How important is the truth to you? I expect it’s important to most of us, so let’s dig into what truth is. And, since its December, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, let’s first look at what He says about truth. When being interrogated by Pontius Pilate prior to His crucifixion, Jesus directly references this question of truth. In the Bible, John 18:37 (NKJV), Pilate asked, … [Read more...] about What is Truth…
Nearly 20 years ago, economic development officials in Nevada wondered what the state could do to attract employers in the fast-growing biotechnology sector. Industry officials told them flat-out that Nevada simply didn’t have the skilled professional workforce to support biotechnology companies. Flash forward to this spring, when StemExpress announced plans to launch a … [Read more...] about Higher Education
Construction as an industry, including commercial real estate construction, is subject to safety rules and regulations from federal and state agencies. Federal requirements are implemented by the Nevada version of OSHA – the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which operates under the U.S. Department of Labor. Nevada’s state-level OSHA is administered through the … [Read more...] about Safety on the Job
This July Fourth, as we set off our illegal fireworks, ignore federally-required warnings about letting young children play with sparklers, and celebrate our liberation from government-mandated COVID protocols, it seems like a prescient time to ponder if we are still a “free people.” It’s a surprisingly complex question to answer. Obviously, to anyone who … [Read more...] about Are We Still a Free People?
What happens in Nevada’s commercial development industry usually filters down to commercial subcontractors. And there has been a multitude of headaches for subcontractors in the last year and a half with supply inflation and labor shortages. Executives from this industry recently met in a virtual roundtable, sponsored by City National Bank, to discuss what comes next for … [Read more...] about Industry Focus
Nevada’s doctors and hospitals battled gallantly to beat down one of their biggest threats ever throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as the pandemic begins to wane, the healthcare industry faces a major new headache: Digging itself out of the financial woes left in the wake of the battle against COVID-19. Administrators of big acute-care hospitals — the ones on the … [Read more...] about Long Road to Recovery
For Nevada businesses struggling to survive during the coronavirus pandemic, bankruptcy may end up being the only way out. While overall filings nationally were up 20 percent last year, according to bankruptcy court records, the number of businesses in the state that filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which involves reorganizing and remaining in operation, have remained relatively … [Read more...] about Business Survival VS. Pandemic Destruction
The past year of pandemic related hurdles has presented unique challenges for commercial real estate (CRE) professionals. Each submarket was affected differently by COVID and the market shifted to reflect those changes. Recently, executives representing commercial real estate in Nevada met virtually in a roundtable sponsored by City National Bank to discuss the changes to the … [Read more...] about Industry Focus