Awards Recognize Excellence in New Home Sales, Marketing and Design
January 23, 2013 - The year’s most outstanding work in residential real estate sales, marketing and design was honored on Jan. 22 at The National Sales and Marketing Awards gala (known as “The NationalsSM”) held during the 2013 International Builders’ Show. Hosted by the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), the awards ceremony, considered one of the building industry’s most prestigious events, attracted more than 500 building industry professionals for an up-close look at the year’s most innovative and successful ideas.
"The focus of this year’s Nationals awards is to celebrate the innovation, creativity and endurance of our profession," said Dorothy Tayloe, MIRM, director of sales for Daniel Homes in Birmingham, Ala., and chair of The Nationals. "Our industry continues to produce exceptional work, and we are thrilled to recognize the sales and marketing professionals who have made that happen."
A diverse panel of industry professionals from across the country selected Gold award winners from more than 700 entries. Several top award winners are highlighted below. For a complete list of Gold and Silver winners, along with additional details and history of The Nationals, please visit http://www.thenationals.com/pages/2013awards.php.
COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR GOLD AWARDS
Community of the Year (Suburban) Willowsford Ashburn, Va. Developer: Willowsford LLC Marketing Director: Laura Cole Agency: Fraser Wallace Advertising
Community of the Year (Urban) Canary District Toronto, ON, Canada Developer: Dundee Kilmer Marketing Director: Krystal Koo Associate: Montana Steele Advertising Inc.
Neighborhood of the Year Origen Mission Valley, Calif. Builder: Shea Homes San Diego Marketing Director: Vanessa Linn Architect: Woodley Architectural Group Ad Agency: Greenhaus Interiors: CDC Designs, Design Line Interiors
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT HONORS
Rookie Salesperson of the Year Sally Bae Strategic Sales & Marketing Los Angeles, Calif.
Salesperson of the Year Khadeejah Johnson The Marketing Directors, Inc. New York, N.Y.
Sales Team of the Year Cristi Thompson, Renee Carroll & Charlotte Marlon Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Builder Services Wake Forest, N.C.
Online Sales Counselor Sara A. Williams Heartland Homes, Inc. Lawrence, Pa.
Sales Manager Team of the Year Jamie Hudson Schell Brothers Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Marketing Director of the Year Linda D. Kilgore, MIRM, CMP Aliana Development Company Richmond, Texas
The Legends of Residential Marketing Award was instituted in 1992 to honor builders and consultants who stand apart as leaders in the new home marketing field. The Legends are selected for their professional commitment to the industry and new home community marketing innovations.
• Doug Bauer – CEO of TriPointe Homes – Irvine/San Ramon, Calif. • Daniel R. Levitan, Fellow, MIRM, CSP – Principal of Levitan & Associates – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
SALES AND MARKETING COUNCIL OF THE YEAR
Best SMC of the Year Triangle Sales & Marketing Council of North Carolina Raleigh, N.C.
The Nationals is co-sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
Additional sponsors include:The Bokka Group, The Marketing Directors, Mary DeWalt Design Group and JWilliams Staffing, Inc.