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27 October . 2017

Bexley by Newland Communities Honored with National Design Award

Published October 2017

Bexley by Newland Communities has earned a 2017 Best in American Living Award™ from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The community was named Best Community in the category of Single Family Communities with 100 units or more. Bexley will be honored at the upcoming BALA Awards ceremony at the International Builders Show in January, 2018.

This is the third industry award for Bexley this year. The community was honored with two Grand Aurora Awards recognizing it as the Best Master-Planned Community and Best Recreational Facility in the Southeast by the Southeast Building Conference.

Bexley is 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. Newland is well known in Tampa due to its successful FishHawk Ranch, Waterset, MiraBay, and Westchase communities. Bexley is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.

Since opening in November 2016, Bexley is already one of the Top 10 communities for New Home Starts in the Tampa MSA according to MetroStudy. The variety of home offerings, including low-maintenance townhomes & villas, single-family homes, and luxury homes by six of the area’s top builders, have been extremely well-received by home shoppers.

Outstanding amenities are also what set Bexley apart from other communities. The Bexley Club is the social hub at the heart of this master-planned community. The Twisted Sprocket Café is a favorite among both residents and the public, with a menu of breakfast favorites, sandwiches and salads, beer and wine. Residents also enjoy other unique amenities such as miles of Avid multi-modal trails for running, walking and biking, 11 outdoor fitness stations, custom playgrounds and a BMX bicycle pump track. Additionally, homeowners have access to two pools, fitness center, game room, dog parks (for both large and small breeds) and a soccer field. There’s even an event lawn for community gatherings, such as Concerts for a Cause, a seasonal live music concert series which benefits Feeding Tampa Bay.

Now in its 34rd year, the Best in American Living Awards recognize outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, multifamily, affordable, remodeling, community and interiors. BALA is built on the principle that all great homes start with great design, no matter cost or size.

Award winners will be formally announced during the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando on January 10, 2018.



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, townhomes, villas, and courtyard homes starting in the low $200s to over $600,000. Amenities include 10 miles of multi-use, soft surface Avid™ Trails; 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, resort-style pools, fitness center, game room and a planned bicycle shop offering rentals and repairs for residents and visitors. For more information call 813.425.7555 or visit  www.bexleyflorida.com



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.newlandco.com.



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/.