Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) Honors KTGY Executive Director Nick Lehnert with Lifetime Achievement Award


Lehnert Receives Prestigious A. Gary Anderson Memorial Associate of Excellence Award

IRVINE, CALIF. – November 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Award-winning national firm KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, is pleased to announce that Nick Lehnert, an executive director based in the firm’s Irvine, Calif., office, has been honored with a lifetime achievement award, the 2014 A. Gary Anderson Memorial Associate of Excellence Award, presented by The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC). This prestigious award recognizes Lehnert’s contributions to the home building industry and the BIASC.

Lehnert is currently a member of the BIASC 55+ Housing Council board of directors and has served many years as a member of board of directors for BIASC and BIA’s Orange County (OC) chapter. He has also held the position of chairman of membership for BIAOC, president of BIAOC’s Sales & Marketing Council, and was named Associate of the Year by BIAOC.

“I am grateful to receive this award,” said Lehnert. “BIA Southern California is a great organization where valuable relationships can be forged and information can be shared.” Lehnert received the A. Gary Anderson Memorial Associate of Excellence Award at the BIASC Installation and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 5th, at the Mission Inn in Riverside.

Lehnert brings over 40 years of demonstrated success in the home building industry and specializes in product development, segmentation, and positioning. A thought leader and a sought-after industry speaker on consumer preferences, market trends and “next market,” Lehnert is an expert in forward planning, competitive and consumer research, innovative product development, and results-oriented sales and marketing strategies. His proficiency in lifestyle market research results in prototype house designs that cater to the builder’s target buyers and an increase in the builder’s sales velocity. He has served in key positions in sales and marketing, product development and strategic marketing for major national and regional builders, and has the innate ability to enhance client experience through his builder related expertise, strategic insight and superior communication and team building skills.

According to KTGY CEO Tricia Esser, “Anyone who knows Nick Lehnert knows that he is very passionate about educating builders about consumer and market trends. He is constantly thinking of new ideas to help builders stay ahead of the market. His favorite question is ‘What if?’ We are very grateful for all that Nick has contributed to this firm, our clients and the industry.”

Lehnert has written and contributed to scores of articles on consumer and residential design trends. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events.

Building Industry Association of Southern California
Established in 1923 as the Building Contractors Association of Southern California, The Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. (BIASC), has been instrumental in helping the construction industry meet our region’s demand for new housing, infrastructure, and the overall growth every community needs to thrive. BIASC has over 1,050 primary members representing all professions associated with the building industry.

At BIASC, we believe that building and new home construction not only strengthens families, it stabilizes communities and fosters economic prosperity. With new homes and new growth come new schools, new fire stations, parks, cultural centers and more. Our members – builders, subcontractors, remodelers, designers, architects, engineers, sales and marketing professionals, law firms, manufacturers and more – all work together to create new and enhance existing communities across Southern California. See

About KTGY Group
Celebrating 23 years, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is a national award-winning firm providing comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, market and consumer trends, and financial performance. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices in Irvine, Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons, Va. See

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