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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.

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Las Vegas

Report: Las Vegas Now Ranks Number 2 in U.S. Among Cities with Fastest-Rising Rents

LAS VEGAS, NV – With inflation still hurting most Americans in the wallet and prices in the housing market skyrocketing nationwide, a new report indicates that among the major metro cities where costs are increasing the most, Las Vegas is now currently ranked number two in terms of rising rents, leading to concerns over affordability despite signs that the market may be starting to stabilize.

Among the 15 major metros covered in the report where rents are rising the fastest, residents of the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise area are experiencing one of the highest percentage rent increases from pre-pandemic 2019 to 2022, as per a study released by San Francisco-based rental software firm Stessa Inc.

Southern Nevada is ranked number 2 in terms of rent increases, with the median rent in 2022 currently $1,485, which represents a jump of 24.8 percent when compared to the median rent in 2019, which was $1,190.

The Las Vegas region comes in closely behind the Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, California metro area, which took the number 1 spot with its 2022 median rent increasing 25.3 percent to $1,830, compared to $1,461 in 2019.

The main factors driving the rent increases in Southern Nevada include limited inventory, coupled with a rapidly-recovering post-pandemic economy that has driven fierce competition among prospective tenants, leading to many – especially those with a degree of affluence – paying for rentals well above the initial asking price, according to the Stessa report.

With rising real estate prices, 70 percent of the growth of the rental market since 2009 has come from higher-income earners who might otherwise have bought a home,” they said. “And as more high earners enter or stay in the rental market, builders and developers are incentivized to provide more luxury units, which means less new stock to meet the needs of low and middle-income earners.”

Nationally, median rents rose 12.5 percent in 2022 to $1,445, up from $1,284 in 2019.

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Many of these people have already been negatively impacted by illegal short-term rentals in their communities, many of which are leased to groups who hold loud, disruptive parties; as a result, many who have given their opinions on possible regulations are split regarding their desire to even have rentals in their neighborhoods.

As Deadline Nears, Public Feedback on Short-Term Rental Regulations Requested by Clark County Officials

LAS VEGAS, NV – Since a recently-passed piece of legislation – Nevada State Assembly Bill 363 – has done away with a previous ban on short-term rentals in unincorporated Clark County, officials who will eventually be tasked with overseeing the industry are asking for public opinions on potential regulations that will be implemented when rentals become legal as of July 1.

As of the first of July, short-term rental services – either independently-owned or via companies such as AirBNB or VRBO – will be allowed to offer their services in Clark County, often in the form of houses situated within normal neighborhoods. And since these neighborhoods will be directly affected by these new rentals, Clark County is asking these people for input in crafting laws and regulations that will govern the industry locally.

Many of these people have already been negatively impacted by illegal short-term rentals in their communities, many of which are leased to groups who hold loud, disruptive parties; as a result, many who have given their opinions on possible regulations are split regarding their desire to even have rentals in their neighborhoods.

District A County Commissioner Michael Naft noted that an ordinance with tentative rental regulations has been drafted, but that officials are holding regular meetings and are inviting the public to attend in order to fine-tune the laws and minimize any possible annoyances or disruptions that short-term rentals could cause for residents.

“There are a lot of voices in this conversation. There are people on every side of this issue,” Naft said. “This is about coming up with some rational common-sense ways. To do what the state required us to do.”

Some of the regulations that are expected to make it into the final version of the ordinance include hosts being required to possess business licenses; approval of a homeowners’ association in any community where rentals will be set up; a maximum of 16 people allowed in any given rental property; and for it to be illegal to utilize apartments, mobile homes or manufactured homes as rental properties.

Naft noted that it is important for local residents to voice their opinions in order to help them create a set of regulations that will ensure everyone involved is able to maintain their previous quality of life.

To see Clark County’s initial draft of their regulations governing short-term rentals, please click here.

Meanwhile, residents of Clark County are able to submit questions and comments to STRComment@ClarkCountyNV.gov.

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Las Vegas Real Estate

Topaz, Viridian Apartment Complexes in Las Vegas Sell for Total of $129.7 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV – Laguna Point Properties, a multifamily investment company based out of Mission Viejo, California, has announced the purchase of two large apartment complexes in Las Vegas in an off-market transaction worth a total of $129.7 million, giving the company a large foothold in the Southern Nevada rental marketplace.

Topaz and Viridian, two apartment communities that are located adjacent to one another on West Viking Road, were part of the Laguna Point Properties deal. Topaz, constructed in 1985, offers 252 units featuring both one and two bedroom floorplans; Viridian, built in 1981, offers 456 units in the form of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.

The two Las Vegas acquisitions are part of a larger, multi-state deal on Laguna Point Properties’ part; the firm has recently spent the sum of $566 million acquiring not only the two aforementioned complexes in Nevada, but an additional five properties in Los Angeles, California and one in Jacksonville, Florida, for a grand total of 1,945 apartment units overall.

Las Vegas-based property management company Cushman & Wakefield have been tapped by Laguna Point Properties to oversee the Topaz and Viridian, whereas Greystar and ZRS Management will manage the Los Angeles and Jacksonville complexes, respectively.

According to Laguna Point Properties’ website, the company’s mission “is to opportunistically acquire and renovate class “B” and “C” multifamily assets in the Western and Southeastern United States. The typical acquisition will range from 100 to 500 units and have a price between $15 million and $70 million. The Company and its affiliates have acquired over 6,500 multifamily units, with a current portfolio of 5,200 apartment homes and a total capitalization of $758 million.”

It is currently unknown if Laguna Point Properties has any plans to renovate or make any changes to Topaz and Viridian upon taking them over.

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.

Short-Term Rentals

List of Proposed Rules for Short-Term Rentals Released by Clark County; Public Comment Sought

LAS VEGAS, NV – Clark County has released a series of proposed rules that short term rental companies such as Airbnb and VRBO – as well as independent renters – will need to abide by and are looking for feedback from the public in order to fine-tune these rules to make sure they address the concerns of county residents before they go into effect.

In 2021, Assembly Bill 363 – sponsored by Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen – was voted into law, and decreed that as of July 1, 2022, short-term rentals would begin to be legal in Clark County; furthermore, the county would also be tasked with regulating the new industry within its borders, and lawmakers have been working ever since to craft ordinances for that purpose.

The Clark County Commission is not only looking to find an method to address the huge number of house-sharing rental applications they will receive, but also how to crack down on the even larger number of illegal short-term rentals that are clandestinely operating within the county’s jurisdiction; current estimates put the number at approximately 10,000 properties.

Currently, the list of rules to govern the legal short-term rental industry in Clark County has been distilled into the following:

  • Short-term rentals will not be allowed in Mt. Charleston and at apartment buildings.
  • 2 people per bedroom or 10 people maximum per unit
  • Licensee may not accept bookings of fewer than 2 nights
  • Multiple bookings prohibited
  • The unit may only be available to people within the same family or group during the same booking period
  • 24-hour complaint hotline must be provided
  • Noise monitoring devices must be installed for rentals that are not within multifamily homes

The rules must be finalized by July 1; anyone that wishes to give feedback on the proposed rules – be they renters or community members that stand to be affected by the legalization of short-term rentals – are asked to provide their comments to PublicCommentCCBL@ClarkCountyNV.gov by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.

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Apartment Buildings

Las Vegas Apartment Rents Showing Signs of Stabilization, New Report Says

LAS VEGAS, NV – For months, skyrocketing rents in Las Vegas have given rise to worries that the city – previously well-known for its low cost of living – was starting to price individuals and families out of the market due to affordability concerns.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has entered it’s (hopefully) final days, in just the last year the rent in Southern Nevada ballooned up by nearly $1,200, with the average asking price currently over $1,450 per month. Rents shockingly grew 20 percent throughout the first quarter of 2022 alone, according to the Nevada State Apartment Association (NVSAA), although they currently still remain below the national average.

And while many affluent individuals have fled nearby California due to its unsustainable taxes and expensive living cost for Las Vegas, reports have indicated that some lower-income families have found the recent rent increases unaffordable.

However, for those beleaguered parties, a new report indicates that rents in Vegas are slowly but surely beginning to stabilize, with NVSAA executive director Susy Vasquez stating this week that they are anticipated to raise at far slower increments than they were previously projected to.

“Rents continue to rise as demand continues to grow, especially from people moving here from out of state,” Vasquez said. ““Local rents are still lower than the national average apartment rent of $1,584 per month during the first quarter. We expect rents to continue increasing this year, but at a more gradual pace than during the past year.”

Experts say that, compared to the 20 percent hike year-over-year that Vegas rents experienced from 2021-2022, rents are only expected to increase by approximately another 5.5 percent by the end of 2022; previously, that number was pegged at anywhere between 7 and 8 percent.

Apartment vacancy rates in Vegas in the first quarter of 2022 were 5.4 percent, which experts deem to be a “stable” amount.

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Tivoli Village

Las Vegas’ Tivoli Village Under New Ownership, Set to Receive New Apartment Complex

LAS VEGAS, NV – Tivoli Village, a mixed-use development center consisting of retail and office space and located on over 28 acres in Las Vegas next to the Summerlin community, has announced that it is now under new ownership and will be getting some new additions to the facility, including a new apartment complex.

Tivoli Village was bought by real estate firm 3D Investments for $216 million from its landlord, IDB Group USA Investments; on the day that the sale was announced, Clark County records show 3D Investments then turned around and sold eight acres of the property to The Calida Group – a Las Vegas apartment developer – for $27 million.

The Calida Group has plans to construct a new apartment complex adjacent to Tivoli Village that will take the form of a five-story, 300-unit building, with the groundbreaking expected to take place in early 2023. This will compliment an existing apartment building on the property, Elysian at Tivoli, which is a 359-unit complex that opened in May 2021.

Aside from the eventual addition of the new apartment complex, 3D Investments noted that those who frequent the open-air, Mediterranean-themed Tivoli Village – which features 370,000 square-feet of retail and restaurants and 300,000 square-feet of office space – will most likely see no other major changes to the center itself.

However, the group has also announced plans to eventually develop the property’s northern edge in an effort to draw more tenants and customers to the center, but the exact plans for that project have not yet been finalized, according to 3D Investments.

Tivoli Village was originally announced in May 2005 and at the time was dubbed “The Village at Queensridge” before switching over to its current name. Due to poor economic conditions, the decision was made to develop the property in phases, with the first phase opening in 2011.

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apartment complex

Investor Currently Renovating, Flipping Multiple Rundown Rental Properties in Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV – An investment group is currently in the process of sinking some impressive capital into Las Vegas, with 13 rundown rental properties located in the city’s downtown area currently in the midst of major renovations before eventually being put back on the market for sale once they are complete.

Property management and construction company Las Vegas Apartments Corporation has a history of purchasing vacant or dilapidated properties in Las Vegas’ downtown, putting money into fixing them up, and then flipping them on the open market in an effort to “revitalize” the area.

Currently, the group is the second-highest volume property owner in downtown Vegas, according to reports, with 13 properties currently under their belt – all of which are in varying degrees of renovation; once work is finished, they will all be put up for sale.

The most recent fixer-upper property that Las Vegas Apartments Corporation purchased, renovated, and successfully flipped was 10-unit apartment complex at 211 South 13th Street, off the corner of Carson Avenue; the group bought the building in 2018 for $675,000, and closed on it last Friday for $2.7 million, representing a significant return on their initial investment.

The irony is that Las Vegas Apartments Corporation hadn’t fully completed their renovations on the complex when they sold it for that whopping amount, but the demand for housing on 13th Street was so strong they were unable to pass up the huge offers they were receiving for the unfinished project.

Part of the deal, reports say, includes extending the leasing of the current tenants that currently reside in the apartment complex.

Next on Las Vegas Apartments Corporation’s to-do list is the renovation of the 1950′s era Safari Motel, a project that the group has only just acquired the permits for; upon completion of the repairs, the motel will be master leased to Veterans Affairs, according to reports.

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Least-Affordable

As Vegas Median Rents Close-In on 40% of Average Income, Now Seventh Least-Affordable Large City in United States

LAS VEGAS, NV – A new report indicates the ever-climbing rents in Las Vegas have reached a point where tenants have to devote a significant portion of their respective incomes to housing costs, increasing affordability concerns for a region that has otherwise always been known for its low cost of living when compared to other parts of the country.

The Realtor.com report states that the median rent in Las Vegas has reached $1,600 per month; this represents approximately 39 percent of the average monthly income in Southern Nevada, a number which is raising eyebrows, especially when compared to the median rent elsewhere in the nation comprising 30 percent of the average income.

These new numbers have catapulted Las Vegas into being the seventh least-affordable large city in the United States on a rent-to-income basis, according to the report.

The ever-increasing rents in Vegas, fueled by intense demand for housing options that have only been exasperated by the tail-end of the COVID-19 pandemic, is forcing some financially-challenged residents to resort to renting rooms in houses – some paying as much as $500 per month – or adding roommates in order to make ends meet.

The report indicates that, year-over-year from 2021, rents in Las Vegas have increased approximately 25 percent, which is a jump that is causing many people still recovering from jobs losses sustained during the pandemic to be frugal with their renting habits.

However, even resorting to renting a room to get by isn’t easy, the report says, as there can be safety and comfort concerns associated with such a move, in addition to a lack of space and/or the ability to keep pets, depending on the rules established by the person renting the space.

Luckily, experts say that the ever-increasing rents and home prices in Las Vegas are not sustainable, and expectations are that the market will eventually stabilize to more manageable levels.

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.

Short-Term Rentals

Clark County Lawmakers In Favor of Introducing “Lottery System” for Short-Term Rental Licenses

LAS VEGAS, NV – As short-term rentals – such as Airbnb and Vrbo – finally approach a state of legality in Clark County as of July 1, lawmakers are signifying that they are in favor of establishing a lottery system for when it comes to issuing the over 2,800 licenses to individuals and companies that are looking to get involved in the local house-sharing industry.

The Clark County County Commission is not only looking to find an ideal method to address the huge number of house-sharing rental applications they will receive, but also how to crack down on the even larger number of illegal short-term rentals that are clandestinely operating within the county’s jurisdiction; current estimates put the number between 6,000 to 12,000 properties.

In 2021, Assembly Bill 363 – sponsored by Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen – was voted into law, and decreed that as of July 1, 2022, short-term rentals would begin to be legal in Clark County; furthermore, the county would also be tasked with regulating the new industry within its borders, and lawmakers have been working ever since to craft ordinances for that purpose.

Recently, Commissioners agreed on several possible regulations for short-term rentals, including capping licenses to one percent of all homes; adopting a 1,000-foot distance requirement between rentals; limiting licenses to one per homeowner or company; and enacting an application cost of at least $1,000.

As for tackling violations, lawmakers seemed to favor fines up to $1,000 per violation for legal short-term rentals, and fines of up to $10,000 per violation for ones that are operating illegally.

However, details are still in flux and have yet to be cemented amid various concerns that officials do not possess the significant backing in terms of finances or manpower that will allow them to enforce the new ordnances, both among legal and illegal short-term rentals alike. Renters finding ways to skirt around the laws – such as creating multiple LLCs – are a potential issue as well.

A recent survey indicated that the majority of Clark County’s residents are not in favor of short-term rentals becoming legal; those who want to provide input to the county’s plans can email them to STRComment@ClarkCountyNV.gov.

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.

Warehouse Rentals

Canada-Based Developer Breaks Ground on 261,751 Square-Foot Las Vegas Pioneer Business Center

LAS VEGAS, NV – Recently, a Canadian real estate developer preformed a ceremonial groundbreaking on an upcoming Las Vegas-based warehouse project that, upon completion, will come in at over 250,000 square feet in size.

Ryan Beedie, who regularly travels to and spends time in Vegas – estimates that he’s been to the city as many as 200 times and counting – which influenced his decision to develop his very first-ever U.S. based project there, he said.

Last Monday, Beedie broke ground on the upcoming Pioneer Business Center, a two-building warehouse complex in the southwest valley that, upon completion which is expected by the end of 2022, will offer 261,751 square-feet of space.

Despite this being his very first construction project in Vegas, Beedie is no stranger to the local real estate marketplace, already boasting the ownership of industrial buildings and condominium towers in the northern region of the city.

Once Pioneer Business Center is completed and ready to open for business, Beedie notes he plans on selling the warehouse’s 26 units to individual buyers, as opposed to the more common practice of leasing them to tenants or selling the complex to a new landlord.

Beedie referred to this plan as his “niche in the market,” stating that it should appeal to companies put off by steadily rising rental rates in Southern Nevada; the developer has already lined up buyers for six units and counting, he said.

What should prove to be especially appealing about Beedie’s plan to sell space instead of renting it out is that for-sale warehouse space normally targets companies seeking in excess of 50,000 square feet. In contrast, Beedie will be offering smaller spaces for sale, which should interest smaller companies that don’t require the extra space; units in Pioneer Business Center, just north of Sunset Road between Tenaya Way and Buffalo Drive, will range in size from 7,791 to 13,186 square feet.

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