NAHB Names The Nationals Gold Award Winners

Contact: Julia Andretta

Annual Honors Recognize Excellence in New Home Sales, Marketing and Design

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 Nationals”), one of the building industry's most prestigious events. Hosted by the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council, the event took place yesterday during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

“The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovation in new home design, marketing and sales,” said Kelly Kenton Fink, 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.


Multifamily Community of the Year (tie)

50 Scollard
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
By: Lanterra Developments
Marketing Director: Erin Millar
Design: Montana Steele Strategic Marketing

Promontory at Civita
San Diego, Calif.
By: The New Home Company
Marketing Director: Megan Eltringham
Ad Agency: Paolucci Salling & Martin
Architect: Woodley Achitectural Group
Sales Office: Canvas Interiors
Interiors: Studio Mosaic Interior Design
Landscape: C2 Collaborative

Detached Community of the Year

Parker, Colo.
Joyce Homes
Interiors, Creative Director – TRIO
Architect: KGA Studio Architects

Master Planned Community of the Year

Esencia at Rancho MIssion Viejo
Rancho Mission Viejo, Orange County, Calif.
By: Rancho Mission Viejo
Marketing Director: Nadine Corrigan
Advertising: Greenhaus / Zenzi Communications
Landscape: Land Concern, SWA,
Architect: Robert Hidey Architects
Interiors: Design Lines


Rookie Sales Person of The Year
Jared Bonasera
Sudhoff Companies
Houston, Texas

Sales Person of The Year
Melissa Reese
Ultimate New Home Sales & Marketing Inc.
Long Beach, Calif.

Marketing Director of the Year
Samantha Sax
Elad Group
New York, N.Y.

Sales Manager of the Year
Brooks Sears
Van Metre Homes
Broadlands, Va.

Online Sales Counselor of the Year
Astrid De Lima
EYA Marketing
Washington, D.C. metro area

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.