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NAHB Names The Nationals Gold Award Winners

Awards Recognize Excellence in New Home Sales, Marketing and Design

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 23, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The year’s most outstanding work in residential real estate sales, marketing and design was honored on Jan. 22 at The National Sales and Marketing Awards gala (known as “The NationalsSM”) held during the 2013 International Builders’ Show. Hosted by the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), the awards ceremony, considered one of the building industry’s most prestigious events, attracted more than 500 building industry professionals for an up-close look at the year’s most innovative and successful ideas.

“The focus of this year’s Nationals awards is to celebrate the innovation, creativity and endurance of our profession,” said Dorothy Tayloe, MIRM, director of sales for Daniel Homes in Birmingham, Ala., and chair of The Nationals. “Our industry continues to produce exceptional work, and we are thrilled to recognize the sales and marketing professionals who have made that happen.”

A diverse panel of industry professionals from across the country selected Gold award winners from more than 700 entries. Several top award winners are highlighted below. For a complete list of Gold and Silver winners, along with additional details and history of The Nationals, please visit


Community of the Year (Suburban)
Ashburn, Va.
Developer: Willowsford LLC
Marketing Director: Laura Cole
Agency: Fraser Wallace Advertising

Community of the Year (Urban)
Canary District
Toronto, ON, Canada
Developer: Dundee Kilmer
Marketing Director: Krystal Koo
Associate: Montana Steele Advertising Inc.

Neighborhood of the Year
Mission Valley, Calif.
Builder: Shea Homes San Diego
Marketing Director: Vanessa Linn
Architect: Woodley Architectural Group
Ad Agency: Greenhaus
Interiors: CDC Designs, Design Line Interiors


Rookie Salesperson of the Year
Sally Bae
Strategic Sales & Marketing
Los Angeles, Calif.

Salesperson of the Year
Khadeejah Johnson
The Marketing Directors, Inc.
New York, N.Y.

Sales Team of the Year
Cristi Thompson, Renee Carroll & Charlotte Marlon
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Builder Services
Wake Forest, N.C.

Online Sales Counselor
Sara A. Williams
Heartland Homes, Inc.
Lawrence, Pa.

Sales Manager Team of the Year
Jamie Hudson
Schell Brothers
Rehoboth Beach, Del.

Marketing Director of the Year
Linda D. Kilgore, MIRM, CMP
Aliana Development Company
Richmond, Texas


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

• Doug Bauer – CEO of TriPointe Homes – Irvine/San Ramon, Calif.
• Daniel R. Levitan, Fellow, MIRM, CSP – Principal of Levitan & Associates – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


Best SMC of the Year
Triangle Sales & Marketing Council of North Carolina
Raleigh, N.C.

The Nationals is co-sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

Additional sponsors include:The Bokka Group, The Marketing Directors, Mary DeWalt Design Group and JWilliams Staffing, Inc.

To view a complete list of The Nationals Award winners, please visit

For more information, contact Lisa Parrish at or 800-658-2751 or 909-987-2758.