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TRU Development looks forward to the next project with IOTAS in 2020.

TRU and IOTAS leadership have partnered on the KAKTUSlife @dean martin project here in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first luxury apartment community to feature IOTAS in the state. With leadership that is forward thinking in tech and development, we are confident that we can continue to create dynamic projects that exceed the consumers expectations.

Click on the link below to read about their recent capital raise efforts.

IOTAS Raises $8.5M to launch IoT-as-a-Service for Enterprise

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TRU Development is proud to announce that our property KAKTUSlife has been awarded LEED Silver Certification.

KAKTUSlife Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification
LAS VEGAS – TRU Development, a development company based in Las Vegas, is proud to
announce that their property, KAKTUSlife has been awarded LEED Silver Certification. The LEED
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green
Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that
are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human
health performance.
KAKTUSlife, located in Southern Highlands, is the premiere luxury lifestyle residential apartment
community and is the first of its kind in the valley. KAKTUSlife is attractive to a sagacious
clientele who value technology, health and sustainability in a connected co-living environment.
A community within a community, KAKTUSlife has created an engaging culture and unique,
sustainable living accommodations at an unbeatable location.
KAKTUSlife Apartments offers the best of Las Vegas all in one convenient, modern, luxurious,
and central location. These premier, upscale apartments are located steps from the Las Vegas
Strip and Town Square. Residents can enjoy the perfect blend of convenience and home with
nearby restaurants and shopping.
“The work of innovative building projects such as KAKTUSlife is a fundamental driving
force in transforming the way buildings are built, designed and operated,” said Mahesh
Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering
carbon emissions, creating a healthier environment and reducing operating costs while
prioritizing sustainable practices. Because of KAKTUSlife, we are increasing the number of green
buildings and getting closer to USGBC’s goal to outpace conventional buildings, while being
environmentally and socially responsible and improving the quality of life for generations to
KAKTUSlife achieved LEED certification through the implementation of practical and
measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site
development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental

The LEED Green Associate program is one of several credentials administered by Green
Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing
excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. The GBCI
credentialing program uses rigorous test development best practices and requires ongoing
maintenance to encourage credentialed professionals to participate in learning experiences
that demonstrate continued competency and up-to-date industry knowledge. In addition to the
LEED Green Associate credential, GBCI also administers the LEED AP with specialty credentials;
the SITES AP credential for landscape design and development; the WELL AP credential, which
focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment; and the Urban Greenhouse
Gas Inventory Specialist credential that focuses on community-level greenhouse gas emissions
inventory accounting. GBCI has received and maintained Personnel Certification accreditation
from the American National Standards Institute since 2011.




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Power Players Convention at the 2019 Annual Interface Las Vegas Multifamily Conference



TRU Development’s Senior Market Analyst, Gary Banner, was a guest speaker at this year’s 2019 Interface Las Vegas Multifamily Conference at The Four Seasons.
This event was earmarked for multifamily real estate topics specific to the Las Vegas market plus networking opportunities.

Dr. Stephen M. Miller, Director, CBER of Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas was a Key note speaker at this Annual event.

For more information click on the link below:


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Channel 8 Interview with Timothy Jason Deters, the CEO of TRU Development is raising the bar in Las Vegas at KAKTUSLife in April 2019

KAKTUSLife is a new development for Las Vegas Residents and the first luxury multi-family community built to meet LEED Silver specifications.
For more information click on the link below:

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Tim Deters president and CEO of TRU Development Co Gets interviewed by Las Vegas SUN

Tim Deters was interviewed at KAKTUS Life Apartments by Las Vegas Sun . It’s almost that time for our Grand Opening. We have all been looking forward to this moment! KAKTUS life will be changing up the game here in Las Vegas with energy conservation, retail areas, high ceilings, fitness center, a rooftop lounge and much more.

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Las Vegas Review Journal interviews Tim Deters Founder of Tru Development Co. at KAKTUSlifeI Dean Martin Drive multifamily retail Project

Tim Deters was interviewed at KAKTUSlifeI by The Las Vegas Review Journal on Friday February 22, 2019.
Where he shared many exciting things about KAKTUSlife rental projects in the south Valley and much more. KAKTUSlifeI is located on Dean Martin Drive near the Interstate 15 and Cactus Avenue. KAKTUSlifeI is 21,600 square feet has 210 units, a resort-style pool, and is four stories with elevators.
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MOBILE DOORMAN and IOTAS team up to ensure clients are exceeding resident expectations by providing a comprehensive smart apartment experience for multifamily all from their mobile device

TRU development was the key player in creating this relationship to enhance the tenant experience from community app with mobile doorman to the in-unit app experience with IOTAS. TRU’s business model is building on relationships and this is one key relationship that is not only paying off for TRU but directly transcends to our tenant experience.
For more information about the partnership please read the full article here:

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Sr. Market Analyst Gary Banner represents TRU Development : East Meets West Harvard and Stanford Professionals In Real Estate- SPIRE

We are proud to announce that Gary Banner CCIM and Sr. Market Analyst represented TRU Development Co., at the distinguished
Stanford Professionals In Real Estate – SPIRE Conference held at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on January 8, 2019.
Hosted by Standard Management, Sam Freshman.

The conference drew real estate professional alums from both Stanford and Harvard universities. Moderated by Bill Schumann of Standard Management.  The panelist include: Gary Banner- TRU Development, Teo Nicolais – Harvard Extension School, Michael Cohen – Costar Group, Philip Cohen – Mansfield Equities, George Taiu – National Associations of Realtors.

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KAKTUSlife: First Multi-family Community in Nevada to seek Silver LEED designation in Green Building Design

Kelly Kwasniewski, Development Logistics, stands at the site, KAKTUSlife I, to share exciting information on the first multi-family Green Design build here in the State of Nevada. Low E windows, low flow water fixtures, upgraded insulation, 16 SEER HVAC units, LED lighting, a solar array that is pegged to handle 5 percent of the energy load are all key elements to this design. Kelly mentions how the company is seeking Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification on its project. In addition to our energy efficiency model, each of the 210 units are designed with in-unit smart apartment technology and allows for voice automation with your favorite home assistant. TRU Development partnered with IOTAS on the smart tech benefits.

KAKTUSlife I offers future residents a connected co-living eco-system focused on sustainability and technology. For more information please click on the link: