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NAHB Names The Nationals Gold Award Winners Annual Honors Recognize Excellence in New Home Sales, Marketing and Design

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 20 - The year's most outstanding work in residential real estate sales, marketing and design was honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the National Sales and Marketing Awards gala (known as "The NationalsSM"), one of the building industry's most prestigious events. Hosted by the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council, the event took place yesterday during the NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
"The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovation in new home design, marketing and sales," said Kelly Kenton Fink, MIRM, chairperson of The Nationals. "NAHB's commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success have been exemplified by its award winners since the competition's inception."
A diverse panel of industry professionals from across the country selected Gold award winners from more than 1,300 entries. Several top award winners are highlighted below.
Multifamily Community of the Year (tie)
50 Scollard
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
By:  Lanterra Developments
Marketing Director:  Erin Millar
Design:  Montana Steele Strategic Marketing
Promontory at Civita
San Diego, Calif.
By: The New Home Company
Marketing Director: Megan Eltringham
Ad Agency: Paolucci Salling & Martin
Architect: Woodley Architectural Group
Sales Office: Canvas Interiors
Interiors: Studio Mosaic Interior Design
Landscape: C2 Collaborative
Detached Community of the Year
Parker, Colo.
Joyce Homes
Interiors, Creative Director - TRIO
Architect - KGA Studio Architects
Master Planned Community of the Year
Esencia at Rancho MIssion Viejo
Rancho Mission Viejo, Orange County, Calif.
By: Rancho Mission Viejo
Marketing Director: Nadine Corrigan
Advertising: Greenhaus / Zenzi Communications
Landscape: Land Concern, SWA,
Architect: Robert Hidey Architects
Interiors: Design Lines
Rookie Sales Person of The Year
Jared Bonasera
Sudhoff Companies
Houston, Texas
Sales Person of The Year
Melissa Reese
Ultimate New Home Sales & Marketing Inc.
Long Beach, Calif.
Marketing Director of the Year
Samantha Sax
Elad Group
New York, N.Y.
Sales Manager of the Year
Brooks Sears
Van Metre Homes
Broadlands, Va.
Online Sales Counselor of the Year
Astrid De Lima
EYA Marketing
Washington, D.C. metro area
For a complete list of Gold and Silver winners, along with additional details and history of The Nationals, please visit
The exclusive co-sponsor of The Nationals is Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  
For more information, e-mail Lisa Parrish,, or call her at 800-658-2751 or 909-987-2758.
ABOUT NSMC: The National Sales and Marketing Council has been promoting professionalism in sales and marketing in the home building industry for 50 years. To help builders sell homes more effectively, the council provides onsite sales and marketing training; offers awards, recognition and designation programs; and provides sales and marketing support to NAHB members, committees and councils. The council serves 4,000 NSMC members and supports 75 local sales and marketing councils across the United States. For more information, visit
ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.

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