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StoryBook Unveils New Southern Nevada Home Rental Community, Dubbed “Treville Court”

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, StoryBook Homes is in the process of constructing a new residential community – dubbed Treville Court – that specifically targets those seeking to rent a home as opposed to buying one.

Situated near Windmill Lane and Jones Boulevard in the southwest valley, Treville Court will give those looking to rent a selection of three different single-family homes to choose from. Ranging in size from 1,430 square feet to 1,645 square feet; the homes will have three to four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and either a one or two-car garage. Construction began in December 2020, and the first renters should be moving in come April 2021.

StoryBook Homes has a history of home development and property management under their collective belt, Treville Court represents the first time that the company has taken it upon themselves to construct an entire community specifically targeting renters. However, the very real need for rental property in Southern Nevada is what prompted the company to develop Treville Court, and their construction know-how will serve their eventual tenants well when repairs or other services are needed as time goes by.

Representatives from StoryBook Homes note that the reason Treville Court caters exclusively to renters is due to the growing number of people – both local and moving to Nevada from out of state – who may wish to sample life in the region by renting a home before moving on to actually purchase one. And for those who enjoy their rental enough to make it permanent, the company also offers a rent-to-own program.

Upon completion, Treville Court will offer 20 homes with stainless steel appliances, kitchen granite countertops and cultured marble surround shower in the master bathroom, as well as backyards with a patio and rock landscaping. There will also be a community park.

StoryBook Homes are no strangers to community development; in 2018, they built luxury lifestyle community The Mercer Las Vegas, located in the southwest valley.

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.

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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Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas Boulevard Downtown in Midst of $125M Improvement Project; Largest Public Works Project The City Has Ever Undertaken

LAS VEGAS, NV – The downtown area of Las Vegas Boulevard is currently in the midst of a pricey $125 million improvement project that will see a majority of the infrastructure on the world-famous street – much of it originally constructed in the 1940s – receive a needed facelift, according to reports.

The project will include the repaving of sidewalks and roads, as well as the replacement of gutters, curbs, traffic signals, storm drains, and sewer pipes, with the majority of the work taking place from Stewart to Sahara avenues, with additional work also being carried out in other areas as well.

The infrastructure in this section of the Boulevard is considered some of the oldest in Las Vegas, reports say, and is sorely in need of renovation.

In addition, Las Vegas Boulevard will be widened north of Sahara Avenue, and lighting and safety billboards will be installed, enhancing the safety of the area in the evening hours. Also, approximately 200 trees will be planted, adding a more rustic look to the downtown section of the Boulevard.

The work, being carried out over a 2.5 mile section of the Boulevard, has been in the planning phase for the past decade and is expected to be the largest public works project the city has ever undertaken. The construction itself – which started in spring 2020 – is expected to take three years, with an estimated spring of 2023 completion date currently being eyed by officials.

The construction, while ultimately being very beneficial to residents, has nonetheless caused traffic issues while being carried out, with various lanes being made unavailable to vehicles at various stages of the project. Motorists looking to avoid delays can circumvent traffic congestion by taking Maryland and Grand Central parkways or Fourth and Sixth streets, officials say.

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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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Bill Passed

Stimulus Bill Passed; National Eviction Moratorium Extended Through January, Emergency Rent Assistance Available

LAS VEGAS, NV – This week, Congress and the Senate approved a massive $892 billion COVID-19 economic stimulus bill in order to help combat the financial damage inflicted upon the country by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Including in the bill – in addition to $300 weekly unemployment benefits and $600 stimulus checks – is also a one-month extension of the current national eviction moratorium and an emergency rental assistance program.

Originally decreed by President Donald Trump and enacted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in September, the Federal eviction moratorium was originally set to expire on December 31. However, as mandated in the new stimulus package – which has cleared both the House and Senate, the bill now moves to Trump’s desk for signature by an extended deadline of January 31. Late last night Trump asked Congress to increase the amount in the stimulus checks to $2,000 for individuals or $4,000 for couples before he signs it into law, instead of what he called the “ridiculously low” $600 for individuals.

In addition, the stimulus package also contains $25 billion in emergency rental assistance funds and moves back the deadline for the use of funds remaining from the first stimulus package enacted by the government, known as the CARES Act.

While an additional month where tenants cannot be evicted due to non-payment of rent will not be the news that most landlords will want to hear, the additional emergency rental assistance funds that will be made available – in addition to the aforementioned $600 checks and $300-a-week unemployment boost – will hopefully mean that delinquent tenants will be able to catch on up back rent in the near future.

It should be noted that a recent statewide eviction moratorium was enacted by Governor Steve Sisolak in response to the original Dec. 31 end date of the federal eviction moratorium, which will bar most evictions in Nevada throughout the end of March 2021. It is unknown at this time if Sisolak will revise his own moratorium based on the newly-passed federal extension or not.

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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.

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.

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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Las Vegas

Las Vegas Moves To Top of List for Companies Looking At West Coast Expansion

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, Las Vegas continues to attract numerous companies that see the city as an ideal location for West Coast expansion of their businesses, even in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the businesses looking to set up shop in Vegas is Whitebox, a major Depository Trust Company based out of Baltimore, MD. They recently signed a lease for a 350,000-square-foot, free-standing building at Golden Triangle Logistics Center in North Las Vegas, citing a business-friendly environment, affordable real estate costs, the abundance of prospective local employees looking for work, and the closeness of major U.S. shipping ports in nearby California.

Another factor that is attracting companies to Las Vegas is the fact that it’s most notable neighbor in the region, California, has become decisively business un-friendly in recent years, with the high cost of operating in the state and excessive taxes often driving out established firms and discouraging newcomers from setting up shop. Vegas, in comparison, features a growing economy, state incentives, and far cheaper taxes, expenses, and costs-of-living.

These factors have resulted in what many are referring to as an exodus of companies from California and into Vegas. In addition, many companies from the eastern United States that are considering or pursuing West Coast expansion are forgoing California – a mainstay for decades – and are settling down in Las Vegas instead, reaping the benefits of an environment that wants to attract new blood to the local economy.

In addition to saving money and access to labor, one other factor that is luring in new businesses to Vegas is close access to California-based ports and a multitude of shipping highways, including Interstate 15, I-40, and I-11, all of which provide access to large population centers in the western United States.

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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Short-Term Rental Owners Consider Legal Action Against City of Henderson Over Potential New Restrictions

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to recent reports, short-term rental owners are considering legal action against the city of Henderson in response to potential new restrictions that they claim could hurt their business.

Until recently, Henderson was the only Southern Nevada city that allowed short-terms rentals to operate in a residential neighborhood without any major restrictions on how long renters could remain in a property. The city of Henderson currently imposes an annual licensing fee upon short-term rental owners of $820.

However, Henderson has been receiving pushback from many of the neighborhoods that these short-term rentals are located in, with residents issuing complaints that range from noise and disruptive parties to an overall abundance of rentals on a single block, giving the neighborhood – according to one complainant with four rentals within 200 feet of her home – the feel of “a motel strip.”

In addition to the rentals that operate legally, there are reports of additional unlicensed homes being rented out illegally as well. Henderson has been collecting fines from renters that violate their rules, but reports indicate that this is not helping the situation sufficiently.

Therefore, the Henderson City Council will be voting this week on proposed amendments to their ordinance that governs short-terms rentals due to the blowback from residents. The recommended changes include clarifying what constitutes a violation; revising the process for filing complaints; requiring 1,000 feet separation between rentals; limiting rental duration by a particular party to 21 days; revisions to fines and fees, and more.

However, renters are threatening legal action against Henderson if the new rules are not considered reasonable or if they infringe on their constitutional rights, but expressed willingness to be flexible and work with the city council to arrive at an agreement.

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.

Brightline

Brightline West Railway Indefinitely Delayed After Project Encounters Financial Hurdles

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to reports, construction on Brightline West, an $8 billion railway system that would have linked Las Vegas and California – one which has been in the works for years now, has been indefinitely delayed due to last-minute financial hurdles the project has been unable to clear.

Brightline, developers of the project, announced that a $2.4 billion bond they were planning on selling to fund the first phase of construction – with a sale deadline of December 1 – has now been delayed due to several reasons, ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects upon financial markets to the upcoming election and the economic uncertainty that it is creating.

It is currently not known when Brightline plans to offer the bond for sale, but representatives from the company maintain that they will keep tabs on the market, that investors are still interested in the project, and that it will eventually resume its forward momentum.

“Brightline West received a significant amount of investor interest, despite the challenging market. We ultimately had a deal, but it would have been restrictive,” they said. “We have always said we will fund this project with a combination of equity and debt — exactly as we have [with the passenger rail system the company operates] in Florida. That continues to be our plan.”

Originally, work on Brightline West was expected to start this year, with a completion date set for early 2024, according to reports. The finished rail line would have resulted in a 34-mile stretch of track in Nevada running along Interstate 15 that would have ended at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. This line would be fed by several other lines from various locations in California resulting in a total of approximately 185 miles of track overall, and providing a link between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

The delay is sure to cause some degree of economic impact, as according to Brightline West’s official website, it would have created more than 40,000 construction jobs and more than 1,000 permanent jobs, with an economic income of $9 billion. In addition, it would have generated $1 billion in tax revenue.

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.

construction

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.

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.

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.

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.