Showing posts with label Club. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Club. Show all posts

Monday, May 1, 2017

Small Casino For Sale in Nevada!

I've had my web site for some time now.

But, it wasn't until recently, that my web site, actually provided a lead for a casino for sale!

And, this happened in the last two weeks.

So, now, I can honestly say, I have a 'Small Nevada Casino Motel' For Sale!

This property is small relative to any of the Las Vegas mega resorts.  But, it is a stepping stone in the right direction for an entrepreneur looking to venture into the gaming business.

With the assortment or variety of any number of small restaurants, bars, taverns, sports bars -- all with gaming -- that are for sale, this property will allow an owner-operator to actual 'own' a "Casino."  (It does also have motel rooms.)

(This is NOT the Casino that's For Sale)

The owner of this property tells me he wants to sell because he wants to 'get out of the casino business.'

I'd tell you more about this property, but because a Nevada Casino license takes a certain type of person that needs to be approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, I think you should email me  your qualifying information prior to any disclosure of any property particulars.

Yes, it is going to run you in the millions of dollars.

So, if you think you'll qualify for a gaming license...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Real Estate Broker Conductor Dance


Not a favorite pastime for me.

When I was younger, I danced - well I thought I was dancing.  It might have been a sloppy swaying  or obnoxious gyration of my body.  But, I thought I was dancing.  Even if others didn't see the magic in my artful moves.

Lately, with commercial real estate (CRE) values in Las Vegas returning to their slow progression of increasing in value, I thought that Buyers would suddenly realize that the steals are gone and the Sellers would realize that they are NOT holding gold in their lands.

Oh, well.  I can only hope that the coming of the future tells them the truth -- even if Buyers want to ignore recent sales; and Sellers try to use non-comparable properties to justify an unrealistic value.

But, what hasn't changed in the 20 plus years while working CRE in Las Vegas is the dance.

Yes, the Buyer/Seller dance that starts with either the Seller or the Buyer -- it doesn't matter who starts dancing.  As long as one party or the other finds the property attractive enough that one or the other begins a dialog which might result in a potential sale.  That's what us Real Estate Brokers want to occur.

Usually, the Buyer finds a property of interest to them; then the Seller plays the hard to get game; followed by Buyer changes the viewing/walking the property time; then, the Seller fights back with  'we need to know certain Buyer qualification conditions in order to move forward;' which the Buyer then will flash their qualifications; which the Seller refuses to accept or budge.
You get the picture!

And us frustrated Real Estate Brokers are the ones who end up playing conductor.
We would be in charge of the Buyer/Seller orchestra as it plays.  All we can do is to keep trying our best and to keep up and (pretend maybe) to be fully in charge of this crazy scenario.

Now, you will have to trust me on this.  I am fully capable and experienced in helping anyone acquire a CRE property; or help a Buyer or Seller close a real estate sale -- but it is essential that the Buyer/Seller parties co-operate.

And, that is the key.

As the conductor of this musical chair scenario, it's my job to help the parties find the common ground.  Which is ground we all can stand on with two feet solidly on a firm surface.

But, as this dance is playing out, inside I am thinking: "Holy (insert your favorite word) !!!

My weary feet usually don't find the rest they need until the Escrow is closed and the property officially transfers -- changing ownership via Recording at the County.

So, you ready to dance?

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Well, Caesar's had to have had a way to pay for their Bankruptcy!

When I first heard this, that's what I thought.

Caesar's Entertainment just completed their bankruptcy and since it cost them tens if not hundreds of millions in attorneys fees, I knew that, that cost would be passed on to their visitors somehow.

Well, that's not the official standing, anyway.
The Caesar bosses are proclaiming better WiFi service in the rooms, maintaining passes to their property's fitness center, and a whole lot of other gobble-gook.

But, the fees are here to stay -- and they will charge them for as long as visitors continue to book and stay at their properties and are willing to fork over their hard earned money.

Resort Fees to Increase at Caesars Entertainment Properties

Anyway, the other sad note is that even Free Parking at Resort Properties is a thing of the past, too!
Now, if you are staying at the property there is a discount. But, that varies property to property.

Years ago, when I first moved to Las Vegas, I took a part-time job as a taxi driver -- to get familiar with the city and 'Strip!'  And, once picked up a lady at a casino and drove her to the airport.

Along the way, as we were talking, she said (paraphrasing here) that she remembered when Las Vegas was eloquent.  She said, Las Vegas had turned into a K-Mart.  When she first came to Las Vegas years ago, it was a different time; a time when people dressed up to go down to the casino just to gamble.

I asked: why did she think it changed so much?  What she said next, I will remember this for the rest of my life.

She said, Las Vegas changed when the casinos were bought up by corporations.  She said when the 'mob' ran Vegas, they made sure you got a meal and freebies to remember your visit.  Now, she continued, everything is a profit center.

And she laughed, even housekeeping.

As I sit here today, I ponder her statement. and ask myself, How are they going to make money through housekeeping?

Oh, that's right!  In the future -- near or far -- prepare yourself for a Resort to charge a "Housekeeping Fee."

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Trump (supposed) election cost me +$8 Million in CRE Commissions

If money talks, then losing the ability to make money screams LOUDLY!

For two years I have been working with two foreign investors (hotel/resort owners) who want to become part of the exclusive Las Vegas Resort Owners Club.  (This is NOT a real club.)

In order to become such a member, you have to have very, very deep pockets and have someone like me on your payroll (sort of to speak) -- (at least have me signed up to help you for compensation).

With that said, I was lined up to make a very, very large pay day -- which doesn't happen very often if at all -- if the buyer and his/their investors actually go through with acquiring a multi-billion dollar resort.

Even Donald Trump doesn't have this type of cash.

And because of Donald Trump's anti Muslim rant, and his (potential) win of electoral college votes, his election to the US Presidency is costing me a +$5 Million in CRE commission.

And, just this week, with Trump's ignorant telephone call to Taiwan and upsetting the US relation with China, he is now costing me another +$3 Million in CRE commission.

So, no love loss here.

Now, with the Russian hacking and the belated GOP leadership asking for a bipartisan investigation into this Russian hacking of the DNC and the RNC, it is my hope Trump doesn't get sworn in as President.  If he does, he may in the future have to resign.

But, I am hopeful, the Electoral College does its constitutional job and debates the pros and cons of a Trump Presidency; then, they vote for one of the top three vote recipients; namely the politically experienced one - Hillary Clinton.

I say this because my gut feeling is: Where there is smoke, there is fire.

Which leads me to hope that the Electoral College Voters realize Trump's unworthiness and that at least 38 Electoral College Voters vote faithless and elect the popular vote winner as President.

I know, it's a pipe dream.  But Trump has continued to demonstrate that he is NOT ready to be the President of the USA.

And the anti-China rant, to me, was the last straw.


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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Has Resort World Hit a Glitch?

I do know that Boyd Gaming wishes they had never tore down their Cash Cow Stardust property.  It was old and out dated, yet it was paid for.

Resort World, came to town and quickly snapped up the mostly vacant lot for an exceptional price.  $350 Million for +/-88 acres OR just under $4 Million an acre.

But, now I think, Genting Gaming finally realizes they bought on the wrong end of Las Vegas Blvd.

"The Strip" as it is known worldwide, runs from +/-Russell Road at the "Welcome to Las Vegas Sign" up to and including the Venetian and Palazzo Resort.  Anything north of the Spring Mt and Las Vegas Blvd intersection is truly NOT on "The Strip."

Now, Steve Wynn will say he's on "The Strip."  Ok, I'll go along with that simply because he's right at the NEC of this very intersection (Spring Mt turns into Twain from Las Vegas Blvd east).  And the Fashion Mall is on the NWC, so I'll allow them to say they are on "The Strip" too.

But, since the north part of this intersection has never truly ever been financially successful, it truly isn't "The Strip."  You see, the Strip is the section of Las Vegas Blvd where there are +/-100,000 people walking to and fro from one casino to another.  It is essentially the Entertainment Corridor that made Las Vegas famous for being the fun, party city it is.

And, if you ask most people what Las Vegas Blvd intersection they know the best or think of when they think of Las Vegas, they will say Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd.

Now, as for the North end of Las Vegas Blvd, the Fontainebleau at maybe 50% completed sits unfinished because it is way, way overpriced.  I wrote an offer for it a few years ago at $450 Million, yet that was turned down as being too little.

The Alon, which sits almost directly across the street from the Wynn, is (apparently) struggling to raise the additional $300 Million needed to begin construction.

And, Wynn is proposing to build a +/-40 acre lake that will draw hotel guest away from the casino and out into the bright hot sun.  A Retired Gaming executive once told me you don't want your guest just sitting around lounging by the pool.  You want them inside the casino -- gambling.

Anyway, I always felt that Steve Wynn knew what he was doing.

Anyway, here is an article from Motley Fool you should read.  I feel it explains a lot about the North end of Las Vegas Blvd and the lack of construction in this area.  And, since there is very little foot traffic in this area, it is NOT the section of "The Strip" or more accurately Las Vegas Blvd that will be successful.

(You may have to copy and paste into your browser.)

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Monday, March 7, 2016


First of all, if you are an experienced hotelier, you need to download, fill out, scan, and email back to me the form under the Las Vegas Casino Information button in the right hand column.

Once I have that filled out formed -- and signed by your company signatory -- I will forward the appropriate property detail for your review.

But, to wet your appetite, there are two up and running resort properties that could be acquired.

The First is a large Las Vegas Resort Casino Property.  Then, again, the Non Circumvent and Commission Agreement is required in order to receive any details on either property.

The Second is a smaller property and costs... Then, again, the form...

But, I will disclose that these will cost you in the hundreds of millions -- each.

If interested (and you are qualified to apply and receive a Nevada Unrestricted gaming license, you must provide the Seller with your financial capability and Proof of Funds to close!

And, this is needed prior to the release of any property information.

The Sellers are looking for people/companies that are either licensed already - or are people/companies that have the capability of being licensed with the Nevada Gaming Control Unrestricted Nevada Gaming License.

NOW, lastly, there is still property that is "develop-able." But, please still adhere to my Las Vegas Casino Information button to receive that property information as well.

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

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Update! Resorts, Hospitality, Gaming and Restaurant Properties!

Update! Resorts, Hospitality, Gaming and Restaurant Properties!

Are you interested in owning a Las Vegas Resort, Hospitality, Gaming or Restaurant Property?

If so, I can help!  Since the economic meltdown, the few that remain means they are pretty good investments.

And, if a 'major' Las Vegas Resort is within your acquisition criteria and financial capability, please click on the Las Vegas Casino Information button in the right hand column. There you will find an Agreement.  Please have your company's CEO or Authorized Signature fill this out completely, sign, scan and email back to me for further details on those properties that are available.

For less expensive Hotel-Motel, Gaming, Restaurants and Bars, please email me your contact information and acquisition criteria.  Once I have received this, I will be able to forward those opportunities as they arise.

I would also appreciate being able to add you -- if you qualify, to my investor client list. That way, when a specific property that I know you are interested in comes available, I would like to be able to send it to you quickly so you can better judge the property information and gauge the extent of your interest in acquiring it.  If not interested, just simply delete and wait for the next property to become available.

Lastly, if truly interested in becoming a gaming proprietor, you will need to apply for and be approved by the State of Nevada Gaming Control Board.  I can refer an attorney to you.

Please understand, that this will be required whether you are trying to acquire a resort casino or a small tavern/supper club property.  Being approved prior to making an offer, will speed up the purchase process since most Sellers will NOT have a close of escrow contingent upon you receiving gaming approval.

I appreciate your patience in this and hope to be able to bring you other Las Vegas Properties to you for your review in the next few months.

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Las Vegas "Strip" Property For Sale!

There have been a lot of 'hits' on my web site about Las Vegas Casino Properties.  Several have been searching for "Strip" Properties.

Fortunately, there is a property located on the Las Vegas Strip that is For Sale.  (I will have to double checked with the owner; to make sure it is still has it on the market.)

The price might will seem high to a first time Las Vegas Casino Property Buyer.  However, since the property falls under the Clark County Gaming Overlay; and, it is located within the "Resort Corridor," the Owner is being smart in their pricing.

The property is large enough to develop a Resort Gaming property with +/-thousands of rooms in hotel Towers that could reach 500', it is also large enough to include a Mall, and enough frontage along the "Strip" for restaurants or retail shops.

Also, the Owner is willing to compensate me for bringing a Buyer.

Want the details?

Then click on the Las Vegas Casino Information button located in the right hand column; Print the Non-Circumvent Form; Have your President or CEO fill it out completely (authorized signatory's only); and scan and email it back to me.  This is necessary so that I know that everyone stays honest with each other.

Any questions?

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

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Why I Left Lee Las Vegas - Part 3

So, just as this becoming a partner debacle was unfolding right in front of my eyes, I decided that I was no longer going to be involved with a company that allowed partners to screw the associates so much and so often.

I could go into stories from other real estate agents who worked there before, during and after me --about how the partners screwed these agents, but I think my story is enough.

Anyway, during my meeting with RH, where he was doing his best to describe his discontent for the partners NOT voting me to become one, he did say (maybe off the cuff) that some of the partners, had more say than others in the direction the office was heading.  And, the reason was they were being paid 94% of the gross total commission earned off of their deals.

WHAT?!  How does a brokerage survive if an agent is getting 94%?  (6% was to be paid to the capital investors in the office.)

I was surprised by this.  To me, top producers (maybe) got 75% or even 80% if they did lots and lots of closings in a month.  But, when he mentioned that SP and another founding partner were the ones being paid this high of a commission amount, and they were being compensated without a desk cost, I knew right then and there that the Lee Las Vegas Office partners were idiot businessmen.  (And, apparently, SP and this founder had been paid this amount for quite some time.)

I asked, "Why?"

He said it was because they were the top producers of the firm.

I was surprised.  But, then he let out a bomb shell that hit me like a nuclear blast.

He told me that ALL sign calls were sent to SP first -- so he could "qualify them."

I was shocked, "Even mine?" I asked.

He replied yes.

He explained that in order to make sure that the associates didn't let a qualified client slip through the cracks, the partners trusted SP to make sure the client was qualified to buy, sell, lease before a deal was made.

I had wondered why I wasn't getting as many calls on my signs.  Now, I knew.

AND, (a little while after my RH meeting) I talked to the receptionist and she (reluctantly) confirmed this was true.  I was so mad at this disclosure that I immediately called another Broker, who had in the past asked me to join his firm.  I immediately left Lee Las Vegas for good.

I went to work for the other firm and lasted there for only a year.  Shortly after joining there, I found out that PTB was going to join the firm, too.  He said, he had a disagreement with the partners after I left.  I know for a fact he was "let go" by the partners for commission stealing another agent who was a partner's wife!

(I always wondered why they let PTB go for doing that but NOT SP.  (I guess the wife relationship had something to do with it.)

Anyway, after PTB arrived, he asked me to work with him again.  I said no.

After being there for a year, another agent (let's call him GG) who had been at Lee Las Vegas too who left just before I did, called me and asked me to come work with him at a boutique firm that he went to.  Because of the situation with PTB at the firm, I felt it appropriate to leave and went to work at the boutique company.

There, GG and I worked for almost two years together, until the boutique broker felt I didn't earn him enough money.  That is when I started my own shop by myself.  Recently, GG joined me.

Anyway, since my departure from Lee Las Vegas, many other associates left.  A couple were promoted to partner and then they left for other firms.  Apparently, my honest approach to clients, and other brokers was being too honest for Lee Las Vegas.  I left Lee in March, 2006.

It has been almost 9 years since I left, Lee Las Vegas.  I heard last summer that they defaulted (to my knowledge) on a leased space they had occupied, moved to another small office warehouse space closer to the 'Strip.'

And all the while, (I am still trying to confirm this) SP was still getting his 94% even though the company could NOT pay it's rent.  I learned that the last of the associates left just before they quietly announced they were closing.

Lee & Associates Las Vegas office closed it doors in June, 2015.

Now I know why Lee Las Vegas filed Bankruptcy back in the early 2000's -- it was to get out of a high rent office space they were in.  The space was well located and easy for clients to get to.

Also, I now know why certain other brokers around town, that became Lee Las Vegas competition had left.

As far as I am concerned, good riddance.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! to ALL and let's all have a profitable New Year!

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

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Out of State Brokers only "think" they know Las Vegas!

Having lived and worked here since 1995, I have learned a thing or two about how 'business' gets done in this particular neighborhood of the country called Las Vegas!

One thing: Las Vegas commercial real estate (CRE) requires that you build a client base. So, in the 19 plus years of working and living in Las Vegas, I have developed relationships with 'key' people who will help me help you.

Thus, this gives me the advantage that you need IF you are truly interested in acquiring a Las Vegas Resort Casino. Knowing who the 'key' person to approach requires an important decision on your part: Go it alone; employee an out of state broker and see what happens; OR sign me up to help you get to those 'key' people.

Now, most Resorts in general do NOT want to even deal with Real Estate Brokers at all. They think 'brokers' are an unnecessary element that just gets in their way.  I understand their plight.  I have seen, first hand, Real Estate Brokers  -- some from half way around the world -- way over-charge their Buyer clients simply because the Broker thinks the information they have (usually a rumor about what is for sale) is worth more than it actually is.

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 actually know what is going on and the advantages of that, is what makes me worthy of being hired by you rather than the real estate broker from Los Angeles, San Francisco, or even New York.  And, yes, 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 him 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 1% fee can be too much, too. So, I am willing to 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 a Las Vegas Resort.  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 to me.

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

I truly do NOT want to be a a part 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!

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 are 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 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.

For Information about Las Vegas Commercial Real Estate Investment Property, contact David Howes at: davidAtdavidhowesDOTnet OR 70 25 01 93 88

Friday, November 6, 2015

"What other people think of me is none of my business." - Dr. Wayne Dyer

Recently, I have had real estate people criticize me in forums and through other people because of my opinion; or, because I am so open and honest in ALL CRE transactions that I am involved in.

It's the reason WHY I have only been to one deposition in 24 years which was for a real estate transaction that was going sideways at that time.

Anyway, the full quote is: "What other people think of me is none of my business. One of the highest places you can get to is being independent of the good opinions of other people." - Dr. Wayne Dyer

And, because some of these people have said things to other people I know -- I am sure most were trying to be positive and helpful -- that I have to emphasize that I truly do NOT care what you think about me.  Of course, I am referring to other real estate brokers, agents and affiliates or such that have formed an opinion about me through the years.

So, I am going to just say: I do what I have to do to get a CRE transaction done in the correct and most honest manner.  If that bothers some of you people, that's fine.  You can just stop being critical of me because I don't care whether you like me of not.

And, I know who you are.

I saw a saying a few days ago that went something like: 'I have been making changes in my life.  If you haven't heard from me in a while, you are one of the changes I made.'

Hopefully, clients fully understood that there are some idiot agents here in Las Vegas that don't want to do any CRE transactions with me.  That's fine.  That speaks volumes about me.  And, it tells me, that these agents are lazy, sleazy or just want to make a quick buck.  It is also because I have always insisted that they do their job.

Like I said in the previous post, I do work well with others.  I do work hard.  And, if you think I need training, or, you don't like opinion of a property value you placed on a property, go suck an egg.  You are in my way and I am going to help my client get the fairest deal they can.

Working with David Howes is easy! Just contact him -- either by: davidATdavidhowesDOTnet OR call him at: 70 25 01 93 88 AND be sure to Follow David on Twitter: @DavidAHowes

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Why do Women allow Men to be better at Commercial Real Estate (CRE)?

Commercial Real Estate (CRE) and women seem to dislike each other.  I don't know if it's a full blown cat fight, or just a "thing" where one woman wore a dress better than the other.

But, since I have been working in CRE, women do NOT tend to be the one out searching for the better CRE deal.

And, I don't understand why.  Women tend to be the smarter of the two sexes.  Women tend to be more conservative with money.  Women will be more likely to want a more secured future.  All of these tend to point them to CRE.

BUT! owning a CRE property tends to be men.  And, unfortunately, it doesn't have to be that way.

A Celebrity woman once said (publicly) that she has "Smart People" managing her money.  I imagine that was an effort to deflect the fact that she is "too busy" to think about her long term future. The problem is these very same "Smart People" have demanded half my commission in the past for other wealthy and wise people just to refer them to me for a potential sale!

I always ask: Why would a person who is making money managing other people's money demand part of my money just to recommend a CRE property to their client?

It has to be because, "Smart People" managing money only "Make Money" when they are the ones selling this very same Celebrity Woman various Money Products!  When it comes to them recommending a +/-7% Cap Rate Net Leased CRE Investment Property to their clients, these "Smart People" deflect it as a bad investment because it is (NOT) in the Smart People's financial interest to do so.  And, I have had many discussions with "Smart People" and it truly does come down to my refusing to "compensate" them illegally.

P.S.: If you are NOT aware: It is "ILLEGAL" for me to pay an unlicensed "Smart Person" any amount of my commission.

So, as you can understand, IF you are truly interested in learning about investing in a CRE property, YOU need to call me yourself!  And paying unlicensed people is illegal in California and Nevada!

Are you starting to feel your "Smart people" are misleading you right about now?!  If so, it is because they only make money when they persuade you to buy stock, bonds, and/or mutual funds.  And, historically, these only average a Return on Investment (ROI) of about 2% to 3%.  And, in this ROI range, you're NOT allowing your money to grow faster than inflation.  (Which averages about 3% per year.)

However, IF you acquire a Net Leased Investment that should average a rate of return of +6.5% or even close to 8%, your ROI should be a better investment because you are staying ahead of inflation!!

Hmm -- which do you think has the better value long term?  Of course, it has always been real estate -- especially a Net Leased Investment!  AND, you receive a monthly or quarterly rent check!

I have said this before.  And, I feel like I am repeating myself over and over and over, again and again: Women! CRE is NOT an exclusive Men's Club!  AND, you can NOT rely on your "Smart People" to recommend any Real Estate to you because of their (inherent) greed.

So, get off your derriere and call David Howes yourself!  Stop depending on a "Smart People" to do this for you.  They won't because I will NOT pay them to recommend you to me! OR, a property to you!

I know it's rough to hear the honest truth!  But my clients that do listen to me, end up real estate richer.

So, in order for you to start acquiring CRE property that will be profitable to your future, YOU must contact me directly -- all by yourself!  (Okay.  An Assistant could dial the telephone, BUT, I need to talk to you.)

And when you acquire a CRE property correctly, it should pay you back over the long term.

So, have your "Smart People' manage your money.  But, put ALL CRE decisions in your realm of responsibility.   And, this will ensure you have a diversification of your money/wealth and assets.  And CRE helps to bring about a financially smooth future!

Plus, check me out.  History proves that over time, real estate has always paid better than Wall Street.

So, now that you know...Call Me!

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

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Standing at the Free Throw Line of Life!

I stopped watching the NBA a few years back. The reason still is what was once an annoyance to me had in fact become a heart wrenching occurrence.

Fouls!  I hate the foul out rule!  You bump into or slap an opponent trying to shoot the ball and you hear the inevitable whirl of the whistle!  Followed by the word: Foul!

It's like you get reported to the principal or your parent because a fellow student or sibling is tattle-tailing on you for doing what you are supposed to do.

Defense in the NBA is virtually non-existent anymore.  And if you are being penalized for playing defense, it is because that is the way the game is designed to be played.  You are forced out of the game for the rest of the game -- because of it.


Anyway, as a former basketball player -- OK that would be a stretch.  I was a hack basketball player.  But, I was always able to stand at the free throw line and make them.  I think I could make 100 out of 100 if I concentrated. But, still I was 85 to 86% accurate.

So, I don't understand professional basketball players who can't (or don't want to) make free throws.  It's 15 feet straight on, and the basket is 10' high. It truly is NOT that difficult.

Anyway, I have stopped watching basketball altogether and have started to watch Hockey.  And, it is NOT a racial thing because two of the best hockey players in the NHL today are Black.  African-Canadian I think they said they were.

So, as in basketball, players play from one end of the rink/court to the other attempting to shoot a puck/ball beyond another player. But, in Hockey, an opposing player can legally goal tend.  I find this sport to be more exciting and less frustrating than sitting and watching some one blow a whistle and then shout: Foul! just because an opposing player is actually "playing basketball."

Hockey does have a penalty phase, but that is normally a player sitting out for 2 minutes while the other team has an a man advantage.

What does this have to do with Commercial Real Estate?  Absolutely nothing.  I'm just venting!
So, please have a wonderful day!

Oh!  I believe the NHL Hockey season started October 7th, 2015!

Go Bruins!

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

Monday, October 19, 2015

National Real Estate Firm only tries to Double End Deals

Since 1991, when I first got licensed in Real Estate, I was taught that doing the right thing for your client was the sure path to future success as a real estate broker.  And, the broker who taught me this was a short stocky former Gold Gloves boxer from Brooklyn, NY -- who happened to move to Southern California in the early 1950's and earned his California broker's license.

And, in the years that followed, I found him to be one of the hardest working real estate brokers I have ever met.  And, I have since worked for a variety of real estate firms since first getting my license.

Anyway, after he past away, and I moved from Southern California to Las Vegas, I interviewed with a several real estate brokers and notably one very large national real estate firm. The managing partner at the time said that since I didn't have enough listings, I was unable to join them.  (It has been revealed to me through the years that he was actually a pompous ass and not going to work for him was the best end result for me.)

So, he rejected me.  I was denied joining this large national real estate firm because I didn't have 'enough listings.  Oh, well.

I subsequently went to work for a former Century 21 franchisee.  That led to working for another regional commercial real estate firm, who in the six years I spent there, I discovered first hand that partners stealing commissions from the Associates was the norm.

Unfortunately, the other partners were not very good business men.  They decided to reward this arrogant nat a 100% contract without a desk cost. (Stupid? Of, course.)

And, since he was the #1 sales person for the firm, he was given all the up calls -- so he could decide whether or not they were worth his time to pursue.  (I eventually was told, that, that also included sign calls.)

I was never so glad to vacate a firm as fast as I did.  I now wish I had seen the rocks in the shallow water ahead that that ship was heading toward. (They have since gone out of business.)

So, after being denied a partner position at that firm, and because the arrogant ass didn't like me, I moved on -- for a short time -- to another national franchised firm, then a "supposed" real estate firm that "specialized in gaming properties;" to finally just hanging my broker's license all by myself.

Yet, for some reason, most -- if not all -- of my clients stayed with me.

So, through all this. one constant has remained and that is that this one particular National Real Estate firm doesn't like co-operating with other brokers.

Why?  Well, I think it is because they work in teams.  And, since there is very little commission left for the team to split after the national firm takes their share, splitting half with another broker, leaves the team less money.

Recently, I had a listing meeting with a local boutique hotel owner who was under the impression that listing with this national real estate firm would enable him to have 6,000+ agents worldwide trying to sell his property.

After several minutes of explaining how this firm truly works, the owner decided to NOT list.
(He did say he would pay me a 2% fee if I brought him a buyer.)

Anyway, the best thing I think that ever happened to me was when a client specifically flew to Las Vegas -- once I had my own company opened -- to have lunch with me.

During lunch, he said: "You are our guy here in Nevada!"
I said, "Thank You. But, what made you think that about me?"
He replied, "Because I think you are the baseball player who when he hits a grounder to short, you hustle your ass off trying to beat the throw to first base."

I know for a fact that this client has never regretted his assessment of me and my work ethic in his interpretation of success.

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

Friday, October 16, 2015

Las Vegas Hotel Resort Casinos For Sale!

Attention, companies that are interested and who are qualified to acquire a Las Vegas Hotel Resort Casino Property!

I have information on several Las Vegas Hotel Resort Casino Properties that will be coming on the market in the next month or so -- according to a well place gaming executive source.

So, IF your company is interested in pursuing a Las Vegas Hotel Resort Casino Property Opportunity, please click on the Las Vegas Casino Information Button in the right column (to the lower right of this page).

You must have your company's signatory (President/CEO) fill out and sign this Non Circumvent, Confidentiality and Commission Agreement in order to obtain any property information for any of the subject properties that will be coming available.

(Please be mindful that no property details will be offered to anyone unless I have received this form, completely filled out, and signed!  Please print the attached form, fill out, scan and then email it back to me for my signature.)

The values of these Hotel Resort Casino Properties will run from -- well, it will be +/-Hundreds of Millions and up!  So, be mindful and not waste my time.

I appreciate your patience in this and I am hopeful to be able to help you acquire a Las Vegas Hotel Resort Casino Property in the next few months.

For more Information about Las Vegas Commercial Investment Real Estate Property, contact David Howes at: davidATdavidhowesDOTnet; OR, 702-501-9388!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Mike Sitren was Correct!

RIP Mike!  It's been 22 years since I worked & learned from the best broker I ever knew.  Mike passed away in 1993 -- the year I went from salesman to broker in California.

He imparted wisdom on me that -- at the time -- I thought he was being too insistent about.  However, I realize now, that back then, he was ever so patient with me.

He once said: "Don't do any real estate transactions with family."

I asked: "Why?"

He replied: "Because if something goes wrong, you will be the one they blame!  And, they will make sure everyone knows you screwed them over."

I found out the hard way that this is so true when I tried to help my younger brother buy a house.  To this day, he still thinks he knows more about real estate then I do.  I would tell him the truth; he would insist I was lying.  (So sad.  I refuse to this day to even talk to him.  He is such an A**!)

He works as a computer programmer.  So, since he works on computers all day, he has learned all the ins and outs of real estate better than my 25 years actually working -- making a living -- at real estate.

So, please learn from my mistake.  Trying to help family will lead to them knowing more than you.  Don't fall into that trap!


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

Thursday, October 8, 2015

There are still some Good Deals in Las Vegas CRE right now!

However, I am dealing with several "Buyers" who tell me they want a deal on a property, yet, when I recommend one of these properties -- that already passed my litmus test -- Yes, if I had the money, I would have already bought this property -- the Buyers are like, ugh!

I would recommend a good price; they would change it to a weak price, thus killing any chance at a counter – or even a chance to open escrow!

I'm sorry: but, the Steals are long gone!  That window closed a couple of years back.
However, there are some good deals that could make money in the short AND long term.  You just have to have faith in the future of Las Vegas -- which is still growing!

For example: A fast food location on a high traffic street that is only one parcel away from a very successful McDonald's.

Here's another: a +/-1.8 acre of land zoned M-1 near Nellis AFB.  It also has a long term tenant on it.

So, if you are a serious Real Estate Investor -- looking for a Good Deal -- take the time to please give me a call.

OR, you could just give me the money, and I will buy it for me!

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

Saturday, October 3, 2015

"You are too honest for your own good!"

A few days ago, an attorney friend of mine and I had lunch.  We're both getting up there in age and for the first time we are both dieting. (Okay, we're just watching what we eat. Our metabolisms aren't what they used to be.)

Anyway, my friend, asked me about moving his office.  I asked about his remaining lease time, etc. He told me and I gave him some suggestions on what he could do.

Fast forward to the end of the lunch.  He then tells me. "David, you are too honest for your own good!"

I playfully asked if he was trying to insult me?  I told him it didn't work.

He replied he wasn't.  He continued to say he wished more real estate brokers where as plain spoken and truthful as I have always been with him.

And, that is when he said, "...that is why you lose deals to other brokers."

I wasn't shocked by this at all, because I know first hand that other brokers have slick tongues and are able to convince property owners and buyers that they desperately need them when dealing with a commercial real estate transaction.

Now, I do know the "closes" according to Tom Hopkin's Book, "How to Master the Art of the Sale."

But, most of the time, I don't use them because I feel as if it makes me "look and sound" desperate.  You do understand what I am saying, right?

So, instead of focusing on "the close," I try to be helpful and show them that my being honest with them, answering their objections directly, allows them to be relaxed and confident with me.

So far, it has worked.

Do I lose the occasional client?  Of course!  But, in some of those cases, I think they were being dishonest and they were trying to be a bigger shot than they truly were.  I'm sure, most of you have run into clients like that, right?

So, if you are looking for a Las Vegas Property?  Why not give me a call or email to see what I can do to help you.  Would that be okay?

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Just in case you didn't know: When Acquiring a Las Vegas Resort Hotel Casino, The Buyer Pays the Real Estate Fee!

Recently, and by that I mean just yesterday, a Buyer gave me a hard time about the real estate fee that I want to charge to help him acquire a Las Vegas Resort Hotel Casino Property.

At the last minute, he doesn't want to pay and said that it is customary for the Seller to pay.

Okay, true!

In normal real estate, the Seller would, as part of the listing agreement, pay the Listing Broker a fee to market the property; and, the Listing Broker in turn would normally split that fee with a Procuring Broker.

I am good with that, because, that is what normally happens in Las Vegas, too!

However, it has been a long standing understanding, that when it comes to a Resort Hotel Casino Property sale, the Seller will NOT pay any real estate commission fees.  This, the Buyer must be willing to pay, (and I will get that agreement up front before disclosing any available properties that are for sale).

End of discussion.

And, I know there are companies (people) who think that they are better off going around a Broker. (There are several Sellers right here in Las Vegas who feel they know real estate better than a Broker.)  And I will live with that, too!

So, if you want to acquire a NON-GAMING property, I can find a property where the Seller pays my fee.

If you want to acquire a Las Vegas Resort Property, the BUYER has to pay my fee.

And, I only ask for 1%!  When Clark County bought the Riviera, they paid Morgan Stanley 3.5%

So, who rips Buyers off more?  You decide.

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