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

February 5, 2014 - The year’s most outstanding work in residential real estate sales, marketing and design was honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) yesterday at The National Sales and Marketing Awards gala (known as “The NationalsSM”), one of the building industry’s most prestigious events. The event, hosted by the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council, took place during the 2014 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.

“I am constantly amazed at the quality of work produced,” said Beth Strum, chairman of The Nationals. “The Nationals gives sales, marketing and design professionals the rare chance to connect and celebrate the talent that permeates our industry.”

A diverse panel of industry professionals from across the country selected Gold award winners from more than 750 entries. Several top award winners are highlighted below.


  • Community of the Year -- Attached
    Centered on Capitol
    Builder: Trumark Homes
    Marketing Director: Mark Higgins
    San Jose, Calif.

  • Community of the Year -- Detached
    Amalfi Hills
    Builder: Toll Brothers, Inc.
    Marketing Director: Dottie Paek
    Brea, Calif.

  • Community of the Year – Masterplanned
    Rancho Mission Viejo
    Developer: Rancho Mission Viejo
    Marketing Director: Nadine Corrigan
    Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif. `


  • Rookie Salesperson of the Year (tie)
    Terry Niemann
    Polaris Pacific
    Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

  • Kathleen Thenor
    The Marketing Directors
    New York City, N.Y.

  • Salesperson of the Year
    Jacqueline Zbur
    Polaris Pacific
    Pasadena, Calif.

  • Sales Team of the Year
    Sophia Cicilioni and Stephanie Mastronardi
    The Marketing Directors
    New York City, N.Y.

  • Marketing Director of the Year
    Jennifer McIvor
    Bethesda, Md.

  • Sales Manager of the Year
    Angela Ferrara and Marty Brady
    The Marketing Directors
    New York City, NY


The Legends of Residential Marketing Award was instituted in 1992 to honor builders and consultants who stand apart as leaders in the field. The Legends are selected for their professional commitment to the industry and new home community marketing innovations.

  • John H. Schleimer, MIRM, CAASH
    President, Market Perspectives
    Roseville, Calif.

  • William A. Davidson
    Founder, Davidson Communities
    Del Mar, Calif.


  • Denver Sales & Marketing Council
    Home Builders Association of Metro Denver
    Denver, Colo.

The exclusive co-sponsor of The Nationals is Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

For a complete list of Gold and Silver winners, along with additional details and history of The Nationals, please visit

For more information, e-mail Lisa Parrish at or call her at 800-658-2751 or 909-987-2758.

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