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

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10 - 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, one of the building industry's most prestigious events. Hosted by the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council, the event took place yesterday in Orlando during the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

"The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovation in new home design, marketing and sales," said Kerry Mulcrone, 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

Avora at Port Imperial

Weehawken, N.J.

Builder: Landsea Homes

Marketing Director: Gabe Pasquale

Ad Agency: New World Group Inc.

Architect: IBI Group

Interior Design: IDA Associates


Detached Community of the Year

Skye Palm Springs

Palm Springs, Calif.

Builder: Woodbridge Pacific Group

Marketing Director: Karen Spargo

Ad Agency: Roxburgh

Architect: Hannouche Architects

Interiors: Chameleon Design

Landscape: Professional Design Associates

Signage: Outdoor Dimensions


Master Planned Community of the Year - Two Gold Awards Ward Village Honolulu, Hawaii

Builder: Howard Hughes Corporation

Marketing Director: Bill Pisetsky

Architects: James K. M. Cheng, Rob Iopa, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, WCIT Architecture, Ben Woo Architects, Richard Meier & Partners



Madera, Calif.

Builder: Riverstone Development LLC

Marketing Director: Nick Bruno

Ad Agency: InterCommunications Inc

Interior Design: Chameleon Design

Landscape Design: Terry Broussard Broussard & Associates




Rookie Sales Person of the Year        

Karen Smith

Ultimate New Home Sales & Marketing Inc.

Tustin, Calif.


Sales Person of the Year

Graig Lee

Toll Brothers Inc.

Irvine, Calif.


Marketing Director of the Year

Jennifer Cooper

Oakwood Homes

Denver, Colo.


Sales Manager of the Year

Jodi Palin

Summit Homes

Lee's Summit, Mo.


Online Sales Counselor of the Year

Laura Ellis

HHHunt Homes

Va. and 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.


ABOUT NSMC: The National Sales and Marketing Council has been promoting professionalism in sales and marketing in the home building industry for 50 years. To help builders sell homes more effectively, the council provides onsite sales and marketing training; offers awards, recognition and designation programs; and provides sales and marketing support to NAHB members, committees and councils. The council serves 3,700 NSMC members and supports 75 local sales and marketing councils across the United States. For more information, visit

ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.

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