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Las Vegas Construction Workers in High Demand as 11,000 Homes Expected to be Built in 2021; Could Drive Up Prices

LAS VEGAS, NV – In a city where unemployment has plagued the population throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one field where there’s plenty of opportunities for work: construction jobs, according to recent reports.

With as many as 11,000 homes expected to be built in the Las Vegas area over the course of 2021 to satisfy housing demands, currently developers in Southern Nevada need all the help they can get their hands on. However, according to the results of a National Association of Homebuilders survey, 76 percent of building companies have been unable to fill their construction worker positions adequately.

According to Amanda Moss, senior director of government affairs for the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, her organization is concerned that if demand for housing isn’t met due to labor shortages, it could ultimately drive up prices of homes across the valley.

“We’re incredibly concerned that as prices continue to rise, material prices and even workforce shortages, which drive the cost of labor up,” she said. “That gets passed on to consumers and we could for sure see the unfortunate circumstance where Nevadans will get priced out of the market as other folks continue to move into the valley and buy up that already limited supply.”

Currently, the average pay for a construction workers job in Las Vegas ranges from $24 to $26 per hour; experience is preferred, but it is certainly not required, especially given the current shortage of workers, Moss said. Instead, applicants can learn via the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association’s own free, online, training program called “SNHBA Learn.”

“The great part of the construction industry is that we don’t have a barrier to entry or have any pre-requisite, traditional path to get into the industry,” said Moss.

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Las Vegas southwest valley

Las Vegas “Evora” Mixed-Use Complex Still Several Years from Completion, Dev Says

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to recent reports, construction on an ambitious massive mixed-use complex situated in Las Vegas – dubbed “Evora” by developer Joe Sorge – is underway, but still several years from completion.

Evora is a 42-acre project located in the southwest valley between Post Road and Patrick Lane, along Buffalo Drive. As currently planned, the development will be comprised of 1,343 residential units, approximately 240,000 square-feet of commercial/retail space, and an underground parking facility, reports say.

Originally, ground was broken on Evora in fall of 2019; development of the project will advance in phases and the current timetable calls for it to be completed within about six to seven years, according to project manager Curt Schriner of Grand Canyon Development Partners.

The reasoning for the unusually-long development schedule is due to the affect that the ongoing COVID-10 pandemic is having upon the multifamily housing and mixed-use marketplace, although the impact of the pandemic isn’t causing the devastating problems that were originally anticipated.

Developer Sorge noted that he was anticipating increasing the appeal of Evora by offering prospective buyers a variety of attractive amenities; in addition to access to retail, restaurant and office space, residents would also have access to a 1.5-acre public plaza, a 1-mile walking trail, and a workout facility comprised of a gum, sauna, and sport courts.

Sorge himself is a Las Vegas resident, being the owner of a $7.7 million, 8,702-square-foot home in Summerlin. A Harvard Medical School graduate who also holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry, he has predicted that the current COVID-19 pandemic will soon be a thing of the past due to the current accessibility of new vaccines, and once enough of the public has been inoculated, the economy will be back to normal including real estate.

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Majestic Las Vegas

Majestic Las Vegas Groundbreaking Set for July with Anticipated Completion in 2024

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, the date for the official groundbreaking of the Majestic Las Vegas hotel will take place in July, with developer Lorenzo Doumani eyeing an anticipated completion date in 2024.

The Majestic Las Vegas will be built at the six-acre site of the former Clarion hotel, which was imploded in 2015. The project was originally approved in 2019, but faced numerous hurdles and delays due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

With a whopping $850 million price tag, the Majestic is slated to be a 45-story high-rise consisting of 720 rooms with numerous amenities for guests, including all-purpose space for conventions and meeting rooms as well as restaurants and a wellness/medical spa that would be able to offer physical examinations as well as professional advice on diet and exercise.

The property will also include 35 top-floor, customizable corporate suites that can be utilized as conventions or showrooms, which will range in price from $10 million to $100 million.

What sets the Majestic apart, however, is the fact that it will be an example of a rare non-gaming hotel in Las Vegas, with the focus being put on health instead; numerous amenities focusing on well-being and exercise will be available, from yoga, spin classes to nutritional consultants and medical spa facilities.

“It is time for Las Vegas to provide a luxury option for those who visit our city who want something that is non-gaming,” Lorenzo Doumani said in a statement.

The Majestic was originally announced by Doumani in 2004 as a 42-story condominium tower located on a separate property and accompanied by Hilton’s Conrad Las Vegas; however, it was redesigned numerous times over the course of several years until Hilton pulled out of the project in 2007.

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Sphere Las Vegas

Las Vegas MSG Sphere Construction Manager Changes to MSG Entertainment, Opening Delayed to 2023

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, the Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSG) Corporation has taken over as the construction manager of the Las Vegas MSG Sphere, the technologically-impressive event venue that has seen its share of delays as of late.

MSG, though a wholly-owned subsidiary, will take over “strategic planning and the construction timeline, as well as management of all subcontractors,” according to a press release put out by the company. The previous construction manager, an engineering firm called AECOM, will remain on the project in a supporting role, according to MSG’s president of development and construction Jayne McGivern.

“We have taken significant steps to strengthen our internal construction team,” she said. “This, along with valued support from AECOM, will give us greater transparency and control over the construction process, while enabling us to continue benefiting from AECOM’s expertise.”

The MSG Sphere will be a 400,000-square-foot, 18,000-seat, 360-foot-tall globe-shaped arena slated to be constructed on 63 acres of property located behind the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The exterior of the sphere will feature 36 miles of variable intensity LED lighting, enabling the structure to allow outside spectators to peer through a transparent façade to watch the concert within; at higher lighting intensities, outside vision will be obscured.

The venue will typically not feature sporting events, but rather cater to musical performances and concerts; however, the occasional boxing or MMA contest could be held there if needed.

Originally slated to be opened in 2020, the project has fallen behind scheduling estimates and is now eying a 2023 opening date.

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Construction Struggling to Keep Up with Rabid Demand

Las Vegas Industrial Construction Struggling to Keep Up with Rabid Demand

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, increased and ongoing desire on the part of companies for more industrial space in Las Vegas is overwhelming the efforts of local developers who are struggling mightily thus far to keep pace with demand.

Due to a number of factors, more and more companies are making Las Vegas home, and these companies need space to set up shop; space that is becoming scarcer by the day as need outstrips available inventory.

Among the factors figuring into this mass exodus on the part of businesses into Southern Nevada are those looking to establish west coast operations and companies fleeing neighboring states – such as California, where taxes and the high cost of living are becoming intolerable – for regions like Las Vegas where business can be much more profitable by way of lower taxes and cheaper living expenses.

While this influx of new businesses is a boon for Las Vegas’ economy, developers have been working hard to keep up with the constant want for new industrial space in their backyard. However, recent efforts have been managing to just barely keep pace with demand; over 10 million square feet of new industrial space has been added to Las Vegas since 2019, and an additional 6.3 million square feet are currently under development as of November – an increase over the average rate of industrial construction – with much of that upcoming space already experiencing significant leasing activity, reports say.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t had much of a negative impact upon industrial leasing in the Las Vegas region, either, with current activity approximately matching what occurred in 2019. Ecommerce and tech companies are making up the bulk of new leasers in the marketplace, but other businesses – such as manufacturing, retail, trade, and more – are also significant, with North Las Vegas representing the biggest submarket for new industrial leasing.

Experts predict that this trend will continue well into 2021 as local population grows and the economy continues to recover from the pandemic.

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Virgin Rendering

Opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Facing Potential Delay In Light of Continued COVID-19 Pandemic

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to recent reports, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, which was originally looking to open their doors for business this fall, is currently facing the possibility of delays that could push that opening into early 2021 due to complications caused by the ongoing pandemic.

Due to spikes in positive COVID cases nationwide, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak placed renewed restrictions on businesses and gatherings for three weeks in an effort to curb the spread of the disease. Among the restrictions are non-essential businesses such as casinos reducing their guest capacity to a maximum of 25 percent and event gathering having a cap of 50 imposed; previously, the cap was 250. Owing to these and other conditions caused by the pandemic, including construction delays, JC Hospitality – the owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas – sent an internal staff memo out noting that the property’s management is considering pushing back the fall opening to January 15, 2021.

In the memo, Richard Bosworth, JC Hospitality President and CEO, noted that while Sisolak’s restrictions are currently only set for three weeks, that time period could be increased if COVID is still a threat. Regardless, the restrictions currently in place would most likely interfere with pre-opening events and activities as well as occupancy projections.

Bosworth’s memo also contained a potentially grim forecast; with the opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas pushed back to mid-January, he took the time to point out that the CDC and John Hopkins University have issued a warning that another COVID spike could occur in January as colder weather sets in, which could spell trouble for the hotel’s opening if this is accurate.

That said, Bosworth acknowledged that future developments with COVID could possibly delay the opening of the hotel – located at the site of the former Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and featuring 1,500 rooms and a 60,000 square-foot casino – even further.

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Beazer

Beazer Homes to Hold Grand Opening for New Community in North Las Vegas Dubbed Acacia Ranch

LAS VEGAS, NV – Atlanta-based Beazer Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the country, recently announced that they will be holding a grand opening on December 5th for their newest community in the city of North Las Vegas, dubbed Acacia Ranch, according to reports.

The Acacia Ranch community will consist of 48 new single-family homes – with six single and two-story floor plans available to choose from – all situated in the vicinity of numerous entertainment, shopping, and dining options. In addition, it is located near both the Interstate 215 and U.S. Highway 95 freeways, allowing for easy access by car.

The homes will range in size from 1,750 square feet to 3,182 square feet, and the plots of land they will be available on will measure 100 feet deep with 20-25 foot rear yards – larger than the land provided by the average home in the region by approximately 15 to 20 percent.

All homes will include open-concept kitchens and two- or-three-car garages. Buyers can choose between pre-set layouts or the ability to choose room-specific layouts, allowing them a great deal of flexibility to design the homes in a way that is better tailored to their lives.

Homes in Acacia Ranch will focus on affordability, with prices starting in the low $300,000 range while being devoid of any homeowners associations fees.

At the December 5th grand opening, interested parties will be able to tour model homes to see what the final residences will look like, in addition to having assistance available on-hand for the loan pre-qualification process.

Construction plans and materials are said to yield a great deal of energy efficiency, reports say. Beazer builds homes in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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Las Vegas Boulevard to Soon Receive New 754-Unit Apartment Complex With Construction of “Ariva”

LAS VEGAS, NV – Las Vegas Boulevard will soon be receiving a new 754-unit apartment complex in what is currently a stretch of desert land running along the famous road. Ariva, headed up by investor group WTI Inc. out of Cupertino, California, is currently under construction and, when completed, stands to be one of the largest rental developments in the city, according to reports.

Like many new developments in Las Vegas these days, Ariva is slated to be a mixed-use facility, combining rental apartments with retail and office space. The project, which originally broke ground in August of this year, is expected to start renting the initially offering of apartments in late 2021, with the entire project expected to be completed in mid-2023, reports say.

Work on the complex is being carried out by Las Vegas contractor Sam Nicholson, and is being constructed in a spot on Las Vegas Boulevard that’s considered slightly off the beaten trail in terms of tourism. Situated several miles south of the glamour of Las Vegas’ hotels and casinos, Ariva is being built in an area made up more of large plots of vacant, expensive land that has only recently begun to experience large-scale development.

The Ariva project has been in various stages of development for over three years, and when completed, will encompass at least twice the size as the average apartment complex in the Southern Nevada region, reports say. The property is located on – 46.6 acres – originally purchased by WTI in July 2017 for $24.5 million, after the company had their plans approved by Clark County the month before.

When finished, Ariva – formerly known as The Arch – will possess four pools, a huge gym, two penthouses, and approximately 71,000 square feet of commercial space.

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Brightline West

New Details Emerge on Las Vegas / California High-Speed Railway System, Dubbed “Brightline West”

LAS VEGAS, NV – The upcoming high-speed railway system between Las Vegas and Southern California that has been long-gestating has finally seen some forward momentum, as developer Brightline has released some new details on the project, including branding, an estimate on the construction, and how long it may take to complete.

Work on the project, now dubbed “Brightline West,” is expected to start this year, with a completion date set for early 2024, according to reports. Brightline has stated, however, that the schedule is subject to change.

The finished rail line would result in a 34-mile stretch of track in Nevada, running along Interstate 15, ending at a station located on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. This line would be fed by several lines from various locations in California, resulting in a total of approximately 185 miles of track overall. Travelers from Las Vegas would be able to continue from the system to Los Angeles via the Metrolink, which would effectively link Las Vegas with L.A.

According to Brightline West’s official website, Construction will be broken into six segments, three in California and three in Nevada. Photo credit: brightlinewestconstruction.com

Construction will be broken into six segments, three in California and three in Nevada. The project, according to Brightline West’s official website, will create more than 40,000 construction jobs and more than 1,000 permanent jobs, with an economic income of $9 billion. In addition, it will generate $1 billion in tax revenue.

Part of the delays associated with the project is the upcoming sale of $3.2 billion in bonds on the part of Brightline to cover the first phase of the $8 billion cost. The bonds are required to have been sold by December 1; if this date is not met, funds allotted by California for the project will be taken back and instead placed back into the state’s affordable housing fund. Potential delays to the project if Brightline does not meet the December 1 date are currently not known.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas Luxury Home Market Sets Records Despite Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, the Las Vegas luxury home market is being described as “on fire” by experts, with home sales continuing to set records despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For example, Noel Lee, 71, the CEO of Monster Inc., recently sold his Henderson home – measuring 11,375 square feet with six bedrooms and nine bathrooms – for $7 million, the third-highest price paid for a residence in the Las Vegas valley in 2020 so far. Lee’s two-story home features two master suites, an office, game room, fitness room, wine cellar, theater, an infinity-edge pool, and a five-car garage.

The other two highest 2020 luxury home sales in Las Vegas were a MacDonald Highlands mansion owned by Paragon Gaming co-founder Diana Bennett for a whopping $11.25 million, and a Summerlin mansion located in The Ridges – a master-planned community – for $10.15 million.

In addition, 96 homes with a closing price of $1 million or higher were made in September alone, setting an all-time one month Las Vegas record. Previously, the record for homes at this price point (or higher) was 74 in May of 2019.

Overall, in September, 502 luxury homes and condos were sold in Las Vegas, representing a 16.4 percent increase over the same month in 2019, when 431 luxury homes and condos were sold. In contrast, the number of single-family homes – in all price ranges – in Southern Nevada are down 5.6 percent from 2019.

Industry experts are noting that the sales of existing luxury homes are bolstering the Las Vegas real estate market as a whole, according to reports; there are currently 160 sales pending in September of luxury homes in Las Vegas with an additional seven months of inventory to spare, further showing that the Sothern Nevada luxury sales market is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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Golf Course Las Vegas

Las Vegas Golf Course Formerly Owned by Famed Gambler Billy Walters Possibly Being Converted Into Housing Property

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to recent reports, an East Las Vegas golf course once owned by famous gambler Billy Walters will potentially be converted into land for housing by its current ownership.

Rezoning of the 160-acre Royal Links Golf Club for residential use was recently approved by the Clark County Commission. The club property, owned by Shelby Futch – who purchased it in 2016 – is located one mile east of Nellis Boulevard, running along Vegas Valley Drive.

Futch has noted that he envisions a very dense network of approximately 1,200 homes to be built upon the property; plans for the project have been filed with Clark County, but at this point in time they are merely considered to be in a conceptual stage and nothing more. Reports indicate that land owners will sometimes get potential projects officially approved in order to make their property more appealing to an outside developer, who would then swoop in and make a purchase.

The Royal Links Golf Club was originally owned by Walters, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and retired professional gambler widely regarded as among the most successful sports bettors in Las Vegas, having a winning streak which extended for over 30 years. In 2011, Walters claimed he could make anywhere from $50 to $60 million on a good year from sports betting alone.

Walters bought the land from the city of Las Vegas in 1999 for $894,000, but afterwards found himself embroiled in controversy in 2005 after offering the city $7.2 million to lift a deed restriction on residential development – approved by the City Council, which was headed by Walters’ personal friend and former lawyer, Mayor Oscar Goodman – so as to allow residential development, which would have vastly increased the property’s value. Nevada’s then-attorney general announced an investigation into the matter, and the City Council then quickly reversed its decision.

In April 2017, Walters was found guilty of insider trading and was sentenced to 5 years in prison and fined $10 million. He was recently released from prison due to being vulnerable to COVID-19.

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Boring Company

Boring Company Looks to Expand Las Vegas-Based Underground “People Mover”

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, the Elon Musk-owned Boring Company is looking to expand upon the so-called “people mover” underground transit system they have installed for the Las Vegas Convention Center, with the intention of extending its scope into the city’s tourism corridor.

A people mover is a type of small scale automated guideway transit – utilizing self-driving, all-electric Tesla vehicles – that service the Las Vegas convention center, originally slated to be completed in time for the January 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, before it was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, that is.

The Boring Company has submitted a special use permit application to the city of Las Vegas, as well as a land use design review to Clark County which, if approved, would account for approximately 15 miles of additional tunnels – in both directions – being constructed throughout Las Vegas. The project is said to be supported by numerous resort hotels in the downtown area.

If the Boring Company’s permits are approved, they would be able to extend the people mover throughout a proposed 50 stations, ranging from the Fremont Street Experience and Circa’s Garage Mahal to Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL team. In addition, an extension servicing McCarran International Airport is also a possibility.

If approved, the people mover extension would be constructed at the cost of the Boring Company; however, Musk’s business would retain all farebox and advertising revenue generated by the system upon completion, reports say.

The Boring Company has distributed a concept map of the proposed system, showing separate northbound and southbound tunnels running beneath Las Vegas Boulevard, Main Street, Frank Sinatra Drive, Tropicana Avenue, Russell Road, Valley View Boulevard, Arville Street, Flamingo Road and Paradise Road.

Construction on the people mover officially began on November 15, 2019, and is being constructed in partnership with the LVCVA, and is slated to be completed in January 2021.

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