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Caesars purchasing Centaur Holdings, adding 2 Indiana gambling establishments

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L.E. Baskow One of the numerous sculptured angels about the outside of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017|4:14 p.m.

New York City– Gambling establishment giant Caesars Home entertainment says it is buying gambling establishment and gaming business Centaur Holdings, obtaining new properties in Indiana.

Las Vegas-based Caesars stated Thursday it’s paying $1.7 billion in money for Centaur.

With the acquisition, Caesars will add two Indiana properties: Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson and the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville. The homes use slots and electronic table video games, in addition to live and simulcast horse racing.

Caesars called central Indiana an appealing area for investment due to the fact that of its solid economy and since it’s not filled with gambling establishments.

Centaur, based in Indianapolis, serves more than 6.5 million guests each year throughout its residential or commercial properties.

Caesars operates 47 gambling establishments in 13 U.S. states and five countries. Its operating system emerged last month from more than 2 years of personal bankruptcy.

CRE Capital Markets RoundUp: VICI Properties Finishes $1.6 Billion Refi of Caesars Palace

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Newly developed REIT VICI Properties Inc., formed out of the bankruptcy restructuring of Caesar’s Home entertainment, has actually finished a $1.6 billion refinancing of its flagship property – Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & & Co. and Barclays Bank were the lending institutions. The loan carries a fixed interest of 4.36% and has actually been folded into a new CMBS offering (Caesars Palace Las Vegas Trust 2017-VICI.)

VICI gathers a yearly base rent of $165 million over the preliminary seven years of the Caesar’s lease term. Net cash flow for the home is estimated to $231.5 million, according to Kroll Bond Ranking Firm (KBRA), which ranked the CMBS offering.

MBA Projections Raised Commercial/Multifamily Originations from 2017 to Continue in 2018

The Home Mortgage Bankers Assn. (MBA) jobs industrial and multifamily mortgage originations will end the year at $515 billion, up 5% from the 2016 volumes, and it expects volumes to stay at roughly that level in 2018.

MBA forecasts mortgage originations of multifamily mortgages alone to be $235 billion in 2017, with overall multifamily financing at $271 billion. After strong development in 2017, multifamily loaning is expected to moderate somewhat in 2018, according to the MBA.

“Business and multifamily markets remain strong, even as lots of growth measures are showing a bit of a downshift,” stated Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s vice president of commercial real estate research. “Property worths are up 6% through the first 8 months of this year. Despite a decline in home sales transactions, commercial and multifamily home loan originations were 15% higher throughout the very first half of this year than a year previously. We expect stable residential or commercial property markets and strong capital accessibility to continue to support home loan borrowing and loaning in 2018.”

Commercial/multifamily home loan debt exceptional is anticipated to continue to grow in 2017, ending the year approximately 6% higher than at the end of 2016.

CMBS Financing Completed for SL Green, RXR’s Worldwide Plaza Purchase

Goldman Sachs Home Mortgage Co. and German American Capital Corp. completed a $705 million CMBS offering backing SL Green and RXR’s purchase of a combined 48.7% interest in One Worldwide Plaza at 825 Eighth Ave. in Midtown Manhattan. New York City REIT, the seller, kept controlling interest in the property.

Worldwide Plaza Trust 2017-WWP is backed by the customer’s interest in the 1.8 million-square-foot, 47-story Class An office building. The property is 98.4% rented and has actually functioned as the headquarters for the law practice Cravath Swaine & & Moore given that 1997 and as the North American head office for Nomura Holdings given that 2012, according to S&P Global Ratings, which rated the offering.

Its present base rent for workplace occupants is $65.60 per square foot as determined by S&P Global Scores. In comparison, its West Side office submarket has a Class A workplace vacancy rate of 7.7%, and gross asking rent was $82.28 per square foot since second-quarter 2017.

The home loan is steeply leveraged with a 91.5% loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, based on S&P’s appraisal. The LTV ratio based on the appraiser’s valuation is 54%. S&P’s estimate of long-term sustainable value is 41.1% lower than the appraiser’s evaluation. The mortgage is interest just for its entire 10-year term.

In addition to the first home loan debt, there is additional financial obligation through 3 mezzanine loans totaling $260 million.

Ashford Trust Finishes Refinancing of 17-Hotel Portfolio

Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (NYSE: AHT )re-financed a mortgage loan with an existing outstanding balance totaling $413 million that had came due in December 2021. The new loan totals $427 million and is anticipated to lead to annual interest cost savings of $9.8 million.

The loan is secured by seventeen hotels: Courtyard Alpharetta, Yard Bloomington, Courtyard Crystal City, Courtyard Foothill Cattle Ranch, Embassy Suites Austin, Embassy Suites Dallas, Embassy Suites Houston, Embassy Suites Las Vegas, Embassy Suites Palm Beach, Hampton Inn Evansville, Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville, Hilton Nassau Bay, Hilton St. Petersburg, Home Inn Evansville, Home Inn Falls Church, House Inn San Diego and Sheraton Indianapolis.

“The early execution of this refinancing offered us with an appealing opportunity to resolve a future maturity in addition to accomplish substantial savings in annual interest payments,” said Douglas A. Kessler, Ashford Trust’s president and CEO. “When integrated with our other refinancings and chosen redemptions finished this year, we anticipate to understand yearly savings of approximately $13.7 million.”

CalPERS Broadens Relationship with Canyon Partners Property

The California Public Worker’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has designated $350 million of new capital to Canyon Partners Real Estate’s Canyon Catalyst Fund (CCF) through its realty emerging supervisor program.

CCF presently invests in workplace, retail, commercial, multifamily and mixed-use jobs in city markets across California, with investments in 27 assets throughout the state. While remaining committed to purchasing California, CCF plans to expand its geographical focus to include the Phoenix, Seattle and Portland city locations, and also prepares to purchase the self-storage and student housing sectors.

CalPERS has partnered with five emerging supervisors consisting of Rubicon Point Partners, which, under the instructions of Ani Vartanian, has actually invested over $170 million in six office transactions in the San Francisco Bay location’s tech corridor. The other 4 financial investment supervisors dealing with CalPERS are Pacshore Partners, a Southern California-focused imaginative workplace owner-operator; Paragon Commercial Group, which specializes in neighborhood-serving retail; Sack Properties, a statewide multi-family manager; and most recently, BKM Capital Partners, which targets multi-tenant commercial financial investments.

CalSTRS Selects RCLCO as Investment Committee Real Estate Consultant

The California State Educators’ Retirement System Investment Committee has selected RCLCO as the committee’s new property expert. The existing agreement, held by the Townsend Group, ends in February 2018. The Townsend Group has served the financial investment committee for the previous 9 years.

“Keeping the services of specialized specialists, like RCLCO, is not only a board policy requirement, however is substantial to the efficiency of our fiduciary duties,” said investment committee chair Harry Keiley. “During the interview procedure, RCLCO satisfied upon us that they add perspectives from operators in the market, which will integrate fresh insights to future tactical and policy conversations.”

RCLCO will work for the Educators’ Retirement Board’s investment committee and with CalSTRS investment personnel to monitor and comment on the real estate portfolio efficiency and policy matters. However, they are particularly left out from recommending any private investment opportunity.

JPMorgan and NYSTRS Devote $200 Million to Donahue Schriber

Donahue Schriber Realty Group (DSRG), a privately-held REIT that owns grocery-anchored shopping centers, has actually gotten a $200 million equity investment from institutional financiers advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management and from New York City State Educators’ Retirement System (NYSTRS). Each have offered $100 million in capital.

“We will be utilizing the additional $200 million equity investment to broaden our existing portfolio throughout Coastal California and the Pacific Northwest,” said Patrick S. Donahue, chairman and CEO.

Given that 2011, J.P. Morgan Possession Management-advised financiers and NYSTRS have actually invested an overall of $650 million of growth capital with Donahue Schriber. The privately-held REIT owns and operates over $3 billion in retail shopping center possessions.

Sabal Closes Little Balance Multifamily Financial Obligation Fund

Sabal Investment Advisors LLC held a last close of its very first private capital car, the SIA Financial Obligation Opportunities Fund with overall commitments of $200 million surpassing its preliminary target of $150 million.

Led by Pat Jackson, primary investment strategist, the fund is a medium period private capital car. A core component of the fund will be to buy securitizations created by the Freddie Mac Small Balance Financing program focused solely on multifamily residential or commercial properties that are totally stabilized, senior secured, low LTV, present money streaming loans in between $1 million and $7.5 million.

The fund secured commitments from a number of institutional investors including the University of Michigan’s endowment, AZ Public Safety Worker Retirement System pension, a major Midwest hospital strategy, a Japanese insurer, a RE professional advisor who brought a big southwest public pension plan, as well as a multi-employer ERISA strategy, a Midwest family office and a NY based household workplace and advisory company.

Global Net Lease Performs $187 Million CMBS

International Net Lease Inc. closed on a new commercial mortgage-backed center yielding gross profits of $187 million. The CMBS center carries a fixed interest rate of 4.37% and a 10-year maturity in November 2027, encumbering a pool of 12 U.S.-based possessions.

GNL expects to utilize earnings to pay for $120 million exceptional under its credit facility, for general corporate purposes and preserves versatility to make future acquisitions. The CMBS center extends the business’s weighted typical financial obligation maturity from 3.1 years to 3.9 years, while likewise securing a set interest rate for the next 10 years.

Caesars Home entertainment to begin charging residents for parking

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Steve Marcus A parking payment device is revealed by the garage elevators in Caesars Palace Thursday, March 30, 2017.

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Las Vegas residents, along with all Nevadans, will now need to spend for parking at Caesars Entertainment properties on the Strip, the business announced in a news release late Friday night.

Beginning Thursday, the release specified, Nevada residents will start paying to park at Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, the Cromwell, Flamingo Las Vegas, the Linq resort and Harrah’s Las Vegas.

Parking will still be complimentary at the Rio property and at all locations for members of Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program if they are Platinum level or above.

MGM Resorts International was the very first to break the enduring Strip custom of totally free parking in 2015. By the time 2016 ended and the brand-new year started, other gambling establishment companies with resorts on the Strip, including Caesars, followed suit. By mid-year, the Cosmopolitan, and Wynn and Encore began charging for valet and self-parking.

Unlike those other companies, nevertheless, Caesars gave residents a break when it came to self-parking, until now.

In the release, Caesars executives blamed the change on those who park in their garages while not frequenting Caesars residential or commercial properties.

“We have noticed an uptick in individuals pertaining to our homes just to park,” said Richard Broome, executive vice president of public affairs and communications. “This has actually limited the availability of self-parking for our real clients– specifically throughout shows and sporting events taking place somewhere else on the Las Vegas Strip.”

The costs for parking at Caesars Entertainment properties are:

Caesars Palace, valet

1 to 4 hours: $15

4 to 24 Hr: $20

Oversized cars: $25 each day

Caesars Palace, self-park

1 to 4 hours: $10

4 to 24 hours: $12

Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, the Cromwell, Flamingo Las Vegas, the Linq resort and Harrah’s Las Vegas, self-park

As much as 60 minutes: Free

1 to 4 hours: $7.00

4 to 24 Hr: $10.00

Over 24 Hr: $10 for each additional day or portion thereof

The Linq Backlot: An extra $20 cost for extra-large automobiles

Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, the Cromwell, Flamingo Las Vegas, the Linq resort and Harrah’s Las Vegas, valet

As much as 4 hours: $13.00

4 to 24 Hr: $18.00

Over 24 Hr: $18 for each extra day or fraction thereof

Caesars execs address plans for arrive at Strip

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017|10:08 a.m.

Caesars Home entertainment executives talked development and efficiency today in their first investors conference given that the company emerged from personal bankruptcy but likewise fielded questions from analysts about service on the Strip after the Path 91 Harvest festival mass shooting.

“It’s fair to say we are very carefully optimistic about the rebound and think the tenancy rates throughout the Strip took a little hit the very first day and week,” said Caesars Entertainment President and Ceo Mark Frissora.

“But every day seems to alter and enhance. The meeting business is solid. There have been no cancellations for the year. The most significant impact has remained in Asian play. It has been less due to the fact that people in Asia are extremely considerate of the deaths that have actually occurred and think there ought to be a period of mourning.”

The question was simply among many, a lot of around financials and growth opportunities, that Caesars executives spoke about throughout the lengthy discussion.

In Las Vegas, Frissora said Caesars has a master strategy that will develop seven acres in front of Caesars Palace, as well as land it owns behind residential or commercial properties on the east side of the Strip and Koval Lane.

In addition to the land in front of Caesars Palace, the business owns about 39 acres beside the Linq and about 50 acres next to Bally’s, Paris and Planet Hollywood.

The only specific details of the strategy Frissora shared had to do with a new convention center the business is preparing to develop behind the Flamingo and Harrah’s.

“The convention center is going to be 300,000 square feet,” Frissora said. “It will be very functional; that will host small and midsize meetings. We’re not doing display space.”

In response to investors questions, other Caesars executives stated the center would cost $300 million-$350 million and need to be integrated in two years, depending upon permitting and coordination with Caesars’ new board of directors.

Frissora also stated the business is searching for new ways of broadening the business’s international footprint, licensing the brands of specific gambling establishments Caesars owns to business in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

“Our brand names are effective and desired by developers all around the world,” he stated. “We’ve never done this before.”

Caesars would get a 16-17 percent management cost from the business wanting to use the brand, Frissora said, and would also most likely hold a little equity stake in that business. In some deals, he said, Caesars would likewise receive a portion of the earnings after they passed a specific level.

Frissora also stated Caesars will be expanding by means of mergers and acquisitions as well as continuing with a South Korean task on the coast of the South China Sea that need to be finished in 2020. It is also working to develop projects in Brazil and Japan.

Caesars executives to ring Nasdaq’s opening bell

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Steve Marcus Mark Frissora, president and CEO of Caesars Home entertainment, leaves a Nevada Video gaming Control Board conference Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Grant Sawyer State Structure.

the recently rearranged company will supply a few opening remarks before ringing the bell at around 6:20 a.m. Pacific time.

In a press release announcing the event, the company said Frissora and other members of the management team will also make a presentation to analysts and investors later in the early morning.

The executives are anticipated to discuss, among other things, the business’s tactical plans and chances. In previous earnings calls, Caesars executives have talked about prepare for land the business owns along Koval Lane and on Las Vegas Boulevard in front of Caesars Palace.

Caesars arranged a breakfast in Las Vegs on Oct. 3 throughout which, inning accordance with a media invitation, Frissora and members of the Caesars Home entertainment management group would go over the “vision for development for Caesars.” Nevertheless, the company canceled the event in the aftermath of the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

Giada takes the next action with Pronto at Caesars Palace

Giada De Laurentiis and Caesars Entertainment confirmed the other day that the TV food star is opening her 2nd Las Vegas dining establishment, Pronto, at Caesars Palace in early 2018, definitely not a surprise considering reports of her expansion have actually been spreading out practically all the method back to when she opened her Giada restaurant across the street at the Cromwell three years ago.

Other food-world celebs like Gordon Ramsay and Guy Fieri currently have several dining establishments at Caesars homes, however De Laurentiis states this 2nd job was never an inevitable conclusion.

“I was asked 6 months in and stated no, I was asked a year in and stated no, I was asked 2 years in and stated I do not believe so,” she states. “Then at about the two-and-a-half-year mark, in February or March, I heard this space was coming up. And I had to do a little fighting, [because] there were other individuals in the running for that area. But I believe for me, this is the next finest step.”

The area in Caesars Palace is presently inhabited by Payard Patisserie & & Restaurant, nearby to the Party Buffet, Rao’s Las Vegas and Mr Chow. De Laurentiis likes it for her new fast-casual idea Pronto due to the fact that there’s significant convention center traffic moving through that area regularly.

“Some people have said, ‘Why Las Vegas? You already have a dining establishment there.’ Yeah, I do, however it’s a fine dining experience, and I wish to have something that’s more grab-and-go, a little more casual, where families can take their kids and they don’t need to spend a fortune, and it’s still an intro to my food,” she states.

Pronto will serve De Laurentiis’ signature California-style Italian food with breakfast, lunch and supper choices in a hassle-free format and a variety of seating choices incuding counter, bar and lounge. “The experience will still exist,” she says. “I really desire it to have an excellent flow. I want visitors to be able to plainly see exactly what it is they can purchase, where they go to order, where they pay and where they get without any guessing video games. I desire them to smell the food being prepared, the paninis prepared warm in front of them. I want them to see the gelato bar and the espresso bar, which is exactly how we have espresso in Italy, and we’ll have barrels of wine with wine on tap for our aperitivo hour.”

Pronto’s open style is being produced by Starr Design, and like Giada at the Cromwell, it will take inspiration from De Laurentiis’ own house and her household’s influence; her grandpa is the late, legendary movie manufacturer Dino De Laurentiis and film posters embellish her original Las Vegas restaurant.

“At the end of the day, I do this to release originalities and concepts. I do not want to do the very same concept over and over,” she states. “I do not want to do this dining establishment [Giada] anywhere else, and it simply does not work anywhere else. [Pronto] could operate in a great deal of locations. That’s the future. That concept can be done in a lot of places if it’s succeeded, and if it does well.”

Caesars dedicates lane to French performer Line Renaud

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John Locher/ AP French vocalist, starlet and activist Line Renaud responds as a street sign bearing her name is revealed Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. Caesars Palace honored the legendary French performer on Thursday with a street sign designating a personal lane at the hotel-casino as Line Renaud Roadway.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017|7 p.m.

French singer, actress and activist Line Renaud is joining the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in having actually a street called for her in Las Vegas.

Caesars Palace honored the famous French entertainer on Thursday with a street indication designating a personal lane at the hotel-casino as Line Renaud Roadway.

Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner says the resort wanted to “recognize Line for her career-long accomplishments in home entertainment, performing arts and AIDS advocacy in France and the United States.”

The longtime performer was credited in helping Caesars with design aspects prior to its opening in 1966. She also starred in a revue at the Dunes in the 1960s and has a star on the Walk of Stars in Las Vegas and Palm Springs.

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Las Vegas News Bureau Entertainer Line Renaud and Caesars Palace designer Jay Sarno ride a flower chariot and horse sent from the Sahara on opening day Aug. 6, 1966, in Las Vegas.

Caesars studio hopes to bring in more TV/movie productions to city

[unable to obtain full-text content] Mist drifts in the icy cold air as Amy Murray-Rolon, supervisor of Sidekick Productions, gives a trip of Caesars Entertainment Studios, the irreversible film and tv soundstage Caesars developed on a big vacant lot along Koval Road behind Bally’s Las Vegas.

Picture Dragons to perform at 4th yearly Believer Gala at Caesars Palace

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Amy Sussman/Invision/AP Envision Dragons, from left, Wayne Preaching, Dan Reynolds, Daniel Platzman and Ben McKee.

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017|2 a.m.

. At the age of 16 years old, Tyler Robinson was identified with a rare kind of cancer known as Rhabdomyosarcoma. Soon after his medical diagnosis, his older brother Jesse emailed Tyler’s favorite band, then-rising Las Vegas group Imagine Dragons, to let them know he was bringing Tyler to their performance in Provo, Utah.

“It wasn’t requesting for anything, simply letting us know that the concert suggested a lot to their household, which ‘It’s Time’ was Tyler’s tune,” recalls Think of Dragons vocalist Dan Reynolds. “They came and we dedicated the song to Tyler and found him in the audience and it was an actually special moment, extremely psychological for everybody in the room.”

Reynolds says he formed a bond with Tyler in the years following the show and stayed in touch with the Robinson household. In the spring of 2013, after being previously diagnosed cancer-free, Tyler all of a sudden slipped into a coma and passed away. The band joined with his household to create the Tyler Robinson Structure, a charity organization designed to raise cash to households handling pediatric cancer. “There are just so lots of unexpected costs in extra to medical expenses for these households, anything from an actually costly diet plan [to assist treatment] to parents needing to drop out of work to help care for their family,” says Reynolds. “The foundation has actually currently done so much amazing work and raised millions of dollars.”

The most noticeable fundraising event go back to Las Vegas on August 25 when the 4th yearly Follower Gala brings cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment consisting of Picture Dragons and comedian Joel McHale to the Palace Ballroom at Caesars Palace. Tickets and information can be found at trf.org.”The band is really hands-on with the gala in all senses,” states Reynolds. “We perform every year and reach out to different groups and pals to get them to be part of the cause, or just come and be a voice and contribute. We aim to make it an unique occasion with fantastic food and home entertainment.”

Reynolds says the gala is a guaranteed psychological experience for atrioventricular bundle, which is presently riding high with brand-new record “Evolve” on top of the Signboard Top Rock Albums chart and a big tour beginning this fall.

“It’s always the thing I look forward to the most from the year, actually a reminder of why we entered music in the very first place, to make an effect for much better in the world,” he states. “To see just how much the structure has grown is so inspiring. It’s larger than us or anything, to obtain people to come together to help families. It’s an effective thing.”