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Nick Lehnert, KTGY Executive Director, Design Strategies, Honored by Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) Council on SAGE with Volunteer of the Year Award

IRVINE, Calif. – (RealEstateRama) — International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Nick Lehnert, Executive Director, Design Strategies, has been honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award by Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) Council on SAGE (Shaping Advancements in Generational Environments), formerly known as the 55+ Housing Council. The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes Lehnert’s outstanding service and dedication to the association.

Nick Lehnert

Lehnert is currently a member of the BIASC Council on SAGE board of directors and has served many years as a member of the 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. In 2014, Lehnert was 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.

Based in KTGY’s Irvine, Calif., office, Lehnert brings 45 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 the “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. Lehnert has the innate ability to enhance client experience through his builder related expertise, strategic insight and superior communication and team building skills.

Council on SAGE
The nation’s largest and most active chapter, Council on SAGE (formerly known as the 55+ Housing Council) attracts the country’s leading experts in market innovations and preferences, adding value to Southern California’s home builders and associates that recognize the magnitude of today’s 55+ housing market. Discover firsthand the initiatives at the forefront of: active adult, age-targeted, senior condos, market rate 55+ apartments, affordable 55+ apartments, CCRCs, Assisted Living, continuing care retirement communities, Alzheimer’s care and more. Formed in 1990 as a special interest council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California [BIASC], Council on SAGE was the first local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders/50+ Housing Council (then known as the Seniors Housing Council). See

About KTGY Architecture + Planning

KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit

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Anne Monaghan
Monaghan Communications