Briar Chapel Takes Seven Awards At 2013 Parade Of Homes

           Briar Chapel Takes Seven Awards At 2013 Parade Of Homes

New Builders Drees, Garman Recognized for Progressive New Home Designs

PR Newswire

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 15, 2013

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Briar Chapel, a new home
community in Chapel Hill, NC, was recognized with seven wins during the 2013
Parade of Homes. Homes built by Homes By Dickerson, Saussy Burbank,
ForeverHome and M/I Homes received Silver and Bronze designations, with Gold
Awards going to Drees Homes and Garman Homes, two of Briar Chapel's newest

The following plans received awards, totaling seven wins for the community's
eight entries:

  oGold Award Winner, Drees Homes for its Hadley plan
  oGold Award Winner, Garman Homes for its Never Before plan
  oSilver Award Winner, Homes By Dickerson for its Castlebrooke plan
  oSilver Award Winner, Saussy Burbank for its Yates plan
  oBronze Award Winner, ForeverHome for its Dickinson plan
  oBronze Award Winner, M/I Homes for its Camellia II plan
  oBronze Award Winner, Saussy Burbank for its Teague plan

Drees Homes' winning Hadley plan marks its debut at Briar Chapel and is the
first home in its new Clarity Collection. Drees attributes its success at
Parade of Homes to its shift from traditional home design, allocating space to
more usable areas inside and outside the home. The Clarity Collection features
a "Living Triangle" that joins the family room, kitchen and dining area to
create living space to the way people live today.

"We're proud of the inventive work we're doing at Briar Chapel and gratified
to see our innovative designs recognized by the Parade of Homes," said Dave
Hausfeld, Division President of Drees Homes. "We congratulate our fellow Briar
Chapel winners and look forward to continued success as we expand the Clarity

Presented by the Home Builder's Association (HBA) of Durham, Orange and
Chatham Counties, the Parade of Homes is a free, self-guided tour of
participating new homes throughout the area. The tour is taking place the
weekends of Oct. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20 with 55 homes participating. Entries are
categorized by price and judged on criteria like quality of workmanship, floor
plan and curb appeal by teams of builders and new home professionals prior to
the first week of the event.

Briar Chapel is owned in a joint venture between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE,
LLC (NASH), the U.S. 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 U.S.

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 and, visiting us at, 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.

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 U.S. NASH
is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

SEKISUI HOUSE is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Alden Leonard
Public Relations Account Manager | Blue Bug Digital
202.248.5848 |

SOURCE Briar Chapel

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