TRI Team

Brief History of the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center Property

We’ve been told (although it has not been verified) that many, many many years ago the ranch (now known as Tahoe Reno Industrial Center) was once owned by the Wright Brothers. We do know that TRI Center was once owned by Asmeria Mineral, a mining company that was in search of the remnants from the original Comstock load.

Our personal involvement began in 1998 when we purchased the property from the Gulf Oil Company. Gulf had planned to turn the property into a corporate hunting retreat, complete with live game. However, the economy turned in the mid-1990’s and such corporate “benefits” were the first to go.


Lance Gilman
Lance Gilman

Lance Gilman
Tahoe Reno Industrial Center- Principal and Director

Lance Gilman holds the title of Principal and Director for L. Lance Gilman Commercial Real Estate Services (LLG CRES), exclusive brokerage firm for the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC). In this vast 100,000+ acre park there is currently over 11 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution facilities for such nationally recognized firms as Wal-Mart, Petsmart, US Ordinance and Alcoa.

Prior to TRIC, in 1988, LLG CRES was responsible for the acquisition, planning and marketing of the 2,500-acre South Meadows Business Park in south Reno. It integrated single-family and multi-family residential, industrial, distribution and retail development. Lance’s broad experience in development includes construction management as the founder of G&E General Contractors in 1985. G&E built various buildings including the AT&T headquarters, the InterTel building and local day care centers. Lance’s long list of achievements in commercial real estate began in San Diego, California in1980 where, as a broker at Grubb and Ellis, he managed major accounts including the development of Murphy Canyon Business Park and assisting in the development of nine major shopping centers in San Diego County.

Lance’s entrepreneurial strength has been evident throughout his extensive history of business ownership. In 1998 he opened the first Harley Davidson motorcycle showroom and maintenance facility in Carson City, Nevada. In the 1970’s he was the owner of the San Diego Boat Mart, a nationally ranked dealership. His accomplishments in that industry included Chairman of the prestigious San Diego Boat Show and member of the National Speaker Circuit for the Boat Show Educational Series.

His leadership has been recognized many times of the years including such awards as the Small Business Entrepreneur of the year in 2009, Reno Man of the Year in 2000 and the Development Award for Environmental Excellence in Development in 1997. As an active part of the regional commercial real estate community, he is a member of Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), NAIOP Northern Nevada and the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce.