in… [More...]

Best Year in Five Years for Southern Nevada’s Industrial Real Estate Market

Southern Nevada’s industrial real estate market enjoyed one of its best years in recent memory. That is according to a recent report provided by Colliers International – Las Vegas. “Without a doubt, 2013 was the best year Southern Nevada’s industrial real estate market has had in five years,” said Colliers’ research director John Stater. “Hopefully, it… [More...]

Allstate Expanding in Nevada

Allstate Insurance Company plans to appoint 60 new insurance agents in Nevada during 2014. According to a recent statement, the company is looking for mid-career, mid-level managers looking to own their own business in Nevada. “Nevada’s strong economy is fueling this expansion plan; we target cities and areas that show growth and increasing demand as… [More...]

Home Prices Up 24 Percent

Home prices in Southern Nevada are continuing to rise. The median price of existing homes for December is up 24 percent from the same time last year, according to statistics recently released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR). “Local homeowners should be happy with the strong appreciation we’ve seen over the past… [More...]

Gordon Silver Honored as Pro Bono Firm of the Year

Gordon Silver Ltd. was selected as Southern Nevada’s Pro Bono Firm of the Year. The award was part of the 13th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon, put on by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada earlier this month. The event honors community volunteers who donate time to assist low income clients with legal issues.… [More...]

Non-Residential Real Estate Holdings Down, Residential Up Among Affluent Nevadans

Holdings in non-residential real estate have given way to more residential investments among affluent Nevadans in recent decades. However, this trend may change according to the 12th edition of the “High Net Worth Report” by The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank. Currently, close to 19 percent of households in the top 10 percent of… [More...]

Two Startups Will Pitch Ideas to Investors at Inaugural Event

Two Nevada startups will court potential investors at an inaugural event designed to help new tech firms raise seed money. The event, Start-Up Vegas, was created and is sponsored by Coloma Ventures, a Las Vegas-based venture capital firm. The founder of each startup will have 30 minutes to explain its service or product to investors,… [More...]

Historic Train Depot in Reno to House Combined Brewery and Distillery

The historic Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Depot in Reno will house the Silver State’s first combined brewery and distillery. This is according to a statement released by Reno natives Chris Shanks and Brandon Wright, who have partnered with a “long-time Nevada family” to transform the downtown building. The business, dubbed The Depot Craft Provisions Company, is expected… [More...]

High-Income Households Face Uncertain Impacts from Healthcare Changes

Wealthy Nevadans are not exempt from healthcare uncertainty in the face of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This is according to the 11th installment of the “High Net Worth Report” released by The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank. One major impact will be a 0.9 percent increase in payroll taxes for those making $200,000 or… [More...]

Two Tech Startups Land $1 a Month Rent for a Year

Two startups can scratch rent off their worry lists for the next 12 months. Record Setter and Computers for a Cause were awarded downtown Las Vegas office space at $1 a month for a year. The companies were chosen as part of the #1DollarOfficeSpace campaign, put on by The Glenn Group, a Nevada-based marketing agency. The campaign held an… [More...]

Windermere Taking Day to Help Homeless Youth in Southern Nevada

Dozens of Nevada real estate professionals are taking Oct. 18 off. But they aren’t calling in sick. Instead they will spend the day providing service to Street Teens, a non-profit that assists homeless, abandoned, and at-risk youth in in Las Vegas. Windermere Real Estate announced its three local offices will close from 9 a.m. to… [More...]

LVGEA Sets Budget at $5.4 Million

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) Executive Committee voted unanimously to endorse a $5.4 million budget. The budget will fund the alliance’s strategy in developing the economies in the Las Vegas valley, as well as Boulder City and Mesquite. The strategy includes “imperatives” to lead economic development efforts in the region and promote Southern… [More...]

Prime Realty Merges with Windermere Prestige Properties

Windermere Prestige Properties completed a merger with Henderson luxury real estate office, Prime Realty, Ltd. Beth Naef opened Prime Realty in 2003 and has spent 15 years as a luxury broker in the Southern Nevada market. “This merger serves to benefit both Windermere Prestige Properties and Prime Realty,” Windermere owner/broker Robyn Yates said in a… [More...]

PENTA ‘thrilled’ with completed Zappos headquarters

The PENTA Building Group completed Zappos.com‘s new home. “PENTA is thrilled to be a part of such an iconic project for the area,” said project manager Bryan Richards in a statement. “Zappos has been an engaged, hands-on partner since the beginning. It is rewarding to work alongside another company that is truly committed to providing a… [More...]

Mountain’s Edge is nation’s third fastest selling master plan

Providence and Summerlin also among top in sales – Mountain’s Edge is the third fastest-selling master-planned community (MPC) in the U.S. This is according to a report recently released by RCLCO, a national real estate advisory firm.  The report indicated the MPC has sold nearly 600 homes from January through June – a 26 percent… [More...]

Valley Electric Association Brings in Buckets of School Supplies for Local Kids

A recent school supply drive in Pahrump generated 319 cubic feet of learning materials for children in 11 Nevada schools. The seventh annual “Fill the Bucket Truck” drive, put on by Pahrump-based Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA) collected donations at various locations in Pahrump on Aug. 17.   Each donor received tickets for a chance to… [More...]

Southern Nevada Home Prices Continue to Climb

Southern Nevada home prices are on an 18-month climb. This is according to statistics recently released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS. The median price of an existing single-family home sold in July was $180,000, up 2.9 percent from $175,000 in June and up 35.3 percent from $133,000 last year.  This is still… [More...]

LVGEA Efforts Making $1.5 Billion Impact on Southern Nevada

A total economic impact of more than $1.5 billion will be generated for Southern Nevada from start up, expansion and relocation assistance. This is according to a recent announcement made by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA).  The organization and its regional economic development partners provided assistance to 62 businesses which will create 2,640 new… [More...]