NAHB Names The Nationals Gold Award Winners

January 20, 2016

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 on Jan. 19 in Las Vegas during the 2016 International Builders' Show.

"The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovation in new home design, marketing and sales," said Christy Beck, MIRM, chairperson of The Nationals. "NAHB's commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success has 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.


Attached Community of the Year

Tour des Canadiens 2    
Toronto, Ontario, Canada            
Developer: Cadillac Fairview, Canderel, Montreal Canadiens, Fonds FTQ
Ad Agency: Montana Steele Strategic Marketing

Detached Community of the Year

Marbella at Hidden Canyon        
Irvine, Calif.       
Builder: Toll Brothers Inc.
Marketing Director: Dottie Sweeney
Architect: Bassenian Lagoni
Interiors: CDC Designs
Landscape: Land Creative

Master Planned Community of the Year

The Cannery     
Davis, Calif.
Builder/Developer: The New Home Company
Marketing Director: Megan Eltringham
Ad Agency: Paolucci Salling & Martin Communication Arts
Sales Office: Robert Hidey Architects/ Meridian Interiors / Display Graphics
Landscape: SWA Group
Signage: Outdoor Dimensions


Rookie Sales Person of The Year             
Kaitlin Smith
Two Structures LLC
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Sales Person of The Year
Ernie Kyger
Van Metre Homes
Brambleton, Va.

Marketing Director of the Year

Jann Rowe
Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Sales Manager of the Year

Martin Brady
The Marketing Directors
New York

Online Sales Counselor of the Year

Jen Barkan         
Rose & Womble Realty
Suffolk, Va.        


Sales & Marketing Council of the Year –  Under 200 Members
Greater Sales & Marketing Council of Southern California
Building Industry Association of Southern California
Irvine, Calif.

Sales & Marketing Council of the Year – 200 to 300 Members
TBBA Sales & Marketing Council
Tampa Bay Builders Association
Tampa, Fla.

Sales & Marketing Council of the Year – Over 300 Members
Triangle SMC of Raleigh Wake Counties
HBA of Raleigh & Wake County
Raleigh, N.C.

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.