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Palms Apartments Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip-Adjacent Palms Apartments Complex Sells for $33 Million to Undisclosed Buyer

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Palms Apartments, an apartment complex adjacent to the famed Las Vegas Strip, has been sold for $33 million, via an announcement last Wednesday by the real estate agents that brokered the deal.

The 200-unit apartment building, located at 713 East Sahara Avenue, was purchased from Miami-based Florida East Coast Realty, LLC by an undisclosed buyer on May 2 via a limited liability company based out of California, according to Clark County property records.

The garden-style Palms Apartments is a two-story building that offers units ranging in size from 700 to 1,500 square feet, and offer floor plans that have up to three bedrooms and two bathrooms, according to Thomas Dean of Coldwell Banker Commercial Premier, who represented the buyer.

“This older, vintage property provided my client with a great value-add opportunity in a very hot market,” he said. “They have an extensive Capex plan and are excited to add this to their Las Vegas portfolio.”

Las Vegas has been experiencing a large number of apartment building sales in 2022; Topaz and Viridian, two large apartment communities that are located adjacent to one another on West Viking Road, were announced as having been sold earlier in May in an off-market transaction worth a total of $129.7 million.

In addition, in March the 220-unit luxury apartment complex South Beach was bought from Griffin Capital Company by San Diego real estate firm Logan Capital Advisors for $97.5 million, and Fremont9, a ritzy apartment complex located in Las Vegas’ downtown area whose constriction was funded by late entrepreneur and former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, sold for $80 million and will soon be christened with a new name.

And finally, Jade, a 287-unit luxury apartment complex located near the Rio in the Las Vegas Valley, sold for $124.5 million in late January.

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.

MGM Growth Properties

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.”

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.

44 Hawk Ridge Dr

Number of March $1 Million-Plus Luxury Homes Sales in Las Vegas Sets All-Time Record

LAS VEGAS, NV – With the luxury home market in Las Vegas going strong and showing no signs of slowing down as affluent residents from neighboring states continue to transplant themselves into the region, the number of $1 million and higher homes sales in Southern Nevada in the month of March has set an all-time record.

According to reports, there were an incredible 196 homes in Las Vegas with an asking price of $1 million and higher sold in March, with the priciest being a residence in Summerlin that sold for $11.4 million and featured a $35,000 tub in its master bedroom.

The buyer of the expensive Summerlin home – located at 44 Hawk Ridge Drive, – has chosen to remain anonymous, driving a great deal of speculation about their identity. Construction of the residence commenced in 2018 and lasted until 2021, at which time it was listed on the market for $11.9 million, eventually closing for $11.4 million according to property records from Clark County.

The two-story home features an eight-car air-conditioned garage, swimming pool and the aforementioned $35,000 tub in the master bedroom. The home measures 10,609 square feet with four bedrooms and five-and-half baths.

No buyer’s agent was used, and the mysterious buyer utilized an out-of-state attorney for the transaction.

The home was previously owned by former Red Rock Resorts president Richard Haskins, who had passed away after a July 4, 2020 water accident in Michigan; Mike and Linda Huhn then bought the residence, which was still approximately 75 percent into its construction, and sank an additional $2 million into its completion before listing it.

At one point there was speculation that the buyer of the property was then-NFL Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, who was said to be buying a home in Summerlin after being traded to the Las Vegas Raiders. However, in a local interview, Mike Huhn said that he was unaware of who had purchased his home, and could only say that the attorney representing them was located in New York.

It would be pretty cool if [Adams] did buy it,” Huhn said. “Whoever moved in, moved in a week after we left. We’re still curious and, hopefully, we’ll find out sooner than later.”

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.

South Beach by Logan

220-Unit Luxury Las Vegas “South Beach” Apartment Complex Sells for $97.5 Million; Impressive Return On Initial Investment

LAS VEGAS, NV – Just over three years after originally purchasing it, the owners of a prominent luxury Las Vegas apartment complex have turned around and sold the property off for a very impressive return on their initial investment.

It was announced this week by broker Cushman & Wakefield that the 220-unit South Beach was bought from Griffin Capital Company by San Diego real estate firm Logan Capital Advisors for $97.5 million. Griffin had originally purchased the complex in 2018 for $62 million, with this week’s sale representing a tidy profit of $30.5 million.

The $97.5 million sale price comes to approximately $443,182 per unit, which is twice what the average was on the market during 2021; when Griffin purchased the property in 2018, the per-unit price also was double that of the market average at the time at $281,818.

Upon the announcement of the purchase, seller Logan Capital issued a statement, touting South Beach’s “unmatched amenity package” and “excellent location” while cementing the high-end apartment complex as a leader in Las Vegas amongst discerning lifestyle renters.”

Griffin also put out a statement, noting that originally they had intended to hold onto South Beach for the foreseeable future, but the firm was presented with an “opportunity to realize outsized returns” and due to that, they decided to sell “earlier than anticipated, and with a great result.”

Located at 8920 West Russell Road, South Beach offers numerous upper-crust amenities for tenants, including poolside cabanas, a huge outdoor TV, an outdoor gym, a sand volleyball court, a sports field, a Zen garden, fitness studios, a massage and treatment room, steam and sauna rooms, and a poker room.

Apartment sales in Las Vegas have been heating up recently amid the waning days of the COVID-19, whereas they had displayed a distinct drop in changing hands while the pandemic was at its peak; in 2021, 193 complexes were sold in the region, compared with just 91 in 2020.

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.

901 E Fremont Street

Ritzy Las Vegas “Fremont9” Apartment Complex Sells for $80 Million, to be Rebranded “Ely on Fremont”

LAS VEGAS, NV – “Fremont9,” a ritzy apartment complex located in Las Vegas’ downtown area which constriction was funded by late entrepreneur and former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, has been sold for $80 million and will soon be christened with a new name.

The Calida Group, an apartment developer based in Las Vegas, confirmed that they purchased the 232-unit Fremont9 complex – which was 90.5 percent occupied on the day the deal went down – and news of the sale already has the property “trending upwards,” according to Calida co-founder Doug Eisner.

Fremont9 – which is located at 901 Fremont Street at the corner of Fremont and Ninth – will be officially rebranded within the next few months as “Ely on Fremont,” Eisner revealed.

When it originally opened in 2018, Fremont9 was the first new, large-scale apartment complex on Fremont Street in a number of years, and is part of a development trend concentrating on Southern Nevada urban-area rental facilities to address housing demand.

The sales price of Fremont9 equates to approximately $344,828 per apartment unit; in 2021, the average per-unit sales price of apartment buildings in the region was $215,151.

Eisner noted that part of the attraction to the purchase of Fremont9 was younger tenants who are “hyper-social” and are looking for apartments close to the many entertainment and restaurants options afforded by the Las Vegas Strip.

During the worst of COVID-19, renters tended to favor suburban rental properties in order to avoid densely-populated areas, but as the pandemic wanes, more and more people are once again looking for rentals amid the hustle and bustle of the city, Eisner said.

The five-story Fremont9 offers numerous amenities for tenants, including a clubroom lounge with billiards, outdoor courtyards with bocce ball and fire pits, a yoga and spin studio, a media lounge and more; in addition, Eisner said that there is also unrented ground-floor retail space that is being converted into live-work units.

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.

Gene Simmons

Kiss Rocker Gene Simmons Sells Henderson Mansion for Healthy Profit After Discounting Price

LAS VEGAS, NV – Gene Simmons, widely known bassist for the legendary rock band Kiss, has sold his Vegas area mansion after he first listed it on the market in October 2021, a mere six months after originally purchasing it.

Simmons’ luxurious home – located at 7 Talus Court in Henderson – is currently under contract, reports say. He had first listed it for $15 million, but then dropped the price to $13.5 million one month later. He also announced earlier in February that he was even willing to take certain types of cryptocurrency – such as Bitcoin – in exchange for the home.

The 72 year-old rocker had originally purchased the mansion in May 2021 for $8.2 million, in addition to an adjacent .48-acre parcel of land for $2.6 million, for a total of $10.8 million. However, he only resided there for several months before going on tour, leaving the home empty.

Simmons’ mansion is a two-story, six-bedroom, 10,871 square-foot residence with six full baths, two half-baths, a pool, 3,963 square feet on the first floor, 3,882 on the second floor, a finished 3,026 square-foot basement and 2,284 square-foot basement garage.

The home is situated on nearly a full acre of land, including a “little forest” of over 130 trees that Simmons had planted on approximately a half-acre he said set him back $1 million.

When asked why he was selling it, he stated in an interview that his family was “not fans of 115-degree weather,” adding “how many houses do you need anyway?”

Known by the alias “The Demon” when rocking out on-stage, Simmons also noted in a separate interview that he was leaving his long-time home in Los Angeles for a 12,000 square-foot mansion in Lake Tahoe; he cited the need for a “quieter life” and the fact that California had become “inhabitable” due to its high tax rates.

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.

3150 W Twain Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada 89103

Jade, Las Vegas-Based 287-Unit Luxury Apartment Complex, Sells for Almost $125 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – Jade, a new 287-unit luxury apartment complex located near the Rio in the Las Vegas Valley, has recently sold for an incredible price, once again highlighting the strong desire that landlords and property management firms are expressing for rental units in Southern Nevada.

Ideal Capital Group, a real estate firm based out of Clovis, California, reported that they have acquired Jade for $124.5 million from developer Jonathan Fore last month; the sale price represents approximately $433,798 per unit, which experts say is much, much higher than average for an apartment complex in the Las Vegas Valley.

Jade, the newly-constructed property, is situated near the famed Las Vegas Strip, and that fact – in addition to a lack of other recent apartment construction nearby and a regular influx of new residents into the city – is why Ideal Capital chose to make the purchase, according to President and CEO Austin Herzog.

“We just believe in Vegas long-term,” he said, noting that his firm intends to hold onto the property – their first purchase in the region – for an extended period of time.

Located at 3150 West Twain Avenue near Dean Martin Drive, Jade boasts numerous high-end amenities for tenants, including smart-home panels that are compatible Amazon’s “Alexa” digital assistant service, a sky lounge, package “concierge” lockers, electric vehicle charging stations, and more.

2021 saw a whopping 193 Sothern Nevada apartment complex sales being made, far eclipsing the 91 that were sold in 2020 – a much lower number than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic – or the average of 172 per year for the last five years of the previous decade.

In addition, the average price per luxury apartment unit in 2021 was $215,151, which represents an impressive 38 percent increase over 2020.

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.

Rickie Fowler

Summerlin Luxury Condo of Professional Golf Pro Rickie Fowler Sold for $6 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – Rickie Fowler, a professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour who is perhaps most notable for winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in 2016 – and at the same time achieving a career-high ranking of fourth in the world – has reportedly sold his luxury condominium at The Summit Club in Summerlin for $6 million, a mere six months after he purchased it for only $2.1 million.

Fowler, 33, according to Clark County records, sold the condo privately in November to the Scarpelli Family Trust, owned by Michael and Janet Scarpelli. Records also indicate that Fowler – originally hailing from Murrieta, California – also owns a home in Jupiter, Florida.

The third-floor condo, originally purchased by Fowler in May, is located in the three-story Club Tower Suites – Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis also owns a condo on the same floor that he paid $3 million for – and comes in at 1,906 square feet.

Fowler had achieved his all-time best showing on the PGA tour this past October, finishing tied for third place at The CJ Cup and earning $565,500.

Club Tower Suites has 16 condo units – all of which have been purchased – and is located next to a still-under-construction clubhouse in The Summit Club that, upon completion, will offer an additional 15 condos. In addition, demand for residences in the community has yielded plans for yet another building to eventually be constructed that will have yet 20 more condo units.

The Summit Club is located in Las Vegas’ Summerlin high-end master-planned community, and as such is called home by numerous celebrities, business owners, athletes and sports team owners. Residences in The Summit Club often fetch impressive prices on the real estate marketplace; 2021 saw the second-highest price ever paid for a home in the community at $18.75 million.

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.

Russell Apartments of Las Vegas

Russell Apartments of Las Vegas Purchased by SB Real Estate Partners for $67 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Russell Apartments, a 241-unit garden-style apartment community in West Las Vegas, has been purchased by a California-based firm that is making its first foray into the Southern Nevada real estate marketplace.

SB Real Estate Partners reportedly paid $67 million for The Russell Apartments, which was 98 percent leased at the time of the sale. SB has announced that they intend to invest an additional $2 million for renovations and upgrades into the property, located at 9620 West Russell Road, with plans to re-brand it as “Portola on Russell.”

Planned renovations to the property include improvements to apartment interiors, common areas, and the facility’s exterior.

The Russell Apartments features one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, in addition to an array of upper-scale amenities, such as a resort-style pool area with a pool-side cabana, barbecue grills, lounge seating areas, a fitness center, dog park, playground, sand volleyball court and a putting green.

SB Real Estate Partners have stated that upon completion of the proposed renovations, the apartment community will be able to compete with higher-end rental complexes in the Las Vegas valley, while offering a lower-than-average price point for rent.

As California residents have been fleeing the state due to ever-increasing taxes and unsustainable living costs, Southern Nevada has seen new additions to its population on a regular basis due to it’s much more reasonable living expenses when compared to its neighboring state to the west.

In addition, the prominence of remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic – especially when it comes to the tech industry – has also been driving up Nevada’s population as well in the past year, and due to these realities, SB Real Estate Partners noted that it was time for them invest in the Las Vegas real estate marketplace.

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.

Las Vegas

Company With $10B Portfolio Buys Vegas Apartments; Among “Most Fundamentally Sound Multifamily U.S. Markets”

LAS VEGAS, NV – TruAmerica Multifamily, a Los Angeles-based multifamily investment firm that specializes in the acquisition and renovation of large class B apartment properties across the United States, recently announced the acquisition of several rental properties across the country, including a garden-style community in Las Vegas, Nevada.

TruAmerica stated that they have “increased their footprint” in Las Vegas; Tampa, Florida; and Salt Lake City, Utah, with Co-Chief Investment Officer Matthew Ferrari referring to these regions as being “among the most fundamentally sound multifamily markets in the U.S. exhibiting solid wage, population and employment growth.”

“Much of this is due in large part to the migration of corporations and families that follow them to these lower-cost-of-living states,” he said.

The purchases among these three states, TruAmerica announced, come to a total of $209 million, and account for a combined total of approximately 1,000 apartment homes, with Nevada, Florida, and Utah now representing about 25 percent of TruAmerica’s entire real estate portfolio. The company has plans to invest heavily in these properties – especially Nevada, which has experienced skyrocketing growth in its local economy and real estate market as of late – with improvements currently in the works to interiors, exteriors and amenity spaces.

Since its founding in 2013 by real estate investor Robert E. Hart, TruAmerica has acquired and/or manages a portfolio of more than 45,000 apartment units valued at roughly $10 billion, located in California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Texas.

TruAmerica largely focuses on investing in and renovating older mid-level or “Class B” garden style and midrise apartment communities. In its first years of existence, TruAmerica focused on investments in major metro areas throughout the western U.S., with Las Vegas counting among the earliest cities that the company has put extensive amounts of money into.

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Las Vegas Cosmopolitan

Blackstone Enters Agreement to Sell The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas for $5.65 Billion

LAS VEGAS, NV – New York-based private equity firm Blackstone has entered into an agreement with MGM Resorts International to sell operations of The Cosmopolitan, the Las Vegas-based luxury casino and hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, for $1.625 billion. In addition, the hotel and casino’s real estate assets are being purchased by the Cherng Family Trust – which was set up by the owners of the fast-food chain Panda Express – for over $4 billion.

The total sale, valued at $5.65 billion, was announced on Monday; MGM Resorts International will run the daily operations of the venue for the next 30 years, with three options to renew their lease once it expires for an additional 10 years each time. MGM will pay the Cherng Family Trust a yearly rent of $200 million, with a yearly increase of two percent for the first 15 years of their lease.

Two years ago, Blackstone had attempted to sell the Cosmopolitan for a $4 billion asking price, but found no takers. They put the resort back on the market again this month, now seeking at least $5 billion, and this time it didn’t take long for a buyer to snag the iconic establishment.

The Cosmopolitan opened its doors for business in 2010; it was later sold by owner Deutsche Bank AG to Blackstone in 2014 for $1.73 billion, who then put $500 million into renovating the resort, which features 3,027 rooms, a 110,000 square-foot casino, 300,000 square-feet of retail and restaurant space, a spa and fitness facility, a 3,200-seat theater, and 150,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space.

The transaction is expected to close in early 2022, at which time MGM Resorts International will assume the operations of the resort going forward.

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.

Shaquille

NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Reportedly Purchases Estate in Las Vegas for $2 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – Shaquille O’Neal, legendary professional basketball player, actor, and current sports analyst on TNT’s Inside the NBA has purchased a private 1-acre estate in the southeast valley for $2 million, right after previously having sold the Southern Highlands residence he had bought prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

O’Neal, regarded as one of the greatest basketball players and centers of all time, has business dealings in Las Vegas, so owning a home in the region makes perfect sense. However, confusion surrounded the sale after the listing agent, Zar Zanganeh, initially issued a Facebook post on July 9 congratulating O’Neal and his realtor on the acquisition, only to turn around and later delete the post.

Upon being contacted by local Southern Nevada media, Zanganeh reportedly said that she was unable to disclose the buyer of the property, only saying that it was a long-time client and friend; however, neither she nor O’Neal’s personal realtor would deny that the basketball great was the buyer when asked.

The home, a 5,980 square-foot, two-story, five bedroom residence located east of Sunset Park, closed on July 9 for $1.95 million, and according to Clark County records, the buyer was Lester J. Knispel Trust and Chexy Trust, which has been previously utilized for Las Vegas real estate deals by O’Neal.

Meanwhile, O’Neal’s Turnberry Place condo – which was also listed under the trust’s name – was sold in February 2020 for $677,000, after previously being purchased for $670,000 in January 2019, records say.

While O’Neal spends the majority of his time working in Atlanta, Georgia on TNT’s Inside the NBA, the listing agent did note that her client intends to live in the southeast valley residence, confirming that it was not purchased for a relative or as a rental.

Other real estate deals that can be attributed O’Neal include a two-story, 5,440-square-foot Southern Highlands home that he bought in September $765,000, featuring a swim-up bar; Clark County property records listed the Shaquille O’Neal Revocable Trust as the owner, and the home was later sold on June 28 for $1 million.

O’Neal’s other dealings in Las Vegas include co-ownership of Big Chicken sandwich shop east of the Strip.

Photo: Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal at the ‘Killer Bees’ New York Special Screening at Landmark 57 Theater on November 12, 2018 in New York City. File: Ron Adar, Shutterstock.com, licensed.

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