Tampa, FL (January 28, 2020) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presented Minto Communities with 22 gold and silver awards at the 2020 International Builders Show (IBS) held in Las Vegas on January 21st – 22nd. The awards included recognition by NAHB's 55+ Housing Industry Council, the National Sales and Marketing Council, and Best in American Living Awards (BALA).
Minto was presented with five Best of 55+ Housing Industry Council Gold awards for Latitude Margaritaville. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head won for Best Design Center and Best Brochure. Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach won Best Sales/Marketing Event for the Town Center grand opening event; Best Outdoor Lifestyle Amenity for the community's Paradise Pool and Changes in Attitude Bar, and Best Integrated Marketing Strategy/Campaign for the Latitude Margaritaville and Wheel of Fortune Home Sweet Home Promotion.
Minto was presented nine Best of 55+ Housing Industry Council Silver awards for Latitude Margaritaville. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head received awards in the categories of Best Attached Home up to 1,700 sq. ft. for the Antigua model; Best Direct Mail Campaign; Best Amenity on the Boards for the Latitude Town Center; Best Detached Home 2,501-3,000 sq. ft. for the Trinidad model; Best For Sale Community Over 200 Homes; Best Welcome Center, and Best Online Marketing Campaign. Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach received Best Lifestyle Program and Best Indoor Amenity Space for the Fins Up! Fitness Center.
Minto also was presented with seven NAHB Nationals Awards for sales and marketing. Latitude Margaritaville received two Gold awards for Best Graphic Continuity and Best Special Promotion for the Latitude Margaritaville and Wheel of Fortune Home Sweet Home Promotion. Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach also received four Silver awards for Best Master-Planned Community of the Year; Best Sales Center; Best Computer Generated Sales Tool; and Best Brochure Master for a Planned Community. Minto’s Senior Director of Marketing Channa Calzone received a silver award in the category of Marketing Professional of the Year.
In addition, to the awards for Latitude Margaritaville communities, Minto's Westlake community in Palm Beach County, Florida received a Best in American Living (BALA) Silver award for Best Single-Family Community Over 100 Homes.
"Minto is deeply honored to be presented with these prestigious NAHB awards for our Latitude Margaritaville and Westlake communities. The Minto team has much to celebrate as we share in this highly valued industry recognition. Each member of our team is dedicated to consistently meeting and surpassing the expectations of our customers, and each is an important part of our success," notes Minto Communities President Mike Belmont.
Latitude Margaritaville communities are inspired by the lifestyle of fun, food and music depicted in the songs of famed singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett. They have captured the imagination of today’s vibrant and active 55-and-better market with more than 330,000 prospective buyers registered as Latitude Margaritaville Paradise Club members for ongoing information.
Westlake is Minto's master-planned community located in Palm Beach County, in Florida's newest city by the same name. The 3,800-acre community features the best of today's forward-thinking community planning. Westlake is designed for families and individuals of all ages who are seeking a vibrant community that blends residential, commercial and recreational elements. Minto is creating a community where residents know their neighbors and an environment where they can live, work and play.
Since it was founded in the early 1940s, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has served as a voice of America's housing industry. NAHB represents the largest network of craftsmen, innovators and problem solvers dedicated to building and enriching communities. The Nationals Awards, presented by the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council, pays tribute to superior achievements by sales and marketing professionals, homebuilders and associates. The 55+ Housing Awards, presented by NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council, honors all aspects of 55+ housing, including design, development, finance, ownership, management and sales and marketing.
The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) is the building industry's premier residential design awards program. BALA spotlights the most creative and talented building industry professionals who have redefined design excellence for homes and communities nationally and internationally.
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About Minto Communities USA:
Minto Communities USA, based in Florida since 1978, has represented integrity, financial strength and enduring value for over 40 years. Minto builds exceptional new homes and communities to meet every lifestyle, with more than 26,000 new homes built in 48 communities. Minto is dedicated to continuous improvement in design, quality and customer experience. These are just some of the elements that set Minto apart as an exceptional homebuilder and community developer and have earned the company national recognition that includes consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys. Minto has been recognized with multiple national awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for community and home design, including Best Mixed-Use Community and Best Clubhouse for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida; and Best Clubhouse for the Harbour Isle Beach Club in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. Minto won several Southeast Building Conference 2018 Aurora Awards, including the Grand Award for Best Multi-Family Residential Community for One Particular Harbour Margaritaville in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida; and the Silver Award for Best Single-Family Residential Community for Westlake in the City of Westlake, Florida. Minto is recognized throughout the homebuilding industry as an expert in developing active-adult communities. The NAHB named Minto as 2019's 55+ Builder of the Year and Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach as Best 55+ Community of the Year.
About Latitude Margaritaville:
Latitude Margaritaville is a new portfolio of active adult communities developed by master developer Minto Communities and global lifestyle brand Margaritaville Holdings. Offering resort-style amenities, Latitude Margaritaville is the ideal destination for those looking to live the Margaritaville lifestyle as they grow older, but not up. The communities feature a resort-style pool, fitness center, live entertainment, signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, arts and learning programs and more. Ranked the nation's most popular active adult community of 2018 by 55Places.com and 2019's Best 55+ Community of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders, the first Latitude Margaritaville communities are now open in Daytona Beach, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina. Minto recently broke ground on the third community, Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, located on the Emerald Coast in Florida's Panhandle and expected to open in early 2021. Additional Latitude Margaritaville communities are planned for some of the nation's most popular destinations.