The Oaks Farms, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
The Oaks Farms, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

The year's most outstanding work in residential real estate sales, marketing and design was honored at the National Sales and Marketing Awards gala (known as The Nationals), one of the building industry's most prestigious events. Hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council, the gala took place last night in Orlando, Fla., during the 2017 International Builders' Show.

"The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovation in new home design, marketing and sales," said Meredith Oliver, MIRM, The Nationals chair in a press release. "NAHB's commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success has been exemplified by its award winners since the competition's inception."

A diverse panel of industry professionals from across the country selected Gold award winners from more than 1,100 entries. Top winners include:


Attached Community of the Year

The Pacific, San Francisco

Builder: Trumark Urban

Marketing: Mark Higgins/Tabatha Petersen

Detached Community of the Year

The Oaks Farms, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Builder: Davidson Communities

Marketing: Rebecca Austin/Stefanie Makol

Master Planned Community of the Year

Wallis Ranch, Dublin, Calif.

Builder: Trumark Communities

Marketing: Mark Higgins


Rookie Sales Person of the Year

Whitney White

Homes By Dickerson

Raleigh, N.C.

Sales Person of the Year

Mahtty Najari Kowalik

Toll Brothers, Inc.

Irvine, Calif.

Marketing Director of the Year

Mark Higgins

Trumark Homes/Trumark Urban

Newport Beach, Calif.

Sales Manager of the Year

Cristi Thompson

CalAtlantic Homes

Raleigh, N.C.

Online Sales Counselor of the Year

Shari Morton

Dorn Homes

Prescott, Ariz.

For a complete list of Gold and Silver winners, along with additional details and history of The Nationals, please visit The exclusive co-sponsor of The Nationals is Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.