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New projects, new hires, new promotions! So much to celebrate!

Enjoy all of the fantastic PPP announcements below and share your good news with us! 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, an award??? - It's noteworthy!
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Kent Aden to be Inducted into California Homebuilding Hall of Fame, June 24
Kent Aden, a licensed architect, developer and the visionary behind many of San Diego’s most honored master-planned communities, will be inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation’s Hall of Fame during a virtual gala 5-6 p.m., June 24. President of HomeFed Communities, Aden has been active in the San Diego BIA for 37 years.  To register or for more information, click here
Industry veterans come together to create HINGE, A Business Development Agency

Powerhouse co-creators Kelly Mercado and Stephanie Fagan launch HINGE, a Business Development agency specializing in servicing the Building Industry. As an outsourced business development agency, HINGE opens doors and closes deals that may not have been available to clients without the established relationships Kelly and Stephanie have cultivated throughout their careers. A core philosophy of HINGE is giving back. HINGE will donate a percentage of its fees to supporting women in construction through foundational giving and/or scholarships. Find HINGE on the web starting July 1st:
Stacy Bragg—Designer for CBI Finished Home Design
CBI Finished Home Design is delighted to announce that Stacy Bragg has joined their team of designers. Stacy has over 20 years of design experience in the New Home Industry, helping homebuyers online, at the models, at the design center, and even at their new home helping buyers create a plan that suits their needs and style, seeing that plan through to completion. Welcome Stacy!
David Stearn Welcomed as New VP at Tri Pointe Homes
Tri Pointe Homes San Diego welcomes David Stearn as the next Vice President of Project Management and Land Acquisition. As a key member of the leadership team, Stearn will guide and support the Land & Acquisition-related activities throughout San Diego County. A 33-year veteran of the home building, real estate and land development industries, his expertise makes him an invaluable addition to the team.
Fuscoe Engineering Announces the promotion of Marty Smith
J. Marty Smith, PLS has been promoted to Mapping Manager for the San Diego Region. With more than 20 years of experience, Marty will work on a wide-range of both public and private assignments within Fuscoe. “Marty’s passion for his work and commitment to accuracy greatly contribute to the success and effectiveness of Fuscoe’s well-respected mapping team,” stated Eric Armstrong, PE, Principal.
Meridian Development Celebrates Opening of Millenia Park
Meridian Development announces the opening of Millenia Park, the fourth and largest park to open in the urban village of Millenia. The park features a soccer field, tennis court, jogging path, half basketball court, two playgrounds, picnic areas, a large plaza, restrooms and a variety of art installations. Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas, a host of city officials, and the development team attended the ribbon-cutting.  
Ami Samuel Interiors has a New Look
Ami Samuel Interiors has launched a new branding campaign with a bold new logo, rock’n new website and upbeat marketing materials. This new look captures the modern and energetic style that best represents the company and their award-winning interiors.  Pushing the boundaries in design while continuing a high level of service is the harmony and compass of this firm. Proud to be serving the building industry since 2003.
Coming Soon to Fallbrook - Citro
Tri Pointe Homes’ Citro community in Fallbrook will feature 844 single- and multi-family homes on a 390-acre site. Citro will include a community park, 235 acres of open space, avocado and citrus groves, onsite farm-stand and “The Spot” recreation center.
A Merger for Menas 
Menas Realty Company is excited to announce the merger with Diversified Association Management, Inc.  Founded in 1973, Menas will continue to thrive as part of Diversified Association Management’s family, which was founded in 1984 and has become one of the most established and successful HOA Management Companies in Southern California. Julie Menas is excited to stay on in a Business Development role and continue to serve their clients. 
Sommers Bend in Temecula Coming to Fruition
Charged with creating the vision for Sommers Bend in Temecula as a new, vibrant master-planned community, developer Woodside Homes carefully stewarded some of the finest minds in the building industry. After years of collaboration, this expertly-planned, innovative community is well-received by today’s home buyers.
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