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Stella Hosts Secretary Ben Carson
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson visited Affirmed Housing’s community, Stella . Dr. Carson met with Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, Affirmed Housing President, James Silverwood and local leaders at Stella for a round-table discussion regarding San Diego’s efforts to reduce barriers to construction and spur development of affordable housing. The meeting was part of Secretary Carson’s “ Driving Affordable Housing Across Americ a ” bus tour.

Affirmed Housing Promotes Jimmy Silverwood
Jimmy Silverwood has been promoted to Executive Vice President at Affirmed Housing in San Diego. As the head of Affirmed’s acquisitions and development team since 2018, he and his team initiated unprecedented growth for the firm with eight construction loan closings totaling over $350 million and 12 land acquisitions totaling $36.5 million, said company officials.
Sunrise’s Yazmin Castaneda Named a Top Influential Woman
Sunrise Management’s Regional Real Estate Manager, Yazmin Castaneda, has been named one of San Diego’s Top Influential Women for 2020 by The Daily Transcript . She is profiled in a special supplement, which honors the most talented women in San Diego. According to The Transcript, the featured professionals are in real estate, construction, law, financial services, government and the nonprofit sector – all women who have made an impact in their industry and community.

32 Homes SOLD in 30 days at Pinnacle by Millenia
Overwhelming buyer response to Pinnacle at Millenia in South County's new urban hub, Millenia. Released in February, this vibrant collection of contemporary, two-story urban townhomes starting in the mid $400s has sold 32 of its 36 dwellings with new releases planned sooner than expected based on demand. Rey Ross of Meridian Communities stated "We're proud to have created an amazing mix of unique floorplans to meet a variety of buyer types, including multi-gen, and right-sizers with our Elevator Penthouses, and we're thrilled that buyers agree." New Homes Now Selling is the sales team behind this successful new project.
COVID-19: A Message from Borre Winckel, CEO of BIASD
The situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) is continually evolving. BIASD is following the recommended guidelines, and as a result, the BIASD and all branches (including the SMC) are postponing all upcoming events and committee meetings for the remainder of the month of March. Look for updates from the BIASD as things progress. We encourage everyone to join the BIASD in remaining informed, safe and supportive of one other.
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