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Murex Acquires The Gardens

Southwest Florida’s Murex Properties acquires The Gardens:
Manatee County community joins nationwide portfolio
FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 21, 2017) – Murex Properties, a Fort Myers-based company that owns and manages premier manufactured-housing communities throughout the United States, has acquired the 635-home site 55-plus manufactured-home community The Gardens in Parrish, FL.  The property is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, along US HWY 301, in the heart of Manatee County.
“The Gardens provides its residents an outstanding active-retirement lifestyle, and is a good fit with our corporate culture which counts the satisfaction of our residents as a measure of our success,” said Murex Properties President Steve Adler. “It is one of Florida’s premier communities with a convenient location, low density and contemporary homes.”
The Gardens enjoys an amenity-rich lifestyle with a 13,000-square-foot resort style clubhouse, Olympic size heated swimming pool with sundeck and hot tub.  The clubhouse and amenities include aballroom, state of the art fitness center, kitchen, media room, library, billiards, craft room, shuffleboard courts and horseshoes.
Founded by Adler in 2004, Murex Properties provides management, financial and accounting services, staffing, maintenance, home sales and marketing services for ten communities in Arizona, Florida, Oregon and Texas. Its portfolio has included communities in 18 states. For more information, call 239-790-0004 or visit www.MurexProperties.com.
Contacts:
Murex Properties, 239-790-0004
Steve Adler, President
Joe Botteron, Director of Acquisitions

 

Dolce Vita Wins 2016 Community of the Year Award

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For Immediate Release

Murex Properties’s Dolce Vita Wins 2016 Commuinity of the Year Award

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 26, 2016) – Murex Properties, a Fort Myers-based company that owns and manages premier manufactured housing communities throughout the United States, earned 2016 Community of the Year honors for its Dolce Vita manufactured home community east of Phoenix. The Apache Junction, Arizona-community was the Western region winner, one of four national winners recognized by the Manufactured Housing Institute National Industry Awards.

Dolce Vita has 362 households and will have a total of 720 sites. The 55-plus gated community with views of Superstition Mountain has a 33,000-square-foot, Mediterranean-style clubhouse with a ballroom, billiards room, movie theatre, workout facility, computer center and more. A 7-acre lifestyle area features a 3,000-square-foot resort-style, ocean-entry, heated swimming pool, two spas, lighted tennis and pickleball courts, shuffleboard, bocce ball, horseshoes and a putting green. Murex Properties’ goal is to provide residents with five-star amenities at a good value. Last summer, Where to Retire magazine included Dolce Vita on its short list of the country’s 50 best master-planned communities.

The Community of the Year entries were judged by an independent panel of professionals who considered community aesthetics, marketing materials, site plans, community and industry involvement, along with leases and covenants.

The Manufactured Housing Institute is the national trade organization representing all segments of the manufactured and modular housing industries, including manufacturers, retailers, community owners, suppliers, financial institutions, state associations and developers. The National Industry Awards are presented annually to recognize the best manufactured home communities, sales centers and industry leaders in the country during the National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing. The 2016 assembly was held recently in Las Vegas.

Founded by Steven P. Adler in 2004, Murex Properties provides management, financial and accounting services, staffing, maintenance, home sales and marketing services for eight communities in Arizona, Florida, Texas and Oregon. Its portfolio has included communities in 18 states. For more information, call 239-790-0004 or visit www.MurexProperties.com. Dolce Vita is one of four 55-plus communities purchased since 2011 by Murex in conjunction with Northwestern Mutual. Northwestern Mutual is an AAA-rated company by Fitch Ratings, with $200 billion-plus in investments.

Check out Dolce Vita and all its beauty at www.dolce-vita-az.com

Schalamar Creek Golf & Country Club wins Land-Lease Community of the Year Award

(Arlington, VA – April 30, 2014) Members of the manufactured and modular housing industries gathered today at an awards luncheon to recognize individuals and companies for outstanding achievements. The National Industry Awards, presented during the 2014 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing, recognized the highest achievers from all sectors of the manufactured and modular housing industries.

“These award winners are leading the way in providing outstanding products, value, customer service, creative solutions and state of the art homes that today’s homebuyers desire. They are being recognized today for their leadership, vision and dedication in enhancing and moving the manufactured and modular housing industries forward,” said MHI President & CEO Richard Jennison.

The winners of the “Land-Lease Community of the Year” and “Retail Sales Center of the Year” categories submit entries that are judged by an independent panel of professionals made up of representatives from academia, planning, community development, realtor, homebuilding and marketing professions. Awards are given in four regional areas of the country.

The “Land-Lease Community of the Year” entries were judged based on a written statement supplied by the entrant, community aesthetics, marketing materials, site plan of the community,
community and industry involvement, and the lease and covenants. The independent
panel of judges selected the following communities to receive awards:

LAND-LEASE COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR AWARDS

(Northeast/Mid-Atlantic) – The Fairways at Mays Landing, Mays Landing, NJ

(South) – Schalamar Creek Golf & Country Club, Lakeland, FL

(Midwest) – WeatherStone Village, Kalamazoo, MI

(West) – Prairie Greens, Frederick, CO

RETAIL SALES CENTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The “Retail Sales Center of the Year” award entries were judged based on an entry statement, management philosophy, retail center aesthetics, marketing materials and community and industry involvement. The independent panel of judges selected the following retailers:

(Northeast/Mid-Atlantic) – Oakwood Homes, Glen Allen, VA

(South) – Synergy Homes, Statesville, NC

(Midwest) – Clayton Homes, Georgetown, KY

(West) – Advantage Homes, San Jose, CA

DESIGN AWARDS

The following awards, bestowed by MHI and the National Modular Housing Council
(NMHC), recognize excellence and encourage innovation in manufactured and modular home design and production. An independent panel of building professionals judged the entries and the following received awards:

Manufactured Home Design

New Single-Section Manufactured Home Design (Production) – Cavco/Durango “Superstition Views”

New Manufactured Home Design – 1800 SF or Less (Production) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Balboa Island 2440 Jade”

New Manufactured Home Design – Over 1800 SF (Production) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Balboa Island 3005 Sapphire”

New Single Section Manufactured Housing Design (Concept) – Fleetwood Homes, Inc. “Eagle 18662R”

New Manufactured Home Design – 1800 SF or Less (Concept) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Hedgehouse”

New Manufactured Home Design – Over 1800 SF (Concept) – Fleetwood Homes, Inc. “Metropolitan 30603M”

Modular Design

New Modular Home Design – 2200 SF or Less (Production) – R-Anell Housing Group, LLC “Extreme Value Series Model 850 – Wrap Porch”

New Modular Home Design – Over 2200 SF (Production) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Gray’s Crossing”

New Modular Multifamily or Duplex Design (Production) – Clayton Commercial Buildings “Hempstead Lofts”

New Modular Home Design – 2200 SF or Less (Concept) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “The Palo Alto”

New Modular Home Design – Over 2200 SF (Concept) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “New Vine Homes”

NATIONAL AWARDS

Every year industry leaders vote for the companies that are considered the best in their class. This year’s winners have shown great leadership and commitment to the industry over the last year. These award winners have been chosen by their peers to be honored with the prestigious manufactured housing industry awards.

Manufacturer of the Year – Cavco Industries, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

National Lender of the Year – 21st Mortgage Corporation, Knoxville, TN

Regional Lender of the Year – CU Factory Built Lending, San Antonio, TX

Floor Plan Lender of the Year – 21st Mortgage Corporation, Knoxville, TN

Manufactured Home Community Operator of the Year – YES! Communities, Denver, CO

Manufactured Home Community Lender of the Year – Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, Carlsbad, CA

Manufactured Home Community Broker of the Year – ARA National MHC Group, Denver, CO

Supplier of the Year – Style Crest, Inc., Fremont, OH

For information about entering the 2015 National Industry Awards competition or about this year’s awards, contact Cheryl Berard at 703-558-0668 or via e-mail at cheryl@mfghome.org.

MHI is the preeminent national trade association for the manufactured and modular home businesses, representing all segments of these industries before Congress and the Federal government. From its Washington, D.C. area headquarters, MHI actively works to promote fair laws and regulation for all MHI members and the industry. For more information on MHI, visit www.manufacturedhousing.org.

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