Robert began his journey in the real estate industry 8 years ago by investing in residential homes and condos. Based on 3 years of successful investing, Robert was approached by friends and family to share his expertise on investing in the Las Vegas market. Robert used this opportunity to join long time friend, business partner and fellow investor, Richard Crighton at Crighton Real Estate Holdings and obtain his broker salesman license. For the past 5 years he has been assisting investors in negotiating successful real estate transactions across the greater Las Vegas Valley. He has experience in, but not limited to, residential investing, commercial real estate advising, loss mitigation, rehabilitating apartment buildings and homes, high rise transactions, creative financing (AITD, Contact of Sale, Owner Carry, etc). Robert has exercised his fundamental knowledge of loss mitigation, in combination with business acumen, to lead the charge in assisting homeowners with "Loan Modifications" far before the concept became a household name. Let me show you how hard I work for my clients! Email me a brief description about what you need and I will respond promptly.
The Rothwell Gornt Companies, Residential Home Division was founded by Masseurs Richard and Ryan Crighton. With over ten years invested in the world of real estate, business, finance and hundreds of millions of dollars in closed transactions, it is of top priority to assist the Greater Las Vegas Community the buying and selling of real estate.
Richard and Ryan Crighton.
Entering real estate at eighteen and beginning his career at Better Homes and Gardens, Richard sold $500,000.00 worth of homes in the first two weeks of work. To say he was off to a running start, would be an understatement. At nineteen, he and sixteen year old brother Ryan Crighton bough their first investment condominium and leased it out. While looking or their next property, they began to dive further into the world of creative finance and play with the idea of “All Inclusive Trust Deeds” and “Contract’s of Sale”. Richard, still nineteen, and Ryan, sixteen and still in High School, purchased four apartment buildings utilizing these creative financing methods. It took approximately eighteen months to renovate, lease out and sell the buildings and at the finish, the young investors were all the more astute. Ryan, now seventeen, had gone to summer school and graduated an entire year early in order to work full time in real estate. Richard and Ryan, twenty and seventeen, became the youngest people to open and own their own Real Estate Brokerage in Nevada.
Starting their real estate brokerage in a converted closet of a Doctor’s office, the two began to grow their company and hire like-minded individuals concentrated on the highest level of service and dedication to the world of Real Estate. After all, for the Crighton brothers, real estate is a religion.
All the while, a friend from High School was making his own rounds in the real estate world. Chris Shelton, investing in homes also called Richard and discussed investing together. Enter the formation of an unbreakable bond.
Together the three proceeded to complete the largest contiguous land assemblage in the history of Downtown Las Vegas. Richard, at twenty-three, Chris at twenty-two and Ryan at twenty, assembled eight acres, totaling fourteen different parcels, put the assemblage in escrow for approximately one year, and negotiated the right to re-zone and entitle the land. This was an especially difficult feat, especially being one of the Sellers was none other than the Attorney general of the State of Nevada.
This project was a difficult task for many reasons, the property was zoned for “industrial use” and in order to have a commercial use, required a “non-conforming zone change” and a general plan amendment. Utilizing connections and a top notch legal team, the purchasing team, along with their backers and partners, did achieve what most considered un-achievable, a non-conforming zone change to general commercial zoning with a special use permit for mixed use, an FAA approval for over six hundred feet, entitlements for High Rise towers, office space and retail space and so forth. The purchase price was 21.1 million +/- and when the property closed escrow, the value was over 46 million dollars.
One of the principal partners in the transaction was head of a billion dollar corporation concentrating on the development of income producing real estate. Armed with this new knowledge, and funding, the team now began buying, rezoning and building income producing commercial developments. At this point, what many consider to be a genius in retail development, and one of Canada’s foremost experts on the subject hears about the “boys”. He flies down to Las Vegas and proceeds to insist that a partnership be arranged and that together we build smart, work hard and grow an empire. At twenty-five, twenty-four and twenty-two, the “boys” as they are referred to, open a development company.
With hundreds of million’s of dollars in closed real estate transactions, purchasing and selling of investment properties, sale of commercial buildings, mini-storage’s, land assemblages and the development in the tens of millions of dollars worth income producing commercial developments, Richard and Ryan Crighton, along with partner Chris Shelton, continue to dedicate their lives to the greater world of real estate and the people of the Las Vegas Community.