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Parisi Portfolio Hires Director Of Business Development
Parisi Portfolio, a 17-person firm in the interior design industry announced it has hired industry veteran Liz Ramirez as its Director of Business Development. Liz is well known for her achievements and continued success in the real estate development industry. “We understand that in today's intensely competitive marketplace, the importance of making a strong first impression simply can't be underestimated,” said Cadie Browne Lee, owner of Parisi Portfolio. “That’s why developers are coming to us, because we know how to make your project memorable and timeless, and how to make them come alive, and I know Ramirez's talent will be of great value to our clients".
Cushman & Wakefield and Pacific Sotheby’s Sell 996-unit Project
A 22-acre, fully entitled property for nearly 1,000 apartments was sold by Mark Marquez ( Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty ) and Kevin Nolen, Tim Winslow & Jason Kimmel ( Cushman & Wakefield ). The property sold for $48,638,200 and was the highest land sale year to date recorded in the MLS. Located at 6910 Mission Gorge Road, the property consists of four parcels for development of apartments, commercial/ office/retail space and open space with over 5 acres of neighborhood parks.
Sunrise Management Expands Small Properties Division
Expanding its rapidly growing small properties division, Sunrise Management recently named Monika Smutko as its newest regional vice president. Smutko takes charge of overseeing all property management functions of Sunrise's small properties division, comprised of single and multifamily properties with fewer than 22 units. Read more about Monika and her new position  here.
Lennar Slated to Bring New Community to South County
Meridian Development announced that Lennar will introduce a new community at its Millenia master planned development. Vibe at Millenia is a new community of 3-story and 4-story homes ranging from 1,681–2,552 sq. ft. showcasing open-concept living spaces, first floor bedrooms and rooftop decks in select residences. Millenia has become South County’s new urban hub by integrating for sale and for lease homes, retail, hospitality, parks and transportation into its 80 city block master plan.
San Diego BIA Members, Projects and Sales & Marketing Council
Receive National Recognition
The Nationals, NAHB’ s largest and most prestigious awards competition, announced its  2020 Silver Award Honorees . Established in 1982, The Nationals celebrates North America’s best new-home sales & marketing, and outstanding achievements in categories that includes homebuilders and communities, model homes, sales experience, architecture, interiors & sales offices, landscaping, merchandising, individual & team sales professionals, councils & associates, logos, graphics, brochures & signage, websites, special promotions, advertising and overall campaigns. Pardee Homes, Davidson Communities, Trio, Shea Homes, MSI, Design Line Interiors, and HRI are just some of the many San Diego BIA member companies who have achieved Silver Award status. Additionally, BIA’s Sales and Marketing Council was recognized as “Best SMC” at the national level for the third year in a row! View the impressive list of Silver Honorees here . Gold winners will be announced at The Nationals Award Ceremony, held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on January 21, 2020.  Tickets for the event are now on sale. Congratulations to all Silver Award winners, a few of which are shown below.

Micah Ross
Shea Homes
Sales Professional of the Year
Vista Santa Fe
Pardee Homes
Community of the Year
April Gingras
Pardee Homes
Sales Manager of the Year
BIA San Diego SMC
Best Council of the Year
Membership Category 200-300
Davidson Collection at Delta Coves Plan 1
Davidson Communities
Best Single Family 3,001-3.500 sf
Design Line Interiors
Best Website
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