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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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Gene Simmons buys Henderson home

KISS Rocker Gene Simmons Purchases Henderson Home, Adjacent Land for Nearly $11 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to recent reports, KISS rock star Gene Simmons has splashed out for a lavish home in the Las Vegas Henderson hills master-planned community of Ascaya – in addition to a large plot of land next to it for privacy and potential future expansion – land he purchased for a whopping tune of $10.8 million.

The home – a two-story, six-bedroom residence that covers an impressive 10,871 square feet – was sold to Simmons for $8.2 million, with the rocker – also known as “The Demon” – also purchasing the adjacent .48-acre parcel of land for $2.6 million, which had been bought by the previous owners for a comparatively meager sum of $700,000, reports say.

Simmons, who had indicated through media contact a reluctance to comment on his purchases at this time, had previously been looking at properties in The Ridges in Summerlin and MacDonald Highlands in Henderson, according to records.

The property had been described at a ”distinctively modern estate in Ascaya offers a unique opportunity to live in a piece of art that has no equal in the Las Vegas Valley.”

According to Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the home has more than 11,000 square feet of living space and “residence blends indoor and outdoor appeal into a seamless whole that is not only exciting, but masterfully executed. Enter the home via a floating pathway over a sculptural koi pond. Highlighted by glass walls and soaring geometrical spaces, the transitions between indoor and outdoor space are blurred by disappearing glass walls throughout.”

In addition, county records show the property has six bedrooms, six full baths, two half-baths, a pool, 3,963 square feet on the first floor, 3,882 on the second floor, a finished basement of 3,026 square feet and basement garage of 2,284 square feet.

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Mark Davis

Las Vegas Raiders Owner Mark Davis Closes on $5.3 Million Summerlin Tower Condo

LAS VEGAS, NV – Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis recently closed on a new $5.3 million clubhouse tower condo in Summerlin’s Summit Club, in addition to having recently purchased property in Ascaya – located in the Henderson mountains – upon which he intends to build his primary residence, according to reports.

Obviously needing a new place to hang his hat after bringing the famed Raiders NFL team to Las Vegas, Davis’ new residence in the Summit Club is a place where numerous executives and celebrities either already own luxury custom homes or are in the process of having them constructed. The closing on his home, which took place back on March 15, is the fourth highest price paid for a home in the area in the first quarter of 2021, reports say.

Previously, Davis has purchased a 1.21-acre lot in Summit Club for $8.5 million in 2017, but instead of building a home as was his original intention, he instead sold the lot for $10.5 million in July 2020, stating at the time that he had changed his mind because – part-way through the design process – he realized he would be unable to see the Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium, which was “starting to drive me crazy,” Davis said.

The lot in Ascaya – located closer to the Raiders’ Henderson headquarters is being constructed by luxury builder Blue Heron and yes, the property does indeed have a nice view of the stadium, he said.

This news come amid reports that luxury home sales and construction in the Las Vegas region is still exceeding real estate experts’ predictions, having shown very little negative impact due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For example, approximately one month ago a Vegas broker put a $1.8 million home on the market, and six minutes later he had a taker; another broker listed a $12.5 million home shortly afterwards, and within days she had two buyers she was actively negotiating with.

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Enclave Court

Estate of Former Las Vegas Casino Executive Barry Shier Sets 2021 Record with $11.3 Million Sale

LAS VEGAS, NV – Yet another real estate record was set in Las Vegas recently when the French countryside-style estate of former casino executive Barry Shier sold for a whopping $11.3 million, the highest price yet paid for a home in 2021.

That impressive record seems destined to be short-lived, surprisingly enough; in the Henderson hillside community of Ascaya, a 12,100-square-foot home is reportedly under contract for $15.9 million. But for now, the Shier sale is the king of the mountain in 2021.

The Shier property is located on Enclave Court in Country Club Hills in Summerlin, which is a seven-home exclusive neighborhood known as “Billionaires Row.” It was purchased by John Lagerling, the CEO of Mercari, an e-commerce website that is considered a competitor to sites such as eBay.

After closing on the property on Monday, Lagerling’s Realtor, Greg Clemens of Coldwell Banker Premier, reported that South Point casino owner Michael Gaughan made an offer to his client to acquire the property he had just purchased for $15 million, which would have netted him a $4 million profit. However, Lagerling turned the offer down, Clemens said.

Clemens noted that the Shier home fetched such a high price due to the fact that property in Las Vegas is in high demand, despite the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a home that has probably been on the market for about five years,” he said. “It sold now because our market is so strong. There’s no inventory. I have three to four people I am working with right now who are looking for homes over $10 million, and I can’t find them anything. It’s a sign of supply and demand. The supply is low, and demand is through the roof.”

The all-time record home sale in Las Vegas, however, remains the 2016 purchase of a 31,000 square-foot home located in Enclave Court to magician David Copperfield for $17.55 million.

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Las Vegas Strip

TPG Real Estate Finance Trust Acquires 27.2 Acres on Outer Edges of Las Vegas Strip from Triple Five Group

LAS VEGAS, NV – Mortgage lender TPG Real Estate Finance Trust has recently acquired 27.5 acres of prime real estate along the north and south edges of the famed Las Vegas Strip, according to recent reports. TPG acquired the property from Triple Five Group, according to Clark County records, through a “deed in lieu of foreclosure,” which typically involves avoiding foreclosure on a piece of property by the transfer of ownership.

According to reports, it’s assumed that the new property owner TPG – who is a lender, not a developer – will attempt to sell the property, as opposed to developing anything on it. The property sits upon one of the most desirable areas in Southern Nevada- a major tourism district located directly across from the currently under-construction Resorts World Las Vegas.

Experts have cast further doubt on TPG potentially developing the property themselves due to the many construction issues presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; more than likely, TPG will attempt to coincide a potential sale closer to the time where there is at least some sort of projected end of the pandemic so that buyers can plan for a return of mass tourism to Las Vegas.

The seller, Triple Five Group, is a conglomerate based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, which specializes in shopping malls, entertainment complexes, hotels, and banks, along with 3 indoor amusement parks. The company owns and operates two of North America’s largest malls, the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta and the Mall of America in Minnesota, both of which contain a wide variety of entertainment attractions alongside traditional retail.

According to their website, the buyer, TPG Real Estate Finance Trust is a balance sheet lender that originates first-mortgage loans greater than $50 million in primary and select secondary markets throughout the United States.

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7345 S. Ullom Drive

High-Tech “Net Zero” Las Vegas Home Sells for $2.75 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to recent reports, a high-tech “net zero” home located in Las Vegas’ the south valley that actually generates more electricity than it consumes has sold for the sizable amount of $2.75 million.

The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home, known as the New American Remodel 2020, was purchased by a Manhattan couple who decided to relocated to Nevada amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The house, located in the vicinity of Warm Springs Road and Decatur Boulevard, was featured in a news conference that took place during the 2020 Las Vegas International Builders’ Show; the home was also the subject of numerous tours as well, giving the public a look at its high-tech features.

Element Building Co. was responsible for the creation of the New American Remodel 2020; the goal of the project was to demolish a home built in the 1970’s and use its foundation as a basis for a new, modern-era residence featuring the “latest and greatest technology,” with an emphasis on energy efficiency. The original house was purchased in 2018 for $415,000, with the subsequent work going into the property amounting to over $2 million.

The New American Remodel 2020 at 7345 S Ullom Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89139 features 4,802 square feet of living space, a “showroom” three-car garage, glass elevator, five fireplaces, outdoor kitchen, a rooftop terrace, steam shower and Amazon Alexa-based smart mirrors. In addition, the backyard has a heated pool and waterfall.

However, the tech is the real selling point, and to that end the home features solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, special insulation, a Savant Pro home automation system that controls motorized shades, lighting, the alarm system, cameras, music and more, and an air-recovery system that circulates fresh air throughout the residence.

All of this adds up to a “net zero” home, meaning New American Remodel 2020 actually generates more electricity than it consumes, and is actually considered 117 percent more efficient than the average newly-built home.

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Million Mansion Sets Record for Highest Henderson Sale

$11.25 Million Mansion Sets Record As Highest Henderson Home Sale in 13 Years – by Just $1

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, a recent $11.25 million Henderson mansion purchase has set a record for the highest luxury home sale in the well-known Southern Nevada community in 13 years, showing that the market still has the ability to set monthly sales records despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The mansion, located at 750 Dragon Ridge Drive in the luxury master-planned community MacDonald Highlands, was purchased on December 4 for a whopping $11,250,001. The buyer exceeded the price of yet another mansion sold in the same community earlier in 2020 by just one dollar; that mansion, sold in August for exactly $11.25 million, and was owned at the time by gaming icon Diana Bennett.

The record-setting mansion – purchased by a business owner from Silicon Valley, according to reports – was built in 2017 by developer Blue Heron and comes in at 12,386 square feet with four floors. It is situated upon a 2.2 acre plot of land and boasts seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and two three-car garages. The mansion has a two-lane bowling alley, a movie theater, a bar, a wine cellar and a game room in the basement.

The home also has a professional-grade indoor basketball court featuring a locker room and electronic scoreboard located in its own separate building on the mansion’s grounds; the building can also be utilized as an extended car garage. Outside is an outdoor tennis court and a garden, in addition to a separate guesthouse with two bedrooms, a living room, and a rooftop deck.

The lot the mansion is located on was originally bought in 2014 for $2.4 million by Mike and Linda Huhn, according to Clark County records. The mansion has been on the market since 2018, at which time the seller was originally asking just under $15 million.

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Summerlin Home

Home of Las Vegas-Based Injury Law Attorney Farhan Naqvi Sold for $7.4 Million – Third-Highest Sale Price of 2020

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Summerlin home of noted Las Vegas injury law attorney Farhan Naqvi has been sold for a whopping $7.4 Million, according to recent reports. The two-story home, located in The Ridges – a master-planned community within Summerlin – fetched the third-highest sale price of 2020 thus far, a year that has seen the sale of luxury homes in Las Vegas set records despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Naqvi, well-known in Southern Nevada from his ongoing television commercial advertising his law practice, originally purchased a lot next to The Ridges’ Bear’s Best golf course, and then acquired the services of Blue Heron – a developer that specializes in luxury homes who constructed the residence in 2015.

The home, located on just under an acre and constructed in a “cool, modern” style, comes in at 7,000 square-feet in size with five bedrooms, a five-car garage, a fancy entry courtyard, and “amazing views” of the famed Las Vegas Strip. Also on the property is a 1,800 square-foot, two bedroom guesthouse. The home has been purchased by a Sacramento, California civil attorney, reports say.

Naqvi’s new residence will not be far from his original abode; he is currently in the process of having a home constructed in Summerlin’s Summit Club resort community.

The high number of luxury sales in the region as of late has been credited in-part to California residents who are moving into Las Vegas to escape the high cost of living in their former home state; high taxes have been a driving force behind many residents and businesses leaving California for Vegas in recent years.

According to the Multiple Listing Service, 95 homes with a value of $1 million or higher were sold in October, with 96 such homes selling the month before.

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Las Vegas Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders Owner Purchases $6M Plot of Land in Henderson Nevada Mountains

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, in anticipation of his NFL teams move to their new home in Las Vegas for the 2020 football season onward, Raiders owner Mark Davis has recently purchased a plot of land in the Henderson mountains – a spot upon which he plans to construct a lavish home – for a whopping $6 million.

Previously, Davis had purchased a smaller 1.2-acre lot in 2017 – for $8.5 million – upon which to construct a home in The Summit Club, a luxury golf course community in Summerlin. However, he abandoned those plans in August of this year, selling the original plot of land for $10.5 million and then closing on the Henderson deal, a development that he only just recently revealed to the media.

Why the change of location? Simple, he said – his original location in Summerlin offered him no direct line-of-sight views of the Raiders’ new home – Allegiant Stadium – which was “starting to drive me crazy,” he said. Clearly, this is a man who takes his profession seriously.

To give himself a clear view of the newly-constructed home stadium of his well-known NFL team, Davis bought the 6.3-acre plot of land in the Ascaya, a community that was carved out of the McCullough Range via explosives by a Hong Kong developer and subsequently sat vacant throughout the mid-2000’s recession before getting a new lease on life as a home for wealthy individuals and families.

His new location – the Ascaya community – also keeps him in the vicinity of the Raiders’ Henderson-based practice facility and headquarters; once his condo’s construction is completed upon the new plot of land, Davis will enjoy not only spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip but also Allegiant Stadium.

“I’m getting the best of both worlds,” Davis said.

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Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas Mansion Goes for $6.5 Million, Community’s Highest Priced Sale Since 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV – A mansion located in Henderson-based Lake Las Vegas recently sold for $6.5 million, fetching the highest sale price for a home in the master-planned community since 2007, according to recent reports. The 8,838-square-foot home is the first luxury residence to be built and sold in Lake Las Vegas by developer Raintree Investment Corporation on behalf of landowner John Paulson.

The home, located at 23 Summer House Drive in a new housing development called Estates at Reflection Bay, boasts 300 feet of waterfront property with a private sandy beach and “outstanding” views, according to a listing on real estate website Zillow. The $6.5 million price tag represents the highest amount paid for a dwelling in the area since 2007.

Raintree will not continue to construct homes in the Lake Las Vegas region; instead, they developed the initial offering to serve as an inspiration to those wishing to move into the community, and instead will be allowing interested parties to purchase lots of land to build their own homes upon. Several lots have closed escrow or are under contract to sell, reports say.

Lake Las Vegas is comprised of a 320-acre artificial lake and 3,600-acre developed area around the lake, located off Lake Mead Parkway east of Boulder Highway. The community features numerous mansions, upscale hotels, golfing and retail establishments. It is being developed by five companies and includes three resorts such as the Aston MonteLago Village Resort, the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort, and the Hilton Lake Las Vegas.

Currently, the population of Lake Las Vegas comes in at approximately 20,678 within 7,934 households. Home prices vary from lows of $135,000 for a studio condominium to highs of $1,400,000 or more for a four bedroom, five bathroom, fully furnished lakeside home.

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realtor

Basketball Legend Shaquille O’Neal Purchases Home in Las Vegas for $765,000

LAS VEGAS, NV – Basketball legend Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal has purchased a $765,000 Las Vegas home to have a residence near his popular restaurant Big Chicken on the Strip, which he originally opened on the famed Las Vegas Strip two years ago, according to reports.

O’Neal, 48, recently put his current residence – a 31,000-square-foot Florida mansion with an outdoor basketball court and pool – on the market for a whopping $19.5 million, so it would appear that his new Las Vegas residence would represent a downgrade from his current digs.

The new two-story, 5,400 square-foot home – located south of the Strip in a guard-gated community – is quite the high-end residence, and effectively illustrates the more affordable cost of living in Nevada when compared to many other states.

O’Neal’s new home features five bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with a fireplace, granite kitchen, and two-story family and living rooms. The upstairs also boasts lavish amenities, including a master bedroom with a double-sided fireplace separating it from the bathroom. In addition, there is a second-story loft overlooking the main living room.

Living Rooms
O’Neal’s new home features five bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with a fireplace, granite kitchen, and two-story family and living rooms. Photo credit: Realtor.com.

The backyard is equally impressive, with a deck and covered patio, tiki-style cabana, a bridge that connects into a spa and a pool decked out with a fountain and a swim-up bar.

Stacy Conner of Windermere Prestige Properties represented O’Neal. Sherwin Escanuela of Huntington & Ellis held the listing.

Shaquille Shaq O’Neal
Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal is widely considered one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, and at 7 foot, 1 inch tall and 325 pounds, was one of the tallest and heaviest players ever. O’Neal played for six teams over his 19-year career. Photo credit: Lev Radin / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

O’Neal is a former professional basketball player and currently works as a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT. He is widely considered one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, and at 7 foot, 1 inch tall and 325 pounds, was one of the tallest and heaviest players ever. O’Neal played for six teams over his 19-year career.

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