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Happy Fall! 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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Grand Opening of Tri Pointe Homes’ Citro Community in Fallbrook Draws Over 200 Homebuyers
Tri Pointe Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, recently hosted the Grand Opening for its highly-anticipated Citro community in Fallbrook. More than 200 people packed the one-day event, hoping to be among the first to view the designer-curated model homes in the newly unveiled Castello, Zutano and Meyer neighborhoods. San Diego Division President, Jimmy Ayala, stated, “Citro is the culmination of more than 15 years of planning, design and community input and we’re excited to finally be able to share our vision.” 
Zeek Magallanes Promoted to Studio Team Leader

McCullough Landscape Architecture is very pleased to announce that Zeek Magallanes, formerly an Associate Landscape Designer, has been promoted to Studio Team Leader. As our Studio Team Leader, Zeek will serve as the key liaison between firm management and technical staff. Please join us in congratulating Zeek on this well-deserved promotion! Click here to read more.
Model Sales at Pinnacle at Millenia Complete Final Sales
The last six homes sold out quickly to delighted buyers looking to make Millenia and this award-winning community their new home. The 126 townhomes by Meridian Communities offered six unique plans, featuring "City Towns" and "Elevator Penthouses" which included private elevators. Pinnacle's amenities included a dog park, recreation center, pool, spa, playground, and outdoor barbecue areas. The project was exclusively listed and sold by New Homes Now Selling.
Interior Design Completed at The Lofts-Carlsbad Village
Parisi Portfolio recently completed the interior design of The Lofts at Carlsbad Village. Built by Wermers, this coastal-chic apartment community offers 1-3 bedroom units with many amenities, including clubroom, indoor-outdoor lounge, pool & spa with cabanas, BBQ areas, fitness area and so much more!  
Special Release of the Model Homes at The Highlands Draws More Than 100 Interested Customers
Tri Pointe Homes recently released the three model homes at its award-winning community, The Highlands, and welcomed more than 100 people to this one-day event. Nearly all 52 homesites in The Highlands have been sold, and the release of the move-in-ready model homes marks one of the last opportunities for eager house hunters to purchase their dream home in this coveted community.
First American Works on Habitat for Humanity Project
First American Title strapped on their tool-belts to participate in a Habitat for Humanity project at 405 W. 18th Street in National City, where affordable townhomes are being constructed. First American volunteers endured a day of hard, physical labor, finishing the day with aching muscles and full hearts. After this rewarding experience, they recommend everyone volunteer to build with Habitat for Humanity!
End of Summer Social at Poway Commons a Huge Success!

The BIA General Membership Event - End of Summer Social, an all-BIA-member event hosted by the SMC, was attended by over 115 people, all happy to be together (in-person!) at a live event!

Special thanks to Meridian Communities and Poway Commons for hosting the event; to the generous sponsors: New Homes Now Selling, Meridian Communities, Berkshire Hathaway, loanDepot, and Unscripted Interiors and those who donated toward the raffle prizes which totaled over $450: Chaparro & Associates/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Capstone Studios Design and Marketing, Wells Fargo, Christian Bros Interiors, and BuyNewHomesSanDiego, and to our guest speakers for making the event informative. The SMC is looking forward to its next event, Jingle & Mingle, coming on December 2nd at Red Tracton. Registration coming soon!
Columba, an affordable
housing community is coming to Millenia in South County
Chelsea Investment Corporation is breaking ground in November on this 200-unit community situated on over three acres within Millenia which will include two 4-5 floor residential buildings and a separate parking structure. Columba will offer 1-3 bedrooms up to 1,027 sq. ft.
New Sales Release at Poway Commons Late October
Poway Commons will be releasing four Janus and three Artemis homes at the end of October, with a pricing/location Zoom preview on October 23rd. The mixed-use community by Meridian Communities (where the End of Summer Social was held) is in the historic Poway Town Center District, and features a stunning mix of three- and four-bedroom townhomes and stylish elevator penthouse flats which have quickly sold out upon each release.
And the winners are....
Congratulations to our highly esteemed sales professionals for their exemplary achievements in Q1 and Q2.
Q1 2021 Award Recipients
  • Attached under $500,000: Paige Buckner & Mary Kay Scott-Telford, Playa Del Sol by Tri Pointe Homes
  • Attached between $500,001 - $700,000: Trina Asaro & Susan Husband, Pinnacle at Millenia by Meridian Development
  • Attached between $700,001 - $999,999: Sylvia Rose, The Harlow by ColRich
Q2 2021 Award Recipients
  • Attached under $500,000: Paige Buckner & Mary Kay Scott- Telford, Playa Del Sol Marea and Solmar Sur by TriPointe Homes
  • Detached over $1,000,000: Casey Biltucci, Kristen LaPrade, and Ricki Fein, The Highlands by TriPointe Homes
The Nationals, Deadline Extended — Still Time to Enter!
The deadline to enter and win a nationally recognized award has been extended to November 1st! Now is the time to recognize your star sales/marketing professional, your super awesome floorplan, your cutting-edge community tech center! If you are a member of our local SMC, then you are automatically a member of the NSMC and you can officially enter! For guidelines, fees and more information, visit:
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