The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced the finalists for
its 2019 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 55+ housing
industry. A total of 116 entries were chosen as finalists and are eligible for either a gold or silver award
from NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council.

“Many of this year’s finalists are focusing on amenities and lifestyle, like outdoor living and
entertainment spaces and the inclusion of larger garages to house recreational vehicles,” said Chuck
Ellison, chairman of NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council and Vice President-Land of Miller & Smith in
McLean, Va. “We are also seeing fresh and contemporary senior living designs, which help with
attracting new residents in this competitive market.”

Finalists were selected from entries in 43 categories representing single-family homes, rental housing,
service-enriched housing, lifestyle features that 55+ buyers look for and marketing activity, plus four
categories representing individuals and firms.

NAHB’s 55+ Housing Council launched the Best of 55+ Housing Awards to encourage quality and
innovation in the 55+ housing market. The council provides information, education and networking
opportunities for its members and provides advocacy support to NAHB on key 55+ housing issues. The
awards program is sponsored by RMF, BSB Design, KTGY Architecture + Planning, Builders Design, Mary
DeWalt Design Group and Generac.

For more information on the awards program and a complete list of this year’s finalists, please visit
https://www.nahb.org/en/find/award-programs/best-of-55-plus-housing-awards.aspx. Winners will be
announced on Feb. 19, 2019, during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

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