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Las Vegas Valley Water District

Las Vegas Valley Water District Purchases Vacant Office Building for $21.2 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – A vacant office building in the city of Las Vegas has been purchased by the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) for $21.3 million from the Class B asset’s previous owner, Meadow View Associates and BoydT2.

Located at 330 South Valley View Boulevard, the two-story, 166,409-square-foot building – which was fully vacant at the time of the sale – is located on approximately 10 acres of land. It was originally built in 1983 and has 870 parking spots.

The sellers were represented by Cushman & Wakefield and two other brokers, according to property records.

The building had been previously used by Centel/Sprint and, according to LVVWD spokesperson Bronson Mack, will now serve a number of different and useful purposes, including enhancing water utility operations and the district’s communications infrastructure. In addition, Mack noted that the property would also make an excellent location for a new groundwater well.

As the LVVWD replaces existing operational wells that are reaching the end of the service lifecycle, it is necessary to replace them and this site provides a good location for production wells to access the groundwater system,” he said.

Marlene Fujita Winkel of Cushman & Wakefield said in a statement announcing the sale that the building and its property should be very useful for the LVVWD, as it will add to the district’s already impressive portfolio of land ownership in Southern Nevada.

The property also resides just a few miles west of downtown Las Vegas and the World Market Center and is proximate to two premier master-planned communities, Summerlin and Green Valley,” he said. “It is well-suited for the real estate and locational needs of the LVVWD and the property it currently owns next door.”

The purchase goes along with the LVVWD’s ownership of 251 acres right across the street, which is comprised of administrative buildings, operation support, utility infrastructure, public education buildings, wells, watered storage tanks, and Springs Preserve, a 180-acre land preserve that is open to the public.

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Tropicana Hotel

Las Vegas Strip’s Iconic Tropicana Hotel to be Imploded in 2024 to Make Way for Oakland Athletics Stadium

LAS VEGAS, NV – The second-oldest hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, the Tropicana, will be closed and imploded in 2024 following its partial closure in November to make way for the construction of a new home stadium for the transplanted Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball (MLB) team, signifying the loss of a major piece of Southern Nevada history in the process as the city moves on to a new year.

The Athletics’ ownership has reached a deal with the Tropicana’s operator, Bally’s Corp., and the owner of the resort casino’s underlying land, Vici Properties. In addition, the industry-leading construction firms responsible for building Allegiant Stadium – the Mortenson | McCarthy Joint Venture – have been contracted to build the MLB team’s proposed new $1.5 billion ballpark on the Las Vegas Strip.

The A’s previously announced that the firms will be responsible for handling all construction-related duties on the upcoming stadium, including estimates prior to the start of construction, scheduling and logistics planning, bidding, coordinating and managing labor, and engaging with the community.

The A’s home stadium – a project expected to cost a total of $1.5 billion – is slated to take the form of a 33,000-seat retractable roof stadium. $380 million in public funds have been earmarked for the A’s new stadium, and the project in its current form could potentially also receive up to $180 million in transferable tax credits as well.

One of the big goals is going to be flexibility for a unique seating capacity, anywhere between 30,000 to 33,000 seats,” A’s Design Director Brad Schrock said. “That really puts us in a sweet spot for a lot of other events aside from just baseball. So, we want to make sure the way that the seating bowl is designed has the flexibility to accommodate multiple events and that it’s a really fun place for fans to come and watch a game.”

The A’s are expected to play their first season in Las Vegas in 2028.

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.

Area15's second phase of construction for its 20 acre expansion has begun. (Area15Area15

AREA15, Las Vegas-Based Sci-Fi-Themed Retail and Entertainment Complex, Begins Construction on Expansion

LAS VEGAS, NV – Area 15, a Las Vegas-based 126,000-square-foot science-fiction themed retail and entertainment complex that offers an “immersive” environment for attendees, broke ground on a 20-acre expansion of the facility last week.

Crews began building 36-foot walls that will enclose the expansion, with new attractions slated to include Universal Destinations & Experiences, a year-round horror entertainment experience called Horror Unleashed, indoor skydiving, and a plethora of other attractions that will cater to the ever-changing tastes of the tourists who visit Las Vegas, according to AREA15 Chief Executive Officer Winston Fisher.

Consumers continue to gravitate toward artful new forms of entertainment providing immersive experiences, authentic connections and real emotions,” Fisher said. “The demand continues to grow, and we are ready to dive into this substantial expansion and find more partnerships that will have a lasting impact on the AREA15 District and the City of Las Vegas.”

450,000 square-feet of retail and food and beverage space will be added as well, in addition to multiple building structures ranging from 1,000 to 60,000 square feet, all of which will be available for rent to merchants and businesses.

The completion date for the AREA15 expansion project has not been publicly revealed yet.

AREA15, located on a 40-acre lot in the vicinity of the Las Vegas Strip on the corner of Sirius Avenue and Rancho Drive, originally opened its doors for business in 2018 and has already attracted a reported five million visitors since then. With the name being a playful take on the infamous Area 51 – a secret U.S. Air Force base located in the Nevada desert – AREA15 offers a unique mix of conventions and expos focusing on sci-fi, fantasy, and comic books, in addition to other fanciful events and attractions.

The addition of music performances, corporate events, large-scale art exhibits, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants were originally announced when the venue first opened, and are only now coming to fruition with this new expansion.

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 High-Speed Railway Connecting Los Angeles to Las Vegas Acquires $3 Billion in Federal Funding

LAS VEGAS, NV – The long-gestating high-speed railway system between Las Vegas and Southern Los Angeles just got a significant boost this week when U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen announced that $3 billion in federal funding has been secured to begin construction of the project.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is providing the new funding for the Brightline West high-speed rail system, which according to Senator Rosen, will “help bolster Southern Nevada’s tourism economy and reduce congestion on the Interstate 15 corridor.”

This historic high-speed rail project will be a game changer for Nevada’s tourism economy and transportation. It’ll bring more visitors to our state, reduce traffic on the I-15, create thousands of good paying jobs, and decrease carbon emissions, all while relying on local union labor,” Senator Rosen said. “For decades, Nevadans have heard about the benefits of high-speed rail, and I’m proud to have led the charge for months to push the U.S. Department of Transportation to secure critical funding to make this a reality. I’ll always fight to support Nevada’s tourism economy and create good-paying, union jobs.”

Brightline Founder and Chairman, Wes Edens, thanked the Biden Administration for the financial assistance that will finally bring the frequently-stalled high-speed railway system to life.

We’re honored and humbled in the confidence President Biden, Secretary Buttigieg, Senator Rosen and so many others have placed in Brightline’s vision to bring true high-speed rail to America,” he said. “This is a historic moment that will serve as a foundation for a new industry, and a remarkable project that will serve as the blueprint for how we can repeat this model throughout the country. We’re ready to get to work to bring our vision of American made, American built, world class, state-of-the-art high speed train travel to America.”

With the groundbreaking originally announced to take place back in 2020, the Brightline project, once completed, will take the form of a 34-mile stretch of track in Nevada running along Interstate 15 and 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. via a 75-minute trip.

Brightline is boasting that the railway could be responsible for removing “millions” of cars from the I-15, which would go a long way towards reducing pollution.

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.

public ice rink, which will be managed by the Golden Knights

Developer to Construct $380 Million Las Vegas Mixed-Use Facility; Includes NHL-Managed Ice Rink

LAS VEGAS, NV – A California-based developer is planning to construct a $380 million mixed-use sports, entertainment, and retail facility in Las Vegas, with Agora Realty & Management having recently closed on financing and land purchases at the former site of two Las Vegas casinos in order to bring the project to life.

Plans for the upcoming facility including housing, retail, and the a professional-grade public ice rink, which will be managed by the NHL‘s Golden Knights, who play at the Las Vegas Strip’s T-Mobile Arena and won this year’s Stanley Cup championship.

The 73-acre project is slated to be called Hylo Park and will be located in North Las Vegas at the intersection of Rancho Road and Lake Mead Boulevard. It will be made up of 1300 residential units, a retail center anchored by a supermarket, and many sports and entertainment aspects that will be added in a number of construction phases.

The main attraction of the project – and the aspect the rest of the facility will be built around – is Champion Square, which will be a sports village and public plaza that will include the public ice rink, as well as practice facilities that can be utilized by youth and amateur hockey and skating leagues.

The idea behind the project is to capitalize on Las Vegas’ rising profile as a sports destination following the recent influx of transplanted major sports teams and events to the region, including NHL, NFL, MLB, and Formula One racing.

Agora Realty CEO Cary Lefton said in a statement that the extensive sporting attractions at Champion Square would appeal to both the local Las Vegas community as well as traveling sports teams, and stands to be a “lucrative traffic generator” for surrounding restaurants and businesses.

From our longstanding work with North Las Vegas we knew that the city needed more housing and community services for its growing population,” he said. “We also recognized an opportunity to leverage the draw of Las Vegas’ fast-growing sports industry.”

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.

Cello Tower

Construction Begins in Las Vegas on Luxury High-Rise Condominium Cello Tower

LAS VEGAS, NV – Construction on the luxury high-rise condominium Cello Tower is slated to begin soon, with the ritzy residential complex to be connected to the Origin at Symphony Park mixed-use enclave in Downtown Las Vegas, according to Red Ridge Development. 

Cello Tower will be comprised of eight penthouse suites beginning at $4.5 million, along with an additional 240 one-and-two bedroom residences that will start at $700,000 and up. According to Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, development of the high rise is intended to address the intense need for more housing in Las Vegas’ downtown area, and she praised Red Ridge’s CEO of Development, Patrick Brennen, for making the project a reality. 

Patrick Brennen is bringing us this wonderful project in a magnificent high-rise,” Goodman said. “People can live in the heart of the city, and there is so much to do with great access. The area is located in the center of our government with federal, state, city and county buildings. Patrick and his team have created this wonderful complex, which is walkable and bikeable along tree-lined streets and so safe.” 

Cello Tower will be comprised of 32 stories – the penthouses taking up the top two floors – and was designed by architecture firm Perkins Eastman. Buyers have the option to purchase as many penthouses on a given floor as they like if they wish to customize and/or combine them, up until the point that they either sell out or construction begins. 

The complex will feature numerous high-end finishes and appliances for its residents in addition to a great many amenities, including an elevated outdoor environment on the 25th floor featuring beautiful landscaping, gorgeous views, and a fountain; an exhibition kitchen and private dining room; pods for barbecues; a hyper-oxygenated resort-style pool; a TV media wall; a pet spa and park; and an entire 7,000-square-foot floor dedicated to wellness, including a full gym and spa facilities. 

Units at Cello Tower will go on sale by the end of 2023; construction on the high-rise is expected to be completed by 2026. For more information on Cello Tower, unit availability as well as to register a specific interest, please visit: https://originatsymphonypark.com/cello-tower

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.

Workforce Housing

193-Unit Intrigue Apartments Las Vegas, Workforce Housing, Sells for Nearly $34 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – Workforce housing property Intrigue Apartments Las Vegas – formerly known as Andiamo Apartments – was recently sold by Wilshire Unlimited to a private family trust in a deal that was worth $33.5 million. 

Part of the sale price was comprised of a $17.5 million Fannie Mae loan that carries a seven-year term with four years of interest-only payments and a 30-year amortization schedule. 

Intrigue Apartments Las Vegas – located at 4600 Vegas Drive, in the vicinity of Highway 95 and five miles from downtown Las Vegas and two miles from North Las Vegas Airport – is made up of 193 units spread out over eight two-story buildings and was originally constructed in 1986. There are both one and two-bedroom floorplans available, with square footage ranging from 700 to 900 feet. There are numerous amenities for tenants including a fitness center, a clubhouse, a swimming pool, laundry facilities, and 300 parking spaces. 

As a workforce housing property, Intrigue Apartments is intended to be affordable to households earning between 60 and 120 percent of area median income (AMI), targeting middle-income workers which includes professions such as police officers, firefighters, teachers, health care workers, retail clerks, and the like. Many cities across the country are investing in workforce housing properties, as it is increasingly difficult these days for middle-income workers to buy or rent housing in the areas in which they work. 

Despite that fact, a recent Yardi Matrix report indicates that multifamily investment has decreased in Las Vegas over the past year. In the first half of 2023, the total sum of transactions amounted to $283 million, compared to the first half of 2022 when that amount was a whopping $2.2 billion. In addition, the average price per unit in the city of Las Vegas dropped by 25.7percent year-over-year this past June, amounting to $184,407. 

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

New Report: Las Vegas Second-Most Popular City in U.S. for Middle-Class Movers Seeking Affordability

LAS VEGAS, NV – A new report released by H&R Block reveals that more middle-class Americans are moving out of state in search of affordable lifestyles, and that Las Vegas, Nevada is among the top destinations for families and individuals looking to get more bang for their hard-earned buck. 

Cities in Arizona, Nevada, Florida, and Texas are the top places in the country budget conscious members of the middle-class are moving to, according to 2022 tax data utilized by H&R block for their report. And the number two city on that list is Las Vegas, with the tax preparation company noting it is an up-and-coming destination for those seeking to relocate to a region in the country where taxes are lower and homes are more affordable. 

Andrew Arevalo, a real estate agent who is licensed in both Nevada and Colorado, said that in recent years Las Vegas has been stealing the thunder from other parts of the country that had previously been considered financially friendly to the middle-class. 

It’s weird to say this out loud, but I feel like Vegas is the new Colorado,” Arevalo said. “It has shifted from Denver getting a lot of people from out of town to Vegas. It has now officially taken over.” 

According to metrics from H&R block, the American middle-class is made up of those with an adjusted median household income ranging between $45,000 and $145,000 a year. The company based this on guidelines provided by the Pew Research Center as well as anonymously collected data from those who had filed taxes with them within that income bracket in 2022, coming in at 4.6 million people. 

Arevalo noted that – according to the Multiple Listing Service – there are presently over 13,000 homes listed in Clark County, which is where Las Vegas is situated; a number of properties on the market is currently assisting in keeping it affordable, with the median sales price of a Las Vegas home in September being $410,000, according to residential real estate brokerage and mortgage origination services company Redfin. 

In contrast, Arevalo noted that in Denver the median sales price of a home is $568,500, with currently only 4,700 homes available on the market. It is this reason, he said, that the cash-strapped middle-class are now passing over Denver and are instead heading to Vegas. 

At the end of the day, all they really care about is their bottom dollar in their pocket,” he said. 

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Red Rock Canyon and West of Interstate 215

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Sells Nearly 600 Acres of Land in Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS, NV – Multiple parcels of land in the Las Vegas Valley, totaling 589 acres, have been sold by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – an agency within the United States Department of the Interior responsible for administering federal lands – for the impressive sum of $93 million

BLM had previously announced that they would be auctioning off some of their land in the Las Vegas Valley this past July, with the federal agency being allowed to do so thanks to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998. 

While the majority of the parcels sold were relatively small in size, one parcel was particularly large – coming in at 505 acres and located east of Red Rock Canyon and West of Interstate 215 – and was purchased by Las Vegas real estate developer Lawrence Canarelli for $55 million. 

While Canarelli has not publicly stated what he intends to use the land for, experts note that due to its large size and how other properties in the area have been utilized in recent years, it will most likely be utilized for housing projects. 

The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management issued a press release announcing that the property sold was acquired by its new respective owners by way of a competitive” online auction process. 

The sale of this public land within a congressionally-designated disposal boundary will generate funding to enhance recreation opportunities, promote species and habitat conservation and reduce the threat of wildfire in locations across the state,” the release said. 

BLM noted that 85 percent of the proceeds from the sale will be utilized mainly for projects to benefit the public, such as developing parks and trails as well as federal land capital improvements, purchasing land encountering environmental issues, landscape restoration projects, and the reduction of hazardous fuels. In addition, 5 percent will go towards the Nevada General Education Fund and the remaining 10 percent will go to the Southern Nevada Water Authority. 

An additional 225-acre parcel of land that was originally slated to be included in this auction will be put up for sale at a later date, according to the BLM, which currently owns 48 million acres in Nevada, or approximately 67 percent of the state.

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An aerial view of the Mountains Edge master planned community in Enterprise, Nevada.

Enterprise, Township in Southwest Vegas Valley, Rated One of Fastest-Growing in the Country

LAS VEGAS, NV – Las Vegas has seen an explosion in the expansion of both its residential and commercial sectors in recent years – including Summerlin, Henderson, and the Las Vegas Strip, to name a few – but Enterprise, an up-and-coming township located in the southwest Las Vegas Valley, has been turning heads lately as one of the fastest growing areas in the United States.

Clark County statistics indicate that Enterprise is currently experiencing a degree of rapid growth that puts it ahead of any unincorporated area in the Valley; in fact, if it were to incorporate itself today, it would rank only behind Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas in terms of the largest cities in the county.

While Enterprise has been in existence for some time, Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones noted that the main factor contributing to its current skyrocketing growth was the recent construction of a major roadway and the development of several high-end neighborhoods.

Enterprise really started to explode with the construction of the 215 Beltway and development of the Rhodes Ranch, Mountain’s Edge and Southern Highlands master-planned communities, which began more than 20 years ago,” Jones said. “With the beltway providing a connection to the Summerlin and Henderson communities and easy access to the airport and the Strip, Enterprise was highly attractive to working families and businesses.”

Enterprise is located on a plot of land approximately 66 square miles – or 42,600 acres – south of the 215 Beltway, beginning in the vicinity of Fort Apache Road and Warm Springs Road and ending at the intersection of Interstate 15 and St. Rose Parkway.

In addition of the 215 Beltway and the aforementioned master-planned communities, other significant developments in the township consist of a planned high-speed rail Brightline Station that would serve as a direct link to Los Angeles; a potential NBA arena and casino resort; and several high-profile resorts and residential projects that are currently either in the planning or active construction phases.

According to 2022 Clark County statistics, Enterprise boasts a population of 233,896 residents, 185,506 single-family homes, and over 29,000 apartment units, with many industry experts calling the township a legitimate real estate hotspot that will continue to grow and thrive for years to come.

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.

Oakland Athletics

Construction of Oakland A’s Vegas Ballpark Slated to Begin April 2025 for January 2028 Completion Date

LAS VEGAS, NV – During a presentation last week to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority by Mortenson-McCarthy, the construction manager of the Oakland Athletics, revealed that work is slated to begin on the Major League Baseball team’s upcoming Las Vegas ballpark in April 2025 for an anticipated completion date of April 2028 – just in time for that year’s regular season. 

The presentation laid out the entire timeline for the project, including plans to incorporate a variety of local vendors throughout the ballpark’s construction, with 15 percent of the work expected to be carried out by local and minority-owned businesses. Mortenson-McCarthy also noted that they intend to employ a diverse workforce, stating that 51 percent of the total construction hours for the project will utilize a combination of female, minority, veteran, and disabled workers. 

It was also revealed at the presentation that law firms have been retained by the A’s to draw up both a stadium lease as well as a community benefits agreement, covering a financial commitment from the A’s to the local Las Vegas community in addition to promises of paying livable wages to ballpark employees, diversity requirements, educational programs, community engagement, and more. 

The new home of the Athletics’ will be on a nine-acre plot of land situated on the 35-acre site of the Tropicana, located at Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue. Currently, the plan is to demolish the Tropicana to make way for the A’s stadium and to build a new 1,500-room hotel and casino on the remaining acreage. 

The A’s home stadium – the project is expected to cost a total of $1.5 billion – is slated to take the form of a 35,000-seat retractable roof stadium, with the project currently pending the passing of state legislation for public financing. Once the monies are obtained, full development of the ballpark will be in the hands of Bally’s. 

The A’s relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas still needs to be approved by MLB team owners, who are expected to vote on the matter next month. 

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Las Vegas City Council Considering Proposal for New Apartments, Hotel in Arts District

Las Vegas City Council Considering Proposal for New Apartments, Hotel in Arts District

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Las Vegas City Council is currently considering a proposal that, if approved, would add a new mixed-use project to the downtown Arts District planned to be made up of new apartments, hotel rooms, and commercial space. 

The proposed project – which is slated to be located on a 1.78-acre site at the corner of West Utah Avenue and Fairfield Avenue – would take the form of an 83-foot-tall building comprised of 279 apartments, 97 hotel rooms, 2,800 square-feet of commercial space and a 1,000 square foot plaza.  

The application documents have been filed with the city of Las Vegas, with the City Council anticipating discussing the project at its Wednesday meeting this week. Multifamily developer Mojave Group is the firm that has submitted the application to the city, although the documents currently don’t indicate what company would be responsible for managing and operating the hotel that would be located in the building if it comes to fruition. 

Currently, the site of the proposed mixed-use project is occupied by an equipment supply company called Mobile Mini; as part of the application process, Mojave Group is seeking to have the property rezoned so it can be utilized for commercial purposes. 

During a meeting to discuss the project back on August 8, Las Vegas Planning Commissioner Trinity Schlottman noted that despite there being some minor concerns about the mixed-use facility being proposed, the Commission would be voting unanimously to recommend its approval to the Las Vegas City Council due to the pressing need for more housing options in the city’s downtown area. 

This is exactly what we need,” Schlottman said during the August meeting. “We need more households down in the Arts District and downtown. We can tell by Symphony Park since everything that gets built there ends up getting filled up pretty quickly.” 

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