• 20th Annual FishHawk Ranch Road Race Raises More Than $20K for Local Students

    : Back row (L to R) – Colin Gerding, Randall Middle School Associate Principal; Pam Bush, FishHawk Creek Elementary Principal; Lynda McMorrow, Newland Communities Marketing Manager; and Melanie Cochrane, Bevis Elementary Principal. Front row (L to R) –  Christina Conti, FishHawk Road Runners; and Catherine Lennard, Stowers Elementary Principal. Not pictured:  Keven Loveland, Race Director; Carla Bruning, Newsome High School Principal; and Amy Rappleyea, Barrington Middle School Principal.

    LITHIA, Fla. – The 20th Annual FishHawk Ranch Road Race provided more than $20,000 in donations to schools in the area, as well as a deserving scholarship recipient.

    FishHawk Ranch is owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. It is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.

    Newland Communities’ Lynda McMorrow recently awarded the principals of Bevis Elementary School, Stowers Elementary, FishHawk Creek Elementary, Randall Middle, Barrington Middle and Newsome High a check for more than $3,000 each. The FishHawk Road Runners, which helped organize the event, also received an $1,500 contribution for its scholarship fund.
    “We’re so pleased to celebrate the 20th year of this annual event with such a substantial donation,” said Pam Parisi, Vice President of Marketing for Newland Communities. “Our local schools are an integral part of the FishHawk Ranch Community and we’re happy to give back and show our continued support.”

    More than 500 runners of all skill levels entered this year’s 5k and kid’s races, which included both a half-mile and one-mile run/walk. Hundreds of residents also turned out to cheer on the runners as they raced throughout the FishHawk Ranch community.

    For more details about FishHawk Ranch, go to www.fishhawkranch.com.

    About FishHawk Ranch:
    FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 4,100-acre master-planned community located in southeast Hillsborough County. Certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition as the first green community in Hillsborough County, FishHawk Ranch features a variety of amenities including more than 25 miles of nature trails. The community offers paired homes, single-family, and custom homes starting from the $200s to more than $1 million. The FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center and model homes are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, please call (813) 685-7500 or visit our website at www.fishhawkranch.com.

    About NEWLAND:
    Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 45 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. www.newlandcommunities.com

    NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/. The Embrey Mill development joint venture is one of NASH’s consolidated subsidiaries in the US. SEKISUI HOUSE is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/english/index.html.

    Pam Parisi
    Vice President of Marketing, Newland Communities
    813.620.3555 | pparisi@newlandco.com