LAS VEGAS, July 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vestin Realty Mortgage II, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRTB) announced today it has completed the first acquisition in a $13.5 million, six parking facility portfolio.

The downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla. property is an approximately 0.75-acre parking lot acquired for $3.4 million. Located at 208 SE 6 th Street, the 32,750-square-foot site includes a 66-space car lot and 4,017-square-foot office building directly across from the Broward County Courthouse.

"Parking facilities generate more than $20 billion in cash flow nationwide, according to the International Parking Institute," said Mike Shustek, chairman and CEO of Vestin Realty Mortgage II. "Their relatively low cost of capital, minimal labor expense and ability to respond quickly to inflation make them attractive investments."

Vestin and MVP REIT Inc. formed a limited liability company to purchase the parking lot, which is owned 68 percent by Vestin and 32 percent by MVP REIT. Percentages were based on their capital contributions. Vestin and MVP REIT have also formed limited liability companies to acquire the additional five parking facilities. The ownership of those limited liability companies will be based on the capital contributions of each of Vestin and MVP REIT.

The remaining five properties in the portfolio are expected to be acquired on or around September 10, 2013. The parking facilities are located in Baltimore, Md.; St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo.; and two in Memphis, Tenn. They are currently leased to operators under triple net leases.

About Vestin Realty Mortgage II, Inc.

Vestin Realty Mortgage II, Inc. is a publicly traded company that invests in commercial real estate loans and commercial real estate. As of March 31, 2013, Vestin Realty Mortgage II, Inc. had assets of approximately $39.5 million. Vestin Realty Mortgage II, Inc. is managed by Vestin Mortgage, LLC., a significant majority of which is owned by Michael Shustek. Since 1995, Vestin Mortgage has facilitated more than $2.0 billion in lending transactions.

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