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Clark Realty Wins Best in American Living Award for Third Consecutive Year
The Village of Camp Parks Honored in Best Suburban Smart Growth Category

Clark Realty Wins Best in American Living Award for Third Consecutive Year
ORLANDO, Fla. — In an awards ceremony at Sea World Orlando, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) along with Professional Builders Magazine honored Clark Realty with a Best in American Living Award (BALA) for The Village of Camp Parks, which earned the Silver award for Best Suburban Smart Growth. The BALA awards recognize a variety of projects in 41 design-driven categories; and are considered the foremost residential design competition in the industry.

"The BALA award winners are judged on the developer's quality of land use," said Paul Deffenbauch, editorial director for Professional Builder Magazine. "We were impressed by Clark's thoughtful land planning and excellence in implementing Smart Growth principles."

Judge's rate projects on the developer's ability to implement Smart Growth concepts like providing multiple transportation options, maximizing infill opportunities, delivering a genuine experience of place, creating jobs and economic development, providing pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, and respecting local traditions.

Clark Realty Capital, in conjunction with architect and land planner Torti Gallas and Partners, created a development plan that exemplifies these ideas. Residents experience a greater sense of community from the creation of a variety of attractive and spacious homes, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, open green spaces, community gathering areas, sports facilities, and tot lots. Using Smart Growth principles in the redesign of the Village at Camp Parks has turned this Army installation into a vibrant, thriving community for military soldiers and their families.

The Village of Camp Parks is part of a public private partnership between Clark Realty Capital, the Department of the Army and Pinnacle to improve the post's aging housing stock. The installation is located in one of the nation's most expensive areas to live, Dublin, Calif., where the average new home price in surrounding areas reaches $1 million.

"Creating quality, affordable housing on-post was of critical importance to our team," said Jodi Winters, development executive at Clark Realty Capital. "This award is a flattering endorsement of our mission to provide world-class housing to our military soldiers and their families. We are honored to have our project recognized by such an esteemed organization."

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About Clark Realty

Clark Realty is a fully integrated national real estate company offering a broad base of services including capital markets, development, construction, property management, and investment management. The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines are leveraging the ingenuity and assured performance of Clark Realty at 12 military installations throughout the United States. Upon completion of current military projects, Clark Realty will have built or renovated over 34,000 homes with a development value in excess of $4.9 billion. For more information, visit

About the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)

NAHB is a Washington, D.C. based trade association whose mission is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry. Chief among NAHB's goals is providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing. As "the voice of America?s housing industry," NAHB helps promote policies that will keep housing a national priority. For more information, visit