Jeff Ehret: The PENTA Building Group

Meet Jeff Ehret, President and CEO The PENTA Building Group

President and CEO Las Vegas http://www.pentabldggroup.com/ How did you first get into your profession? My father was a commercial contractor. He started bringing me to work on Saturdays when I was 5 years old. He let me ride to the jobs with his laborer foreman in a dump truck. I haven’t looked back since then. If you had to choose another profession, what would it … [Read more...]

Power Poll 2014: The Bounce Back

The 2014 Power Poll marks the twelfth year executives have weighed in on various issues that affect business for Nevada Business Magazine.

Optimism characterizes the mood of Nevada executives this year. Whether it’s waving goodbye to the recession or already having moved on to bigger and better things, business owners and executives have officially brushed off the oppressive economy and are now working on the bounce back. The 2014 Power Poll marks the twelfth year executives have weighed in on various issues … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Commercial Real Estate

Industry experts are beginning to see an uptick in Nevada commercial real estate. Executives recently discussed the market.

It’s likely that no industry has felt the recession as strongly as the commercial real estate industry. Yet, industry experts are beginning to see an uptick in the previously challenged market. Executives representing commercial real estate interests recently met at the Las Vegas offices of Stable Development to discuss the market. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada … [Read more...]

The Survivors: Builders and Developers in Nevada

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The economic downturn in 2007 left both residential and commercial developers and builders in the Silver State scrambling for work. Many were forced to downsize their staffs, and some even closed their doors. “Since 2008, the development business has been a fraction of what it was,” said Doug Kiersey, president of Dermody Properties, a Reno-based industrial … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Commercial Real Estate

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While many feel that most industries in Nevada are beginning to experience small rebounds, one industry that still has a long road ahead is the commercial real estate sector. With asking rents remaining low and the large quantities of available space on the market, brokers, builders and developers continue to feel the effects of the recession. Executives representing this … [Read more...]

What is a leader’s greatest attribute?

“A leader’s greatest attribute is the ability to forward think. Great leaders anticipate obstacles or challenges that may affect a team and can adjust quickly.” Carol Mayorga • District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank– The Horizons District “I don’t think there is a single greatest attribute. Vision, the ability to motivate and inspire people, providing clear direction and the … [Read more...]