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$500M mixed-use project in Las Vegas

Developer to Build $500 Million Mixed-Use Campus in Southwest Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Southwest Las Vegas Valley will be seeing a new $500 million mixed-use campus being constructed in the near future, situated upon an area that was previously home to an aborted attempt at development after the mid-2000’s economy crash that has sat vacant ever since.

The project, dubbed Evora, is slated to be developed by Joe Sorge, whose resume features ownership of a gene analysis company and a producer’s credit on a Netflix comedy – unusual credits for someone looking to develop a mixed-use real estate venture – and will feature apartments, office space, and restaurants.

Evora will be located on a 42-acre plot of property on Buffalo Drive between Post Road and Patrick Lane, and construction is already in the works. Once completed – which Sorge has stated will take approximately five years – the campus will boast an apartment complex with 1,343 units, 240,000 square feet of commercial space, and underground parking garage.

Sorge indeed possesses experience in the apartment complex development game; he previously was responsible for building Evo, a luxury apartment complex that he sold for over $100 million prior to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the demand for rental properties ever-increasing in Las Vegas as the city’s economy continues to recover from both the recession and the pandemic, more and more developers are getting in on mixed-use projects; UnCommons, also being constructed in the southwest valley, will offer 40 acres of apartments, restaurants, and office space.

However, despite the recent increase in investment in mixed-use properties in Las Vegas, these ventures are typically more difficult to acquire funding for, Sorge said, and there are other hurdles to overcome as well once the project has been completed, including difficulty leasing units if the economy hasn’t recovered causing tenants to go bankrupt and not pay rent.

However, Sorge is forging ahead despite the risks, and has noted that Evora will offer a “resort lifestyle” for tenants, with apartments from 700 to 1,500 square feet and rents from $1,600 to $3,200 a month and numerous amenities that will include a 1-mile perimeter walking trail, saunas and steam rooms, pickleball and tennis courts, and a yoga studio.

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8030 W Maule Avenue Las Vegas NV 89113

Developers Announce Plans to Construct $200M High-Rise Apartment Complex in Southwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV – A developer has announced plans for a $200 million high-rise apartment complex that is slated to be built in southwest Las Vegas, right on the great big empty hole that was left by a previous developer that had the very same idea – albeit unrealized – over 15 years ago.

Tim Deters, founder of Tru Development Company, recently noted that he is planning to obtain a nearly $200 million loan in October to cover the costs of developing the mammoth project, which is planned to take the form of a huge, 614-unit rental complex.

Current plans for the project involve construction on an underground parking garage, which is slated to be completed first, with work on the apartment units – which will be completed in several phases – then starting immediately upon the garage’s completion.

The complex will feature numerous amenities for tenants when finished, including a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, a high-end gym, a pool area with cabanas, a beer garden, and an outdoor workout facility.

The property, located south of the 215 Beltway at 8030 West Maule Avenue between Buffalo Drive and Cimarron Road, was originally acquired by developer Rodney Yanke during the mid-2000s, who had planned to build an apartment complex called the Spanish View Tower. However, the project never came to fruition; after the site was excavated and work on a parking garage begun, the project ended up going into bankruptcy and has sat vacant ever since.

In 2012, investor Jack Woodcock partnered with Deters to acquire the property and plans slowly came together that culminated with the recent development announcement. Deters noted that he took on this project because rentals in Las Vegas are still in very high demand, and that developers are not churning out units fast enough to meet it.

Recently skyrocketing construction costs, coupled with demand, have also caused rents in Vegas to steadily climb; the average rent in Southern Nevada jumped 23 percent in July 2021 when compared to the same period of time one year ago, whereas the average year-over-year increase nationally was 9 percent.

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Vacant Land

Fitness Company Plans to Transform Empty Pit in Las Vegas to High-End Health Club; Slated To Begin In Spring Of 2022

LAS VEGAS, NV – Right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and turned everything upside down, health and fitness company Life Time Inc. had purchased a large empty pit in Las Vegas – right next to Ikea – with plans of transforming the holdover from the mid-2000’s recession into a high-end health club.

However, the pandemic – with its subsequent lockdowns and other health-related restrictions – effectively put a wrench into the works, but Life Time has recently announced that plans for the health club are still going forward.

A Life Time spokeswoman has confirmed – but also noted that plans could still change – that construction on the oft-delayed project is slated to finally begin in the spring of 2022, with hopes of a late 2023 opening for the health club.

The 15-acre plot, located at the southeast corner of Sunset Road and Durango Drive, would take the form of a 60 foot-tall, three-story “athletic resort destination” coming in at a sizable 125,500 square feet. Amenities for club members would include weightlifting, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness classes, sport courts, spa and salon services, and more, according to documents originally submitted to Clark County in 2020 for Life Time’s Southwest Valley Club.

The site of the project was originally planned to have been utilized by a different developer for a high-rise apartment complex in the mid-2000’s, but the burst of the housing bubble derailed those plans and the property – located in a rapidly-goring section of Vegas between Summerlin and Henderson –  has sat vacant ever since.

Health clubs have been one of the more financially beleaguered industries during the pandemic due to government-mandated lockdown orders issued to curb the spread of COVID-19. Even after gyms were allowed to reopen, mandated mask policies and other health requirements resulted in many club members remaining leery about returning there to work out.

However, a Time Life spokesperson has noted that the company has seen “solid consumer demand for our offerings” and is “very pleased as we’ve emerged from the past 17 months.”

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thrive edward homes

Housing in Demand: Summerlin Townhouse Complex Sold Out Before Construction Even Begins

LAS VEGAS, NV – Thrive, a new townhouse complex in Summerlin, has exemplified the massive demand for housing options in Southern Nevada in a very eye-opening way- by completely selling out of all its units before the project has even broken ground.

Developer Edward Homes notes that Thrive isn’t actually slated to begin construction until August 1, which is situated along Charleston Boulevard, less than a mile west of Red Rock Resort. The project is anticipated to be finished by the first quarter of 2023, owner Brock Metzka says, but that still hasn’t stopped people from putting their hard-earned money down well in advance of move-in day.

“It was really fast,” Metzka said, noting that prior to the recent real estate boom in Las Vegas, he’s never completely sold out a planned development before it was even built.

The development was originally slated to be completed in phases, with the initial phase consisting of model homes to show off to prospective buyers. However, given the fact that all of the townhome units sold out in less than 90 days, such an approach was no longer necessary; instead, full-up construction of the entire community is now planned to commence in August.

Thrive, which will consist of 43 homes, sits on 2.6 acres of land in the Las Vegas Valley, sold out so quickly due to the massive demand for housing options in Southern Nevada these days, coupled with cheap loan options and a huge influx of out-of-state buyers who are flocking to the region for its blossoming economy, vibrant job market, and low cost of living when compared to many other parts of the country.

Located at the southwest corner of Charleston Boulevard and Plaza Centre Drive near the 215 Beltway, Thrive’s townhouses range in price from $440,000 to $550,000, with the higher-end residences coming in at three-stories. Many of the buyers hail from nearby California, according to Metzka, and most of them are paying cash.

Shelter Realty is a Real Estate and Property Management Company specializing in the areas of HendersonLas Vegas and North Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.

The Summit Club

Wealthy Buyer Breaks Records with $36 Million Purchase of Vacant Land in Vegas’ Summit Club

LAS VEGAS, NV – The recent sale of a vacant plot of land in The Summit Club – a private community nestled between Red Rock National Conservation and the Las Vegas Strip – has raised eyebrows and broken records, as a wealthy buyer from California paid a whopping $36 million for four separate parcels upon which they reportedly plan to construct a lavish estate.

The purchase overshadows even the impressive $25 million sale of a new home in MacDonald Highlands in Henderson this past June by billionaire Loan Depot founder Anthony Hsieh.

The Summit Club purchase, which closed June 15, was traced back to a buyer listed as Sunlight LLC, whose address is registered in both Nevada and California as that of a tax firm in Palo Alto. The individual buyer, if there was one, was not listed by name.

Of the four parcels of Summit Club land sold to the buyer, three of them were purchased from the Discovery Land Company, A company that originally developed the 555-acre Summit Club, as well as the Howard Hughes Corporation, the developer of Summerlin. The three parcels combined features a total of 3.7 acres of land worth $32.25 million, Clark County property records state.

The fourth and final parcel of land purchased in the deal was sold by KAHO 21 LLC, as per Clark County property records, and came in at 0.77 acres and cost $3.75 million.

The Summit Club would not comment on the record-breaking purchase to local Las Vegas media, but a real estate expert noted that it’s practically unheard of for a buyer – most likely a billionaire – to pay such an incredible amount of money for parcels of land that they intended to build a home upon.

The sale caps off an impressive June for the Las Vegas luxury real estate market; according to experts, the highest amount paid in the last 30 years for home and land was $17.5 million, but last month alone Vegas has now seen sales of $25 million for a home and $36 million for land. What will the future bring?

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Las Vegas Boulevard

Ariva Apartment Complex Currently Slated to Open South of Las Vegas Strip by End of 2021

LAS VEGAS, NV – A huge apartment building slated to open just south of the famed Las Vegas Strip by the end of 2021, is expected to add more options to the cityscape for people looking for homes to rent near the very heart of Vegas.

Ariva – a 754-unit complex situated several miles off of the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard and just north of Starr Avenue – is currently in the midst of construction efforts, and the initial phase of its development is slated to be open by the end of the year, with the remaining portion of the building expected to be completed at some point in 2023, reports say.

In addition to rental units, Ariva is also planned to encompass approximately 75,000 square-feet of space for retail establishments, restaurants, and office space; this aspect of the complex is expected to be completed before the residential units, according to the developer.

Ariva is located in a less-developed area consisting mostly of tracts of desert, in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip; however, this part of Vegas is seeing more and more investors snapping up land and developing housing projects to accommodate the huge demands of the local real estate industry.

Owned by Silicon Valley-based WTI Inc., Ariva will feature a number of amenities for its residents, including four pools, a yoga studio, basketball and volleyball courts, dog parks, and a sky deck that will offer views of the Las Vegas valley, the developer says.

Another nearby project in the works is Mosaic, a 797-unit townhouse complex off Las Vegas Boulevard at St. Rose Parkway, which offers units in the price range of $260,000 to the low $300,000-range. The developer reports they have already closed on 240 of the units available, with over 200 more currently on their waiting list.

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Las Vegas valley

Sales of Homes in Ascaya Luxury Master-Planned Community in Henderson Are Soaring

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, Ascaya – a master-planned luxury community located in Henderson that was formed by blasting 15 million cubic yards out of a mountain range – has seen sales on-pace to double their number this year when compared to 2020, a year when sales profits were already at a level that were three times higher than they were throughout the previous three years.

Among the recent new buyers of land in Ascaya is Mark Davis, owner of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL team, who purchased a 6-acre plot to construct his custom home featuring views of Allegiant Stadium, his team’s home base.

And according to the developer, the number one draw of Ascaya is the community’s breathtaking views of the surrounding region; in addition, it also features a $25 million clubhouse and a two-acre park currently in the works.

The majority of sales in Ascaya have consisted of vacant lots upon which buyers have been building their own homes to their personal specifications; a small number of sales have been made up of speculative-built homes, reports say.

Currently, the developer of Ascaya – Henry Cheng, a Hong Kong billionaire and owner of NWS Holdings Ltd. – has closed over $38 million in sales in 2021 alone, with an additional $8 million in sales currently under contract. This is in stark contrast to the dismal rate of sales when the community essentially “stalled” due to the housing crash of the mid-2000’s, or even when it re-opened in 2014.

However, with the recent recovery of the Southern Nevada economy and housing market, Ascaya has attracted a new breed of upscale clientele who were attracted by low mortgage rates and the greater bang for their buck Las Vegas afforded them. With that being the case, Ascaya has seen its growth explode over the past year or so.

Ascaya currently features over 300 homesites, and homes that are constructed there are mandated to be of at least 4,500 square-feet in size, according to the developer. Currently, 26 new homes have been built, 18 are currently being constructed, and 21 are in the planning stages.

Shelter Realty is a Real Estate and Property Management Company specializing in the areas of HendersonLas Vegas and North Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.

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High-Tech Event Venue MSG Sphere Reaches Major Construction Milestone on Way to 2023 Completion

LAS VEGAS, NV – The MSG Sphere at the Venetian, the much talked-about high-tech Las Vegas event venue that is currently in the works, reached a major development milestone recently when the final 32 steel beams were bolted into place by the 650-strong construction crew, according to reports.

Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSG) Corporation is the construction manager of the MSG Sphere, and handles “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, remains in a supporting role.

Madison Square Garden Company Vice President of Construction Nick Tomasino noted that there will be two “topping out” ceremonies for the project, with the first representing the completion of the steel beam bolting and the second slated for 2022, when the venue’s “exosphere” will be added.

The exosphere will consist of 580,000 square feet of LED light panels that will be able to be seen from several miles in the distance, and will increase the height of the current MSG Sphere itself by approximately 30 percent.

When completed, 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 – the aforementioned exosphere – 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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Howard Hughes Corp. Starts Construction on Two New Las Vegas Apartment, Office Projects

LAS VEGAS, NV – Howard Hughes Corp. has announced that they have begun development on two different projects in Las Vegas that will comprise both office space and rental apartments, according to recent reports.

The first of these projects is an upscale office building located in the vicinity of the Las Vegas Ballpark; the second project is what is considered the second phase of construction on the luxury Tanager apartment complex, which seeks to add an additional 295 rental units to the existing structure.

Both of these projects are situated near the open-air downtown Summerlin mall at Sahara Avenue and the 215 Beltway.

Current estimates place completion of the office building near the end of 2022, and the completion of the apartment project in early 2023, according to the Texas-based developer.

The office marketplace in Las Vegas has come under scrutiny over the course of the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic which saw an increased number of workers telecommuting to work via the internet; this has resulted in a decreased need of physical office space. And despite nearing the end of the pandemic due to the rollout of vaccines, many workers have indicated a distinct preference for working from home due to the convenience and a reluctance to return to the confines of the office life they once took for granted.

Regardless, life in Las Vegas is slowly returning to normal, with tourism increasing and unemployment shrinking to levels below the pandemic’s high-points; experts are saying this is a boon for the local commercial real estate market, and that people will eventually be returning to their offices after the health scare has died down, necessitating the subsequent need for more commercial space sooner or later.

To that end, Hughes Corp. notes that they have spent hundreds of millions of dollars investing in the property in Summerlin, which it still is planning to develop for future commercial use.

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Apartments, Rental Homes to be Constructed in Henderson’s Cadence Community

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, Cadence – a recently-built master-planned community located within the city of Henderson – has been the center of a number of new building efforts recently, with several developers hard at work constructing apartment complexes and tracts of rental homes to satisfy Las Vegas’ ongoing need for housing amid the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Already one of the top-selling locations in Southern Nevada in terms of new single-family homes, rental developers are now making their presence felt in Cadence; Scottsdale, Arizona-based The Wolff Company are planning to build a 388-unit apartment building, and A.G. Spanos – headquartered in Stockton, California – has a 265-unit apartment complex in the works as well. Both projects are expected to break ground either this year or in early 2022.

In addition, a tract of single-family rental homes was recently opened in the community by American Homes 4 Rent, a real estate investment trust based in Calabasas, California; several tenants have already moved in, reports say.

With the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly on its last legs as vaccine rollout continues, the rental scene in Las Vegas and its surround communities is on a state of constant flux; the need for rental housing options is greater than it has been in years as the local economy continues to recover, but the impending end of the federal eviction moratorium looms at the end of the month, it us unknown how many residents may be facing eviction.

While developers may be working at a fever pitch at the moment in order to satisfy demand, it still remains to be seen how many pre-existing rental units may eventually be opening up after potentially thousands of eviction proceedings kick in come July 1.

Until that question is answered, one thing remains certain – currently, Las Vegas residents are renting apartments and houses at record paces, rents are increasing at some of the fastest rates in the United States due to demand, and more and more developers are working on rental projects.

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North Dakota tribe bought a vacant Las Vegas lot

Vacant Lot off Las Vegas Strip Purchased for $12M by North Dakota Native American Tribe

LAS VEGAS, NV – A Native American tribe in North Dakota, flush with cash – $1.7 billion in tax revenues, to be exact – from lucrative oil-drilling operations they have carried out on their land for the past 15 years, have used some of those profits to purchase a multi-million dollar vacant lot adjacent to the famed Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, reports say.

However, what the tribe plans to do with their investment acquisition remains a mystery for the moment.

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation – known collectively as the Three Affiliated Tribes – had discovered a bankruptcy auction in Southern Nevada that had divided a large, vacant plot of land just off of Vegas’ famed central casino-lined corridor, and purchased an 8.7-acre plot of land for $12 million; according to tribal Chairman Mark Fox, the land could be used for a variety of different purposes, including building a casino or a parking lot.

“We saw it as an opportunity to get land — prime real estate land — in Las Vegas for a good price, and that’s essentially why we went there,” he said.

The 95 E. Ali Baba Lane property is situated just off the south end of the Vegas strip near the 43-story Mandalay Bay casino and about one mile from Allegiant Stadium, home to the Las Vegas Raiders NFL team.

Originally, the property purchased by the Three Affiliated Tribes was part of a 38.5 acre lot that was divvied up into smaller parcels of land after a developer had failed to get a Ferris wheel venture going and declared bankruptcy. The lot was completely unused, except for a brief stint where obstacle course-based reality television show American Ninja Warrior filmed some episodes there.

“We’re still in that phase of trying to develop a concept of development for the acreage. Nothing beyond that right now,” Fox said, noting that his tribe is meeting with developers to discuss potential uses for the property.

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Las Vegas Developer Acquires Midtown Las Vegas Multifamily Property

Vintage Apartment Complex in Convention Center District of Las Vegas Sold, Reports Say

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, a vintage apartment complex located in the Convention Center District of Las Vegas has been sold to the Camino Verde Group, a Southern Nevada-based real estate investment, development and asset management company, with this being the fourth such purchase they’ve made in this area recently.

Kevin Romney, co-founder and managing director of Camino Verde Group, noted that Sherwood Palms – an aging property located at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip – would be an excellent source of housing for the local area workforce once much-needed restoration has taken place.

“Sherwood Palms was a great opportunity to restore this vintage Las Vegas property and provide quality workforce housing for workers on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip,” he said. “With the opening of the Convention Center Expansion, Resorts World and Circa, the need for affordable and workforce housing grows. Sherwood Palms fills an important need for that.”

Sherwood Palms was originally constructed on 1963, and consists of 24 two-and-three bedroom apartments – with floor plans of up to 1,000 square feet – spread out over two stories, with the property featuring an enclosed outdoor courtyard, a community laundry facility, high-speed internet access, and air-conditioning and heating units.

The Camino Verde Group has extensive renovation plans for Sherwood Palms, according to Romney, including new appliances, countertops floor coverings, and more.

“Many of the properties Camino Verde Group acquires are in dire need of rehabilitation and nearly uninhabitable,” he said. “We repair holes in the walls, broken windows and security issues to make them both safe and aesthetically pleasing to tenants. We are committed to providing affordable housing that our hard-working industry workers will appreciate.”

Once the renovations are completed, Sherwood Palms – which stands in the middle of public transportation routes – is anticipated to be a significant lodging draw for those working at numerous local high-profile employers, including the Convention Center, Resorts World, The Westgate, the Strat tower, Fremont Street Experience and the Fashion Show Mall.

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