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Gung-Ho Is Rebuilding Reno

Improving the Downtown Reno Community for Everyone

We are Rebuilding the Downtown Reno Community with new Restaurants, Bars, Coffee Shops, Juice Bars, Food Trucks, Live Music, Retail Shopping, Dine-In Theatres, Family-Friendly Entertainment Areas, Fitness Centers, Apartments, Condos, Hotel Rooms, Premium Office Space, Co-Working Office Space, Public Self-Storage Units, and Parking Facilities.

Rebuilding Examples

Some of Gung-Ho’s Current and Completed Projects


Holcomb Commercial

Old Tudor-style building was remodeled to include premium office space, a hair salon, and a secure inside parking garage on the first floor.


Mill Street Crossing

Old, unattractive, all beige government building was remodeled to include premium office space, a restaurant and bar, a coffee shop, public self-storage units, and additional parking.

In Progress

The Montage North

Lower portion of a former high-rise casino-hotel is being remodeled to include premium office space, co-working offices, conference rooms, a kitchen and bar, a coffee shop and juice bar, wine storage with a tasting, socializing, and dining room with a fireplace, cigar storage with humidors and a smoking room with a fireplace, public self-storage units, and additional parking.

Our Business Entities

Gung-Ho’s Three Primary Operating Units

Real Estate Investments

Flexible, Scalable, Profitable Real Estate Investments Selected and Managed by Gung-Ho.

Public Self-Storage

 Self-Storage, Wine Storage, Cigar Humidors, Climate-Controlled, Video Surveillance, and Secure 24/7 Access.

Co-Working Space

Modern Private Offices, Conference Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Social Areas, Kitchen, Bar, and Secure 24/7 Access.

Our Gung-Ho Team Leaders

Successfully Working Together for Over 25 Years

John L. Wade
Founder & CEO
Investor & Developer

At age 16, I bought my first rental property by purchasing a home for $1,500 down and assuming the loan. I sold that home and used the profit to buy apartments. I am now buying and developing commercial properties in Downtown Reno.

Mary Babiasz
Chief Operations Officer
Investor & Developer

I actively participate in all aspects of buying, selling, leasing, property management, development, and construction of homes, multi-family residential, and commercial properties for myself, Gung-Ho, and third parties.

Our Gung-Ho Name & Logo

Gung-Ho Means “Work Together”

Gung-Ho means to enthusiastically “work together” in a successful manner to create something new where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts or, simply stated, “1 + 1 = 3.”

Our Gung-Ho Logo

The two interacting boomerangs in our logo represent the synergy of “working together.”

Our logo is also a loosely shaped “G” for “Gung-Ho,” and a positive upward sloping arrow to indicate successful growth or swimming upstream to disrupt the status quo.

Our Gung-Ho Attitude

Over the years, Gung-Ho has gained a reputation for its positive – one might even say “gung-ho” – attitude about doing whatever it takes to meet its clients’ needs.
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Publishing, Media and Communications Industries

We Know Reno


What’s Happening In Reno


Artown encourages local artists, highlights the best performers, and promotes a month-long summer arts festival with about 500 events, more than 100 organizations and businesses, in nearly 100 locations.

Biggest Little Dog Park

This Dog Park opened July 2018 in downtown Reno and benefits our city by providing an area where people can meet, celebrate their love of dogs, and exercise in a positive atmosphere that encourages economic growth.

City of Reno

This website includes sections on the City’s services, the Reno community, business, government, calendar, webcams, how do I…, and links to the City of Reno Blog and the Reimagine Reno website with the Master Plan.

Downtown Reno Makeover

This website focuses on Downtown Reno and Midtown Life including many attractions to discover, entertainment, downtown Reno news and events, neighborhoods and places to live, and a large list of revitalization projects.

Downtown Reno Partnership

The Downtown Reno Partnership is a business improvement district in Reno working with businesses, property owners, residents, city and county governments to make the core of the city cleaner, safer, and friendlier.


The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is a private/public partnership committed to adding quality jobs, recruiting new companies, and supporting the success of existing companies.

Edible Reno-Tahoe

Edible Reno-Tahoe is a website and magazine published six times a year, including quarterly issues for each season. They promote and celebrate the abundance of local foods in Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe area.

Nevada Museum of Art

Founded in 1931, the Museum offers meaningful art and cultural experiences, fosters new knowledge in the visual arts by encouraging interdisciplinary investigation, and serves as an educational resource.

Rebuilding Reno

Rebuilding Reno is “Improving The Downtown Reno Community” with new restaurants, bars, coffee shops, juice bars, food trucks, live music, retail shopping, dine-in theatres, family-friendly entertainment areas, fitness centers, apartments, condos, hotel rooms, premium office space, co-working office space, public self-storage units, and parking facilities.

Reno Historical

Reno Historical is a mobile app and website that lets you explore the history of Reno through location-based essays, oral history, archival images, documentary film, and curated historical tours of the city.

Reno This Week

In addition to plenty of information about the Reno / Sparks area, this website also includes links to information about Reno / Tahoe / Carson, Carson  City / Carson Valley, Truckee, and numerous Lake Tahoe areas.

The Barber Brief

Alicia Barber, a local author, historian, professor, consultant and community activist, produces her e-newsletter which gives the scoop on many issues happening in our community. To subscribe for free, click/tap the button below.

The Riverwalk District

This is the official website of the Riverwalk Merchants Association which is dedicated to the future growth and success of small businesses that are supportive of each other for the benefit of all downtown area businesses.

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is a private nonprofit that protects and enhances our communities’ livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails.

University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 as Nevada’s first institution of higher education. Today, the University delivers by investing in its academics, facilities, engagement, support, and vibrant campus life.

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