Toll Brothers and GTIS Partners Announce Sienna South Acquisition

Toll Brothers and GTIS Partners Announce Sienna South Acquisition

JV Plans to Develop 3,700-Acre Community in Houston's Southwest Corridor
Anticipated to Generate $2.6 Billion in Aggregate Home Sales

HORSHAM, Pa. and NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toll Brothers,
Inc., (NYSE:TOL) (, the nation's leading builder of
luxury homes, in a joint venture with GTIS Partners, a real estate private
equity firm headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles and São
Paulo, today announced the acquisition of Sienna South, the last major
undeveloped parcel of Sienna Plantation, one of Houston's most successful
master planned communities.

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Sienna South is a 3,700-acre site located in Houston's booming southwest
corridor. Although fully zoned for up to 10,000 single-family homes, along
with 140 acres of retail and commercial use and 63 acres of civic use, the
Toll-GTIS joint venture expects to develop approximately 6,500 single-family
home lots which will be sold to local, regional and national home builders
over the anticipated life of the community. Toll Brothers may acquire up to
1,750 of those lots for its own home building operation over that time period.
When fully built out, it is anticipated that Sienna South will have generated
gross home sales of over $2.6 billion. The JV has entered into an agreement
with The Johnson Development Corp., developer of Sienna Plantation and other
prestigious Houston communities, to act as master developer.

Sienna South is the last major parcel of developable land within Sienna
Plantation, an award-winning 7,000-acre master planned community. Begun in the
1990's by Johnson Development, the community is home to more than 20,000
residents. Sienna South's master plan includes over 1,100 acres of open space
with an impressive array of parks, lakes, sports fields, pools, clubhouses and
hiking trails.

The extension of the County-financed Fort Bend County Parkway, scheduled to be
completed by early 2014, will connect Sienna Plantation directly to Houston's
Inner Loop 610. Upon completion, a commute to downtown Houston will take 30
minutes. Sienna South will offer easy access to major retail and employment
centers such as Sugar Land Town Square,a 1.4 million square foot, 32-acre
office and shopping complex.

The community is only a 25-minute drive from the Texas Medical Center complex,
the largest medical complex in the world. TheTexas Medical Center is an
internationally recognized community of medical care, research and teaching,
with an operating budget of $15 billion. Its 50+ member institutions handle
over 7 million patient visits annually and employ approximately 106,000
people, including 5,000 physicians, 15,000 nurses, 5,700 researchers and
17,500 faculty, who educate 49,000 Life Sciences students and draw in over
$3.4 billion in research funds annually.

Sienna South also offers easy access to the growing Houston Energy Corridor.
Located along I-10, The Energy Corridor is defined by the many international
energy companies that call it home, including BP America, Shell Oil, and

Site improvements at Sienna South are slated to commence in April 2014, with
sales of lots to builders projected to commence in late 2014. Sales to home
buyers should begin in 2015.

Karl Mistry, Toll Brothers' Houston Division President, stated: "We are
thrilled to be joining with GTIS and Johnson Development to bring Sienna South
to the Houston market. With Houston's well-publicized shortage of available
home sites in premier master planned communities, we believe the project's
timing, Sienna Plantation's stellar reputation, our experienced management
team, excellent location, amenities and highly rated schools will attract home
builders and home buyers across the price point spectrum.

"Fort Bend County has the third-highest median household income of all
counties in Texas and is among the top 30 nationwide. It offers a vast array
of employment and recreational opportunities, making it one of the most
desirable places in the U.S. in which to live.

"Toll Brothers entered Texas in 1994 and is five-time winner of the Texas
Builder of the Year Award from the Texas Association of Builders. We are
currently offering homes in 28 communities in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
Beginning in 2014 we will be offering homes in two new communities in Austin
as well. Sienna South continues our association with the highest-quality
communities in one of the most exciting housing markets in the U.S.A."

Rob Vahradian, Senior Managing Director at GTIS, noted: "The Houston housing
market has been one of the most dynamic and resilient housing markets in the
country, fueled by strong fundamental employment and economic growth." Ed
McDowell, Managing Director at GTIS, added: "Given that this is a continuation
of the highly-successful Sienna Plantation master planned community and that
we are partnering with one of the country's premier luxury homebuilders in
Toll Brothers and one of the most experienced and respected land developers in
Texas in Johnson Development, we are extremely enthusiastic about our
investment in Sienna South."

Douglas Goff, Chief Operating Officer for The Johnson Development Corp.
stated: "We are delighted to enter into this agreement for the development of
Sienna South with such reputable organizations as Toll Brothers and GTIS
Partners. This will be a continuation of our 16-year history of the successful
development of Sienna Plantation, one of the nation's top-selling
master-planned communities."


Toll Brothers, Inc., A FORTUNE 1000 Company is the nation's leading builder of
luxury homes. The Company began business in 1967 and became a public company
in 1986. Its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbol "TOL." The Company serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, and
second-home buyers and operates in 19 states: Arizona, California, Colorado,
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas,
Virginia, and Washington. The Company also operates in the District of
Columbia. Toll Brothers builds an array of luxury residential single-family
detached, attached home, master planned resort-style golf, and urban low-,
mid- and high-rise communities, principally on land it develops and improves.

Toll Brothers entered the Dallas, Texas market in 1994 and has subsequently
expanded its operations into Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Since entering
the Texas market, Toll Brothers has delivered approximately 3,800 homes
totaling approximately $2 billion in revenues. Locally, the Company is the
proud five-time winner of the Texas Builder of the Year Award, from the Texas
Association of Builders 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Currently Toll
Brothers is offering homes in 15 communities in Dallas, 9 in Houston, 4 in San
Antonio, and, beginning in 2014, will be offering homes in 2 communities in


GTIS Partners is a global real estate investment firm headquartered in New
York City with offices in Los Angeles and São Paulo. GTIS Partners has 65
employees and currently manages approximately $2.4 billion of committed
equity. To date, the firm has committed capital to residential, retail,
industrial, office, hotel and mixed-use projects in the U.S. and Brazil. In
the U.S., GTIS has invested in over 70 projects across 20 states, including 55
projects in the residential sector. In Brazil, GTIS has invested in 38
projects comprised of approximately 15,000 residential units developed or
planned, and six million square-feet of office, industrial and hotel projects
underway. For further information, please visit


The Johnson Development Corp. is an award-winning residential and commercial
land development company involved in premier projects including master-planned
communities such as in various markets in Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia.
Established in 1975, known for innovative master planning and, today, one of
the largest and most successful land developers in both Houston and Atlanta,
The Johnson Development Corp. has cultivated a strong reputation for vibrant,
responsible development, with impeccably designed communities. For more
information, visit


Certain information included in this release is forward-looking within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including,
but not limited to, information related to: anticipated operating results;
anticipated financial performance, resources and condition; selling
communities; home deliveries; average home prices; consumer demand and
confidence; contract pricing; business and investment opportunities; market
and industry trends; consummation of the proposed transaction with Shapell and
the anticipated benefits to be realized therefrom; consummation of debt
financing transactions; and post-closing asset sales.

Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties
that could significantly affect actual results and cause them to differ
materially from expectations expressed herein and in other Company reports,
SEC filings, statements and presentations. These risks and uncertainties
include, among others: local, regional, national and international economic
conditions; fluctuating consumer demand and confidence; interest and
unemployment rates; changes in sales conditions, including home prices, in the
markets where we build homes; conditions in our newly entered markets and
newly acquired operations; the competitive environment in which we operate;
the availability and cost of land for future growth; conditions that could
result in inventory write-downs or write-downs associated with investments in
unconsolidated entities; the ability to recover our deferred tax assets; the
availability of capital; uncertainties in the capital and securities markets;
liquidity in the credit markets; changes in tax laws and their interpretation;
effects of governmental legislation and regulation; the outcome of various
legal proceedings; the availability of adequate insurance at reasonable cost;
the impact of construction defect, product liability and home warranty claims,
including the adequacy of self-insurance accruals, and the applicability and
sufficiency of our insurance coverage; the ability of customers to obtain
financing for the purchase of homes; the ability of home buyers to sell their
existing homes; the ability of the participants in various joint ventures to
honor their commitments; the availability and cost of labor and building and
construction materials; the cost of raw materials; construction delays;
domestic and international political events; weather conditions; consummation
of the proposed transaction with Shapell and the anticipated benefits to be
realized therefrom; consummation of debt financing transactions; and
post-closing asset sales. For a more detailed discussion of these factors, see
the information under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion
and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our most
recent annual report on Form 10-K and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form
10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Any or all of the forward-looking statements included in this release are not
guarantees of future performance and may turn out to be inaccurate.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. The
Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or

CONTACT: Toll Brothers
         Frederick N. Cooper, IR/Financial Media (215) 938-8312
         Christine Sciarrotta, General Media (215) 938-8343
         GTIS Partners
         Andrew Healy
         Water & Wall Group (212) 625-2363
         Johnson Development
         Susie Goff, General Media (281) 778-7777

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