NFL, NHL are ‘great shot in the arm’ for Las Vegas economy

Frank Gatski, president/CEO of Gatski Commercial Real Estate, poses in the lobby of the company’s offices Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

Gatski Commercial

Address: 4755 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas

Phone: 702-221-8226

Email: [email protected]


Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Owned/operated by: President and CEO Frank Gatski

In business since: 1993

Do you have any recent news?

We have just recently surpassed our 25th year in business. We continue to grow and hire. We have new value-added services to complement our commercial brokerage and property management departments, such as in-house engineering, tax appeals, insurance and landscape building and maintenance services.

How have your clients changed through the years?

In recent years, a lot of our business was unfortunately related to the Great Recession — working with receiverships and bank foreclosures. With a vibrant local economy today, however, our clients consist mainly of commercial real estate investors and businesses from all industries from all over the world looking to purchase or lease property in Southern Nevada.

What’s trending right now?

Can you say NFL or NHL? Major league sports have finally arrived in Las Vegas! This will be a great shot in the arm for our economy that could carry us through a possible upcoming market correction or downturn.

What obstacles has your business overcome?

It’s always about the people. You’re only as good as your weakest link. Being in a service business, it’s always about the strength and unity of your team of people. Top talent and strong leadership is difficult to find and keep around these days.

What is your business philosophy?

I wake up every morning thinking of just two things: How do I better serve my clients? How do I better provide opportunity for my employees? If I can focus on those two things each day, the rest will take care of itself.

What’s the best business advice you’ve received?

“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”