Friday, July 19, 2013

The Nevada Legislature in 140 Words - a Social Media Observation

John Sande IV, an attorney and member of Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas’ government relations and transactional practice groups, recently wrote an article on the use of social media in the Nevada Legislature.  Mainly, can policy be debated on Twitter in 140 characters or less?

We all know that many legislators take to social media during campaigning.  It's free, and possibly the best way to continually drip messaging, gain followers (support) and amplify a campaign.  However, now, it goes a step further.  Special interest groups now communicate immediately with legislators and can almost simultaneously speak to their supporters in an effort to engage them to join the conversation.

The #NVLeg has become a popular trending discussion piece between legislators, SIGs, and us perhaps not in the know, but want to be.  In the recent SJR 15 debate, folks took to Twitter to provide commentary during the legislative hearing.  However, some of that information was erroneous.  Egg on face for some people wanting to get the news out fast.

I guess the moral of the story is when it comes to the legislative and political issues, be careful where you get your information before you start RT’ing and sharing what you see. Many people want to jump quick to “scoop” the story in the social media crazy environment. It’s no different than in entertainment, sports, business, etc. 

However, as we know, once you put your stamp on it, whether an RT or a share, you’ve validated it for all your followers and friends for better or worse. And there’s no going back.  #NVLeg

Click here to download the PDF of the article in its entirety - published in the Northern Nevada Business Weekly July 15, 2013.

Monday, July 15, 2013

NAI Alliance Q2 Industrial Market Report Now Available

The past three months have felt like a throwback to the pre-recession busy days of old. Phones are ringing again, tours are taking place and deals are getting done. At the end of last quarter, we were poised to expect a good second quarter and we got it. Over the past 5 years we have been discounting good news with bad news. In 2009 and 2010 the scales were
tilted strongly negative. In 2011 and 2012 the scales were balanced with much of our quarterly market report describing good news being offset by bad news.

Thirty eight transactions were completed in the second quarter of 2013 with a gross absorption total of 1,234,86 square feet (sf). This is higher than prior quarters wherein we were struggling to reach one million sf. The 38 transactions are 12% above the prior three year quarterly average and the 1.23 million sf of gross absorption is 17% greater than the average of 1,055,889 sf. Average deal size was 33,375 sf which was again 11% larger than the three year average.

.....Click here to read the entire report.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

NAI Global Economic Briefing - Thursday July 11

Please join Dr. Peter Linneman, NAI’s Chief Economist & Jay Olshonsky, NAI Global President July 11, 2013, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern for an enlightening briefing on the global economic environment.

Where are we in the recovery? Which markets still hold investment opportunities?  Dr. Linneman will address several topics during this Web conference including:
  • Real Rent Analysis: Which markets are below historical averages?
  • A comparison between this cycle and the 1990s
  • More reasons the Euro will fail
  • How we are repeating Japan’s mistakes
  • An update of capital markets
  • Social Security implications as the boomers retire
 Registration is required for the event.  Please click here for registration instructions and information