Murex Properties, a Fort Myers-based company that owns and manages premier manufactured housing communities throughout the United States, earned 2014 Community of the Year honors for Schalamar Creek Golf & Country Club. The Lakeland community was the Southern region winner, one of four national winners recognized by the Manufactured Housing Institute National Industry Awards.
Schalamar Creek, a 55-plus gated community, has 871 home sites and an 18-hole championship PGA golf course on 500 acres. Residents enjoy an onsite restaurant and pub, heated pool, fitness center, fishing lakes, tennis courts, pickleball and a 22,000-square-foot clubhouse with a 350-seat ballroom, card and game rooms, library, craft room, billiards, dance floor and performance stage.
The Land-Lease Community of the Year entries were judged by an independent panel of professionals who considered community aesthetics, marketing materials, site plans, community and industry involvement – along with leases and covenants.
The Manufactured Housing Institute is the national trade organization representing all segments of the manufactured and modular housing industries including manufacturers, retailers, community owners, suppliers, financial institutions, state associations and developers. The National Industry Awards are presented annually to recognize the best manufactured-home communities, sales centers and industry leaders in the country during the National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing. The 2014 assembly was held recently in Las Vegas.
Founded by Adler in 2004, Murex Properties provides management, financial and accounting services, staffing, maintenance, home sales and marketing services for eight communities in Florida, Texas and Oregon. Its portfolio has included communities in 18 states. For more information, call 239-790-0004 or visit www.MurexProperties.com.
Schalamar Creek is one of three 55-plus communities recently purchased by Murex in conjunction with Northwestern Mutual. Northwestern Mutual, as a part of its diversified investing on behalf of its policyowners, is one of the nation’s largest real estate investors, with investments in commercial mortgages, equities and securitized investments across all major property types.