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20 May . 2017

Newland Communities’ Building Partners Earn 13 Awards in 2017 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes

Published May 2017

Builders in Newland Communities’ four Tampa Bay master-planned communities, Bexley, FishHawk Ranch, Waterset and MiraBay, were recognized at the 2017 Parade of Homes, presented by the Tampa Bay Builders Association. The recently opened Bexley community in Pasco County received the most awards of any community in the Parade, including a coveted Best in Class award as well as several Grand Awards. Models at this year’s Parade of Homes were judged on select criteria including architectural detail, floor plan, master suite, kitchen and overall curb appeal.

Bexley, Waterset, FishHawk Ranch and MiraBay are owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. The communities are four of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.

In all, five Bexley model homes earned Grand Awards. David Weekly Homes’ Tangelo model earned the Best in Class award in the Kitchen category, as well as an overall Grand Award. The model, which is part of the builder’s Village series, is a single-story home with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths with the option of an additional bonus room, half bath and pool.

The four additional models in the Bexley community that were recognized with Grand Awards include ICI Homes’ Brooke model, a spacious two-story, five bedroom, 3.5 bath home with an open floor plan and soaring ceilings in the great room; Homes by WestBay’s Bayshore II model offering five bedrooms, a secluded owner’s retreat and guest suite; CalAtlantic Homes’ Sandpiper II, a two-story, single-family model featuring three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a den and loft; and Lennar’s North Carolina model, a single story home with four bedrooms, three baths and an open concept kitchen overlooking the dining and family areas.

CalAtlantic also received a Merit Award for its Jefferson II model at Bexley. This two-story model offers volume ceilings, four bedrooms, 3.5 baths and an attached rear-load two-car garage.

FishHawk Ranch, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, showed why it continues one of the top-selling communities in Tampa Bay year after year. Builders within the community earned three Parade of Homes Grand Awards. Homes by WestBay’s Gasparilla model was recognized for its innovative two-story design with four bedroom, 3.5 baths and a double staircase leading to the secondary bedrooms; Pulte Homes’ Summerfield two-story model offers four bedrooms and 3.5 baths; and David Weekley Homes’ Lorenzo Model at Encore at FishHawk Ranch, was recognized as a low-maintenance single-story floor plan offering three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a three car garage. Encore at FishHawk Ranch is an age-qualified community for residents aged 55 and older,

Also at FishHawk Ranch, Neal Communities’ Crystal Sand villa model received a Merit Award for its single story, two bedrooms and two baths floor lanai.

Newland Communities’ Apollo Beach developments were also recognized with Grand Awards. Neal Signature Homes’ Siesta Key 2 model at MiraBay earned top honors for its Southern-inspired three bedroom, 2.5 bath home. At Waterset, Grand Awards went to Homes by WestBay’s Hyde Park model with its spacious kitchen, four bedrooms and a covered lanai; and the Eco Series 2500, by Eco-Friendly Homes, Tampa Bay’s first net zero model home which offers four bedrooms and high performance elements not commonly found in homes throughout Florida including rooftop solar panels and smart home automation.

“We’re thrilled that so many of our builder partners have been recognized for their outstanding home designs,” said Pam Parisi, Vice President of Marketing for Newland Communities. “Our distinctive communities continue to meet the needs of today’s discerning homebuyers, by offering a wide variety of home styles and amenities for all ages and lifestyles.”

About Bexley:
Bexley by Newland Communities opened in Fall 2016 and is a 1,825-acre master-planned community located in Land O’Lakes among several notable wilderness preserves. Nestled among the cypress domes, oak hammocks and pine flatwoods are single-family homes and townhomes, starting in the low $200s to over $600,000. Future villas, courtyard homes and apartments are also planned. Amenities include 10 miles of multi-use, soft surface Avid™ Trails with a planned to connection to the 42-mile Suncoast Trail; state-of-the-art workout stations, dog parks, play areas for all ages and a bicycle pump park. The lakefront Bexley Club is the hub of activity featuring the Welcome Center and Twisted Sprocket Café. When complete, the Bexley Club will offer resort-style pools, fitness center, game room and a bicycle shop offering rentals and repairs for residents and visitors. For more information call 813.425.7555 or visit www.bexleyflorida.com

About FishHawk Ranch:
FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 4,100-acre master-planned community located in southeast Hillsborough County. Recently certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition as the first green community in Hillsborough County, FishHawk Ranch features a variety of amenities including more than 25 miles of nature trails. The community offers paired homes, single-family, and custom homes starting from the $200s to more than $1 million. The FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center and model homes are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, please call (813) 685-7500 or visit our website at www.fishhawkranch.com.

About MiraBay:
MiraBay by Newland Communities is a 750-acre waterfront residential community located 20 miles south of Tampa in Apollo Beach, Florida. The community features The MiraBay Club, a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse with a spa, fitness center, resort-style pool, and tennis and basketball courts. Upon completion, MiraBay will have about 1,900 single-family homes, custom homes, townhomes and villas. The community is adjacent to Wolf Creek Nature Preserve and offers a 135-acre man-made lagoon and a 3.5-mile canal system with direct boating access to Tampa Bay. MiraBay was honored by the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission for having the Tampa Bay area’s best master-planned community design in 2002, and its homebuilders have also won national design awards.

About Waterset:
Waterset by Newland Communities is a master-planned community located in Apollo Beach. Waterset features a variety of amenities that include a community pool, fitness center, Fit Trail and Greenway. The Waterset information center is located in The Landing Club & Café and is open daily from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m., along with 18 model homes priced from $200,000s to over $500,000. For more information, please call (813) 235-0154 or visit our website at www.watersetfl.com.

About Newland:
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 45 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. www.newlandcommunities.com

About North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH): 
NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan's largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/. The Embrey Mill development joint venture is one of NASH’s consolidated subsidiaries in the US. SEKISUI HOUSE is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/english/index.html.