TAMPA, FL (Feb. 28, 2019) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has named Minto Communities the 55+ Builder of the Year and Minto's Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach the 55+ Community of the Year. The awards were presented during the 2019 International Builders' Show (IBS) held February 19-21 in Las Vegas. Minto won a total of 18 Gold and Silver Awards from the NAHB's 55+ Housing Industry Council and the National Sales and Marketing Council.
"Minto Communities demonstrates innovative design, marketing and positioning with Latitude Margaritaville. Out of the gate, the solid sales success is clearly a result of this end-to-end approach to lively, vibrant 55+ living," stated Steve Moore, chairman of the Best of 55+ Housing Awards subcommittee.
Minto was presented six Gold awards for Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach during the Best of 55+ Housing Awards in the categories of Best Sales Center, Integrated Marketing Strategy/Campaign, Attached Home up to 1,700 sq. ft. for the Antigua model, For-Sale Community over 200 Homes, and 55+ Community of the Year. In addition, Minto was named 2019 Builder of the Year.
Minto was presented nine Silver awards for Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach in the categories of Design Center; Detached Home up to 2,000 sq. ft. for the Coconut model; Detached Home 2,001-2,500 sq. ft. for the Aruba model; Landscape Design; Brochure, Website and Marketing Event.
Silver awards were also presented for Interior Merchandising to interior designer Rhett Alexander for the Aruba model and Trinidad model, both located at Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head.
Minto received three NAHB Nationals Awards for sales and marketing: two Silver awards for Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach for Best Video and Best Brochure, and a Gold award for the Best Sales Center at Minto's Westlake community in Palm Beach County, Florida.
"Minto is deeply honored to be named 2019 Builder of the Year, and to be presented with these prestigious NAHB awards for our Latitude Margaritaville and Westlake communities. The Minto team strives continuously to surpass the expectations of our customers by delivering innovative communities and high quality, well-designed homes that address the needs and wants of our buyers while delivering the active, social lifestyle they desire," notes Minto Communities President Mike Belmont.
According to Minto's Latitude Margaritaville Division President William Bullock, "In February 2017, Minto announced a unique partnership with global lifestyle brand Margaritaville Holdings to develop Latitude Margaritaville communities for those growing older, but not up. Last year, our first residents began moving into Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach. It is tremendously rewarding to receive this high level industry recognition of Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach as NAHB's 55+ Community of the Year!"
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 220,000 prospective buyers registered as Latitude Margaritaville Paradise Club members for ongoing information.
Bob Mirman, CEO of Eliant, the original national homebuyer survey company for the new home industry, notes that "The homeowner satisfaction ratings for the Latitude Margaritaville communities are the highest scores for any master-planned community we have evaluated in 35 years."
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. The 9,378-square-foot Westlake sales center includes interactive touch screen displays, children's playroom, café and fully-appointed interior design center.
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.
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About Minto Communities USA:
Minto Communities, 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 25,000 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 home builder 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 for community and home design, including Best Mixed-Use Community and Best Clubhouse from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida; and Best Clubhouse from NAHB for the Harbour Isle Beach Club in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. Minto's Florida communities of One Particular Harbour Margaritaville, LakePark at Tradition, TwinEagles, Sun City Center and The Isles of Collier Preserve were all presented with Ideal-Living magazine's Best of the Best Awards and recognized among 2018's "Top 100 Planned Communities" in the nation. One Particular Harbour Margaritaville won four Southeast Building Conference 2018 Aurora Awards for Best Multifamily Residential Housing Community of the Year. Also recognized throughout the industry as an expert in building active-adult communities, Minto won five 2018 Southeast Building Conference Silver and Grand Aurora Awards for Best 55+ Living Community for Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach and Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head, developed in partnership with global lifestyle brand Margaritaville Holdings.
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, the first Latitude Margaritaville opened in Daytona Beach, Florida. A second Latitude Margaritaville is now open in the Hilton Head, South Carolina area, and plans are underway for a third location in Watersound in the Florida Panhandle, opening in 2020. Additional Latitude Margaritaville communities are planned for some of the nation's most popular destinations.