Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Las Vegas Resort Buyers! Beware of the International Casino Brokers!

A client who is trying to finance a hotel purchase here in Las Vegas, called me yesterday to say that he found several resort casino properties available for sale that I had not told him about.

Confused, since I am more than willing to disclose everything I know about a resort casino that is for sale, I asked, "What properties did you find out about that are "For Sale" properties?"

He told me about a web site -- which is based over seas -- that has what I consider "a hidden agenda" about trying to make money off of suckers interested in acquiring a Las Vegas NV Resort Casino Property.  I know and believe this web site is misleading potential buyers.

The site states that they "just listed" several properties and gives an estimated EBITDA that to me "looks" fake.

Now, according to the web site, in order to get these numbers, you must sign a Non Circumvent and Commission Agreement -- which is normal; EXCEPT that the following circumstances apply.

1.) Resort Property owners -- especially those in Las Vegas -- don't list properties with overseas brokers.  Not ever, never.  Local Brokers even have a hard time getting these properties exclusively listed to sell.

2.) They definitely never, ever reveal any financial information to anyone!  So, having an EBITDA to disclose tells me this is extremely false.  And an estimate EBITDA with numbers that are laughable, is funny in itself.

3.) I live and work in Las Vegas.  Most of what he claims that he has listed is honest and truly NOT FOR SALE!  Now, in the years I have lived and worked in Las Vegas, I developed direct access to the owners' decision makers.  And, none of these people will ever, ever say their property is for sale; and absolutely none will ever give me access to their financial information.  It's NOT going to happen!

Besides, some of the Land that this overseas broker claims to have listed is actually NOT LISTED. And, by the description, I know which property these are because, like I said above, I live and work in Las Vegas, NV.  (By the way, the land he claims to have listed, he claims to have approved high rise plans.  The problem with the land's location is: a high rise building can NOT go there. You will have to contact me as to why.)

So, IF you happen to find this ridiculous web site and see a Las Vegas property that interests you "listed" for sale, please give me a call.

I guarantee, I will tell you the truth because I do NOT make any money by lying to potential clients.

Contacting David Howes is easy -- either by: davidATdavidhowesDOTnet OR call him at: 70 25 01 93 88 AND Follow David on Twitter: @DavidAHowes

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Las Vegas Resorts, Casinos and Hotels For Sale!!

For those who are Interested and Qualified, there will be several Las Vegas Resort Casino Hotel Properties coming on the market in the next few weeks to a month -- according to the Seller.

So, if you are truly interested (and most importantly Qualified) in pursuing a Las Vegas Resort Casino Hotel Property, please click on the Las Vegas Casino Information Button in the right column (to the lower right of this page).

Your company signatory must sign this Non Circumvent, Confidentiality and Commission Agreement in order to obtain any property information.  (Property details will NOT be offered or released unless you have printed, filled out and signed by your company's signatory.  Then, you must  scan the form back into your computer and emailed it to me for my signature.)

The values of these Resort Hotel Casino Properties will run from +/-$250 Million and up!

And there are smaller 'Casino' less expensive gaming properties available. too!

For example, there is a +/-5,000 SF small local 'casino' restaurant property and that will run you +/-$5 Million.  This is being offered at this higher than normal price because this property still has the "Unrestricted Gaming" designation which is "Grandfathered" from the newer gaming rules and regulations.  However, you will still need to provide qualifying information to move forward with this because of the Nevada Gaming Approval element.

To receive information on any of these properties, just email me for details!

I appreciate you patience in this and hope to be able to bring you other Resort Properties in the next few months.

Contacting David Howes is easy -- either by: davidATdavidhowesDOTnet OR call him at: 70 25 01 93 88 AND you can Follow David on Twitter: @DavidAHowes

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Nevada Hotel Properties Marketed As Casinos Could Be NOT!

Working in commercial real estate usually entitles me to emails which when I "look" at them, I realize that the "Listing Agent/Broker" is trying to sell something that "Smells Fishy."

Recently, my Inbox has received emails about certain hotel properties inside of Nevada claiming that they are "Casino" properties.

Now, because I talk a lot -- mostly to people who own/work/manage casino properties in Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada, I do have a sense of what is or could be For Sale.

So, when I get property information via a National Real Estate web site, where I know for a fact that the owner is willing to sell, BUT he will NOT list it -- even though this particular agent/broker claims it is listed with him.  It isn't.

And, this agent/broker is claiming this property is a casino.  It isn't a casino, either.

Now, the reason why this particular hotel is NOT a casino is that the previous owner and the current owner agreed to a Non-Gaming Deed Restriction on the Property because between the two of them, they own ALL the Gaming properties in this part of Nevada and they decided that restricting this property against gaming would help the other casinos in this area.

Anyway, when I called the current owner, asking about the potential sale of his hotel property, he did tell me to bring him an offer within a certain price range, and he'd consider it base on the offer's merits.

When I told him that another agent/broker claims to have it listed, he assured me that it is NOT listed ("I don't need to list the property because I can sell it myself." was essentially his answer.  He owns a lot of property here and in California.)

So, when you see a Nevada "casino" property being solicited from any national web site or company, why don't you give me a call to find out the truth.

My reason for this is: Wouldn't you prefer dealing with some one who is being honest from the get go; rather than some one who is falsifying their status about a casino property?

Thought so...


Contacting David Howes about any Nevada casino property is easy -- I can be reached by: davidATdavidhowesDOTnet OR call at: 70 25 01 93 88 AND you can Follow David on Twitter: @DavidAHowes

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Las Vegas Resorts For Sale! Yes! I Know Which Ones Are Truly Available!

Having lived and worked in Las Vegas since 1995, you learn a thing or two about how 'business' gets done in this particular southwestern town called Las Vegas!

For one thing: Las Vegas commercial real estate (CRE) requires that you build a client base of Owners who trust you.  So, in the 18 plus years of working & living in this desert, I have developed relationships with 'key' people who can help me help you acquire a resort property.

Thus, this gives me an advantage that you absolutely need if you want to be successful in acquiring a Las Vegas Resort Casino.  And, that is: I know who the 'key' people are that you need to know to even approach at a Resort, to get to the owner (its board members) who will be making the Yes decision about whether they will sell or not.  And, you will agree, that, that is the most important requirement there is.

So, if you want you can go it alone and see what happens; OR sign me up to help you get to those people.

Now, most Resorts in general do NOT like Real Estate Brokers.  They think only attorneys are capable or necessary.  I understand their plight.  I have seen, first hand, other Real Estate Brokers  -- some from half way around the world -- way over-charge Buyer clients simply because the Broker thinks the information about what is for sale, or even who to present offers to, is worth more than gold.

And, because those Brokers think they are special, that is the key to my success.

Yes. I know which Resort Casino properties are truly being considered for sale!

And, "Yes!" I know the 'key' people to contact at those properties.

And, unfortunately, just as the other Brokers, the key element involved requires you -- as the Buyer -- to compensate me.  BUT, that is where the difference lies between me and them. I ask for a 1% commission fee.  But, just as everything else in life, I am flexible.

Recently, a CA Broker told me that he has a Buyer from the South Pacific rim who wants to acquire a Las Vegas Resort Casino AND he is willing to pay that broker a ridiculously high fee demand of 3%!

I'm sorry. But, I do NOT know of any Buyer who is that ready, willing and able to pay a 3% fee on a $1 Billion dollar property. How much is that?  $30 Million?!

Given that Resort Casino prices are mostly in the hundreds of millions, my charging a 1% fee seems reasonable.

Now, please be aware of Broker Chains. This is where two or more Brokers want a piece of the commission pie simply because they learned that a buyer - such as yourself - has made it known that you want to Buy a Resort Casino property.  These Brokers feel that they are due a larger piece simply for referring you to someone such as me.

So, ask yourself: Is it truly worth their demand for more money just because they passed along a Buyer client's name or telephone number to me.

IF you did a little more research, you would have stumbled upon me.  Thus giving you access to the seller directly through me.

I truly do NOT want to be a apart of these broker chains.

However, IF you are truly interested in acquiring a Las Vegas Resort Casino property, please forgo the Broker chain, and sign with me directly as your Broker.

And, "Yes!" that requires an officer of your corporation duly authorized to sign a Non Circumvent Commission Agreement that you will compensate me directly from Escrow upon the Close of Escrow or the Sale of the subject Resort Casino Property!  ((The form can be found in the right hand column under Las Vegas Casino information -- just over to the right!))

But, remember, I actually do know which Resort property(s) are currently for sale. And, by signing up with me to represent you doesn't mean a deal will get down. That could take time and effort on your part.

And, of course, there will attorneys involved. But you will actually get closer to submitting an LOI or Offer to the correct person; which gets you closer to Resort Casino Ownership; which with my help -- and you compensating me a fee to represent you -- is a small price to pay for a Resort Casino property Ownership.

Lastly, ALL interested parties will have to disclose their financial capabilities.  That way, I know upfront which property you are truly capable of completing a purchase on prior to making an offer.

And getting that LOI or Offer with the appropriate financial qualifying paperwork to the 'key' person, protects my reputation as a Real Estate Broker and will allow them to know that YOU are qualified to Buy.

I appreciate your patience and tolerance in the matter.

Contacting David Howes is easy -- either by: davidATdavidhowesDOTnet OR call him at: 70 25 01 93 88 AND Follow David on Twitter: @DavidAHowes