Real estate exec: CityCenter will eventually be a hit

Alison Gregor this week in The New York Times caught the essence of troubled Las Vegas, and along the way she quoted Colliers International senior vice president Michael Mixer in a moment of unabashed optimism. Colliers sells hotel-sized real estate.

Mixer said CityCenter’s opening initially could draw customers from parent MGM Mirage's other properties, “But that will be a blip — a short-term issue. About 85 percent of Americans have yet to come to Las Vegas, and as the economy comes back, the CityCenter project will in fact expand the market. … At this stage, it would be such a shame to see a project of that magnitude falter, almost at the two-yard line. This project is the shining star of Las Vegas.”

Mixer is joined by a mass of Southern Nevadans who share the hope that CityCenter fulfills its potential.