NAHB Names The Nationals Gold Award Winners

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NAHB honored the year’s outstanding work in residential real estate sales, marketing and design at The Nationals Sales and Marketing Awards gala, one of the building industry’s most glittering events.

Hosted by the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council, the event took place Jan. 9 in Orlando, Fla., during the NAHB 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 Kerry Mulcrone, MIRM, chairperson of The Nationals. “Every year, NAHB’s commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success is exemplified by its award winners.”

Representatives from the Howard Hughes Corp. accept the award for Master Planned Community of the Year.

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.

Gold Award Communities

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

Individual Achievement Honors

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

For more information, contact Lisa Parrishat 800-658-2751 or 909-987-2758.


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  1. Jack Gesmundo says:

    I am a member of the NAHB and we are looking to expand our office to include a design / selection center. Would it be possible to get a list of the National Award Winner’s for Best Design Centre Design Studio for the last several years or if you could point me in the right direction to find it on line?

    Any help is very much appreciated.

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