Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Posted: May 19, 2015 

The Reno/Sparks Industrial Market is bustling with activity.  Tenants who are taking time to decide on space, or pushing back too hard on lease terms are losing out. 

It’s a Landlord’s market!  If you find a space that fits your needs, don’t hesitate! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tesla’s gigafactory in Nevada will be essential in the tech company’s plan for a new line of storage batteries

Posted: May 14, 2015

Tesla debuts a new line up of batteries it calls, Tesla Energy.  The batteries include storage solutions for residential, business and utilities.

The Powerwall home battery is one step closer to the promise of easily accessible off-the-grid power. Solar's big weakness is in generating energy during the evenings and cloudy weather, an issue that storage batteries can help remedy.  Just like cellphone technology circumvented and ousted landlines, batteries can eventually replace power lines, according to Musk.

The new Powerwall home battery is priced at $3,000 and $3,500 depending on capacity.

"A normal household can mount this in their garage or the outside wall of their house", Musk said. "It's designed to work with solar systems right off the box."

In addition to their synergy with solar installations, nine Powerwalls also can be stacked together for folks interested in more energy options or want to further reduce their reliance on the grid.  The battery can now be reserved at the Tesla website and the first deliveries are expected to arrive in the summer.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Industrial Construction is the highest it’s been in Reno, NV since 2006.

With 1.6 million square feet of speculative construction, planned or currently under construction, Reno looks to have a record breaking year adding new state-of-the-art facilities to our industrial base. 

Currently under construction, Panattoni is building a 200,000sf facility in the North Valleys, along with Dermody’s 224,640sf and 402,320sf buildings.  While KTR is building 566,785sf in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC).   Conco recently completed a 300,000sf expansion in TRIC, with another 678,750sf building planned.

Also planned, is an additional 707,660sf facility in the North Valleys, a 855,000sf building west of town, and two buildings in TRIC of 694,640sf and 80,000sf.

Build-to-Suit construction is also underway – with Tesla’s initial 1,000,000sf in TRIC (by Portofino), and PetCo’s 771,000sf in the North Valleys (by Panattoni).   Battery Systems recently occupied a 200,000sf new built-to-suit facility in TRIC.

Construction fever has certainly hit the Reno area, and with it brings the promise of utilizing our abundant labor force – providing new job opportunities and boosting our economy.