SOURCE: The Hoffman Company

The Hoffman Company

February 11, 2015 12:18 ET

The Hoffman Company Brokers Sale of 344 Lots on 127 Acres for $12.5 Million at Lake Las Vegas

RY Properties and Partners to Develop Three Communities on Former Golf Course Site as Master-Planned Community Sees Resurgence

HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2015) - The Hoffman Company announced it has closed the sale of 344 partially improved lots on 127 acres at the former site of The Falls Golf Course within Lake Las Vegas, a 3,600-acre residential and recreational community surrounding a 320-acre freshwater lake in Henderson. Alhambra, Calif.-based developer RY Properties with their investors purchased the lots for $12.5 million. The transaction is another indication that Lake Las Vegas, which emerged from bankruptcy in 2010, is poised for resurgence.

"The land business has similarities to the Buddhist philosophy of birth, death and rebirth, and there is no place where this is more clear than Lake Las Vegas," said Aman Lal, a broker for The Hoffman Company who closed the sale. "This investment demonstrates investors' confidence in the rebirth of Lake Las Vegas. Seasoned real estate investors are placing large bets on the future of Lake Las Vegas and its return to prominence."

In a sign of Las Vegas's continuing recovery, The Hoffman Company closed 46 transactions totaling $105 million in the Las Vegas area in 2014, including a 42-acre sale in Inspirada, a new master-planned community in Henderson, to Pardee Homes.

Kimberly Yu of RY Properties indicated that they plan to develop three communities at Lake Las Vegas with homes of various types, sizes and price levels in The Falls: Verona with 127 lots; Serrano with 105 lots; and Providence with 112 lots, many of which have spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip, Lake Las Vegas and Lake Mead. Improvement plans and final maps have been approved, and the lots have been rough graded. Verona and Serrano have water, sewer, roadways, curbs, gutters and streetlights, and Providence has water and sewer.

The company plans to convert some "split-level" lots into single-level estate lots catering to retirees and empty nesters. The purchase also includes 55 undevelopable lots in two open-space parcels. The former golf course will be open to residents for recreational use, and former golf cart paths have been turned into walking trails.

"RY Properties is excited about having three entry points into the new-home market as Las Vegas continues its recovery," Lal said.

The 344 lots originally were purchased by a regional homebuilder that spent tens of millions of dollars on grading and development in the mid-2000s before losing the property in the recession. Development at Lake Las Vegas, which consists of a total of over 4,000 lots, is overseen by Raintree Group, an investment firm for billionaire investor John Paulsen.

About The Hoffman Company
The Hoffman Company was founded in 1978, pioneering modern land sales throughout California. Since that time our firm continues to grow, adapt and perfect land sales drawing from our 35 years of experience. As we move through our third decade in business our commitment to serving the needs of homebuilders and land developers throughout California has become even stronger. When you have an asset as valuable as land, it pays to work with California's most experienced land brokerage firm. www.hoffmanland.com