Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 | 6 a.m.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Henderson, which this edition of CRE spotlights. I am proud to say I am a third-generation Las Vegan, and my father had a significant history in the early days of Henderson.
My father came out of the war and headed up Basic Magnesium (BMI), which later became Basic Management. I have fond memories of the early days of Henderson from playing golf back when Black Mountain first opened as a nine-hole course, to buying my shoes at Van Valeys and walking across the street to visit Joe McBeath in the local drug store. It is hard to imagine the Henderson as a quaint little town long before it went on to top the charts of fastest-growing cities, thanks to the foresight of developers such as Mark Fine and the Greenspun family, Rich MacDonald, the banking matriarch Selma Bartlett, and more recently, former city manager Phil Speight.
We’re keeping our eyes on Henderson, in both the newer and more established areas. We’ve noticed a growing popularity in some more classic properties, with their attractive rents. It bodes well for the coming year.
We have little doubt that 2010 will be better than 2009. We have gone through the worst and we’ve survived it. Our recovery will be slow and methodical in this transitional year, as we look to see employment rebound and development to rekindle.
As Gatski Commercial Real Estate Services prepares for the opportunities that await us, we are able to take advantage of the unprecedented levels of available talent and introduce them to our Gatski culture and make them part of the family.
In that vein I am very proud to announce the addition of Kent Williams, who joined us as managing director of property management. Kent comes from a strong corporate background with the Harsch Organization and BH Properties. His depth of experience and expertise will help guide us as we negotiate the economy in 2010 and our position therein.
Best Personal Regards,
Gatski Commercial Real Estate Services