2013 Green Home Tour Showcases Seven Briar Chapel Homes

           2013 Green Home Tour Showcases Seven Briar Chapel Homes

- Tour Features More Homes from Briar Chapel Than Any Other Local Community -

PR Newswire

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 12, 2013

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Briar Chapel, a new home
community in Chapel Hill, NC, announced today that seven of its homes will be
featured in the annual Green Home Tour, taking place this weekend and next,
April 13-14 and 20-21. The tour offers Triangle-area residents a fun, free way
to learn about green technology and design trends while enjoying the beautiful
April weather. As an active member of the Chapel Hill community, Briar Chapel
is a gold-level sponsor of the Green Home Tour.

Held by the Homebuilders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties,
the tour showcases newly built, green-certified homes in the Triangle area,
allowing the public to see cutting-edge renewable energy and green building
practices at work. This year's Green Home Tour uses the MyHomeFound app to
guide participants, displaying images and information of each home.

Briar Chapel is owned in a joint venture between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE,
LLC (NASH), the US business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, Ltd,
Japan's largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland
Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is
the master developer of the community. It is one of 30 assets the NASH-Newland
partnership manages together in 11 states across the US.

Featuring the most homes in any master-planned community on this year's Green
Home Tour, Briar Chapel is showcasing these seven green homes:

  o688 Bennett Mountain Trace (Homes By Dickerson)
  o102 Owen Towne Road (Saussy Burbank)
  o69 Summersweet Lane (Saussy Burbank)
  o22 Tobacco Farm Way (Saussy Burbank)
  o45 Serenity Hill Circle (M/I Homes)
  o502 Bennett Mountain Trace (ForeverHome)
  o23 Sagebrush Trail (ForeverHome)

"From the beginning, the Briar Chapel community was designed to be a place in
harmony with nature," said Kristen Gucwa, regional marketing director, Newland
Communities. "Our builders are committed to rigorous green building
standards, and we encourage Triangle-area residents to come out and see
first-hand the healthy homes and lifestyle at Briar Chapel."

About Briar Chapel by Newland Communities®
Briar Chapel is a new home community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As the
largest green community in the Triangle, Briar Chapel offers a healthier way
of life through 900 acres of preserved space, 24 miles of hiking and biking
trails, two community gardens, and over 20 parks. Briar Chapel fosters
neighbor interactions through its design and amenities, including the LEED
Silver certified Briar Club, pools and a waterpark, fitness facilities,
outdoor art, and two on-site schools. The Briar Chapel Information Center is
located at 16 Windy Knoll Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Learn more about
Briar Chapel by following us on Twitter and Facebook, visiting us at
www.briarchapelnc.com, or calling us at 888.249.9429.

About Newland Real Estate Group, LLC
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform
and over 40 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse
development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range
of real estate.The company's mixed-use development business, Newland
Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential
master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the
U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newlandand its affiliated companies
have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate
developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space,
and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. www.newlandcommunities.com

NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full
subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan's largest homebuilder and a leading
diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two
million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China,
Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative
and sustainability-conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is
headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/.

SEKISUI HOUSE is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Alden Leonard
Public Relations Account Manager | Blue Bug Digital
202.248.5848 | aleonard@bluebugdigital.com

SOURCE Newland Communities

Website: http://www.newlandcommunities.com
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