LITHIA, Fla. –Neal Communities (NealCommunities.com), southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder has broken ground on two villa model homes and will construct 76 low-maintenance villas in the gated neighborhood of Sagewood in this award-winning, master-planned community.
The villas mark Neal Communities’ first entrance in FishHawk Ranch.
Neal Communities will offer two versatile home plans – the 1,524-square-foot Tidewater model and the 1,434-square-foot Crystal Sand model. The Tidewater is a split-plan with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den and a two-car garage. The Crystal Sand is an open-concept plan with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage.
“Neal Communities is an outstanding addition to FishHawk Ranch,” said Pam Parisi, Vice President of Marketing at Newland Communities. “With their solid reputation and exceptionally-built homes, they will be an excellent complement to our family of builders.”
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.
“We’re excited to bring our quality homes to the beautiful FishHawk Ranch community,” said Michael Storey, president of Neal Communities. “The market is prime for this innovative master-planned community that hosts resident events and provides homeowners a connection to nature. We look forward to introducing the Neal Communities brand to this community and offering homeowners a diverse lineup of quality homes with the Neal knack for quality, design and excellent value.”
FishHawk Ranch, which boasts 25 miles of nature trails, is the first certified green new-home community in Hillsborough County. The community has 1,300 acres of preserved and rehabilitated wetlands and wildlife spots. Villa residents will also be able to utilize the outstanding amenities that FishHawk Ranch offers, including The Lake House community center, Central Park pools, sports fields and a dog park, as well as the future retail Village Center.
For more details about FishHawk Ranch, go to www.fishhawkranch.com.
About Neal Communities
Neal Communities was named the Professional Builder 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 10,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.
About FishHawk Ranch
FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 4,100-acre master-planned community located in southeast Hillsborough County. Recently 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 at $170,000s 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.
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.For more information, visit http://nashcommunities.com or http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/english/index.html.