Happy Holidays
Enjoy the last PPP of the 2020! Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday and a healthy, happy new year. As a member of the BIA SD, this benefit is great PR for you and your firm. If you have something to 'brag' about, please send it our way! New project, new job, new hire - it's noteworthy!
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Wermers Multi-Family Starts Framing at The Lofts at Carlsbad Village
Wermers Multi-Family Corporation has announced framing is officially underway at The Lofts at Carlsbad Village! Located on Carlsbad Village Drive, The Lofts is a premier mixed-use project that includes 106 residential apartment units with ocean views west of I-5. The Lofts is a podium project with a 3-story residential building over a 2-story parking structure/retail center, featuring private courtyards, gym, soaking pool and many other exclusive amenities. Construction is estimated to be completed by late 2021.
Construction Begins on The Wedge Tower
The Wedge, a sustainable new residential tower in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has commenced construction. Designed by San Diego based architects AVRP Skyport,The Wedge was recently awarded the Gold Nugget Grand Award as Best On-The-Boards Multifamily Community. The Wedge will deliver artful, award-winning architecture for its downtown location. 
Millenia to participate in
OH! San Diego 2021
Millenia, the award-winning master planned community in South County has been selected to participate in the 2021 OH! San Diego architectural festival March 5-12. The free to the public annual event will include walking tours, virtual tours and self-guided tours. The new award-winning Millenia Fire Station, transit corridor and parks with community gardens will be highlighted in this live, work, play pedestrian-friendly community.
Trammell Crow Residential Breaks Ground on Luxury High-Rise in Little Italy
The Southern California division of Trammell Crow Residential has started construction on Simone, a luxury, 36-story high-rise in Little Italy consisting of 358 market-rate apartments, five penthouses, 32 subsidized apartments for low-income residents, 32,000 square feet of resort-style amenity spaces and ample parking. It is located at 1401 Union St., at the intersection of Ash Street. 
R.I.S.E. Awards – Huge Success!
With social distancing as a California directive, the Sales & Marketing Council of the BIA created a virtual awards program, which was held in October. The participation was phenomenal with over 100 nominees in nearly every discipline within our industry. Attended by over 175 members, the R.I.S.E. awards was a smash hit and went on to be a finalist as a nominated event at The Nationals (being awarded in 2021). Congratulations to the R.I.S.E. Winners (complete list below):
Sales Professional Selling Attached Housing
Kelly Moore - The New Home Company

Sales Team Selling Attached Housing
Trina Asaro & Susan Husband - Meridian Communities

Sales Team Selling Single Family Detached Housing
Josephine Hastings & Stephanie DeGasperis - Shea Homes

Sales Manager or Leader of the Year
April Gingras - Pardee Homes

Magnificent Marketing for a Builder
Lenette Hewitt - Davidson Communities

Magnificent Marketing for an Associate/Individual
Angela Didio - Didio And Associates for McKellar McGowan / Carlyle Carlsbad Village

Magnificent Marketing for a Marketing Company
Capstone Studios Design & Marketing

Most Valuable Trade Partner
  • (Individual) Andrew Cabrera - Motivational Systems, Inc.
  • (Company) Design Line Interiors

Most Valuable Team Player
  • (Associate) Justin Kollman – CrossCountry Mortgage
  • (Builder) Emma Scoville - Pardee Homes

Fabulous Forty & Under - Rising Stars - Ones to Watch
  • (Associate) Yu-Ngok Lo - YNL Architects, Inc.
  • (Builder) Emily Barlage - Pardee Homes

The Resilience Award
  • (Individuals) Ericka Moody – Moody Design Group
  • Gretchen Fuog - Buy New Homes San Diego
  • (Company) Menas Realty Company

The Success Award for an Individual or Company
  • (Individual) Stephanie Hughes - Tax & Financial Group
  • (Team) Colleen Attl and Kelly Lembeck - Pardee Homes
Innovation Award for an Individual or Company
David Kanner - Meridian Communities

Excellence Awards
  • Tom Perez – Engineering Partners
  • Sylvia Rose – ColRich
  • John La Raia - H.G. Fenton Company
  • Lori Asaro – New Homes Now Selling
  • Dan Kitsmiller - Capstone Studios, Inc.
  • Eric Franco - Interior Logic Group
  • Nancy Keenan - Dahlin Group Architecture Planning (America at Home Study)
  • Chaz Hinz – CrossCountry Mortgage
  • Sean McMahan; Andres Gutierrez; Martin Lima - Colrich
  • Anna-Marie Marchesi - Ami Samuel Interiors
  • Lindsey Carr - Pardee Homes
  • David Stanley - Meridian Communities
  • Shannon Gaunt - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • BIA Leadership

Success Award – Community
The Highlands - Pardee Homes

Innovation Award – Community
Pinnacle at Millenia - Meridian Communities

Fantastic Floorplan
  • (Attached Floorplan) The Harlow Plan 2 by ColRich
  • (Detached Floorplan) The Highlands Plan 1 by Pardee Homes

Dynamic Design
  • (Attached Home Design) Pinnacle at Millenia Plan 3 - Ami Samuel Interiors
  • (Custom Home) Rancho Santa Fe Custom - Ami Samuel Interiors

Awesome Outdoors
Rancho Santa Fe Custom - Ami Samuel Interiors

Success Awards - Out of Area
  • (Company) YNL Architects
  • (Individual) Albert Ponce - Ultimate New Home Sales & Marketing
  • (Attached Community) Elements 616 – Clean Signs & Design
  • (Detached Community) Davidson Collection at Delta Coves - Davidson Communities
Pinnacle at Millenia's Release on December 12th Sold Out in One Hour
Pinnacle’s recent sales release featured 6 Elevator Penthouses and 6 City Towns for sale, starting from the mid $400,000’s. Situated in Millenia, San Diego County's fastest-selling new home community is a collection of contemporary two-story homes with six unique floor plans ranging from 1,362 to 2,522 square feet. Community amenities include a pool, spa, BBQ area, dog park and tot lot. Call 888.854.9666 for more information.
BIA members recognized as top 2020 influencers in San Diego Business Journal  
The San Diego Business Journal recently published its annual list of the SD500 The Most Influential People in San Diego. Congratulations to the numerous BIA Members who were included on this list! Bill Davidson of Davidson Communities, Guy Asaro of Meridian Development, Paul Barnes of Shea Homes San Diego, Michael Neal of H.G. Fenton Company, Ure Kretowicz of Cornerstone Communities, Jim Schmid of Chelsea Investment Corp., Lori Asaro of New Homes Now Selling and Borre Winckel of the BIA are just a few of our BIA members that were included in the category of real estate. Many other BIA members are included on this top 500 list. 
Shea Homes Opens New Community
Summer at Park Circle features charming, two-story Cottage Homes for sale ranging from 1,733 to 2,055 square feet. Three versatile floorplans include 3 to 4 beds, 2.5 to 3 baths, open-concept living areas, convenient laundry spaces and two-car garages. Exteriors offer a range of architectural colors and textures, so you can find the new home that fits your style personality.  Priority List now being formed with sales beginning soon!
Congrats to The Nationals Finalists
BIA San Diego people and companies were recognized across the board for THE NATIONALS, to be held in 2021. Our local SMC SD made the finalists list for The Nationals (NSMC)!! Along with the SMC, our R.I.S.E. Awards was recognized, as were many local sales teams, designers, builders and marketing firms. Congratulations!
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