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Las Vegas is the current investment hotspot. Economic, job and population growth have all helped the city land at the top of the list for investors—particularly those chasing yield—but the market could be suffering from the ghosts of the last recession, which hit the market hard. However, while the market will likely face challenges along with the rest of the country, increased capital interest and the market’s recent evolution are good signs for the road ahead.

“The Las Vegas market over the next 12 months will be exposed to the same challenges as the rest of the nation,” Petra Latch, executive director at Cushman & Wakefield, tells GlobeSt.com. “There was a time when Las Vegas was recession-proof but the great recession left scars. However, the feedback I get is that market participants are interested in doing business. Banks want to loan money, developers want to build, investors want to buy and landlords/owners want to sell with some appreciation. There is some comfort in knowing that regardless of the past, economic systems require that its participants continue to act, react and adapt—and Las Vegas is doing that.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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