Ends 2012 with Impressive Sales Figures and a Bounty of Awards

Gainesville, GA (Jan. 30, 2013) – Kolter Homes is excited to announce that Cresswind at Lake Lanier was named the 50+ Housing Community of the Year at the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s OBIE awards. The premier gated, active-adult community located in Gainesville, Ga., took home a total of eight OBIE awards at the event, which was held at the Cobb Galleria on November 3.

“We have sold 105 homes this year-to-date at Cresswind at Lake Lanier. The OBIE awards are a testament to the lifestyle we have created and the popularity of the community among homebuyers and homeowners alike. We are incredibly excited about the homes we’ve been able to create and provide for our homeowners, and we are honored to have received so many OBIE awards,” said Bob Rademacher, Vice President of Kolter Homes.

The community was the “most award-winning community” of this year’s awards program, receiving six gold and two silver awards, in community, building, marketing and other categories.

In building categories, the community received two awards for products in two of their different price points: Best Building Design – Detached – $299,999 and Under (Gold Winner) and Best Building Design – Detached – $500,000 to $749,999 (Silver Winner).

The community swept the marketing categories, with recognition in the following awards:

  • Best Community Information Center and Sales Center (Gold Winner)
  • Best Magazine Ad – Full Page (Gold Winner)
  • Best Flyer/Mailer (Gold Winner)
  • Best Advertising Campaign – Budget Under $10,000 (Gold Winner)

  • In the special category, the community also received a silver award for Best Amenity Package – 500+ Units/Total Build Out. The spectacular 40,000 square foot clubhouse opened in May 2012. It includes indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, gourmet demonstration kitchen, arts center and much more. In addition to winning eight prestigious OBIE awards, the community was recently awarded Best Senior Community Clubhouse of the Year by 50+ Builder Magazine.

    The historic city of Gainesville is bordered by the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains and picturesque Lake Lanier, less than 50 miles northeast of Atlanta. With distinctive seasons and relatively moderate temperatures, this area has quickly become a haven for active adults.

    Cresswind at Lake Lanier
    The only active-adult community directly on Lake Lanier, Cresswind at Lake Lanier combines carefree senior living with quality new homes for sale just north of Atlanta in Gainesville, Georgia. This gated 55+ lakefront community offers a superb amenities package that includes a private marina with direct access to boating and fishing on Lake Lanier. Shopping, dining, area conveniences and an array of arts, cultural and recreational activities, as well as access to some of the finest healthcare services in northeast Georgia are just outside the beautiful, waterfall entrance of the private, gated community. Energy-efficient two- and three-bedroom, ranch-style floor plans (some with basements) are priced from the low $200,000s to the $400,000s.

    About Kolter Homes:
    Kolter Homes brings more than a decade of experience in homebuilding and focuses on creating properties that exceed buyer expectations. Headquartered in Palm
    Beach County, Florida, Kolter Homes is the home building affiliate of The Kolter Group LLC, is a private investment firm focused on real estate development, investment and construction. Since 1993, Kolter, as both sponsor and operator, has entered into over $9 billion of real estate transactions across multiple asset classes and geographies.

    The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s OBIE Awards celebrates its 32nd anniversary in 2012. The awards began in 1980 and have grown throughout the years to now feature more than 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories. The OBIE Awards, named after the obelisk shape of the actual award given, are the premier awards in of Atlanta’s residential building industry.

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