PEOPLE, PROPS & PROPERTIES
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Pardee Homes Debuts Four New Neighborhoods in Pacific Highlands Ranch
Pardee Homes recently opened four new neighborhoods in its award-winning Pacific Highlands Ranch. Carmel, Sendero, Terraza & Vista Del Mar feature open, outdoor living options with walkable connections to nearby resort-style facilities. “Given the rising demand for housing in San Diego, we are thrilled to introduce these long-planned neighborhoods to Pacific Highlands Ranch,” said Jimmy Ayala, division president of Pardee Homes San Diego.
Design Line Interiors Proudly Introduces Bonnie Jensen
Design Line Interiors excitedly announces the addition of Bonnie Jensen to the DLI family! Bonnie recently joined them as a Design Assistant. She is eager to embark in this new role for a bright future providing exceptional design services & creating spectacular spaces that DLI has been known for for more than 35 years! 
Cavignac & Associates Ranked Third in Country as “Best Place to Work in Insurance” by Business Insurance Magazine
Cavignac & Associates , a downtown San Diego-based risk management & insurance brokerage firm, received the prestigious honor based on its social environment, bonuses, flexibility and educational support. The rankings were unveiled in the November issue of Business Insurance, which considered hundreds of companies, large and small. “Being a great place to work has always been a top priority for us, and recognition like this tells us we’re hitting the mark,” said Jeff Cavignac, company founder and managing principal.
Menas Realty Company is moving!
After more than 45 years in north Pacific Beach, Menas Realty Company has outgrown its space. We are happy to announce that we will be moving into a much larger building on December 11 th  near Hazard Center, located at 7592 Metropolitan Drive, San Diego, CA 92108 that will be more accommodating to our clients, homeowners and staff.
First American Title Proudly Announces Sheri Keene as 2019 San Diego County Escrow Association President!
Sheri Keene, Certified Escrow Officer & Escrow Manager at First American Title Insurance Company , has been elected and installed as the 2019 President of the San Diego County Escrow Association for a second term. The San Diego County Escrow Association is a local branch of the California Escrow Association and the American Escrow Association. Membership in these associations facilitates educational opportunities for the real estate, title and escrow industry, as well as a political platform to give a practical opinion to bills that affect our industry on a local, state and national level.
Cavignac & Associates Employees Donate Over $21,000 to Local San Diego Charities for Christmas
As part of a 19-year-long Christmas holiday tradition, employees of Cavignac & Associates, donated to those less fortunate in the community, giving more than $21,000 out of their own paychecks to a number of local nonprofit organizations. “The Charity Fund committee members research various organizations before selecting the ones they are most passionate about and feel are doing the greatest good”, stated Kelly Potter, account executive at Cavignac. This year's donations increased 17% over last year's.
Steve Grimes Named Xpera President  
Xpera Group has promoted 30-year building industry veteran Steve Grimes to the role of President. Founder Ted Bumgardner will now serve as chairman and focus on growing Xpera’s construction forensics business. The moves come as the construction and real estate consulting firm kicks off its 10 th anniversary year in 2019.
Agave at The Preserve Final Phase Released
Cornerstone Communities is excited to announce the final phase of Agave at The Preserve in Carlsbad. The collection of 88 townhomes was the first of four communities to open at The Preserve, a master-planned development comprised of 314 for sale units and 342 apartment units for a grand total of 656 dwelling units. The Preserve’s location within the Carlsbad School District, abundance of open space, and easy access to shopping, services, and freeways make it highly desirable and sought after in today’s market.
SMC Reveals 3 rd Quarter Sales Awards at Jingle & Mingle Event
Thank you to everyone who took time to nominate their outstanding sales professionals and MVTPs. Here are the winners for the 3rd Quarter:
  • Category A (Attached, Avg $437K) - David Zarraonandia & Lorena Allen at Z
  • Category B (Detached, Avg $556K) - Josephine Hastings & Kyle van Dusen at Sierra
  • Category C (Detached, Avg $878K) - Amy Shaffer & Cathy Killingsworth at Canyon Grove
  • Category D (Detached, Avg $1.25M) - Rosie Guerrero & Hella Formariz at Vista del Cielo
  • MVTP - Josh Manor at Interior Logic Group

Congratulations to everyone!
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