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NAHB Names the Nationals Gold Award Winners

Annual Honors Recognize Excellence in New Home Sales, Marketing and Design

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The year’s most outstanding work in residential real estate sales, marketing and design was honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) yesterday at The National Sales and Marketing Awards gala (known as “The NationalsSM”), one of the building industry’s most prestigious events. The event, hosted by the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council, took place during the 2014 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.

“I am constantly amazed at the quality of work produced,” said Beth Strum, chairman of The Nationals. “The Nationals gives sales, marketing and design professionals the rare chance to connect and celebrate the talent that permeates our industry.”

A diverse panel of industry professionals from across the country selected Gold award winners from more than 750 entries. Several top award winners are highlighted below.


Community of the Year — Attached
Centered on Capitol
Builder: Trumark Homes
Marketing Director: Mark Higgins
San Jose, Calif.

Community of the Year — Detached
Amalfi Hills
Builder: Toll Brothers, Inc.
Marketing Director: Dottie Paek
Brea, Calif.

Community of the Year – Masterplanned
Rancho Mission Viejo
Developer: Rancho Mission Viejo
Marketing Director: Nadine Corrigan
Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif. `


Rookie Salesperson of the Year (tie)
Terry Niemann
Polaris Pacific
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Kathleen Thenor
The Marketing Directors
New York City, N.Y.

Salesperson of the Year
Jacqueline Zbur
Polaris Pacific
Pasadena, Calif.

Sales Team of the Year
Sophia Cicilioni and Stephanie Mastronardi
The Marketing Directors
New York City, N.Y.

Marketing Director of the Year
Jennifer McIvor
Bethesda, Md.

Sales Manager of the Year
Angela Ferrara and Marty Brady
The Marketing Directors
New York City, NY


The Legends of Residential Marketing Award was instituted in 1992 to honor builders and consultants who stand apart as leaders in the field. The Legends are selected for their professional commitment to the industry and new home community marketing innovations.

John H. Schleimer, MIRM, CAASH
President, Market Perspectives
Roseville, Calif.

William A. Davidson
Founder, Davidson Communities
Del Mar, Calif.


Denver Sales & Marketing Council
Home Builders Association of Metro Denver
Denver, Colo.

The exclusive co-sponsor of The Nationals is Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

For a complete list of Gold and Silver winners, along with additional details and history of The Nationals, please visit

For more information, e-mail Lisa Parrish at or call her at 800-658-2751 or 909-987-2758.