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Parkview Financial Closes $100M Loan for Conversion of Harrah’s Hotel to Mixed-Use Project in Reno

Parkview Financial announced today it has assisted, as a wholesale lender, on a $100 million loan to Reno City Center, LLC, an affiliate of Las Vegas-based CAI Investments, for the renovation and redevelopment of Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino to a mixed-use project named Reno City Center. Located at 219 N Center Street in downtown Reno, the project is planned to include 528 apartment units and more than 250,000 square feet of office and retail space. Renovation being performed by Luxe General Contracting and has commenced with completion anticipated for summer 2022. Equity was provided by Gryphon Private Wealth Management’s opportunity zone fund.

The 6.13-acre, 15-building property comprises approximately 1.4 million square feet of gross building area and includes three hotel towers with 17, 24, and 26 stories; a seven-story parking garage with additional parking area on the top of the structure; casino and sports book, convention and meeting areas; multiple restaurants and coffee shops; retail sales areas; administrative offices; back of house support areas; and maintenance and storage areas. Once the transformation is complete, the residential portion of the property will feature a rooftop pool and amenity deck, outdoor plaza and fountain, fitness center, theater room, bar and game room. The 528 rental units will feature a home office alcove, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and in-unit washer/dryer, among other upgrades. The commercial space will provide retail and office space including bars, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery store, gym and entertainment, within a park-like setting.

Reno City Center is located no more than 30 minutes from all major employers in the area, including Tesla’s Gigafactory.

“While the nation was affected by the pandemic, Reno has continued to experience remarkable demand for apartments,” said Paul Rahimian, CEO and Founder of Parkview Financial. “This metro area has all the fundamentals including an evolving economy, strong in-migration and a tight unemployment rate. Because of these factors, the demand for housing has been intense. We see this loan as a favorable opportunity to work with an experienced borrower to develop a significant project for the region.”

“The goal for this property is to offer much-needed housing, offices and services to allow companies like Tesla, Google, and many other businesses to expand their labor force in the Reno metro market. An abundant labor force is instrumental to the continued diversification of the Reno economy,” said CAI Investments, CEO Christopher Beavor.

About Parkview Financial

Parkview Financial is a direct private lender specializing in ground up commercial and residential real estate financing. Through a private real estate debt fund, we provide short-term bridge and construction loans secured by first trust deeds to developers throughout the United States. Since launching the Fund in 2015, Parkview has successfully executed in excess of $1.88 billion in financing for multifamily, retail, office, industrial and mixed-use projects with executed loans ranging from $5 million to $200 million.

With offices in Los Angeles (headquarters), Denver and Atlanta, our firm has grown exponentially since it was founded in 2009 by Paul Rahimian, its CEO. Parkview has earned an unparalleled reputation within the commercial real estate industry as one of the most respected private construction lenders in the nation. This has been accomplished through our proven ability to provide fast, creative financing solutions to borrowers who need more leverage and certainty of execution. Fortified with an experienced team of in-house experts, Parkview is able to be nimble and creative even when it comes to some of the most challenging projects.


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