Friday, January 13, 2017

KTGY Designs Win Top Honors at 2017 NAHB Nationals Awards for Superior Architectural Design and Planning

Cleo at Playa Vista, Playa Vista, CA
IRVINE, CA  – International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s designs were recognized at the National Sales and Marketing Awards gala (known as The Nationals), one of the building industry’s most prestigious events.

Hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council, the gala took place on January 10, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, during the 2017 International Builders' Show (IBS).

The Nationals gala celebration draws more than 1,000 attendees who gather for this black-tie event at IBS. The awards pay tribute to superior design and planning as well as new-home sales and marketing achievements by individual sales and marketing professionals, homebuilders and associates, and sales and marketing councils.

Trumark Communities’ Wallis Ranch in Dublin, California, designed by KTGY and Dahlin Group Architects, along with Gates & Associates as the landscape architect, won top honors as the Master Planned Community of the Year at the NAHB’s 2017 The Nationals Awards on January 10. The 184-acre master-planned community features a variety of single-family detached homes and townhomes.

Mason at Playa Vista
Cleo at Playa Vista in Playa Vista, California, received the Gold Award for Best Architectural Design of an Attached Home Plan. Located within the walkable and amenity-rich master-planned community of Playa Vista, Cleo provides luxury single-level living in four-story stacked flats by Brookfield Residential.

Mason at Playa Vista received the Silver Award for the Attached Community of the Year. Mason at Playa Vista also provides single-level living within the highly desirable master-planned community of Playa Vista. The six-plex stacked flats by Brookfield Residential feature an unconventional mix of modern and traditional architecture with a blend of brick and beachside accents, creating a unique coastal feel.

Regency at Summerlin, The Wakefield Plan in Las Vegas, Nevada received the Silver Award for Best Architectural Design of a Single-Family Detached Home 2,000 to 2,499 Sq. Ft. Designed for the luxury 55+ buyer, this gated community offers three distinct home collections by Toll Brothers.

Los Altos, The Verano Plan, also in Las Vegas, received the Silver Award for Best Architectural Design of a Single-Family Detached Home 3,501 to 4,000 Sq. Ft. Flexibility was a driving factor in the design of this plan by Toll Brothers.

Anthem House in Baltimore, Maryland received the Silver Award for the On-the-Boards Community (Under Construction On – Not Yet Open For Sale or Rent). Developed by The Bozzuto Group, Anthem House is a 292-unit mixed-use project located on a prominent site facing the Baltimore Harbor in Locust Point-Ft Mc Henry neighborhood.

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For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Anne Monaghan


29th Street Capital Acquires 11th Bay Area Multifamily Property

Casey Davis
Concord, CA – 29th Street Capital (29SC), a privately-held real estate investment and advisory firm, has acquired Twin Peaks Apartments in Concord, California.

The 39-unit community is located in the East Bay submarket of the San Francisco Bay Area. Twin Peaks is comprised completely of two-bedroom townhome units and neighbors another multifamily property, Tradewinds Apartments, which 29SC acquired in October 2016.

The transaction closed Jan. 12. The sale price was not disclosed.

29SC purchased the asset off-market through a prior relationship with the seller. The firm plans approximately $485,000 worth of renovations. Interior upgrades will focus on bathrooms, flooring and kitchens. Exterior improvements will include fresh paint, modern signage, window replacements throughout all units and landscape upgrades.

“We believe this is another strong property to add to our East Bay portfolio,” said Casey Davis, 29th Street Capital’s Vice President of Acquisitions for California. “Similar to Tradewinds, this is a value-add asset in a strong location with ample employment opportunities and extremely strong submarket fundamentals.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Terri Thornton
Partner, Thornton Communications
Phone: 404-932-4347


Bubble Performers Greet Guests at Bijou Bay Harbor, FL Farewell to the Sales Center Event

Bijou Bay Harbor’s sales team including Natali Grad, Gabriela Diaz, Elizabeth Lao,
 Robert Morales, Hannah Socolsky, Liza Hernandez and Marcela Restrepo

Adriana  Hoyos
BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, FL –– Bijou Bay Harbor hosted its Farewell to the Sales Center event to celebrate the upcoming groundbreaking of the luxury development. With 60 percent of its available units sold, construction of the boutique-style condominium is set to begin shortly. One of the guests that very evening snatched up one of the spacious units in the waterfront oasis.
There were nearly 100 attendees for the private event, including brokers, buyers and neighbors. Guests were greeted by LED-lit bubble performers outside of the 2,000-square foot, on-site sales center. The event also featured live music from The French Horn Collective, an illuminated photo booth and a luxury car exhibition staged by Ocean Cadillac. 
Bijou Bay Harbor’s internationally acclaimed interior designer, Adriana Hoyos, created and exhibited special sculptures during the event, which were inspired by children’s drawings. 

All proceeds of each piece sold will go to UNICEF in an effort to stop violence against children. As a UNICEF Ecuador Goodwill Ambassador, Hoyos designed the sculptures specifically for the organization.

“This event was a monumental occasion for Bijou Bay Harbor and the island community,” said Robert Morales, vice president of operations for Ability by Acierto. “The transformation of Bay Harbor Islands has been nothing short of phenomenal. We know Bijou Bay Harbor will be an integral element in the city’s continued growth.”

Liza Hernandez
 Bijou Bay Harbor is the first South Florida development project from Ability by Acierto. The U.S. development company founded by respected mega-developer Juan Carlos Gonzalez has partnered with Conexo Inmobiliario. Andres Arias, founder of Conexo Inmobiliario, will serve as the president of new developments for Ability by Acierto.

Bijou Bay Harbor will feature 41 private residences, including five penthouses with open and light layouts. 

Floorplans range from 900 to just over 2,000 square feet. Prices begin in the mid-$600,000s and rise to $2 million for the penthouses.

Residents will enjoy boutique island living and casual elegance in the Bay Harbor Islands community. This walkable, urban enclave features upscale shops and dozens of restaurants, while the bustling Kane Concourse and the affluent shopping of Bal Harbour Shops is just steps over the Intracoastal Waterway. There’s also convenient access to Surfside, Aventura and Miami Beach.

“We’re really looking forward to the next phase of Bijou Bay Harbor as we get ready to break ground,” said Liza Hernandez, director of sales. 

“It will be amazing to see this project come to life. Bijou will be the monument for luxury, taste and design on the island. We are bringing a new standard of design and development to Bay Harbor Islands.”
Robert Morales
With Bijou Bay Harbor as its debut project, Ability by Acierto seeks to expand its development portfolio.

The Gonzalez name has been associated with some of Colombia’s most successful residential and commercial development projects. 

His firm, Acierto Inmobiliario, is the nation’s second-largest development company and has built 10 million square feet of commercial and residential projects. 

Destinations include Torre Empresarial Porvenir, and the popular Centro Comercial Sao Paulo mall in MedellĂ­n. In Bogota, the firm built the Country Reservado, Avenida 68 and El Bosque condominium.

 Bijou Bay Harbor is located at 9521 E. Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154. For sales information, please visit or contact Director of Sales Liza Hernandez at 305- 864-2220 or The sales center has recently moved to 1050 Kane Concourse.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Ashley Fierman
Account Executive, BoardroomPR
O 954-370-8999
C 954-330-1554
Bank of America Plaza | 1776 N. Pine Island Road

Suite 320 | Plantation, FL 33322