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Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc.
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Executive
Summary
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Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (the “Company”, “LVRE”) will operate the “X” Train, a luxury passenger train, on a
330 mile route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas and will offer a compelling alternative to current travel options
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Trains Outfitted With First Class Accommodations
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Concierge Reservation Services: Pre- and post-boarding at discounted prices from hotels, restaurants, shows
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Deluxe first class cars with executive seats, multiple flat screens in each car, bar and five-star food service, smoking cars, limited card games (for hotel
credit—no gambling) , corporate suites and door-to-door hotel transfers upon arrival in Las Vegas
Non-train booking income provides supplementary growth opportunity
Procure Operating rights for passenger train service over existing Union Pacific (“UP”) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (“BNSF”)
rail systems
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LVRE to provide market rate fees to railroads to for financial incentive to give priority to LVRE trains
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LVRE has negotiated right-of-way over longer and slower UP freight trains
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UP has agreed to a 90% on-time arrival guarantee
Quick Train Statistics
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Average Speed – 65 mph
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Trip Time – 5 hours
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Fare – $99/passenger (one-way)
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Market
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Driving is cheapest and most popular mode of travel, but route congestion and safety are prevalent and growing problems
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12MM individuals drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas each year
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Single highway (I-15) drive over mountain pass (plus intersections)
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On peak travel days (which coincide with Las Vegas as entertainment destination) the drive can take 6+ hours
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Drive takes ~4.5 hours on uncongested days (Monday afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday)
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I-15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is the most dangerous highway in the country (according to U.S. DOT)
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Typical trip costs: ~$68/one way (17 gallons of gas)
Flying is more expensive and door-to-door transit time only marginally faster than driving
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2MM individuals fly to Las Vegas each year from one of four Los Angeles airports
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Tickets are $280-$320 per person one way
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Flying has its own issues:
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1 hour actual flight time, plus drive time in traffic to airport
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Incur additional parking fees
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Must endure check-in and airport security procedures
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Additional waiting time in advance of flight
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Total time: ~4.5 hours
Flying is generally an uncomfortable experience given driving to airport through congestion, airport procedures, uncomfortable
seats due to small plane configuration, lack of carry-on baggage space, limited service and Las Vegas hotel transfer
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Compelling
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Ample demand exists in current market to make LVRE a winner
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Las Vegas Municipal RTC Survey estimated 4MM individuals would use rail if a viable option existed
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Other surveys estimate that 30% of the 12MM individuals which travel to Las Vegas do so for entertainment alone
(gambling, shows, world-class dining, shopping, etc.—excludes travel for business, conventions, athletic events, etc.)
Non-train booking services will generate a high-margin, supplemental and diversified revenue stream
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Online booking platform and concierge reservation service offer travelers an easy and convenient solution for lodging
and entertainment booking
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Opportunity to capture additional fee income from current train passengers
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LVRE team of experienced Las Vegas leisure and gaming experts possess deep relationships with top Vegas hotels
and casinos and intimate knowledge of the market
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Conservative non-train revenue forecast means greater upside exists beyond current projections
LVRE need only capture a small fraction of the overall market to achieve profitability
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Break even projected at 120,000 passengers per year
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Year 1 – Two trains making two round trips 2 days a week (Thursday, Friday –Sunday)
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Travel Thursday, Friday & Sunday (most popular travel days and most highly congested highway times)
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Overall capacity of 1,200 passengers on a train of 15 cars
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High-Margin Supplementary Revenue Stream
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Booking platform will be sole channel to purchase “X” Train tickets
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In discussions with Navitaire Rail to build custom tailored ticketing and reservation portal
LVRE will offer packages and specials to bundle with train tickets
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High hit bookings: Hotel rooms, shuttle transfers (model assumes 40-50% capture rate)
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Specialty bookings: Golf packages, shows, club bookings etc. (model assumes ~20% capture rate)
Projections calculated using a full bottom-up model for each bucket of non-train revenue
White-Glove Concierge Booking and Reservation Service
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Sales team will proactively call customers after booking to upsell bundled packages
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Onboard concierge to book hotels, restaurant reservations, golf and other packages
Attractive Upside Potential
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Current model assumes very conservative capture rate
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Management’s hospitality experience suggests actual upsell rates could meaningfully exceed forecasted assumptions
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Potential volume discounts from hotels, restaurants, shows, etc. currently not reflected in the model
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Discounts passed on to customers to further encourage bundling
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Financial
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Las Vegas Railway Express
5 Year Financial Plan
Year 1
Yr 1 Exit Rate
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
TOTAL TRAIN REVENUES $
TOTAL TRAIN EXPENSES $
63,212,326 $
55,330,506 $
67,663,898 $
56,054,193 $
140,818,446 $
106,254,411 $
228,704,957 $
157,125,222 $
326,871,861 $
208,601,521 $
435,319,156
260,605,959
TRAIN OPERATING INCOME $
7,881,820 $
11,609,706 $
34,564,035 $
71,579,735 $
118,270,340 $
174,713,197
22,033,289
46,093,494
NET INCOME
Full Operating Ratio
4,762,001
87.53%
7,222,406
82.84%
75.45%
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68.70%
76,442,388
113,130,245
63.82%
59.87%
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Financial
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Las Vegas Railway Express
5 Year Financial Plan
1 Train
1 Train
Add 1 Train-YE 2
Add 2 Trains-YE 4
Add 2 Trains-YE 6
Add 2 Trains-YE 8
Year 1
Yr 1 Exit Rate
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Xtrain Metrics and Financial Statistics
Number of Trains at Beginning of Yr
New Trains Added
Annual Ridership
Ridership Growth
Annual Round Trips
Avg # of Riders per Round Trip
0
2
227,058
Market Penatration (vs 12,000,000)
Avg Ticket Price per Rider
Average Revenue per Customer
$
$
Revenues
0
2
243,048
208
1,092
208
1,169
2
2
470,106
107%
416
1,130
1.9%
2.0%
3.9%
5.9%
8.0%
198.00 $
278.40 $
198.00 $
278.40 $
218.00 $
299.55 $
238.00 $
320.70 $
258.00 $
341.84 $
63,212,326
67,663,898
140,818,446
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2
713,154
52%
624
1,143
6
2
956,202
34%
832
1,149
8
2
1,199,250
25%
1,040
1,153
10.0%
228,704,957
326,871,861
278.00
362.99
435,319,156
Operating Expenses: Train
C.O.G.S.
Train Payroll
Other Train Operating Expenses
Total Train Operating Expenses
Train Operating Ratio
$
$
$
$
4,096,127
1,921,200
45,531,529
51,548,856
82%
$
$
$
$
4,384,587
1,921,200
45,966,756
52,272,543
77%
$
$
$
$
8,480,714
3,746,580
89,792,126
102,019,420
72%
$
$
$
$
12,865,300
5,727,587
133,816,856
152,409,744
67%
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$
$
$
$
17,249,887
7,738,105
178,467,488
203,455,480
62%
$
$
$
$
21,634,473
9,914,447
223,529,497
255,078,417
59%
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Operating
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Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad
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Rail access agreement to run trains on UP route from Las Vegas to Daggett, California
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Market Rate fee structure
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Right of way agreement to pass slower freight trains
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Guarantee 90% On- Time arrival
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LVRE will pay competitive market rate—incentivizing freight rail companies to give priority to LVRE trains
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Sole Right to run privately operated passenger service on Daggett to Las Vegas rail corridor for 5 years
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Provisions for running additional trains in future years
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Capital Improvements to be paid for by LVRE for capacity improvement
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UPRR completed RTC capacity planning
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Agreement finalized
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Union Pacific
John Rebensdorf
VP Operations
Omaha, NE
Jerry Wilmoth
General Manager Network Infrastructure
Roseville, CA
Don Caldwell
Real Estate Group
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Terry M Tate
Director Transportation Services – West
Salt Lake City. UT
David D Orrell, PE
Director Construction/Public Projects
Omaha, NE
Rick Durrant
Director Quality Services – West
Roseville, CA
Neil Scott
Superintendent Transportation SVCS – Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
James Marshall
Program Manager – Commuter Engineering
Salt Lake City, UT
Simon J Hjelm
Capacity Planning
Omaha, NE
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BNSF
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Agreement
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Market Rate $142 per train mile
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Guarantee 90% on time operations
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Priority scheduling over freight
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BNSF dispatch Fullerton to Daggett, California
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Operations commence while construction on Cap Ex is underway
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Economic Benefits to BNSF
» Year 1
Direct LVRE
$9,746,880
$19,493,760
» Year 3
$38,987,520
» Year 4
$58,481,280
» Year 5
$77,975,040
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Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Matt Rose
Chairman/CEO
Ft. Worth, TX
Carl Ice
President/COO
Ft. Worth, TX
Rollin Bredenberg
VP Capacity Planning
Ft. Worth, TX
DJ Mitchell
AVP Passenger Rail
Ft. Worth, TX
Rich Wessler
Director Passenger Rail Operations
Ft. Worth, TX
Gary Agnew
General Director Resource Planning
Ft. Worth, TX
Rick L Depler
Asst. Director Passenger Operations
Ft. Worth, TX
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Amtrak
 Operating train crews and scheduling
 Experienced crew and maintenance teams
 Familiar with the Los Angeles to Las Vegas route on the BNSF and UP rail
lines
 Established security and safety procedures
 Efficient operating performance record
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Amtrak
Joe McHugh
VP Policy & Development
Washington, DC.
Stephen Gardner
VP Policy & Development
Washington, DC.
Jonathan Hutchinson
Director – Corridor Development
Oakland, CA.
Don Kushto
Principal – Host Railroads
Philadelphia, PA.
William Sheridan
Chief, Service Planning/Strategy
Washington, DC.
Paul Vilter
AVP – Host Railroads
Philadelphia, PA.
Suzanne Fike
Principal Officer – Strategic Partnerships
Oakland, CA.
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Procurement
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Refit
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Agreement in place to acquire 24 Bi-Level Budd 7600 Series passenger cars from Transportation Management Services
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BRC Coach & Transit of Las Vegas Nevada to complete refit and refurbishment of rail cars
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Don Primi of Rail Enterprises serves as Owner’s representative on refit & FRA, UPRR and BNSF compliance
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Interior design by Carpenter Sellers DelGatto, architects
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Southern California Terminal
Metrolink Feeder System
12 million passengers a year ride this system
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Capacity up to 3 trains & 700,000 riders annually
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Capacity up to 8 trains and 2 million riders annually
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Uses of Proceeds
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The Company estimates that it will require $35MM to begin Phase I operations in the 1st year
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Use of proceeds include:
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Railcar purchase, design, refurbishment and outfitting
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Las Vegas Depot design and construction
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UP & BSNF mileage fees
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Salaries and other professional fees (legal, marketing/PR, etc.)
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IT and corporate infrastructure development
Completion
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Launch
Anticipated Timeline of Significant Events
1Q 2012
Financing
2Q 2012
Mezzanine Financing
Rail Cars
Las Vegas Depot
3Q 2012
4Q 2012
1Q 2013
Close $35MM Round
Retrofit Design Work
Site Design
Refurbishment and Outfitting
Depot and Station Construction
BNSF & UP Fees
Mileage Fees
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President/CEO
Michael A. Barron
Investor Relations
Mike Mason
CFO
Wanda
Witoslawski
Controller
Senior Accountant
VP Asset
Development
Joe Cosio-Barron
Rail Car
Locomotives
VP Sales &
Marketing
CIO
Bob Gottesman
Website
Development
On Board technical
Operations
Corporate Systems
Infrastructure
Don Adams
Director
Director
Director
Sales
Marketing
Retail Sales
Ticket Manager
Manager
Call Center
Operations
Manager
Social media
Passenger Services
Operations Chief
Human Resources
Penny Stegeman
Jim Wilson
Vicki DiBernardo
On Board
Operations
Director
Food & Beverage
(2)
Housekeeping
Engineering
Support
Security
Corporate Sales
Station
Development
Training &
Development
Dianne Barron
Bartenders
Waitstaff
support
Director
Legal
Maintenance
Operations
Director
Logistics
Safety Officer
Chefs
Cooks
Support
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Gilbert H. Lamphere – Chairman of the Board
Mr. Lamphere serves on the Board of Directors of CSX Corporation ($25bn, 23,000 mile railroad) and has served on the board of
Canadian National Railway ($25bn, 15,000 mile transcontinental railroad), Chaired the Board of the Illinois Central Railroad ($2.5bn,
1,000 mile Class 1 railroad between Chicago and New Orleans) and served on the board of Florida East Coast Railway ($2.8bn
railroad, 350 miles down East Coast of Florida). He was also instrumental in the investment and oversight of Mid South Rail. Mid
South, Illinois Central and Canadian National became successively the most efficient railroads with the lowest operating ratios in
North America.
Michael Barron – President/CEO
Mr. Barron has been a developer of new business enterprises for nearly 30 years. Trained as a City & Regional Planner, Mr. Barron
was responsible for Monterey California’s downtown redevelopment project of famous Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. Mr.
Barron founded Citidata, the first electronic provider of computerized real estate multiple listing service (MLS) information in the
nation. He led the business development team at TRW that acquired 11 companies and became the world’s largest repository of real
estate property information - Experian. He founded and served as President, Finet Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FNCM), a publicly
traded mortgage banking business specializing in e-mortgage financing on site in real estate offices. The company maintained a
market capitalization of $500mm. Mr. Barron pioneered the first nationwide commercially deployed video conference mortgage
financing platform for Intel Corporation operating in 20 states and funded over $1bn in closed loans annually. He was CEO for
Shearson Home Loans and founded Liberty Capital, a $100mm asset management company based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wanda Witoslawski - Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Witoslawski has served in progressively responsible financial positions for public companies over the past twelve years. She
served as Controller for Ocean West Enterprises until its acquisition by Shearson Home Loans in 2005 where she managed the
accounting function for a staff of 1,350 employees and $200mm credit facility. Upon Shearson’s exit from mortgage banking in 2007,
she joined the principals Mr. Barron and Mr. Cosio-Barron as Controller at Liberty Capital Asset Management, an investor in acquiring
defaulted mortgage pools, managing public accounting documents for SEC filings and the financial supervision over the liquidation of
over 4,000 mortgage loans the company had acquired.
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Joseph A. Cosio-Barron –Vice President – Asset Development
Mr. Cosio-Barron currently serves as LVRE’s Executive Vice President and has over 35 years of experience in real estate investment
and development. Previously, Mr. Cosio-Barron was President of Shearson Home Loans and co-founded Liberty Capital, a $100
million asset management company based in Las Vegas. He has also served as the Managing Partner and President of CBS
Consultants, Inc. a financial firm offering highly specialized services in securities compliance, development and lending for hotels,
resorts, casinos and entertainment, as Executive Vice President of Finet Holdings Corporation, President of Terra West Construction,
Senior Vice-President of Multi-Financial Corporation.
John H. Marino, Vice President –Rail Operations (interim)
Mr. Marino currently serves as Vice President – Rail Operations where he supervises the Company’s activities with the Class 1
railroads, railcar procurement, and railset maintenance. Mr. Marino also serves as President of Transportation Management Services,
Inc., and was previously President and Chief Operating Officer of Rail America (NYSE:RA), co-founder of Huron & Eastern Railway
Company, Inc., President of Huron Transportation Group, President and Chief Executive Officer of several short line railroads, as an
officer of the Reading Railroad and with the United States Railway Association.
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Donald J. Adams, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Mr. Adams currently serves as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the LVRE. Mr. Adams has spent the last 35 years as Founder
and Chief Executive Officer of Allstate Ticketing in Las Vegas. Allstate ticketing is the oldest and largest broker of sightseeing
tours in Nevada, with over 20 (and growing) locations including the Flamingo, Harrah's, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas Convention
and Visitors Authority and McCarran International airport. Mr. Adams and Allstate were pioneers in using the web-based
platforms for the industry and in 2005 sold Allstate to Travelocity, Inc. Prior to founding Allstate, Mr. Adams served in executive
roles for many Las Vegas gaming companies.
Dianne D. David-Barron, Stations Development Manager
Ms. David-Barron serves as LVRE’s Stations Development Manager. Ms. David-Barron has been an executive in the real estate and
mortgage industries for 38 years. She is currently responsible for the construction and operations of the Las Vegas, Nevada, X
Train Railway Station and for the integration of the service in Fullerton, California Station. Ms. David-Barron was previously the
VP of the REO Department for Liberty Capital Asset Management, where she he managed a portfolio in excess of 4,000 loans
located in 23 states. Ms. David-Barron has also served as Vice President of Residential Lending for Shearson Home Loans,
Sales Manager for Virtual Mortgage Network, Vice President of Lender Services for Finet Corporation and as President of the
Lender Services Division of American Financial Network.
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Consultants
LVRE is supported by a team of experienced consultants and advisors whose specialties include railroad
operations, investment banking, legal, insurance, real estate development, and marketing
John McPherson
President Illinois Central Railroad (ret)
President – Florida East Coast Railway (ret.)
Board Member - LVRE
Tom Mulligan
Director, Passenger Ops. – Union Pacific (ret.)
Board Member - LVRE
John Marino
President Rail America (ret)
Board Member - LVRE
Mark Schulte
Managing Director Dahlman Rose Investment
Bankers
Rob Pek
President – BRC Coach and Transit
Brian Harrington
Harrington Group LLC - Insurance
Mike DelGatto
CSD Architects
Dave Sundaram
Odyssey Real Estate Capital – Commercial RE
Chet Opheikens
R&O Construction – General Contractor
Phil Cherry
Lamar Advertising
Daniel T. Behr
Jordan, Knauff & Co
Jody Walker
Walker Engineering – Civil Engineers
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