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Cornerstone Wins National Award For Fast Growth
Cornerstone Communities has been recognized by Builder Magazine as the Fastest Growing Builder among the Next 100.

Their growth reflects several years of careful acquisitions and entitlement work, said Cornerstone CEO Ure Kretowicz, who accepted the prestigious award at the annual Housing Leadership Summit in Laguna Niguel.

“In the last recession, no one was buying land or lots,” he said. “But we felt things were turning, so we stepped up, took the risk and started buying land much sooner than the competition. We are now reaping the fruits of that risk.”

Partnership Builds Homes for Vets
The San Diego Housing Commission in partnership with the Alpha Project and the Chelsea Investment Corp. recently celebrated the grand opening of Alpha Lofts.
The project, located in Normal Heights, includes 52 studio and one bedroom rental units for formerly homeless military veterans and will offer various services to help formerly homeless residents re-integrate themselves into society.
"This community will provide quality housing to these people who sacrificed and served our country faithfully,'' said Bob Cummings, the Government Relations Manager for Chelsea Investment Corp.

Walsh Has New Role at Sudberry Properties
Scott Walsh has been named Assistant Project Manager at Sudberry Properites, Inc. Scott, a graduate of Marquette University, joined Sudberry Properties 2 years ago and prior to his work at Sudberry, had interned with Hallmark Communities . He is currently involved in BIA San Diego County as a member of the YGen Council and BuildSD Pac .
New Pointe Communities Opens 2 New Developments
Mackinnon Pointe offers 8 Coastal Farmhouse Single Family Residences with peak ocean views. Home designs range from approximately 2499-3000 square feet featuring 4 bedroom floorplans with attached 2 car and 3 car garages, Solar System, and exceptional kitchen appliances. Starting at $1,149,990
Helix Mesa , is an enclave of 9 homes set in the foothills of Mount Helix. The thoughtful infill project  offers single-level and two-story homes. Home designs range from 2505 - 3181 square feet featuring 4-5 bedrooms with attached 2-car and 3-car garages, with solar system. Starting at $779,990. 
Local Leader to Present Local Issues on National Level
Bob Cummings, Government Relations Manager for Chelsea Investment Corp., has been appointed as one of 7 members of the California coalition to serve on the National Association of Home Builders Political Action Committee Board of Trustees. In his role, Bob intends to bring a heightened awareness of San Diego's exorbitant regulatory standards and fees that combined, create a 40% tariff on new home prices in our area to the national stage and gain a broader platform of bipartisan supporters to assist in finding solutions to the homebuilding crisis in San Diego. Bob's first assignment will be attending NAHB's Legislative & Leadership Conference on Capitol Hill in June.
The Blu Summit Real Estate Group Announces New Community Openings
Bahia Vista II celebrated its Grand Opening on May 18 th . The brand new community of  16 townhomes  for sale, located  near San Diego Bay in Chula Vista, offers prices starting in the high $400’s. 
Paseo Village is a  brand new community of  31 craftsman townhomes  for sale , located near the town center of Ramona. The spacious three bedroom, two and half bath, two-story floorplans range from approx. 1,527 to 1,632 sq. ft., with prices starting in the mid $400's.
Branden Wermers Celebrates New Role as Principal of Wermers Properties
Branden Wermers celebrates his new role as Principal as he reaches his ten-year anniversary with the firm. Mr. Wermers is responsible for managing the development and entitlement process and sourcing new investments in Southern California. Most recently, Branden completed an 868-unit, mixed-use podium/wrap project in Corona, CA anchored with the Metro at Main retail.

Fein Celebrates 30 Years with Pardee Homes
Ricki Fein, new home sales advisor for Pardee Homes , recently celebrated her 30 year anniversary with the company. Today, Ricki continues to surpass expectations, both with Pardee Homes and with clients. She remains one of the company’s top performers, seeing clients purchasing starter homes and returning to purchase new homes at one of Pardee San Diego’s nine residential neighborhoods currently for sale.  “We are thrilled to have Ricki. She has proven to be one of the best New Home Advisors in the industry,” said Jimmy Ayala, division president of Pardee Homes San Diego. “Her inviting personality and dedication to her clients is one of the many reasons we’ve seen homebuyers flock to her again and again, which has helped Pardee Homes grow into one of the Southwest’s most successful new home builders.” 

Alexan Millenia Celebrates Construction Completion
Alexan Millenia, a 309 unit for rent community built by Trammell Crow Residential, has announced the construction completion of the community. The site offers 1, 2 & 3 bedroom homes for lease, as well as live/work lofts in a highly amenitized environment that includes business work space, dog wash area, and bicycle repair shop in addition to a pool and common area entertainment space. Residents cite the high level of walkability and conveniences of the location, within the master planned development of Millenia , which offers express bus service to downtown and employment centers, as reasons for the high desirability of these homes.
Living Spaces Appoints New Sales Manager
Marissa Daubenspeck is now Department Sales Manager and Interior Designer for   Living Spaces  Mission Valley location, according to Kelly Bailey, Commercial Business Manager for the organization. Marissa is thrilled with her new roll stating, "It’s our pleasure to provide Mission Valley, San Diego and its surrounding communities with the inspiration, expertise and resources needed to furnish their living spaces with chic yet affordable quality furniture."
KB Home Opens New Model
KB Home has opened a new model home at its Skylar community at Millenia . The 3-level home includes a spacious first-floor bonus room, an e xpansive great room, 3-4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The approx. 2233 square foot home starts from $534,990.
Design Line Interiors announces the addition of new CDMO, Sara Kilburn. 
In her new role, Ms. Kilburn will be responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing departments and assisting the CEO in overseeing the design initiatives of DLI's scope of services. "We are absolutely thrilled about Sara joining our team at Design Line Interiors . She brings a depth of knowledge and excitement to our team as well as a deep understanding of the building and design industries," commented CEO, Dawn Davidson.  Sara is an active BIA San Diego member and has been the recipient of multiple awards within the Building Industry, including Sales and Marketing Professional of the Year in 2015, and Industry Professional of the Year in 2018. She is also a SMC Lifetime Director and currently serves as an Executive Advisor to the SMC.
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