Waterset by Newland Communities has been recognized with a Gold award in the 2015 Best in American LivingTM Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Waterset was honored in the Best Single-Family Community, 100 units and over.
Waterset 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. Waterset is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.
Waterset was recognized for its thoughtful design, which allows residents to interact with nature and enjoy contemporary living. The community, which spans more than 1,300 acres, features walkable, interconnecting neighborhoods; miles of trails, ponds and parks; and a mile-long Greenway Trail System. The community was also recognized for its emphasis on sustainable growth and green planning principles to preserve water and protect and enhance the existing environmental landscape.
“We’re extremely honored to be recognized as one of the best innovative and creative communities in the U.S.,” said Alex McLeod, senior vice president and general manager for Newland Communities’ Tampa Division. “The outstanding amenities we offer are among the many reasons homebuyers want to live in Waterset.
This is the second Best in American Living Award Newland Communities has received in the Tampa Bay area. FishHawk Ranch was honored as a Best Community in 2007.
The project team behind Waterset includes Looney Ricks Kiss and Heidt Design (architect), CRS Building Corp (builder), Looney Ricks Kiss (interior design), and EDSA (land planner).
“The Best in American Living Awards are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in residential home design,” said 2015 BALA Chairman Stephen C. Moore, senior partner – marketing at BSB Design Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa. “We are proud to have a long history of honoring those who set the bar high by encouraging creativity, originality and imagination in our industry.”
The Best in American Living Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, rental, affordable, interiors, remodeling, community and international, based on the principle that good design is not, and should not be, limited to high-priced and/or custom homes. Even the simplest, most affordable homes can receive an award if they showcase good design.
Award winners were announced during the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.
Waterset by Newland Communities is a master-planned community located in Apollo Beach. Waterset features a variety of amenities that include a community pool, fitness center, Fit Trail and Greenway. The Waterset information center is located in The Landing Club & Café and is open daily from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m., along with 14 model homes priced from $190,000s to over $500,000. For more information, please call (813) 235-0154 or visit our website at www.watersetfl.com.
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.
About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH):
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/. http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/english/index.html.
Director of Marketing, Newland Communities
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