Make your best impression possible when searching for an apartment

Make Your Best Impression Possible When Searching for an Apartment

Think about this: what kinds if impressions will you create if your faucets are covered with lime scale all over and doorknobs and lights switches are grubby on each surface with handprints? That is a bad impression. If you are really keen on apartments for rent in southwest las vegas fast, replace or clean up Continue reading “Make Your Best Impression Possible When Searching for an Apartment”

Once-rundown Las Vegas office complex is spruced up and on the market

Tribeca Parc office complex in Las Vegas, Friday, April 13, 2018. The roughly 131,000-square-foot complex, now called Tribeca Parc, has three office buildings and is listed for $27.5 million. Chitose Suzuki Las Vegas Review-Journal @chitosephoto

Tribeca Parc office complex in Las Vegas, Friday, April 13, 2018. The roughly 131,000-square-foot complex, now called Tribeca Parc, has three office buildings and is listed for $27.5 million. Chitose Suzuki Las Vegas Review-Journal @chitosephoto
Tribeca Parc office complex in Las Vegas, Friday, April 13, 2018. The roughly 131,000-square-foot complex, now called Tribeca Parc, has three office buildings and is listed for $27.5 million. Chitose Suzuki Las Vegas Review-Journal @chitosephoto
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The squatters, withered landscaping and broken windows are gone. But inside the once-rundown office complex, a nameplate remains: Edwin Fujinaga, President & CEO.

Fujinaga owned MRI International, a medical billing-collections firm that was based in the suburban Las Vegas complex. But federal regulators and prosecutors went after him for allegedly running a massive Ponzi scheme, and the offices emptied and fell into disrepair.

Today, the property on Durango Drive at Hacienda Avenue is spruced up and on the market, ready to close the chapter on its blighted, beat-up past.

Well, save for the old boss’ nameplate, which is being kept as a joke, listing broker Bridget Richards said.

“We’re comedians at heart,” she said.

Insight Investment Partners and Northcap — two Las Vegas firms that bought the 8-acre property from a court-appointed receiver last year for $12 million — recently wrapped up their overhaul of the southwest valley complex.

They painted the buildings, resurfaced and restriped the parking lot, cleaned the HVAC system, added parking spaces by demolishing a courtyard, and finished construction of the two-level garage.

The roughly 131,000-square-foot complex, now called Tribeca Parc, has three office buildings and is listed for $27.5 million.

Even Richards doesn’t expect an investor to buy the whole place at that price, but she said prospective users who have eyed it include labor unions, insurance companies, law firms and an international art gallery.

“Right now I have a church calling me about the property,” said Richards, a principal with Perry Guest Cos.

Northcap founder John Tippins said, “Sverything feels brand new” at the complex, even the smell. But he also guessed that, before the overhaul, maybe 10 to 15 windows had been broken.

Troubled past

MRI’s “purposed” business, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission, was buying unpaid medical accounts at a discount from health care providers and trying to collect payments from insurance companies.

The agency sued MRI and Fujinaga in 2013, alleging they ran “an extensive and egregious Ponzi scheme” that defrauded thousands of investors, primarily in Japan.

A federal judge in 2015 ordered Fujinaga and MRI to pay more than $580 million in the case. Later that year, a federal grand jury indicted Fujinaga and two MRI executives in Tokyo, alleging they ran a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme.

Fujinaga is scheduled to go trial Oct. 29, court records show.

MRI’s offices, meanwhile, emptied and became a target for vandals. Door locks were broken, windows and toilets were smashed, electronics went missing, and vandals busted through ceilings and walls to steal copper pipes and electrical wires.

Most of the landscaping also was dead or deteriorating, homeless people showed up, and hypodermic needles were found around the bushes, according to court filings.

“It was a disaster, an absolute disaster,” Richards said this week.

She used to work in an office nearby and said it “was always kind of a mystery what was going on over here.” It was a beautiful property, she said, but she never saw cars there.

When her group went in to remove the cubicles, the computers weren’t plugged in, as if it were a staging area with fake work stations to show investors, she said. One building even featured a “massive,” fake safe that anyone could bust through.

Still, the complex is great real estate, Richards said.

“They did a good job developing this property … But, you know, their loss is our gain, ultimately,” she said.

Contact Eli Segall at esegall@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0342. Follow @eli_segall on Twitter.

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Strategic Storage Trust IV Acquires 580-Unit Self Storage Facility in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, April 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc. (SST IV), a public non-traded real estate investment trust sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management, LLC (SmartStop), announced today its acquisition of an approximately 580-unit self storage facility located at 8020 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"The property is located on Las Vegas Blvd. adjacent to Interstates 15 and 215, with solid population density and a high traffic count," said Wayne Johnson, chief investment officer. "This acquisition aligns well with our investment criteria and we believe the property will benefit operationally by being in close proximity to other SmartStop managed facilities in the area."

The facility has approximately 55,000 rentable square feet and features 24-hour onsite management.

About Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc. (SST IV)

SST IV is a Maryland corporation that intends to qualify as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes for the taxable year ended December 31, 2017. SST IV focuses on the acquisition of stabilized and growth self storage properties. SST IV owns four properties comprising approximately 2,120 self storage units and approximately 237,000 net rentable square feet of storage space.

About SmartStop Asset Management, LLC (SmartStop)
SmartStop is a diversified real estate company focused on self storage assets, along with student and senior housing. The company has approximately $1.5 billion of real estate assets under management, including 114 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada, comprised of approximately 72,000 units and 8.3 million rentable square feet. SmartStop’s real estate portfolio also includes five student housing communities with approximately 2,800 beds and 1.1 million square feet of space, as well as three senior housing communities with approximately 350 beds and 250,000 rentable square feet of space. SmartStop is the sponsor of SST IV, Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc., and Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc., all public non-traded REITs focusing on self storage assets. The company is also a national sponsor of Section 1031 exchange offerings using the Delaware statutory trust structure. The facilities offer affordable and accessible storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, they offer secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. Additional information regarding SmartStop is available at www.SAM.com and more information regarding SmartStop® Self Storage in the United States and Canada is available at www.smartstopselfstorage.com.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by our use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "continue," or other similar words. Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially from the expectations, intentions, beliefs, plans or predictions of the future expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to: uncertainties relating to changes in general economic and real estate conditions; uncertainties relating to the implementation of our real estate investment strategy; uncertainties relating to financing availability and capital proceeds; uncertainties relating to the closing of property acquisitions; uncertainties relating to the public offering of our common stock; uncertainties related to the timing and availability of distributions; and other risk factors as outlined in Strategic Storage Trust IV’s prospectus, as amended from time to time. This is neither an offer nor a solicitation to purchase securities.

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Community Development Partners Opens Renovated Affordable Housing in Las Vegas

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Community Development Partners and BLVD Capital will host a grand opening celebration for Baltimore Gardens and Cleveland Gardens Apartments on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11am. The Baltimore and Cleveland Gardens project is a 201-unit, family development for households earning up to 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). The ribbon cutting will take place at 316 West Baltimore Ave in Las Vegas, NV, and will feature the following speakers:

City of Las Vegas Acting Director of the Office of Community Services, Kathi Thomas-Gibson Nevada Housing Division Deputy Administrator, Tim Whitright Community Development Partners CEO, Eric Paine

Baltimore Gardens and Cleveland Gardens Apartments are the newest projects to join Community Development Partners’ expanding portfolio of life-enriching, affordable communities.

Located in close proximity at 316 West Baltimore Ave and 311 Cleveland Ave, the two rehabilitated apartment complexes consist of 201 units throughout 21 buildings constructed between 1958 and 1960. All units receive Section 8 rental assistance. Extensive upgrades were made to update building systems and exteriors and water efficient landscaping was installed. Interiors were updated to include new flooring, paint, cabinets, countertops, and energy efficient windows and appliances. Renovations were designed by Integrated Design & Architecture, constructed by Precision General Contractors, with property management by Cornerstone Residential.

Eric Paine, CEO of Community Development Partners, the project’s developer, says, "These renovations will elevate living conditions, improve energy efficiency, and increase security. These changes go beyond simply providing quality, affordable housing; they help create a healthy and engaged neighborhood."

The $27 million project financing for Baltimore and Cleveland Gardens includes tax-exempt bonds issued by the Nevada Housing Division (NHD) and equity from the sale of non-competitive 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, as well as HOME funds from the City of Las Vegas. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments exclusively to create affordable housing.

About Community Development PartnersFounded in 2011, Community Development Partners develops and operates sustainable, life-enhancing affordable housing with a focus on long term community engagement and innovative design. The company has offices in Newport Beach, California and Portland, Oregon and has developed and currently operates properties in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Oregon. For more information, visit: communitydevpartners.com.

Contact: Beth Binger BCIpr619-987-6658 beth.binger@BCIpr.com

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Homeless mental patients given ‘Greyhound therapy’ from Las Vegas could get a payout | The Sacramento Bee

Mentally ill people who were cast out of a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital and issued Greyhound bus tickets to cities across the country without proper consent, care or planning soon will have their day in court.

A Nevada court has ruled that James Flavy Coy Brown, whose 2013 bus trip took him to Sacramento, and potentially hundreds of others who had similar experiences, may as a group pursue damages against Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, which oversees the hospital, and various treatment professionals.

Sacramento attorney Mark Merin filed the class-action lawsuit on behalf of Brown and others who allegedly were victims of "Greyhound therapy," or patient dumping, by the state’s primary psychiatric hospital.

Martha Framsted, spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, declined Tuesday to comment on the latest legal action.

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The Clark County District Court granted class-action status to the lawsuit’s plaintiffs this week after years of legal wrangling. Merin now will launch an intensive search for Rawson-Neal patients, many of them homeless and psychotic, who were issued one-way Greyhound tickets by the hospital.

The Sacramento Bee documented Brown’s story beginning in 2013. Subsequent investigations by the newspaper found that Rawson-Neal regularly discharged homeless patients via Greyhound bus, sometimes to places where they had never been and had no ties.

Brown, who suffers from schizophrenia, was desperate and confused when he arrived in Sacramento, a place he had never visited and where he had no connections. No prior arrangements had been made for his care or housing. He told police he was advised by the Nevada psychiatric hospital to "call 911" when he arrived in the capital city.

He was on the streets for days before he was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center, and then to a group home in Sacramento. He reunited with his daughter in his home state of North Carolina for a time, and now lives in a care home there.

The Bee found that Brown’s experience was not an isolated one. The newspaper discovered that Rawson-Neal bused roughly 1,500 patients out of Nevada between 2008 and 2013, a third of them to California. Some of the patients, The Bee documented, became homeless and went missing after their bus trips. Some died tragically. Some committed serious crimes in their new cities.

Rawson-Neal denied that it routinely sent patients to other cities without planning for their welfare, but federal and state investigations confirmed other cases in addition to Brown’s. The hospital has said that it no longer buses people out of state without chaperones.

The Bee’s stories about the busing scandal won several national journalism awards, and were a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting.

The class-action complaint against Rawson-Neal alleges that patients "were discharged with deliberate indifference to, and reckless disregard of, their serious medical and psychiatric needs for which no plan was developed or followed."

Patients, it states, "were administered powerful psychotropic medications and, while unable to intelligently and knowingly consent, were involuntarily placed into taxis and conveyed to Greyhound buses into which they were loaded" for trips to destinations across the country.

The suit accuses the hospital, its staff and the mental health agency with negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. It asks for an injunction preventing the hospital from improperly discharging patients, as well as unspecified financial damages.

In its order granting class certification, District Judge Mark Denton said the case’s allegations "rise and fall based on whether defendants implemented a blanket policy" to discharge patients out of state without adequate documentation and planning.

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When it routinely was sending unescorted patients out on buses, the Nevada hospital was under financial stress because of severe budget cuts and eager to discharge poor patients, Merin said in an interview with The Bee. Rawson-Neal’s staff was "under a ‘hurry up and get these people out of here’ directive," he said.

To assist Merin’s team in locating previous patients, the court has ordered the hospital to supply records, including any contact information, for everyone who was given one-way tickets during the class period, which the court ruled began in 2011 and runs through the present. As many as 700 people could be affected, Merin said.

"We’re setting up a process whereby we reach out to every one of those people for whom we have contact information so that we can try to get notice to them," he said. "Otherwise, we are left sending notices to homeless shelters and placing public announcements in newspapers. It’s very hard to reach this class of individual."

The trial is scheduled for Aug. 24 in Nevada, though the case could settle before then, Merin said.

Any settlement would require attorneys to negotiate the amount paid to everyone who is identified as part of the class and wants to participate in the lawsuit, he said.

"We would get claim forms out to everyone, so everybody will get compensation of some sort," Merin said.

Reached at his care home in North Carolina, Brown, whose story triggered the investigations and lawsuit against the hospital, said he was pleased that the class-action case finally is moving forward, more than five years after he stepped off a bus in downtown Sacramento following his discharge 15 hours earlier from Rawson-Neal.

Brown, who had been homeless in Las Vegas, had only a few bottles of Ensure nutritional supplements to sustain him during his trip.

Now 53, Brown said he is unhappy that he currently lives in a retirement home where most residents are far older than him. "But I don’t have any money or any other place to go," he said. "So it’s better than being on the streets. It’s better than being homeless."

Brown said he never imagined that his case would have drawn national attention, nor that it would still be moving through the legal system after so many years.

"I feel good that it’s going ahead," Brown said. "I almost gave up on it, for sure. I got to the point where I felt that everybody had forgotten about me."

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2 security guards killed at Vegas hotel-casino: cops | New York Post

Dozens of star tributes mysteriously vanish on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS, NV — Thousands walk over them and past them every single day.

The Las Vegas Walk of Stars has tributes embedded into the famous Las Vegas Strip sidewalk for some of the biggest celebrities the world has ever seen.

“We are going to be losing Liberace, we’re going to be losing Elvis Presley, we’re going to be losing Frank Sinatra,” said female impersonator and star of Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, Frank Marino.

“I’m also speaking for all the other people who really can’t fight for themselves,” added Marino in an exclusive interview with Contact 13.

Marino says he recently discovered one of this two stars vanished. Continue reading “Dozens of star tributes mysteriously vanish on Las Vegas Strip”

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COMMENTARY: Affordable housing a vital issue for Southern Nevada

The Review Journal’s Feb.12 editorial, “Keep government out of housing,” asserts that government should not have a role in solving the housing affordability problem in Nevada. The assertion that the “simple” solution to the problem is “roommates” insults many families and seniors in our community who are struggling to make ends meet. While getting a roommate may work for young, new entrants into the workforce — a strategy I used until I was 30 — it is not a real solution to the problem.

To be clear, the availability of affordable workforce and senior housing is a serious issue that our community currently faces. It will continue to worsen without action. Continue reading “COMMENTARY: Affordable housing a vital issue for Southern Nevada”

Mayor's Cup Kicks Off This Weekend In Las Vegas

Mayor’s Cup Kicks Off This Weekend In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV – Youth soccer teams from around the globe will flock to southern Nevada for the 11th annual Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase. This year’s event is expected to draw 430 male youth soccer teams and 237 female youth teams from 19 different countries and 27 states across America.

Athletes ages 11-19 will compete at seven different field over the weekend. Organizers had to split the competition up into two weekends due to the record number of registrants. The tournament begins on Saturday, Feb. 17 and ends Feb. 19 for the boys teams and lasts from Feb. 23-25 for the girls teams. Continue reading “Mayor’s Cup Kicks Off This Weekend In Las Vegas”

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Las Vegas Kicks Off Weekend With Record High Temperatures

LAS VEGAS, NV – Not a bad way to start the weekend. The National Weather Service is reporting that the Las Vegas valley tied the record high temperature for today’s date, February 9, by reaching 78 degrees.

The record was previously set in 2015. The high temperatures were expected this weekend, but you can never really predict the weather in the desert. One day it could be 78 degrees and sunny, and the next day could bring swirling winds. (Yes, that might actually happen tomorrow. The National Weather Service is already issuing wind advisories for Saturday.)

End your work week by checking out what kind of weather is expected around the Las Vegas valley this weekend. Click here for the forecast.

It’s official. Las #Vegas has tied the record high for the date. We reached 78 degrees which was previously set in 2015. #vegasweather #nvwx— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) February 9, 2018

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Summit Homes of Nevada and Presidio Residential Capital to Build Community Offering 15 Luxurious Homes in South Las Vegas

(MENAFN Editorial) LAS VEGAS, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — and have acquired five acres in south Las Vegas and plan to build Bermuda Estates, offering 15 single-family detached homes starting in the $400,000s. The community is scheduled to break ground in March of 2018 and is expected to be open for sale in October of 2018. The retail value of this community is expected to exceed $7.5 million. Continue reading “Summit Homes of Nevada and Presidio Residential Capital to Build Community Offering 15 Luxurious Homes in South Las Vegas”