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John L. Wade

Founder & CEO


Profile Highlights

Real Estate | Investments | Management

In 1973, 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 when I was 21, realized a $30,000 net profit (2,000% return), and purchased an apartment building.

Over the years, I continued buying apartments in Santa Clara, California and Reno, Nevada.

In 2021, I sold all my California properties and started investing in Downtown Reno commercial properties. I also started Gung-Ho Real Estate to oversee the buying, selling, leasing, property management, development, and construction of my commercial and multi-family residential properties.

In 2024, I started Gung-Ho Investments so third parties could participate with Gung-Ho as it grows its investments in the rapidly growing Downtown Reno market. I also started Gung-Ho Management to professionally manage the operations of Gung-Ho Investments.



When I purchased my Downtown Reno condo, I discovered the closest public self-storage facilities are at least a mile outside of Downtown Reno. So, in 2022, I created Gung-Ho Storage to build self-storage facilities that are within walking distance for people living, working, and moving in to the rapidly growing Downtown Reno area.

Gung-Ho Storage is the first and only public self-storage in the Downtown Reno area. All the storage facilities are climate-controlled and feature new state-of-the-art construction, inside and outside video surveillance, and secure 24/7 access.

Some locations are being expanded to include wine storage with social areas for wine tasting, dining, and entertainment, and cigar storage with humidors and smoking rooms.



In 2023, after the Covid epidemic, more people than ever were working from home and they needed a larger or quieter place for work, meetings with clients, customers, and co-workers; however, there were no co-working spaces in Downtown Reno. So, I decided to create Gung-Ho Workspace, in the heart of Downtown Reno, to provide modern private offices, conference rooms, meeting rooms, areas to relax, socialize, enjoy food and drinks, and have events with entertainment.

Additional features will include full kitchens and bars, dog-friendly environments, inside and outside video surveillance, and secure 24/7 access.

Some locations will also have wine storage with wine tasting and dining areas, cigar storage with smoking rooms, and dog parks.

Gung-Ho Workspace will be the only co-working space in the Downtown Reno area.


Working Together

Although I believe, “if it’s to be, it’s up to me,” I am also smart enough to know that my success is based upon surrounding myself with people who are better and smarter than me. That’s why my teammates, Mary and Tabitha, are such an important part of the equation.

Mary and I have worked together for over 25 years. I find the “opportunities” and Mary oversees the “operations” to make sure the opportunities perform successfully.

Tabitha adds another valuable element to our proven team approach. I will still work on finding the opportunities, Tabitha will develop them, and Mary will still make sure they perform successfully.

Of course, our functions will overlap many times throughout the day, however, the bottom-line of this team approach is that our working together will maximize the bottom-line for all the stakeholders involved in Gung-Ho Investments.

Looking at the future, I am both thrilled and fortunate to be working with such brilliant women as we grow Gung-Ho Investments, Gung-Ho Storage, and Gung-Ho Workspace.

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