A task force organizes a half day “state of the market” and forecast event each January. It tackles the challenges emerging in the Las Vegas commercial real estate markets. A nationally or regionally prominent keynote speaker is followed by economic and market overviews by NAIOP members and Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies/UNLV real estate experts. A panel concludes including real estate experts from the brokerage, development and lending industries who discuss and debate where Southern Nevada’s real estate markets are headed in the current year and beyond. The focus is on the strategies that are necessary to attract new business and industries to Southern Nevada in order to strengthen the economy and business-base.