Financing issues postpone Las Vegas Dream Resort project

By Sebastian Obando | Construction Dive

Dive Brief:

  • Shopoff Realty Investments has paused construction on its approximately $550 million Las Vegas Dream Resort due to construction financing issues, said Bill Shopoff, its president and CEO, in an email to Construction Dive.
  • “We have temporarily paused work on the Dream Las Vegas site while we work to finalize and close the construction financing,” said Shopoff. “This is anticipated to occur in the near future, as we are in active discussions with our lenders to finalize terms.”
  • Shopoff said as soon as the financing is in place, the project’s construction will be restarted. McCarthy Building Cos., the lead contractor on the project, filed a lien notice March 10, saying that almost $40.2 million for performed work has not yet been paid, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Dive Insight:

The delay follows warnings from construction industry experts on growing concerns around financing, especially following the closures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank a few weeks ago. 

Contractors can expect tightening and some tension from small and regional banks, said Greg Ross, industry managing partner at Grant Thornton, a Chicago-based accounting firm. Those bank failures and subsequent turbulence throughout the banking system may trigger recession during the second half of 2023, according to Fannie Mae.

Shopoff said the company has “every intention to complete this project as planned.” The hotel and casino venue was originally scheduled to open in 2024.


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