Best Piece of Real Estate

Casa de Shenandoah


With apologies to Liberace’s former 15,000-square-foot home near UNLV, available for a mere $529,000 (cash), there’s only one piece of Vegas property that includes a suitable penguin habitat: 6629 S. Pecos Road, formerly Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah. The property was valued in bankruptcy papers at $50.8 million—though the owners picked up the property in 2010 for $19.5 million. Which is a steal for a property that nets you 40 acres with a 7,000-square-foot mansion, six guest homes, an airplane hangar, a classic-car garage (vintage cars not included), swan ponds, and stables for more than 50 horses that include arenas, trainers quarters and separate wash bays. It’s currently in the hands of CSD, LLC, which could put the property up or move forward with the long-awaited plan to turn the Casa into a Graceland West for Mr. Las Vegas, who will be able to visit after hoofing it over from his new $3 million mansion just a couple of miles away.

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Jason Strauss


Jason Strauss

The tastemaker and nightlife impresario is a partner of Tao Group, a leading restaurant and nightlife company that develops, owns and operates numerous high-profile food and beverage facilities nationwide, including Tao, Lavo and Marquee. Along with his partners, Strauss was named Hospitality Operator of the Year by Nightclub & Bar in 2006, and their work with Marquee has been profiled as a case study by Harvard Business School.



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