Vegas needs its leaders to dream and talk big again. The foundation of our success lies within the characters that define this place.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 6, 2009 -
Possibly, Sin City is the craziest place on Planet Earth. A city hard hit by the economic crisis, yet is starting to show signs of life - even if that life is - 'Zombie-like'. "Hey everyone, we're Las Vegas, always have been, and we know that you can't resist coming to experience your fantasies with us."
Is Vegas possibly a place that is whacked out enough to survive a global recession? How about the end of the world? Enter Celebrity Real Estate Agent Aaron Auxier, one of Vegas' many colorful luminaries. Known as 'Hollywood's Connection to Vegas', Auxier practices what he calls 'Realtainment'- a hybrid career/hobby that is part luxury real estate, part entertainment. During his career, Aaron has met respected dignitaries, comedians, CEOs, athletes, actors/actresses, and inspirational leaders.
Growing up in Los Angeles as a student of acting, Auxier has carved out a niche for himself as the media's go-to-guy for the latest Vegas buzz. Just last week, it was Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and CBS News.
"My broker Florence Shapiro was the listing agent on the property that the media calls Neverland 2," says Auxier. "The tabloids have been trying to call regarding a showing she gave Mr. Jackson, his children, and his Realtor."
Shapiro & Sher Group is known for representing the sales of many of Vegas' most storied properties. From penthouse condominiums where people wish that walls could talk to custom estates once owned by historical figures, the group holds nearly 50 years of broker experience in the world of Vegas' glitziest real estate. Including record-setting sales in communities such as The Ridges in Summerlin, The Harmon Residences, and Southern Highlands, the boutique group works primarily with an inner circle of clientele.
After a brief media hiatus, and after reading an article by local journalist Steve Friess (that said many of Vegas' dignitaries had stopped having the courage that made the city so great), Auxier knew it was time to start talking again. "Vegas is the best city on Earth. I'm hopeful that our leaders are thinking outside the box," he says. "People need a dash of magic in their lives and we offer that."
Auxier is particularly excited about the prospect of the media beginning to open up in regards to reporting some of the intangibles that have not been reported. After three years of trying to discuss these issues with the media, he says that a local news network has asked him to help put together a story about the impact of the 1980 MGM fire and how it affected construction costs, the differences between condotels and residential condominiums, why developers are hesitant to sacrifice their prime Strip land for true residential condos, and more. He says the factors are rarely reported, and it should be interesting to see how they affect the market once realized.
Most notably, Auxier points out that while the media has made it sound like that there were tens of thousands of high-rise condos built or cancelled, most of the projects were never real to begin with. Shockingly, there are just approximately 1,300 pure residential condominiums with direct Strip locations - Veer Towers, Sky Las Vegas, and Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter.
From interviews about Jacko to colorfully standing up for a city he loves, it sounds like Auxier has his hands full. He's happy that he has decided to return to the media. "Vegas needs its leaders to dream and talk big again. The foundation of our success lies within the characters that define this place."
Auxier reveals that he is in talks regarding a 'one of a kind' television show and that he finds it funny people would gossip about a real estate agent's dating life. Recently, rumors circulated that Auxier had been seen around town dating a Hollywood actress.
Those wanting to keep up to date with his everyday life can check out his Aaron Auxier Facebook Profile. In addition to photos of high-profile properties, Auxier shares daily updates as well as encouraging thoughts on an enlightened (and zombie-free) approach to life. Including the tagline "A mind inspired by Steve Jobs, Howard Hughes, & Walt Disney."
And as far as the 'Hollywood Actress'? The 35-year-old bachelor grins, "It just isn't true. I'm all about business. Dating actresses can happen later."
Media can request interviews with Aaron Auxier by visiting his website http://www.PrivatelyLasVegas.com
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