VICI Properties Acquires Las Vegas’ MGM Growth Properties for $17.2 Billion; Now Owns Ten Resorts On Strip
LAS VEGAS, NV – Easily ranking as one of the largest real estate sales the Las Vegas Strip has ever seen, VICI Properties Inc. announced this week that they have completed their acquisition of Las Vegas’ MGM Growth Properties LLC for $17.2 billion, which has increased the buyer’s presence on the Strip in the form of multiple hotel resorts and casinos.
The deal, which was first announced in August 2021, results in VICI Properties acquiring a large amount of Las Vegas Boulevard-based, MGM Resorts-operated properties, including Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, The Mirage, Park MGM, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur.
The acquisition also includes several other casinos located in other states, such as the MGM Grand Detroit and MGM National Harbor near Washington, D.C.
Overall, the merger will likely not result in any outward changes to the properties in question, as VICI will not be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the properties, but instead will merely be collecting rent from the management companies that do. While the deal includes VICI Properties assuming $5.7 billion of MGM’s debt, the company is also standing to receive over $1 billion in rent on an annual basis from their new acquisitions.
As a result of the purchase, VICI Properties is now one of the biggest property owners on Las Vegas Boulevard, with the firm now owning a whopping ten resorts on the Strip; this represents approximately 40,775 hotel rooms, 1.2 million square feet of casino space, and 5.9 million square feet of meeting and convention space.
“The addition of the MGP portfolio, together with the recent closing of our Venetian acquisition, elevates VICI to the top ranks of American four-wall [real estate investment trusts], making VICI a top-5 REIT by [earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization] and a top-10 REIT by enterprise value,” said VICI CEO Edward Pitoniak. “We also become the largest owner of hotel and conference real estate in America, within what we believe is the superior transparency and integrity of the Triple Net Lease model.”
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