Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Want to Buy a Las Vegas Resort? Call Me! I Know the Ones Actually For Sale!

Having lived and worked here in Las Vegas since 1994, I know a thing or two about how 'business' gets done in Las Vegas!

One thing: Las Vegas commercial real estate (CRE) requires that you build client base of Owners. So, in the 21 plus years working and living here, I have developed relationships with 'key' people who can help me help you.

Two, this gives me an advantage that you need IF you are interested in acquiring a Las Vegas Resort Casino. Knowing who the 'key' person is requires an important decision on your part: 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 at all. They think we are unnecessary and most do get in their way of closing on a Resort Property. However, I understand their plight. I have seen, first hand, Real Estate Brokers  -- some from half way around the world -- way over-charge Buyer clients simply because they think the information they have is valuable and for sale.

And, because those "Brokers" think they are special, because of that third or fourth hand information, they think that is the key to a successful purchase attempt.

Now, since I do know which Resort Casino properties are truly being considered for sale, you should only sign up with me!

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

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

Recently, a CA Broker told me that he had a Buyer from the Pacific rim who wants to acquire a Las Vegas Resort Casino AND his Buyer was willing to pay him a ridiculously fee 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 1% fee can seem too much, too.  But, I am willing to negotiate and be compensated on a flat fee.

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.

These Brokers feel that they are due a larger piece simply for only referring you to me -- which is usually too high.  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?

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

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 (which is located in the right hand column about midway down the blog under Las Vegas Casino Information) that you will compensate me directly from Escrow upon the Close of Escrow or the Sale of the subject Resort Casino Property!

But, remember, I do know which Resort property(s) are actually for sale. 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 could be attorneys involved. But you will actually get closer to submitting an LOI or Offer to the correct person; which gets you closer to Las Vegas 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 to me. That way, I know upfront that you are able to complete a purchase 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

Monday, August 17, 2015

Las Vegas Resort CEO is a Big, Fat Liar!

Now, I was taught, while growing up, that if you can't say something nice about someone, say nothing at all.

However, I recently had the displeasure of talking to a CEO of a gaming company, who in an email and on the telephone told me the biggest lie of the year.

He said that a certain casino property was NOT FOR SALE!  And, because he was so bold in his pronunciation about it, I took him at his word.

Well, about three months pass.  And, in the local news was the headline that a certain casino had sold.


Why would a CEO change his mind?  What enticed him to make the Sell decision?

I am at a loss because my Buyer just wanted at least an opportunity to make an offer to acquire the property.

Well, the CEO's explanation was that the buyer had inquired about the property constantly for about five years.

I had inquired, too.  But, since I was only a broker, the CEO decided to invalidated me as not being a true representation of a qualified buyer!

I had explained to the CEO that my client was already Nevada Gaming Approved, already owned six Nevada casinos, and owned two other casinos out of state.

So, this leads me to believe there was something more to this transaction that doesn't seem -- kosher(?).

I get the feeling that there is a little more than his brief explanation that something is going on behind the scenes. Is it something shady?  I don't know.

But, my question still is: Why not allow for a sales competition to go on in an effort to get the highest and best offer for the property?

Unfortunately, the CEO will never say what the true reason is for just allowing one person/company to bid and then close at a price I feel is below the market price for this property.

My Buyer client said he didn't want to get into a "pissing" war since the deal is done.

So, I am hoping that his company's board is done with this CEO.  Only an idiot would quietly sell a casino property so that only one company was able to make an offer.

In my opinion, he did NOT do what was best for the ownership entity at all!

Just my two cents!

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

ICYMI: Kickbacks are Illegal in Real Estate!

Now, I know this happens.  However, since I don't pay kickbacks, I don't know how agents get away with it; OR, why an agent would even do this in the first place!

But, in the past, I have worked at companies where (a few) agents, for whatever stupid reason, would agreed to pay a Buyer or Seller a kickback for using that agent to sell or acquire a property.

It is stupid.  It is unnecessary.  And, it is only because of the client's greed that they would do this.

In real estate, you are usually splitting the commission with the broker, and sometimes with a partner. So, why would you give any amount of money to either client whether they are the Buyer or Seller?

The Buyer, usually, is getting the benefit of acquiring the property -- in monthly rents.  So, they are making money anyway.
The Seller, usually, is getting the profit for owning the property.  So, they are making money anyway, too!

I just don't understand it.

I work hard for my commission fee.  I deserve to keep as much of it as possible.
And if a Buyer agrees or a Seller agrees to compensate me for helping them navigate a commercial real estate transaction, then I have earned that fee upon the close of escrow or the close of the sale.

And, I will not be held accountable for an action a few deem appropriate when in truth, it is inappropriate and most importantly, illegal!

Just my two cents!

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

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Wrote another Purchase Offer for a Las Vegas Resort Casino!

For those who are interested and qualified, I wrote another offer for another Las Vegas Resort Casino Property last week.

Now, I do know that several others will be coming online in the next week to a month or so.  And, in order to receive any information about these properties, your company signatory (CEO or better) must fill out and sign the Non Circumvent, Confidentiality and Commission Agreement (you can find this located in the right column below this post) and email it back to me in order to receive any details on any property.

Also, since the current owner of these resort casinos will be requiring Proof of Funds, you might as well send that to me, too.

The owners have told me, that any offer to purchase MUST include that you as the Buyer must have the financial capability and provide Proof of Funds to close an escrow/sale of the property.

And, the offers must be from people/companies that are either currently licensed - or who are capable of being licensed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. And, this is ALL prior to release of any property information.

The First is a larger property and it will run you +/-$1.5 Billion.  (That's all I am going to say about this property at this time.)

The Second is another large Resort gaming property that will run you around +/-$500 Million.

The Third is a smaller property that will run you around $110 Million.

AGAIN, if you want any information on any Las Vegas Resort property, click on the Las Vegas Casino Information button just below to the right, print the form, fill it out, have your company signatory sign it, and email it back to me.  Once received, I will provide you with the property details that fit your qualifying capacity.

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