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COVER DEREK PARENT
TAKING THE GUESSWORK OUT OF HIGH-RISE LENDING
Featured Editorial by Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-Chief
Photo by Ella Gagiano SON Photography Studios
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By Carol Townsend
Ignite The Passion of Real Estate Investing By Iris Tsui
Oceanco's 90m DAR Wins Big in Cannes Rapid E: Secrets of First AllElectric Aston Martin Revealed
VU- Award-Winning Luxury Hillside Townhome Community Adds New Multi-Level Floorplans
The Line Lofts Unveils Turnkey Residences Within Architecturally Inspired Community in Hollywood
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OCTOBER 2018 Yo u r E x c l u s i v e G u i d e To H i g h - R i s e L i v i n g
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Dear readers, Welcome to our Real Estate Issue. It is a fascinating period in real estate market as we see a steady stream of new construction, home prices rising, technology taking a forefront in how sellers and buyers perceive the market to low inventory supply amongst many. We turned to our experts to give us insight into an era heavily shaped by the cataclysmic financial crash to emergence of alternative lending and resurgence in real estate trends. On the cover, we have Derek Parent, founder of The Parent Team of Perl Mortgage. Under Parents leadership, The Parent Team has grown to become one of the top lenders in the nation by putting customers first and offering loan options to meet the needs of any homebuyer. Whether youâ€™re buying a new home or planning on refinancing an existing mortgage, Derek Parent and his highly seasoned support team take the guesswork out of high-rise lending. We further engage with Ignite Funding, who provides homebuilders and residential and commercial developers a reliable lending source not available through traditional financial institutions. As a licensed commercial broker,
Ignite Funding connects borrowers with investors seeking collateralized real estate investment opportunities. Ignite Funding brings the next generation of alternative investing to clients seeking differentiated real estate investments that offer double-digit annualized returns. Elsewhere in this issue, we explore Generation Atlanta, the first development in Atlanta to utilize a light gauge steel panelized system called Prescient. The 17-story high-rise is slated to open in 2020. This technology will help reduce construction costs by 20 to 25 percent, in comparison to using concrete in effort to comply with the City of Atlantaâ€™s initiative to provide more affordable housing. Enjoy this issue as we transition into fall. Cheers!
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HOME | INTERIOR DESIGN
D-ZYN CORNER Written by Carol Townsend, A.S.I.D. Interior Designer
Colors of the Season Every season is a great season for showing off your beautiful home. I think this is so very true in our desert. Now that we are getting past the high 100’s in temperature, we can take a step back, take a breath in, and marvel at the late summer sunrise and sunsets our city has to offer. I was discussing the real estate theme for this month’s issue with our Editor just recently, and how designing your special place in the sky melded with the idea of buying or selling. Interesting enough, whenever you are in the market, either buying or selling, you want to present your home in its best light. I love talking about color and how it transforms your home. The same is true for selling it. The potential buyer enters your home with nothing on their mind, “Will my collection fit in this home, and will the color reflect what I would like to live in?” Three years ago, my husband and I were looking for a new home. We must have gone in and out of several
homes, before the realtor pulled my husband aside and said, “Carol isn’t spending much time looking at these places.” My husband told him I knew my “Inventory” a quaint way to say my furnishings and accessories, and that I knew what colors suited me and my furnishings. If I walked in and immediately could not see this as fitting my needs, I would head back out the door. So, the realtor just started sending me listings from the area where we wanted to move that I could peruse from my computer, before we went out to see the home and it worked. He sent me one that immediately caught my eye. All the walls I would have torn down in the other places were gone, and huge wall was available to highlight my art collection and the colors were perfect. A month later we closed on the home. When I had lifelong friends come over for a welcome to our new home dinner, they immediately asked me how I had remodeled the place so quickly to fit my needs.
Stage This Interior Design So, color indeed is important either moving in or moving out. Now I think I have shared this with you before, but it’s worth repeating. The 80-20 rule. It is that 80% of the world’s population are warm color people and 20% are cool color people. Do you know which one you are? Do you look better in fall or spring colors? Do you look better in more dramatic bold colors? Are you comfortable with the color scheme of your home? The thing is 80% of the population decorates in warm colors and typically I find clients who have lived in a home that they never liked…why? Because it was warm, and they were cool color people. This brings us to the neutral colors that can provide an open pallet for those living in the home, selling or buying. A neutral color is exactly what it implies. It neither warms the space nor cools it. Black and white are good examples. They are referred to as non-colors. But with all the blacks and whites on the market, you will find warm whites and blue blacks. Take white and mix it with black and you come up with gray. This is what has been a very popular option in the industry October 2018
for the past three years. Now where does the blue-gray color come from? Mixing a pure white with a blue-black. Voila, you have a cooler neutral color. Similarly, you can take a warm white and mix it with a black and get a warmer gray. So, when the industry introduced a cool taupe in their furniture designs this year, it reflected the neutral pallet, but brought us out of the pure white zone. Are any of these colors new? No. They just have updated them, so we can feel fresh in our purchases. You bought your home because you fell in love with the city views. Get excited by having your friends over for a late summer’s eve meal in a dining room that revolves around the season’s color pallet. Change is in the air. Capture it with love, food and friends. You will find lots of colorful accessories just around the corner, at any of your favorite shops. Color in your accessories can take the neutral background and add your 80-20 rule to your home. So, let’s grab this late summer by the colors of the season, and let’s get living! email@example.com
THE PASSION OF REAL ESTATE INVESTING
Written by Iris Tsui
The name is derived from a desire to ignite the passion of real estate investing through an innovative approach that allows investors to take a pro-rata percentage of ownership in collateralized turn-key real estate investments. Ignite Funding fills a lending gap by providing homebuilders and residential and commercial developers a reliable lending source not available through traditional financial institutions. This gap in lending options allows investors an opportunity to participate in real estate investments that offer double-digit annualized returns to build wealth in their retirement portfolio. Ignite Funding continues to prove trust deed investments build communities and wealth for investors with half a billion funded on behalf of its thousands of investors. As a licensed commercial broker, Ignite Funding is the conduit in connecting bankable borrowers with sophisticated investors seeking collateralized real estate investment opportunities. Of the 970 real estate investments provided to 41 borrowers in 11 states, Ignite Funding and their investors have made it possible for the acquisition and development of over 10,000 acres of land, 7,000 residential lots and 600,000 square feet of commercial space. “These statistics make you realize the impact Ignite Funding has made in communities throughout the Western United States, and we could not do this without our investors and the trust they have put in us,” states Carrie Cook, president of Ignite Funding. Ignite Funding attributes its success to the full-service real estate investor experience. “Outsourcing is not an option for us, as we stand behind every real estate investment originated for our investors from cradle to grave. Investors will never be passed on to another loan servicer or asset manager,” Cook stated. When Ms. Cook says “cradle to grave” it deserves an explanation of the detail involved. Ignite Funding is unique in their approach, not just being a broker of the real estate transaction.
Ignite Funding handles the loan underwriting and origination process to mitigate the risk of the real estate investment. They raise capital from investors through various marketing channels and most importantly word of mouth. They act in the capacity of loan servicer between the borrower and investor to process monthly interest payments, paydowns and payoffs. They coordinate borrower and investor relations with open lines of communication before, during and after the real estate investment. They provide real-time transactional reporting, monthly statements and annual tax reporting available through a customized online client portal. And, if necessary they will complete the foreclosure process of taking back the real estate investment, marketing and disposition. Another topic not mentioned by Ms. Cook, but is well documented on the company website www.ignitefunding.com is their business philosophy to transparency. She did not mention this aspect of the business, but after a visit to the company website it is apparent. With all investments there are risk, but it does speak volumes to see a private company that acts public in the sense of detailing its transactions with the outcomes. Even when the company has had to take back real estate investments through foreclosure the results are on the website for all to see. KEEPING WITH THEIR LOCAL ROOTS Taking a deeper dive into the Las Vegas community where Ignite Funding calls homes, they are bridging the lending gap for local housing market entry-level homes, priced from $160,000 to $250,000, as well as multi-million-dollar custom designed homes. The Las Vegas market proves
Blue Heron The Bluffs Elegant showcase home is 6,823 sq. ft home valued at over $4 million
Harmony Homes, Brookfield community is 1,119 sq. ft for $201,400 that one size does not fit all when it comes to bank financing and homebuyer demographics. With such a diverse spectrum of homebuyers in the Las Vegas valley it is no wonder that Ignite Funding is lending on both ends to the spectrum. The dream of home ownership is alive and well in Las Vegas and for those seeking a philanthropic investment opportunity, consider this as an option. Philanthropic in the sense that without Ignite Funding investors making it possible for Harmony Homes to acquire and develop land in Las Vegas the homebuilder would not be able to provide first-time homebuyers the dream of home ownership. “Harmony Homes wants to give first-time homebuyers an option to buy a new home rather than buying a resale or continuing to rent,” said Brad Sneed, president of the Las Vegas based Harmony Homes. “We plan to build homes in four new communities in Las Vegas to fill the need. New homes in this price range are almost unheard of in the Las Vegas valley, where prices typically start at least $300,000. Most new home construction skyrockets with custom features, which is why Harmony Homes will offer set interior and exterior packages to keep the costs low,” Sneed said. From first-time buyers to second and third homes, the prestigious award-winning design of Blue Heron October 2018
Harmony Homes, Northridge community is 1,763 sq. ft for $286,990 pays close attention to every detail through a comprehensive approach to building an exquisite home. From design build, architecture, interior design and furnishings to the construction of the home that is perfectly suited with the owner in mind. “We look forward to continuing to build upon our tradition of pushing the envelope of design and homebuilding innovation with our newest Vegas Modern showcase home that will debut in 2019 in the MacDonald Highlights community,” said Tyler Jones, owner and founder of Blue Heron. Whether you’re a real estate investor seeking an ability to help others achieve first-time home ownership or want to take part in a groundbreaking showcase home perched high above the Las Vegas skyline, consider Ignite Funding and become one of the investors who received a portion of the nearly $45 million in income paid out. Join us in Las Vegas, November 7th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm: http://info.ignitefunding.com/hrl-rsvp Silicon Valley, specifically Palo Alto on November 29th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm: http://bit.ly/Ignite_SV For more information please, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 702 921-5147 or visit ignitefunding.com.
Oceancoâ€™s 90m DAR Wins Big in Cannes Oceanco is proud that its recently delivered motoryacht, 90m DAR has won the World Yacht Trophy Award for Yacht of the year. The award ceremony took place at a gala event in Cannes at the Carlton Hotel. On stage to receive the honors were Oceanco along with Captain Klaudio Marcelic and the Exterior Designer himself Luiz deBasto. DAR has a modern revolutionary exterior styling by DeBasto Design and sophisticated interior design by Nuvolari Lenard. Her groundbreaking design and technological advances bear the unmistakable DNA of an Oceanco: she reflects the latest advances in glass technology and is the first yacht in the Netherlands to be given the official Lloydâ€™s Register Integrated Bridge System (IBS) notation and designation . DAR features a superstructure finished in reflective glass. From the interior, the glass yields panoramic
floor-to-ceiling views aft, port and starboard. Her design was conceived to maximize opportunities for outdoor living and to have direct contact with the marine environment. While the yacht yields a massive amount of volume, DeBasto has ensured that the profile remains long, sporty and lean without a top-heavy superstructure that characterizes so many very large superyachts. The interior, by Nuvolari Lenard was designed in concert with the exterior concept and is also modern and rich in contemporary textures. For more information please, visit: http://www.builtbyoceanco.com.
AUTOMOBILE | NEWS
Secrets of First All-Electric Aston Martin Revealed Aston Martin’s first all-electric production car — the Rapide E — progressing apace, the luxury British marque has today confirmed a raft of technical details for the strictly limited 155-unit special edition. Working closely with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) as its development partner, Aston Martin has utilized the hugely successful leader in Electric Vehicle (EV) technology to kickstart a new era for Aston Martin’s powertrain technology and overcome the technical challenges associated with packaging the battery system and motors within the space available. Throughout the development process, the engineering team have focused on achieving effective cooling of the batteries and motor to ensure consistent performance, while strict weight targets have been stringently observed using lightweight alloys and carbon composite materials. Rapide E will be powered by an 800V battery electrical architecture with 65kWh installed capacity using over 5600 lithium ion 18650 format cylindrical cells. These are mounted in a bespoke battery pack where the original 6.0-litre V12, its gearbox and fuel tank were located. This battery system powers two rear mounted electric motors producing a combined target output of just over 610PS and a colossal 950Nm of torque. Rapide E’s range target is over 200 miles under the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), while the model is capable of charging at a rate of 185[1,2] miles of range per hour using a typical 400V 50kW charger. However, the car’s 800V high-voltage battery system enables faster charging of 310[1,2] miles of range per hour, using an 800V outlet delivering 100kW or higher. Being an Aston Martin, the Rapide E is being developed with a high-performance objective. Projected top speed for the Rapide E is 155mph, with a sub-4.0sec 0-60mph time and a 50-70mph time of just 1.5sec. It’s important to stress that these figures are not restricted to a narrow window only when the batteries are fully-charged. Instead the target is for maximum performance on-demand throughout majority of the battery state of charge window, as would be expected from a conventional
internal combustion-engine car. This includes the ability to drive a full lap of the Nurburgring with absolutely no derating of the battery and the ability to cope with the daily demands of repeated hard acceleration and braking. The car’s exterior and underbody has also been aerodynamically optimized and complemented with newly-designed aerodynamic wheels. Shod with Pirelli P-Zeros, Rapide E’s bespoke tyres aim to deliver a lower rolling-resistance and reduced cavity noise, while still delivering superior dynamic capability.Rapide E aims to achieve higher levels of aerodynamic, frictional losses and cooling performance over the standard Rapide S. It has also been an objective of the project to retain and enhance the feel, character and delivery of the V12-engined Rapide S. To this end, careful attention will be paid to the development and tuning of both the electric powertrain and the chassis, with focus applied to software integration. The rear-wheel drive Rapide E’s twin electric motors will drive through a Limited-Slip Differential, which combined with revised spring and damper rates ensures the pure handling characteristics for which the petrol-powered Rapide S is already renowned. Though the Rapide E will be built in low volumes, it is being subjected to Aston Martin’s stringent and exhaustive testing protocols, with the dedicated WAE team working closely alongside Aston Martin personnel to ensure every aspect of the prototype test programme follows the marque’s established procedures. Uniquely, customers will be an extended part of the ongoing Rapide E programme, with their comments and driving experiences providing an invaluable stream of feedback that will help shape and improve future Aston Martin EVs. In addition to WAE, the Rapide E programme enjoys the support of other technical partners including Hyperbat Limited— a new joint venture
company between Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group— as the battery manufacturer, Integral Powertrain for the electric motors, Xtrac for the transmission and the H1PERBAT project consortium with grant funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre.
us ensure the character and high-performance capabilities of our future EV models and enhance the unique qualities found in all Aston Martins as we know them today. Rapide E will also serve as a critical step on our path to re-launching Lagonda as the world’s first zero-emission luxury marque.”
Speaking of the Rapide E programme, Andy Palmer, CEO Aston Martin, commented, “Environmental responsibility and sustainability is a global challenge faced by us all. As a career automotive engineer, I’m proud that the car industry is leading the way in finding long-term solutions and reducing harmful emissions. As Aston Martin’s CEO, I take satisfaction working with Williams Advanced Engineering and our other associated technology partners to bring Rapide E to reality. As our first all-electric production model, Rapide E will fast-track our knowledge and help
Rapide E will be built at the upcoming St. Athan production facility, announced as the future ‘Home of Electrification’ for both the Aston Martin and Lagonda brands. Aston Martin is accepting expressions of interest via its global dealership network, with pricing available on application. Customer deliveries are set for Q4 2019. For more information please visit, http://www.astonmartin.com.
REAL ESTATE | DEVELOPMENT
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Award-Winning Luxury Hillside Townhome Community Adds New Multi-Level Floorplans Vu by Christopher Homes, a luxury hillside townhome community overlooking the Las Vegas Valley, and one of the nationâ€™s most award-winning neighborhoods, announces the addition of two new multi-level homes to its popular line-up. 22
Residence 5, spanning 3,266 square feet, features 3 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, in-home elevator, 2 spacious decks and 3-car garage priced from $995,000. Residence 6, coming in at 3,611 square feet, features 3 bedrooms, office, 3 ½ baths, in-home elevator, 2 spacious decks and 3-car garage priced from $1,095,000. Both homes offer a penthouse option that can add another 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, secondary master suite, or large game room to the home and up to nearly 1,000 additional square feet. “Our name says it all,” said Stuhmer, of the million-dollar views for which the community is known. “We carefully designed the community to ensure every home would deliver spectacular views which distinguish this community from any other in Las Vegas. Our site overlooks the entire valley with views of the glittering Las Vegas Strip, DragonRidge golf course, surrounding mountains, and you can see all the way to Red Rock Canyon on the west side of the valley. It doesn’t get better than that.” In recent months, the stunningly beautiful community has been honored both nationally and locally with every major industry award available for design, architecture and interior merchandising, including Best Townhouse Community in the Nation, Best Architectural Design of an Attached Community, Best Interior Merchandising and Home of the Year just to name a few. Vu’s most award-winning home was their multistory model, that like Residence 5 and 6, boasts vertical living which separating main living areas from private bedroom suites. “To be honored by the nation’s most significant design awards in the homebuilding industry speaks volumes about Vu, and in particular, our multi-level homes. Being recognized by all five associations including Best in American Living, National Sales and Marketing, Gold Nugget, Professional Builder, and Southern Nevada Home Builders Association is an amazing accomplishment of Vu’s best-in-class team of architects and designers,” said Stuhmer.
The new plans, Residences 5 and Residence 6 are larger than the previous offerings and feature an incomparable array of exceptional luxury appointments including an in-home elevator, quartz countertop with waterfall edge in the kitchen, three-car garage and two spacious decks that take advantage of Vu’s signature and stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip, DragonRidge golf course and surrounding mountains. According to J. Christopher Stuhmer, founder and CEO of Christopher Homes, the new, larger floorplans are a direct response to meet consumer demand for even more luxurious townhome living with added conveniences and upgrades like larger main living areas, an additional bedroom and bath, 3-car garage and in-home elevator. “Vu continues to give new meaning to the phrase, living the high life,” said Stuhmer. “Our exceptional location that delivers incomparable views, coupled with award-winning design and architecture, is resonating well with young professionals, empty-nesters and retirees, all seeking the convenience of townhome living but with the spacious and luxury feel of a single-family home.”
“Our multi-level homes have been very popular with buyers of all ages whose refined tastes appreciate progressive floorplans wrapped in gorgeous contemporary architecture,” said Stuhmer. “Included luxuries like the elevator, stainless steel appliances, free-standing tubs, and gorgeous finishes throughout, are icing on the cake.” According to Stuhmer, Vu’s strong sales demonstrate the demand in Southern Nevada for attached luxury homes that are comparable in size to single-family homes, but with low maintenance to better accommodate travel and a “lock and leave” lifestyle preferred by emptynesters and young professionals. Nestled on the mountainside of MacDonald Highlands with views of city lights, the Las Vegas Strip, DragonRidge golf course and the surrounding mountains, Vu features 110 townhomes ranging in size from 2,639 to over 4,600 sq. ft. with the feel of single-family homes including courtyards and backyards. Two new Vu neighborhoods, Vu Estates and VuPointe, have recently opened, expanding the availability of Vu’s popular floorplans and thoughtful land planning that ensures spectacular views for each and every home. Homes are priced from $895,000 to over $1,450,000. Vu by Christopher Homes recently introduced two new larger multi-story homes that offer in-home elevators as well as other luxury features For information, visit christopherhomes.com or call 702 651-1151.
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ENTERTAINMENT | NEWS
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Taking the Guesswork Out of High-Rise Lending Written by Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-Chief Photo by Ella Gagiano SON Photography Studios Derek Parent founder of Las Vegas’ top performing mortgage company The Parent Team of Perl Mortgage, has been serving his communities lending needs since 1999. After experiencing difficulty buying a high-rise condominium on the strip, Parent realized how complex it was to finance a high-rise unit. He was inspired to create a solution and guide homebuyers to have every resource possible that were not available to him during his purchase. Parent made it a personal mission to help every person buy and keep their homes alongside his team of experts. The Parent Team of Perl Mortgage offers a wide range of conventional condo mortgage options in Las Vegas. With a growing list of traditional financing available for over 100 condominium projects—throughout the region. Whether you’re buying a new home or planning on refinancing an existing mortgage, Derek Parent and his highly seasoned support team make the lending process a success. Here is what the expert lender had to say. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got involved in the mortgage industry? I stepped into the mortgage industry, after running into an old friend at a boat show in Rhode Island. It had been a little while, since I had seen him last, and there was just something about him that seemed different. We started talking, and I found out that he was doing quite well for himself as a loan officer in the mortgage industry.
I was so inspired, that every day for the following four weeks, I called into his office asking for an interview. I got the job, and just about a year later, I won a trip to Las Vegas based on my efforts. I was stunned. I went back home, grabbed my stuff, bought a one-way ticket back to Vegas and never looked back. Q: What do you love most about what you do? The one thing―beyond anything else―that has motivated me to be great at what I do is the satisfaction I get from helping my clients purchase their homes. Yes, there are other rewards in this business, but there is nothing that affects the way I sleep like knowing that I have a small hand in such a large part of my clients’ lives. Q: What are some of the core values that The Parent Team carries? No business is sustainable without a strong foundation, and our core values are insanely important to the way we run our business and the way we treat our people. Specifically, we the core values that we live by: honesty, integrity, communication, client-focus and consistency. These qualities are what keep us motivated and grounded as we deal with our success and our frustrations, and they are the reason we have been able to maintain our quality of business over the years. Q: You have a growing list of over 125 condo projects available for financing. Can you elaborate on this? The reason that growing list is so important is because our definition of ‘approval’ is so much deeper than most other sources. We do our due diligence in advance rather than during the transaction, which negates a lot of frustration and fall out with the client. One measure that we really look at is having a completed questionnaire and analysis of the condo project before we list it as ‘approved’. In the lending world, the condo questionnaire is a vital piece to knowing whether a condo can be financed, and because we do it in advance, the client is able to have full confidence in their purchase. Q: What are some of the great promotional offers you currently have for those looking to purchase a high-rise condominium? The most important thing we have right now is that the buyer does not have to pay for their condo questionnaire, which is anywhere from about $200 to $500. Generally, it’s a cost that lenders require the buyer to pay for just to obtain information about the project for the lender. If for some reason the questionnaire details information that does not allow the lender to lend on the property, the buyer loses that money. We take that responsibility off the buyer because we have already obtained the information from the condo project. Another great offer is that we allow buyers to purchase with only 5% down payment for their principal residence, and for second homes, we only require 10% down. We also provide an option for 10% down payment on jumbo loans. Q: What are some essential points homebuyers should address when shopping for a loan? In the high-rise market, the number one thing that buyers should be aware of is if the lender requires them to pay
for a condo questionnaire. If the lender is not confident enough to pay for it, there is a large possibility that they cannot finance the condo, and again, if that’s the case, the client will not be refunded and absorbs the cost. Other than that, I would say communication from your loan officer is the second most important factor. It not only makes the process easy, but it ensures your ability to get an offer accepted on the home you want because it gives the real estate agents confidence that the transaction will be smooth and close on time. Q: Any exciting new developments with The Parent Team that you would like to share with us? For us, it really starts with our people; we bring on team members that not only bring a lot of value but also add amazing energy. Just recently, we brought on a business development specialist who is dedicated to growing our footprint and building new professional relationships, and we are extremely excited to see what it does for our growth. It has the potential to really extend our reach and allow us the opportunity to help more people accomplish the goal of home ownership.
Derek J. Parent NMLS# 182283 For more information about Derek Parent and The Parent Team of Perl Mortgage, please visit derekparentteam.com or call 702 331-8185.
REAL ESTATE | DEVELOPMENT
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The Line Lofts Unveils Turnkey Residences Within Architecturally Inspired Community in Hollywood Storied Property Attracts Millennial Renters with High-End Design, Curated Art and Contemporary Furniture Packages Wilshire Skyline, a Los Angeles-based real estate firm, today announced the grand opening of The Line Lofts, a six-story residential building in Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood neighborhood. Comprised of 82 residential lofts and flats, The Line Lofts is Hollywood’s newest architectural gem. The building provides a quintessential California modern lifestyle with rates ranging from $2,500 to $7,000 per month and are available either unfurnished or with fully furnished packages.
“Given the 45-year family history behind this site, it was critical to us that we build something special that future generations and our local community would be proud of for years to come,” said Alan Nissel, Principal of Wilshire Skyline. Designed by award-winning architectural firm SPF:architects, the building is comprised of studios, one- and two-bedroom pet-friendly residences ranging from 415 to 1,477 square feet. The second and sixth www.HighRiseLife.com
floors provide lofted residences with 16- to 20-foot ceiling heights; the third through fifth floors are flat residences with 10-foot ceiling heights. All residences have cubed patios that seamlessly blend the transition between indoor and outdoor living. Zoltan Pali, founder and principal at SPF:architects, conceived each residence to optimize natural light and showcase the surrounding views spanning the Downtown and Westside skylines as well as the nearby Hollywood Hills. The lobby and common areas of the building were designed by Los Angeles-based interior designer Gulla Jónsdóttir, whose notable work in Los Angeles includes La Peer Hotel, The Roosevelt Hotel, The Mayfair Hotel and Getty Center. These areas were conceived as natural extensions of each residence providing flexible and functional creative spaces for residents to use and enjoy. Jónsdóttir sourced many of the furniture pieces from small production designers outside of Milan featuring elegant, neutral colors and soft textures that create sophisticated light and earthy retreats. Community amenities include The Sky Lounge, a penthouse-level lounge with double height ceilings and windows framing unobstructed views of the city; The Retreat, an indoor/outdoor recreation center opening to the pool and spa deck, complete with a kitchen and lofted library; The Wellness Spot, a lobby-level gym; and ground floor retail. Residents also receive gated parking and keyless entry, central mailbox access with 24-hour package pickup and 24-hour courtesy patrols. Prospective residents are offered a wide range of furnishing packages and each home can be October 2018
furnished to meet the most discerning design standards, including contemporary furniture packages hand-selected by Gulla Jónsdóttir. Residents will enjoy hotel-inspired living at residential rates with turn-down service and housekeeping packages included in all furniture packages for ultimate convenience and comfort. “What is novel about this comprehensive furnishing package is not only its design, but that its cost is largely borne by The Line Lofts rather than the resident, who is only expected to bring a toothbrush and some clothes,” added Mr. Nissel. Located at 1737 N. Las Palmas Avenue and nestled on a quiet street off iconic Hollywood Boulevard, The Line Lofts is within walking distance to several of Hollywood’s famed attractions including Hollywood Boulevard, Vine Street, Musso & Frank Grill, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Runyon Canyon and more. With a Walk Score of 98 and proximity to the Metro and 101 Freeway, the centralized location provides easy access to explore the greater Los Angeles region. The Line Lofts is being leased and managed by Greystar, one of the premier residential management companies in the United States. Leasing is available Monday through Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm. To schedule a tour or to learn more about The Line Lots, visit www.thelinelofts.com or call 323-870-6497.
REAL ESTATE | DEVELOPMENT
HYDE Hotel & Residences Midtown Miami to Welcome its First Guests sbe announces opening 10th hotel and residences project in the Miami market featuring designs by Rockwell Group and Arquitectonica
Photos courtesy of sbe sbe, the Los Angeles-based leading lifestyle hospitality company, announces the opening of HYDE Hotel & Residences Midtown Miami in partnership with renowned developer, The Related Group, and Haim Yehezkel, CEO of Elysee investments, owner of the 60 hotel units. This is the third collaboration uniting the talents of sbe Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian and Related Founder and Chairman Jorge Pérez, who have more than 20 additional joint projects in the pipeline, including the recently-opened SLS LUX Brickell and internationally in Cancun, Argentina and more. On the design end, Arquitectonica was tapped for the thirty-two-story building’s stunning architecture, featuring 410 sold-out luxury condominiums and 60 hotels rooms. Rockwell Group brings their unique and inventive lens to Hyde Midtown’s lobby, hotel suites, and amenity spaces creating a dynamic environment that highlights contemporary art, detailed craftmanship and local design. “This opening marks a key expansion of sbe,” says Sam Nazarian, Founder and CEO of sbe. “Miami is one of the most important markets for us and I am proud and honored to again work with my friend and mentor, Jorge Perez, and with Haim Yehezkel
to bring the Hyde brand to this location. Miami is a city that’s always been on the pulse of what’s trending in art, design and entertainment- and Midtown is in the center of it all.” “Building on the tremendous success we’ve seen with SLS Brickell and SLS LUX Brickell, we are pleased to present yet another amazing development in partnership with sbe,” said Jorge Pérez. “This project brings together the best of everything Miami has to offer – from the renowned design talent of David Rockwell to curated work by international artists – all set within the city’s most buzzing new neighborhood.” “We are extremely excited about this unique property located in the up-and-coming, Midtown Miami and the design district. The hotel offers fantastic amenities and extremely specious rooms with kitchenettes allowing for ultimate convenience while on vacation or a business trip. We have no doubt that guests will love it,” said Haim Yehezkel and his partner, owners of the Hyde Midtown hotel. “We’re thrilled to be celebrating the opening of Hyde Midtown Miami with our collaborators sbe
and Related Group,” said David Rockwell, founder and President, Rockwell Group. “Hyde Midtown is uniquely situated within the heart of Miami’s burgeoning cultural center, so we felt it was important that Hyde’s public spaces and guest rooms reflect their unique local surroundings.” “Our design team’s concept for Hyde Midtown fuses the brand’s distinctive philosophy with Miami’s vibrant art and design scene, as well as the city’s spirited culture,” said Greg Keffer, Partner and Studio Leader, Rockwell Group. “With an irreverent and bold attitude, Hyde Midtown offers an electric, immersive guest experience influenced by the surrounding Design District.” The property marks the second Hyde project to open in South Florida, following Hyde Hollywood Resort & Residences’ completion last winter. Looking forward, Hyde Beach House in Hollywood is slated to open next year, while sbe has plans to more than double its hotel portfolio to 50 hotels and residences by 2021. This includes international expansion to new territories in Latin America, including the first Delano outside of the United States in Rio de Janeiro, and SLS in Mexico and Argentina. sbe also opened its first hotel in the Middle
East– Mondrian Doha– at the end of last year with more planned, including two further properties in Dubai– Mondrian and Delano– an SLS in Doha in 2019, and Hyde Doha in 2020. HYDE Hotel & Residences Midtown, located in the heart of Miami’s emerging Midtown neighborhood, a mecca for locals, young professionals, business travelers, and the like, will welcome its first guests on September 17th. The thirty-two story, Arquitectonica designed building features 410 sold-out luxury condominiums, a dramatic double-height lobby inspired by the art galleries found throughout the surrounding Design District, a rooftop amenity floor, boutique spa, and 60 hotel rooms and designer suites with features that include split layouts, private kitchens, and exposed concrete ceilings. Fusing sbe’s brand philosophy with local art and design, HYDE Hotel & Residences Midtown Miami features a vibrant design that pays homage to Miami’s artistic community. The property’s lobby, guest rooms, amenity floor, and elevator corridors were designed by the renowned Rockwell Group with custom fixtures and furniture that integrate modern technology with local and contemporary art. The lobby features a neutral palette with
bright pops of color, concrete tile flooring, blackened metalwork with expressed welds, and walls with custom-designed mesh and steel displays that showcase contemporary artwork from the collection of Jorge Perez, as well as a curated collection of hotel merchandise made by local artists and craftsmen. An RGB light-sensitive artwork suspended from the lobby’s exposed concrete ceiling is a nod to Miami’s Art Deco architecture. Beneath it, a lounge-style seating area with an oversized, burnt-orange modular leather sofa and steel-framed chairs sits across from a white grand piano with custom artwork– a focal point of the property’s entrance. An extensive collection of paintings, drawings, screen prints, and murals found throughout the property adds an eclectic energy designed to spark creativity and encourage cultural exploration. The seventh-floor rooftop doubles as an amenity floor with a sweeping infinity pool, outdoor bar restaurant, tennis and bocce courts, a putting green and a glass-walled business center that
can be transformed into small event space. Lush greenery, flowing vines, and garden beds planted with succulents contrast the metal pergolas that line the pool area, while the outdoor bar’s blackened steel canopy juxtaposes a teak wood bar top with three-dimensional blue glazed Portuguese tile base. Adjacent to the pool, a covered lounge area with tables, chairs, and sofas offers guests a shaded spot to unwind. Additionally, property residents and hotel guests can take advantage of on-demand transportation to SLS South Beach with VIP access to the resort’s beach, pool and day club. Hyde Hotels, Resorts & Residences is an extension of sbe’s Hyde nightlife heritage brand, developed to offer guests an immersive and upscale experience like that of Hyde’s popular nightlife venues located in Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. For more information and reservations, visit www. hydemidtownmia.com.
REAL ESTATE | DEVELOPMENT
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Kaplan Residential Breaks Ground on Generation Atlanta First Prescient Building in Atlanta And Tallest in The Nation
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottomsjoined nearly 100 dignitaries and guests to celebrate noted developer, Kaplan Residential (Kaplan) for the groundbreaking of Generation Atlanta, the first development in Atlanta to utilize a light gauge steel panelized system called Prescient. Slated to open in 2020, Generation Atlanta will be located at 377 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., minutes away from some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the World of Coca-Cola, National Center for Civil & Human Rights, Georgia Aquarium and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as well as more than 400 restaurants and thousands of offices. Generation Atlanta will be the first building in the city to utilize the Prescient structural system. The technology will reduce construction costs by 20 to 25 percent, compared to using concrete, enabling the development to comply with the City of Atlanta’s initiative to provide more affordable housing. “We’re thrilled to be launching Generation Atlanta in such a vibrant area like Downtown,” said Nathan Kaplan, partner at Kaplan Residential. “This development couldn’t have come at a better time as the city is gearing up for major renovations to some of its most beloved landmarks like the Georgia Aquarium, State Farm Arena (formerly Philips Arena) and Centennial Olympic Park.”
The 17-story high-rise sits on 1.5-acres and will offer first-class amenities including duckpin bowling, shuffleboard, a pool deck with trellis area and firepit, fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, yoga studio, rooftop lounge with outdoor theatre as well as an indoor sky deck with a multi-screen theatre. The 336-unit development will offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floorplans, ranging in size from 616 square-foot studios up to 1,270 square-foot two-bedrooms. “We’ve been bullish on Atlanta for more than 30 years,” said Morris Kaplan, chairman and CEO at Kaplan Residential. “I had the privilege to work with Mayor Andrew Young for our first Downtown projects, and now the next generation of Kaplans, my son, Nathan, is spearheading Generation Atlanta with Mayor Bottoms.” Kaplan is proud to partner with Niles Bolton Associates, CBG Building Co., Parse Capital, Focus Design Interiors, Citizens Bank and Santander on this project. For additional information about Kaplan Residential, please visit www.kaplanresidential.com.
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BEAUTY NOVAK LASER BOUTIQUE Written by Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-Chief
Novak Laser Boutique founder Jennifer Cuevas has pioneered a wide range of noninvasive cosmetic procedures, and beauty treatments that help shed years off your skin. She has made it a personal mission to constantly evaluate unique and new technologies in the global aesthetic market and offer clients only the very best and effective treatments. Novak Laser Boutique offers many laser treatments ranging from laser hair removal, skin tightening, non-surgical face lifts, body contouring, skin rejuvenation, treatment of Vascular (veins and capillaries) and pigmented lesions, treatment of acne and scarring amongst many. Here is what the beauty expert had to say. Q: Why did you start Novak Laser Boutique? Novak was a combination of both what I experienced, and what I hoped to achieve for others. I suffered from really bad acne during my early 20’s. I tried it all— medication, skincare products, and even changed my diet. However, none of it really had an impact on my skin. It wasn’t until I left the United States to travel, that I realized that I wanted to make a difference; not only in my skin, but for other women that suffered from acne like me. From there, it slowly began to unravel, I returned to the US and became a Certified Laser
Technician and opened Novak. The more I treated clients, the more I enjoyed my job. I was able to see results. More importantly— my clients saw results. I fell in love with lasers. I am fortunate enough that my job, became more to me. Novak stopped being a business but a purpose for me. The Signature Treatments offered are a result of my drive to offer individualized treatments tailored for each client. Every day I live with the purpose, to help each client find their true beauty. Q: Can you tell us what has contributed to your success in the beauty industry? I was born and raised in Acapulco, Mexico. Although, being a Mexican native didn’t necessarily contribute to my success. I think it was the traditional family values I was raised with that made the difference. My parents modeled and instilled a strong work ethic; which I have embraced putting it into practice daily allowing me to get ahead in this competitive beauty industry. Q: Why do you recommend noninvasive treatments over surgery? It’s simple, newer laser technology offers result driven treatments without the knife. One of the biggest pros to noninvasive treatments is that they can be specifically tailored to meet each client’s needs without the downtime of surgery.
Photo courtesy of Novak Laser Boutique Q: What's the biggest problem area most of your clients get treatment for? The most common problem area is acne. By the time clients come for a consultation, they have usually tried other products and treatments without success. I can offer Laser Acne Reduction or Scar Reduction treatments, which offer noticeable positive results in just a few sessions. Although, each clientâ€™s skin treatments may vary, it is an effective noninvasive approach to acne. Q: Are there any restrictions clients should be aware of before doing laser treatments? Yes, some light sensitizing medications such as antibiotics, Accutane or chemotherapy. Also, a clientâ€™s health or condition may restrict treatments, such as
pregnancy or Cancer. Another key restriction is sun exposure. In fact, we cannot perform laser treatments when a client has had recent sun exposure. At Novak Laser Boutique, we try to spend a good amount of time during a scheduled consultation to ensure our clients get all the necessary information and understand each treatment. Q: What are the benefits of doing laser treatment on the skin? When done by a knowledgeable and certified laser technician, laser treatments can produce fascinating results. Aesthetically, the possibilities are amazing! For example, laser treatments are able to take years off aging skin, improving skin conditions such as rosacea or acne. Lasers can also be used as a preventive measure to delay aging skin or sun damage.
For more information please visit, novaklaserboutique.com or schedule a complimentary consultation at 702 826-2800.
8545 S. Eastern Ave, Suite 104 Las Vegas, NV 89123 October 2018
FASHION | TRENDS
FALL into the best VERSION
YOU Written by Jennifer Gonzales
Hair and make-up trends have changed so much within the past decade. This year, thereâ€™s a lot more to look forward to other than pumpkin spice lattes and cooler weather. This season fall into the best version of yourself, from tinted brows to feathery lashes and look and feel glamorous with these tips. 40
TINTED BROWS You can create a more-bolder well-defined look using eyebrow tinted gel. Using Eyebrow tinted gel enhances the color, shape, and thickness. You can try brow shaping mascara or you can try using their angled brush as an applicator. Ex: YSL Couture Brow, Tom Ford Brow Gel, The Browgal TWO-TONED EYES Two-toned shades are in this fall, from vivid blues to oranges to browns. To create the best look for blue or green eyes choose shades such as copper, bronze and burgundy. If you have brown eyes, try blues, greens and purple hues. For more dramatic looks try more saturated colors. Ex: Mac Velvet Eyeshadow, Dior 5 Couleurs Cool Wave, Chanel Ombre Premiere LASHES Every woman loves to have a full set of lashes. This fall try feathery lashes, it makes your eyes appear bigger and more dramatic. Along with the many different styles from wispy, fluffy, or full drama effect, you can never go wrong with false eyelashes. Ex: Lilly Lashes, Velour Lashes, Lotus Lashes
DRAMATIC WINGED EYELINER Winged eyeliner will never go out of style. No matter what look you are trying to create there are so many ways to apply your eyeliner. You can choose from liquid eye liner, felt tip eye liner, gel or cream eyeliner, pencil, mechanical pencil or eyeshadow eyeliner to create the perfect look. Ex: Estee Lauder Little Black Liner, Stila Got Inked Cushion, Bobbi Brown Inked Eyeliner EXPRESSO HUES Now that we are in the perfect time of the year, itâ€™s time to bring out those earth toned rouges. From Cinnamon shades, Coco hues, and dark chocolates; these colors are great for any skin tone and create the most flattering look. Ex: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, Anastasia Deep Taupe Brown, Toofaced Deep Chocolate
TRAVEL | LEISURE
Hotel Talisa In Vail Joins the Luxury Collection as The Portfolio’s First Ski Destination Resort in North America The Luxury Collection Unveils Vail's Newest Luxury Ski-In/Ski-Out Resort Hotel Talisa, a top luxury ski resort in Vail, Colorado, has joined the brand's glittering ensemble of world-renowned hotels and resorts deeply rooted in their destinations. Introducing Vail's only true ski-in/ski-out luxury resort, Hotel Talisa is the newest addition to The Luxury Collection's portfolio of diverse hotels in North America, ranging from the picturesque Las Alcobas in Napa Valley to the Perry Lane Hotel, a charming escape in Savannah. Hotel Talisa offers sleek sophistication in an idyllic setting, with interior design by LEO A DALY, reflecting Vail's rich history and the spirit of Rocky Mountain adventure. A hidden gem nestled in the heart of Colorado's rugged Gore Mountain Range, Hotel Talisa is designed to feel like a private oasis from the outside world. With a Creekside setting ideal for active and meditative guest experiences, the luxury ski-in/ski-out resort offers an on-property chairlift, on-site rentals and ticket office, and a world-class ski concierge. "Vail is one of the most luxurious and thrilling mountain towns in the U.S., making it a natural fit for The Luxury Collection and our Global Explorers who seek authentic experiences and connections to all types of destinations," said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. "This latest addition to our Luxury Collection portfolio marks our first ski destination property in North America as we continue to expand our footprint in captivating destinations across the U.S." Vail Hotel Partners LLC, a private real estate investment firm, has invested over $65 million in renovating and rebranding the hotel. Formerly known as the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, the 285-room property will reposition as Vail's newest luxury Resort. Hotel Talisa remains under the management of Two Roads Hospitality, the largest owner and operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States. Beyond the refined alpine influences on the room decor, the resort's luxurious accommodations acknowledge guests outdoor-centric activities with benches and gear storage as well as amenities ranging from soaking tubs for tired muscles to day beds to invite additional guests over to mingle after a day of skiing. Suites at Hotel Talisa are ideal for reliving the day's escapades with friends and family as each suite's
parlor is distinguished by a seating area and a 46″ flat-screen TV, and the luxurious bathrooms feature an impressive oversized-glass rainfall shower, and select suites also include a freestanding soaker tub. In addition to downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding, guests of Hotel Talisa can take part in a wide array of year-round activities including mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and more. Hotel Talisa also features a variety of rarified, personalized amenities and programming including a Gourmet S'mores Butler, complimentary après-ski beauty sessions, a bespoke pillow menu and more. "We are excited to combine forces with the prestige of The Luxury Collection brand to welcome guests to experience Hotel Talisa, Vail's newest luxury ski-in, ski-out resort," said John Garth, Area Managing Director of Two Roads Hospitality. "Our mantra is 'Moments Worth Collecting,' and as a Luxury Collection property, Hotel Talisa offers guests unique experiences that are authentic to the destination." A unique and cherished expression of its location, The Luxury Collection's Hotel Talisa offers three culinary venues, each sourcing ingredients from local Colorado ranchers and farmers. Gessner, the hotel's full-service restaurant, features cuisine inspired by the Colorado Rockies as well as Vail's roots in European culture with globally-inspired flavors and dishes from those countries bordering the Alps. Specialty menu items include Mussel & Foraged Mushrooms, Colorado Rack of Lamb, Black Truffle Tagliatelle Pasta and Duck Confit. At the center of the property, The Fireside Lounge draws in visitors and guests to enjoy the property's "Après Everyday," year-round. With inventive Avant and après-adventure libations, including a decadent hot chocolate bar, daily champagne sabering and tasting as well as après favorites like Bison Chili and Lobster Crostini, guests can enjoy afternoon cocktails and snacks while listening to live music overlooking Gore Creek and Vail Mountain. The Market offers guests specialty gourmet provisions and beverages perfect for an early morning start or a mid-afternoon treat. Hotel Talisa also features a variety of rarified, personalized amenities and programming including: •Coffee & Casting on the Gore – Set on the Creekside lawn overlooking Gore Creek's Gold Medal Waters, complimentary weekly fly-fishing demonstration with
Photo courtesy of Marriott International, Inc. local anglers from Vail Valley Anglers. Guests will learn the basics about the Valley's fly-fishing offerings and can reserve guided excursions to take their practice on the water – by boat, hiking or biking to scenic fly-fishing waters. •Morning Yoga on the Gore – Enjoy the serenity of Gore Creek and surrounding mountain landscape with a complimentary morning yoga session on Creekside lawn. •Après Everyday – More than just the typical social hour, Hotel Talisa is making the best of après a way of life. Beginning at 4pm, guests can expect a daily champagne bottle sabering, gourmet macaroons, specialty lemonade stand and s'more roasts throughout the week. •Moët Flutes & Frites - A weekly tradition quickly becoming a favorite for hotel guests and visitors. This custom offering is an opportunity to enjoy beautifully presented glasses of Moët champagne with house made pommes frites. October 2018
•Saturday Poolside Soirees – Featuring BBQ, live music and beverages from 12 – 3pm, the perfect gathering place for families and friends. •Sunday Brunch with Live Entertainment. Available every Sunday at Gessner. •Bubble and Bites – Guests can begin their weekends poolside every Friday with Moët champagne specials, delicious bites and live music from 4 – 7pm. New to the property, The Spa at Hotel Talisa follows in the footsteps of lclassicalpine spas, embracing both the natural splendor and healing powers of the surrounding mountain and creek. Treatments include Elevate Your Altitude ritual and body scrubs infused with botanicals and wildflowers found near Vail Mountain's storied hiking trails. In addition, hotel guests have access to a new fitness center as well as the resort's 58,000 square foot adjoining athletic club. Hotel Talisa also boasts over 40,000 square feet of beautifully appointed meeting and event space, the largest in the Vail Valley.
For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com. To book reservations and discover the destination, visit HotelTalisa.com or call 800 420-2424 to speak with a dedicated reservation specialist. In celebration of the grand opening, Hotel Talisa is inviting guests to enjoy four nights for the price of three with any 3 night or more-night stay through April 15, 2019.
ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD
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Award-Winning Restaurant, Cleo Third Street,Unveils Innovative New Menu sbe's Cleo Mediterráneo Debuts New Menu in Los Angeles
Cleo Mediterráneo, the acclaimed culinary concept from Chef Danny Elmaleh and sbe’s world renowned Disruptive Group launches a new menu to commemorate the authentic Mediterranean style dining experience. Cleo’s exciting new mezze family style menu will feature a variety of dietary friendly dishes to create a whole new dining experience for guests. Cleo’s refreshed menu includes a range of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly options prepared with as many organic ingredients as the market has available. Every ingredient is locally sourced and sustainable, reaffirming Cleo’s continuous dedication to responsible farming and reducing their global footprint.
“We are very excited to announce the launch of Cleo’s new menu. Each item was carefully curated to create a cohesive and delicious array of offerings to suit a variety of dietary preferences,” states Sam Nazarian, Founder & CEO of sbe. “I look forward to welcoming our guests to try the new menu around the world and be a part of Cleo’s continued international success.” “Since opening Cleo, our gastronomic offerings and ambiance have been carefully and thoughtfully curated to create a synergy unlike any other dining experience,” states Danny Elmaleh, Executive Chef of Cleo. “The new menu items reflect this same ideal - we are elevating them to provide new, unique choices with a fresh take on our original plates. I am very excited to introduce these dishes to our clientele and continue providing the experience that so many have traveled far and wide to experience.” www.HighRiseLife.com
Dive into Seared Snapper with Thai basil, mouthwatering Roasted Sea Scallops in a piquillo brown butter sauce, and Burrata and Heirloom Tomatoes with shallots, marmalade and capers. Highlighted new dishes include: Roasted Carrots and Hazelnut Dukkah, Watermelon and Feta Salad with shaved cucumber and mint, and Spicy Moroccan Merguez with garlic chili and black pepper. Enjoy dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch in a warm aesthetically pleasing environment with an airy open kitchen. The original Cleo was founded in 2010 in Hollywood and is Los Angeles’ most acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant drawing from Chef Danny Elmaleh’s rich family heritage. Elmaleh, the culinary mastermind behind many of sbe’s most renowned restaurants, is best known for his award-winning concept, Cleo Mediterráneo. Elmaleh draws from diverse cultures to create richly textured shareable plates, which encourage a warm, social dining experience.
For more information on Cleo visit www.cleorestaurant.com or follow @cleorestaurant or #cleorestaurant on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more details, please visit www.sbe.com/restaurants.
This announcement comes at a time of immense growth for the sbe brand. By the end of 2018, sbe will operate 25 hotels, comprising 7,498 keys with a majority in North America, 170 award winning restaurants and entertainment venues in global destinations as well as new properties in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. It currently has an additional 20 hotels and residences around the world in the pipeline, as well as 59 standalone restaurants and nightlife venues. In addition, sbe has sold 1,500 branded residential units valued at $2 billion with over 2,500 units valued at $2.5 billion in its pipeline.
ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD
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Fox Restaurant Concepts Curating Culinary Devotees Across U.S. Written by Merilee Kern
How two of its highly popular eateries—Olive & Ivy and The Henry—will continue to surpass expectations in the Arizona market and beyond According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2017 State of the Industry report, the United States boasts more than one million restaurant locations employing as many as 14.7 million staffers. In a seemingly saturated industry that’s rife with competition and replete with culinary creativity, it can be difficult to stand out—to rise above—to raise the bar. But one epicurious entrepreneur is doing exactly that, making extraordinary strides in the national marketplace while carving out a niche all his own: Sam Fox, the creative visionary behind his eponymous Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC). Although headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the numbers are proof positive of Fox’s impact across the nation. His company operates nearly 50 locations and 13 unique concepts in six states throughout the country, boasting a team of over 4,000 employees—with no end in sight. In fact, Fox is reportedly throttling forward for substantial, near-term growth with 18 planned openings heavily focused on Southern California, Washington D.C. and Texas. Amid such sustained expansion, it’s easy to see why, even after 20 years in business, FRC is more relevant and on top of its game than ever, maintaining a stronghold as one of the fastest growing hospitality groups in America. I’ve had the good fortune of dining at numerous FRC eateries throughout the country, including North Italia, The Arrogant Butcher, and most recently Olive & Ivy and The Henry. Each of those experiences left me in awe of the extent to which this hospitality group not only truly “gets it,” but also “nails it” with consistency. Fox’s company has managed to combine hugely compelling restaurant concepts that resonate with modern consumers with an impeccable attention to detail across the board—from menu creation, ingredient sourcing, and food execution to open kitchen architecture, interior design elements, and tableware styling to creating just the right vibe with music, lighting and stylish staffers with swag. No detail is overlooked. So adept is Fox at this holistic approach to restaurant service, he’s amassed numerous awards and distinctions throughout his career, during which he’s opened more than 80 restaurants. In addition to
being an 11-time James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur, Fox is also a New York Times best-selling cookbook author and was named one of the 50 most influential people in the restaurant industry by Nation’s Restaurant News for the fifth consecutive year. Impressive for this college dropout who took money earmarked for his tuition to instead open his first eatery at the ripe age of 20. A decision that’s clearly panned out as, today, two decades later, FRC is one of the country’s most esteemed culinary concept powerhouses. Having most recently dined at Olive & Ivy for dinner service and The Henry for brunch, both in Scottsdale, I was keen to connect with a spokesperson at FRC for a deeper dive into these particular locales—one quite different from the other but both adeptly over-achieving and cultivating a beholden fan base. Here’s a bit of that conversation. Q: How would you sum up Olive & Ivy’s approach to hospitality? FRC: Time slows down as soon as you step into Olive & Ivy. Inspired by the French Riviera, the approach to dining allows guests to enjoy a few stolen moments with those who matter most. Start the day with a cup of coffee and freshly baked Cinnamon Rolls at the marketplace or share a plate of Bacon-Wrapped Dates, and entrees like the Bone-In Ribeye and Wild Mushroom Pappardelle pasta in the evening. Bringing people together over food comes naturally in this little slice of the Mediterranean. Everything is slow-cooked and prepared carefully so guests can savor all the appetizing flavors in every bite. Settle into the comfort of the fire pit lounges on the outdoor, tree-shaded patio and sip a Blood Orange Paloma. Q: How about The Henry, what is the vision for that brand? FRC: The basis for The Henry was to create a versatile, all-day restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s the neighborhood go-to gathering spot for any occasion, whether to work, hold a meeting, celebrate a special occasion, or grab a casual drink. The Henry showcases made-from-scratch American fare that is both comfortable and refined. The restaurant features a warm interior adorned with rich evergreen banquettes,
navy and gold-studded walls, and a mix of modern and industrial décor that will make guests feel like they have a place in the neighborhood that immediately feels like home. Take the things you love most about your favorite neighborhood café and your beloved bar and restaurant around the corner, and you’ve got The Henry. This is what’s made celebrities like Cindy Crawford, Adrienne Bailon and Chuck Liddell all fans of The Henry. Q: As a high-end eatery, does Olive & Ivy have a “signature dish?” FRC: At Olive & Ivy, menu highlights include Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Italian sausage and piquillo pepper; Beet Salad with arugula, goat cheese and pistachio; and Veal and Spinach Ravioli with parmesan and mizuna. [MK Edit: My own experience at Olive & Ivy was overwhelmingly impressive, starting with the Lamb Meatballs—five aromatic morsels of meat served atop a rich and creamy tzatziki and feta mixture punctuated with fresh herbs. The flavor profile of the Pesto Chicken Flatbread was equally on-point, with generously pesto-dressed chicken intertwined with caramelized onion, tomato and pine nuts atop a beautifully-crisped golden-brown dough. The entrée course was truly to-die-for, most certainly including the Wild Mushroom Pappardelle. Even without a protein, this earthy dish is hugely satisfying courtesy of the large ribbons of hearty pasta with just the right amount of firmness. Meaty foraged mushrooms crown this bed of noodles along
with large shavings of sharp parmesan—all ensconced in just the right note of truffle and topped with fresh-cut herbs. It’s a must-try menu item. Another standout during my visit was the Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin—three thick-cut medallions served with smoked onion all moistened by a sherry jus, accompanied by fingerling potato and Swiss chard. Appropriately cooked so its slightly pink at the center, this lean cut of meat was full of moisture and flavor-rich—albeit due in large part to the bacon around the perimeter. For its part, the Filet of Beef was truly exceptional primarily for the cut, itself. Lean, tender, and expertly seasoned and seared, this steak nary needed a sauce although the red wine shallot accompaniment still managed to elevate—as did the horseradish dauphinoise potatoes—sliced potatoes baked in milk, hailing from south-east France’s Dauphiné region. Dessert here also delivered in droves. A large-sectioned Frozen Chocolate Bar with marinated cherry garnish, pistachio cake and cherry chip ice cream was decadence at its finest, while the light and airy Strawberry Shortcake with almond, white chocolate and a scoop of refreshing strawberry sorbet was a lovely counterpoint. I would also be remiss to not give a shout out to the on-site DJ spinning at Olive & Ivy, helping create a truly electric and exciting atmosphere. Here, wining, dining and craft cocktailing “is” the night out and the copious tables of large parties—interspersed with those clearly out for a fun-filled
“date night”—was a testament that this is a weekend night destination—not just a starting point.] FRC: At The Henry, menu standouts include the Quinoa Breakfast Burrito, Little Gem & Asparagus Caesar, Korean Style Skirt Steak, Skuna Bay Salmon, Short Rib Pot Stickers and Salted Caramel Rolls. The extensive coffee menu showcases the restaurant’s signature Forster & Burnett Coffee blend, with featured coffee drinks including the Go North and their famous Cold Brew. [MK Edit: My brunch service at The Henry also exceeded expectations. Despite the fact that the space is large, it’s uniquely styled to have a residential feel—as if you’ve entered someone’s personal home. The effect is quite powerful and unexpected in the best possible way. Charming old-fashioned touches are weaved all throughout, so do take the time to take a visual tour of the entire space for which it’s clear much time and effort was spent. Be sure to start with a Custom Bloody Mary from the cart wheeling to-and-fro. Pick your vodka iteration (horseradish and dill my choice) and your accoutrement (pickles, peppers, bacon, and celery, among others) it’s created and tendered tableside. Also, don’t let the fact that this is a “casual” eatery fool you, as the fare is primed to impress. Unique among their offerings is the Smoked Norwegian Salmon with the loxesque salmon, itself, used as a wrap around a crisped potato hash brown. Fairly rich, the dollop of crème fraîche is an apt foil as
Mediterranean fare. Olive & Ivy is a living example of our goal with each concept: to deliver a sense of culture through food, setting, and service to provide guests with extraordinary dining experiences. We also know that, to be successful, restaurants should have a personality and tell a story. If guests at The Henry experience this, then the value the team provides during their time dining is so much greater. The Henry was designed to be a community space used for much more than a typical restaurant—to feel warm and welcoming from every ingredient on the menu to the fabric on the curtains to the bookshelf display to all the natural lighting. The Henry is billed as “The Best Neighborhood Restaurant,” so it better feel like that to guests when they walk through the doors. Q: What might people NOT know about the restaurant but should?
are the sprigs of fresh arugula sprinkled atop. I also adored the Short Rib Pot stickers and appreciated the traditional pan-fried preparation versus deep fried as well as the clever use of well-rendered short rib instead of ground pork. Served with toasted white and black sesame seeds, Mizuna Japanese mustard greens, and ponzu, this is a worthy appy. For a sweet and sassy side, I highly recommend the Brûléed Pink Grapefruit—a simple yet ever-tasty approach to “a side of fruit” that I have sworn to replicate at home. If dessert is indelibly in your sights, I recommend the Warm Croissant Bread Pudding. Arriving in a mini All-Clad cast iron skillet, the warm and dutifully moist bread pudding with toasted pecans is topped with a full layer of golden, whiskey-soaked raisins and a dollop of dense caramel ice cream. It’s a filling finish, so save room for it!] Q: What are some of the imminent goals for these two restaurants? FRC: For the near future, a top priority will be introducing The Henry to Dallas diners and making sure the winter opening goes smoothly. Also, in the near-term at Olive & Ivy, the team is working on a seasonal menu change for fall, in addition to elevating the wine program even further. Expect in-house sommeliers and a Wine of the Month program similar to the popular #RyansWines at The Henry (a wine from the reserve list is featured each month by the glass). Q: Having realized so much success already, how will these eateries elevate their image even further? FRC: Every restaurant should tell a story. Our vision for Olive & Ivy is to be more than just a Mediterranean bistro—it’s more about creating a place where friends can share a few stolen moments together while sipping on sangria and enjoying October 2018
FRC: Olive & Ivy is a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winner for ten consecutive years. The large cellar room holds more than 2,000 bottles of wine. And, to ensure the best quality, reds are stored at 58 degrees while whites are stored at 48. Also, guests can win a gift card to The Henry by posting a picture in front of the arrow (which hangs directly on the restaurant’s exterior pointing toward the front door) on social media with the hashtag #FollowTheArrow. The Henry will also send a matching donation to a local charity in the neighborhood. One winner is chosen every Monday. Eating at these and certainly other FRC locales is far more than just grabbing a bite to eat. It’s a truly immersive experience where patrons come to linger, decompress, indulge and delight in a warm hug of hospitality that’s remarkably all-encompassing.
ABOUT AUTHOR As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern is an internationally regarded consumer product trends expert and hospitality industry voice of authority—a travel, dining, leisure and lifestyle expert who spotlights noteworthy marketplace innovations, change makers, movers and shakers. She reports on exemplary travel destinations and experiences, extraordinary events and newsworthy products and services across all categories. Reach her online at www. TheLuxeList.com, on Twitter at www.Twitter. com/LuxeListEditor, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList and on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/ LuxeListReviews.
CALENDAR October 1st - 8th, 2018 Fleet Week San Francisco – Marina Green, San Francisco, CA. Join the crowds that come out to the waterfront every year for SF's Fleet Week to be wowed by the Blue Angels roaring by in formation just overhead. The Blue Angels will perform on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Festivities will kick off with the Parade of Ships and throughout the week you can watch airshow practices and tour military ships as well.
October 6th, 2018 UFC 229 - Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs. Conor McGregor – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV. The biggest fight of 2018 will take place at T-Mobile Arena as “The Notorious” Conor McGregor returns in an attempt to retake the UFC lightweight title from the hands of unbeaten champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229.
October 10th, 2018 NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Golden State Warriors – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV. Get a jump on the NBA season as the Los Angeles Lakers take on the champion Golden State Warriors October 10 at the T-Mobile Arena. The preseason exhibition game could be an early chance to see LeBron James as a Laker.
October 11th - 14th, 2018 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show – Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, CA. The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show is the oldest continuously operating international art and antiques show on the West Coast. The Show features approximately sixty dealers from across North America and Europe, offering for sale an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts from around the world representing all styles and periods.
October 13th, 2018
October 18th - 20th, 2018 Autumn Lights Festival – Gardens of Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA. The Festival is a unique Oakland tradition, a huge art and light event! It’s a community gathering held within the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Lakeside Park. The Festival is a fundraiser for these beautiful, free public gardens, which are truly the “Green Heart of Oakland.” Local artists create gigantic and small works of art using light.
Wine & Food Experience – Las Vegas Festival Grounds, Las Vegas, NV. This savory culinary exploration showcases the best food, wine, beer and spirits from local and national chefs and mixologists. Plus, guests can explore the ultimate Martha Stewart Experience featuring the lifestyle leader’s newest products and The Grateful House interactive demonstrations and entertainment.
October 20th - 21st, 2018 Women’s Expo – Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA. While you relax and rejuvenate, explore a new interest, purchase a great find, connect with inspiring Keynote Speakers and re-ignite your inner you. Hundreds of Shopping Pavilions, perfect for unique holiday gift Ideas for every member of your family - and that all important "You". Indulge yourself with the very best in shopping, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics and travel. Spend a relaxing day being pampered with spa treatments, massages and retail therapy.
October 25th - 28th, 2018 The Other Art Fair – Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA. Following a successful launch in Los Angeles in March 2018 at the Majestic Downtown, The Other Art Fair is thrilled to make its October 2018
Westside debut October 25-28, 2018. Presented by the world's leading online art gallery Saatchi Art, the Fair showcases work by 100 talented emerging artists, each handpicked by a Selection Committee of art world experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with the confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience.
October 26th - 28th, 2018 Los Angeles Comic Con – Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.
October 27th, 2018 Christina Aguilera – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV. The ever-popular Christina Aguilera is taking her tour on a road trip for her first tour since 2008. Her tour titled "Liberation Tour" will feature a lot of her popular hits along with songs from her new album "Liberation" This an opportunity in Las Vegas you won't want to miss.
This event showcases products like first and only large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention, the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture, partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira Mistress of the Dark, over 600 diverse artists and vendors, selling exclusive, rare and limited editions of comics, collectibles, art & toys.
LUXURY REAL ESTATE PANEL AREAA Las Vegas, hosted a luxury real estate panel at the beautiful Ascaya community. Guests enjoyed captivating views, wine and hors-dâ€™oeuvres. Speakers included Ivan Sher with The Ivan Sher Group, Zar Zanganeh host of Star Properties, Craig Hogan with Coldwell Bank, Randy Char National AREAA President, Shane Nguyen AREAA Las Vegas President, and Darin Marques with Ascaya.
Ascaya, Henderson, NV August 29th, 2018 Photo credit Ash Photography
SOCIAL | EVENTS
MISS RUSSIAN SAN DIEGO 2018 Non-profit organization Gorozhanka held its annual award ceremony & banquet. Award winners included, 1st place Ksenya Anikushina, 2nd place Katrina Sheremet, and 3rd place Daryana Mikhnyuk. Miss Russian San Diego aims to inspire young Russian women to realize that through the expression of their humanitarian and philanthropic hearts, and their initiative to succeed, they can make a valuable contribution to the community. A part of the proceeds from sponsors were donated to help women suffering from breast cancer.
Escondido Center for Performing Arts, San Diego, CA September 16, 2018 Photo courtesy of Gorozhanka
REAL ESTATE | MARKET TRENDS
Battle of The Bounds Meet the A-Players in the real estate race to make Las Vegas great- again and again! Written by Iris Tsui As with any throw down be it Iron Man vs Hulk, Foreman vs Ali, or the Washington Capitals vs the Vegas Golden Knights, there’s nothing like the thrill of watching two contenders match strength and strategy to victory. Today, we inaugurate a new kind of duel. ROUND 1: HENDERSON VS. SUMMERLIN Introducing first, in the Southern corner, covering over 100 square miles and occupying 12 affluent zip codes, Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the great City of Henderson. On the other side, reigning in at 35 square miles and covering 5 zip codes, this mountain range lined district runs 11 miles north to south. I give you the Master Planned Community, Summerlin, Nevada. With palm tree lined streets, accessible freeways, and exploding property demand, from the outside, it can be difficult to tell the two premier real estate havens apart. High Rise Life takes a closer look
at each territory to celebrate and compare their unique charms. HENDERSON Between the two, Henderson was born first. In 1953, Henderson became an incorporated city within Greater Las Vegas and met its first mayor, Dr. Jim French. Starting with only 7,400 residents at the time, Henderson has now become home to over 300,000 people. For those living and traveling to this “oasis in the desert” as Henderson’s Mayor Debra March calls it, the convenience of having the Strip minutes away is one of the many perks to enjoy. For our frequent flyer readers, Henderson boasts not one but two nearby airports: Las Vegas McCarran Airport and Henderson Executive Airport. It is also a hub for students and faculty. Education is one of the main arteries for the southern territory which is home to 2 state colleges, 9 private educational institutions and 10 technical colleges. www.HighRiseLife.com
With no corporate or personal income tax, notable businesses can also be found here including Ocean Spray, Good Humor-Breyer, Toyota Financial, and Levi-Strauss & Company. In addition to this already thriving community, “the Raiders stadium, their practice facility in Henderson, Union Village, and co-operative work spaces in Water Street District, just to name a few projects, will all cause surrounding housing to enjoy an injection of sales energy,” says Las Vegas Realtor Paul Benedict.
The City of Henderson estimates that the population will surge to 389,000 by 2035. With the economic uptrend, commercial and residential visitors alike are taking advantage of the resale neighborhoods. Simultaneously, commercial projects and developments continue to sprout and expand the city’s population and investor interest. Henderson has also been awarded a spot-on Money Magazine’s list this year which recognized the “Top 50 Best Places to Live in America.”
As of September, single family residences make up 86% of Henderson’s housing market. Below is a zoom in on a luxury zip code in Henderson: 89052
Henderson Zip Code Spotlight:
Listings over $750,000:
Days on Market:
Highest Priced Listing:
% of LV Real Estate
Highest Priced Communities
(Average Listing: $6.5 million)
The Ridges (Average Listing: $1.6 million)
*All Statistics as of Sep 1, 2018 as recorded on GLVAR.
SUMMERLIN Contrary to internet sources, Summerlin is not a city or a municipality. Rather it is a large master plan community. Summerlin spans over 22,500 acres from Las Vegas’ north to south boundaries. End to end, it’s about 11 miles. Born in 1988, Summerlin is a millennial. The master plan community was announced and named after Jean Amelia Summerlin, the grandmother of billionaire land developer and movie legend, Howard Hughes. Hughes, an acclaimed visionary and conservationist placed a 5,000-plus acre buffer zone along Red Rock Canyon with the intention of protecting the wildlife and Las Vegas’ natural desert landscape.
A hot market is not the only thing that Summerlin is sporting. The T-Mobile Arena ice rink is still on fire, since the Las Vegas Golden Knights scorched last season having made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in their first year as an expansion team. While the hockey stage and stadium on the Strip seats 17,500 people, visiting the practice arena is a way to get even closer to the game. Nestled in the mini metropolis of Downtown Summerlin is the official Golden Knights practice rink. Today, they boast a new academy for children allowing youth skaters and families to get in some ice time and expectedly, come together in anticipation for another stellar season. The opening game is on October 4th at the T-Mobile Arena.
“Summerlin is just 15 minutes away from the action on Las Vegas Boulevard, yet feels a world away in terms of the intimacy and serenity,” notes Randy Char, President of Char Luxury Real Estate. He continues, “The success of Summerlin is more than just pretty construction. It’s a sense of home and vibrancy that never existed before.”
In addition to the Hockey scene, Downtown Summerlin will soon welcome the highly-anticipated ballpark for the Las Vegas 51s, brought to you by the Howard Hughes Corporation. Due to open in 2019, the ballpark is estimated to cost a cool $150 million and will be able to hold 10,000 spectators. The Downtown Summerlin area is a recognizable hub for shopping, dining, and recreational activity. Though with new facilities and commercial expansion across the northwest parts of Las Vegas, most of Summerlin has become a thriving place of business. Today, there are more than 22,000 employees. Offices that take up the high-priced zip codes include Wyndham Vacation, Life Time Athletic, and Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute. “There’s something for
everyone here, and that in and of itself is spectacular,” says Randy Char, President of Char Luxury Real Estate. For those interested in calling Summerlin their home, single family residences make up 78% of Summerlin’s total housing inventory since September. Below is a spotlight on Las Vegas’ highest priced zip code: 89135. Summerlin Zip Code Spotlight:
Listings over $750,000:
Days on Market:
Highest Priced Listing:
CONCLUSION For years, the debate about whether one should live in Henderson or Summerlin has been spritely argued by locals and visitors alike. Yet contending to rule which is better is like choosing between the iPhone or the Android. After all, both Henderson and Summerlin possess strong communities and flourishing developments to support sustainable long-term growth. Take the time to consult with a real estate professional to understand which area suits you best. Whatever it is that brings you to this fascinating city, we invite you to stay a while and play. The water is fine. NEXT MONTH’S SNEAK PEEK: The Strip Versus Downtown
ABOUT IRIS TSUI Iris is a Las Vegas based Realtor and Writer, with a childlike passion for stories and a great respect for the world we all live in. Instagram: IrisTsuiRealty email@example.com We want to hear from you, High Rise readers! Henderson or Summerlin? #HighRiseLife
BUSINESS | NEWS
Las Vegas Ballpark conceptual rendering - Photos courtesy The Howard Hughes Corporation ®
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Announces Oakland A’s As New Major League Affiliate Of The Las Vegas 51s ® The Howard Hughes Corporation®, owner of the Las Vegas51s®, announced today a two-year Player Development Contract (PDC) between the Las Vegas 51s and the Oakland A's.
The Las Vegas 51s, the city's professional Triple-A baseball team and a member of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), will begin the 2019 season in their new stadium the Las Vegas Ballpark, which is currently under construction in Downtown Summerlin速. "This announcement marks yet another significant new chapter in our development of Downtown Summerlin into a dynamic sports and entertainment destination," said David R. Weinreb, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation. "Upon completion of the Las Vegas Ballpark, fans will have the opportunity to enjoy America's favorite pastime in a new state-of-the-art stadium with a new Major League affiliation, all in a vibrant walkable environment." "The significance of today's announcement is another huge win for Southern Nevada baseball fans and the Las Vegas community in general," said Kevin T. Orrock, President, Summerlin速, The Howard Hughes Corporation. "We could not be prouder of what we are creating in Downtown Summerlin, and today's announcement adds yet another exciting element to the growing sports legacy of our city and our community." In recent years, professional sports have dominated the headlines in Southern Nevada for many reasons, to which Summerlin is no exception. The new Las Vegas Ballpark, which is under construction adjacent to the City National Arena, the practice facility of the Vegas Golden Knights, is creating a true sports destination in the heart of the community and acting as a catalyst for further development.
"It is an incredibly exciting time to partner with the Las Vegas 51s," said Athletics Executive VP of Baseball Operations Billy Beane. "Their ownership group is committed to providing a first-class environment for our players, which includes the grand opening of the Las Vegas Ballpark for the inaugural season of our affiliation. We're looking forward to working closely with Don Logan and his staff as we all work towards putting a championship club on the field." Downtown Summerlin is at the forefront of a vital urban development serving the entire Las Vegas Valley. Building the Las Vegas Ballpark in the heart of Downtown Summerlin is symbolic of the focus that The Howard Hughes Corporation has placed on creating memorable experiences and making entertainment and culture a central component of its communities. "We are excited to have the Oakland A's as our new Major League affiliate," 51s President/COO Don Logan said. "The A's have enjoyed great success at the Triple-A level with their minor league system, which has been second to none. This will be a great situation for our fans to watch top prospects in the A's system, as well as players on Major League rehabilitation assignments to showcase their talents in the Las Vegas Ballpark."
For more information about the Las Vegas51s速, please visit www.milb.com/las-vegas. For additional information about The Howard Hughes Corporation速, please visit www.howardhughes.com.
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ALLURE LAS VEGAS 200 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
PALMS PLACE 4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
SKY LAS VEGAS 2700 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
TURNBERRY PLACE 2747 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
WALDORF ASTORIA LAS VEGAS 3750 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89158
PANORAMA TOWERS 4525 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103
SOHO LOFTS 900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101
TURNBERRY TOWERS 222 Karen Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109
METROPOLIS 360 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
PARK HOUSE 8925 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89147
THE MARTIN 4471 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103
VDARA 2600 W Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89158
MGM SIGNATURE 145 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109
PARK TOWERS 1 Hughes Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89169
THE OGDEN 150 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101
VEER TOWERS 3722 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
NEWPORT LOFTS 200 Hoover Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
PLATINUM 211 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
ONE LAS VEGAS 8255 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89123
TRUMP LAS VEGAS 2000 Fashion Show Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109
ONE QUEENSRIDGE PLACE 9103 Alta Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145
REGENCY TOWERS 3111 Bel Air Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109
JUHL LAS VEGAS 353 E Bonneville Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
LOFT 5 2715 W Pebble Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89123
AQUA 388 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
INTERNATIONAL TOWER 700 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
QUEENS SURF 1750 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
THE SOVEREIGN 360 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
COOPER ARMS 455 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
LAFAYETTE BUILDING 140 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
THE ROYAL PALMS 100 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
HARBOR PLACE TOWER 525 East Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
THE VERSAILLES 2601 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803
OCEAN CLUB 1310 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
THE ROYAL PALMS 100 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
1100 WILSHIRE 1100 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
METROPOLIS CONDOS 899 Francisco Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
THE CENTURY 1 Century Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90067
WESTVIEW TOWERS 1155 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
BUNKER HILL TOWER 800 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
RITZ-CARLTON 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015
THE MERCURY 3810 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005
WILSHIRE REGENT 10501 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
EASTERN COLUMBIA LOFTS 849 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014
SIERRA TOWERS 9255 Doheny Road, Los Angeles, CA 90069
THE REMINGTON 10727 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
EVO CONDOS 1155 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015
SKYLOFTS 801 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017
THE WILSHIRE COMSTOCK THE LINE LOFTS 865 Comstock Avenue, 1737 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Los Angeles, CA 90028
LOS FELIZ TOWERS 4411 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Feliz, CA 90027
TEN50 CONDOS 1050 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015
W HOLLYWOOD 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
CROWN TOWERS 10701 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
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ACQUA VISTA CONDOS 425 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101
THE GRANDE 1199 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
THE MARK 800 The Mark Lane, San Diego, CA 92101
RENAISSANCE 645 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
BAYSIDE AT THE EMBARCADERO
1325 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
HARBOR CLUB 100-200 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
MERIDIAN 700 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
TREO 1240 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
CITYFRONT TERRACE 500 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
HORIZONS 555 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
THE METROPOLITAN 165 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
SMART CORNER 1080 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
DISCOVERY AT CORTEZ HILL ICON 850 Beech Street, 321 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego, CA 92101
PARK PLACE 700 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
ELECTRA 700 W E Street, San Diego, CA 92101
LA VITA 300 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101
PINNACLE TOWER 550 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
829 FOLSOM 829 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
ARTERRA CONDOS 300 Berry Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
ONE MISSION BAY Channel St. & 3rd St. San Francisco, CA 94158
THE BRANNAN 219-239 Branna Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
170 OFF THIRD 170 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
BAYCREST TOWERS 201 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
ONE RINCON HILL 425 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
THE HAMILTON 631 Ofarrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
333 BUSH STREET CONDOS 300 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
BLANC CONDOS 1080 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
RITZ CARLTON RESIDENCES
690 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
THE HARRISON 401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
2006 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
BRIDGEVIEW 400 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
ROCKWELL CONDOS 1688 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
THE HAYES 55 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
69 CLEMENTINA 69 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
LUMINA CONDOS 201 Folsom, San Francisco, CA 94105
SOMA GRAND CONDOS 1160 Mision Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
THE SUMMIT 999 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
888 SEVENTH STREET 888 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
ST. REGIS RESIDENCIES 188 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
THE WATERMARK 501 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
ARDEN CONDOS 738 Long Bridge Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
WASHINGTON TOWER 611 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
360 RESIDENCES 360 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
MONTEBELLO CONDOS 20488 Stevens Creek, Cupertino, CA 95014
PASEO PLAZA & VILLAS 130 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112
PLANT 51 88 Bush St. San Jose, CA 95126
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ONYX CONDOS 912 Campisi Way, Campbell, CA 95008
RYLAND MEWS 400 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112
PARK TOWNSEND 46 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110
38 North Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95110
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