Monday, March 30, 2015

TRI Pointe Homes Rebrands to TRI Pointe Group Reflecting the New National Family of Premium Homebuilding Brands

TRI Pointe Group Also Named 2014 Developer of the Year for its Leadership, 
Vision and Commitment to Homebuilding

In an effort to better reflect the new size and scope of its operations, TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. ("TRI Pointe Homes") (TPH) announced today the rebranding of the company as TRI Pointe Group.

TRI Pointe Homes’ $2.8 billion merger last July with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company ("WRECO") was one of the biggest in homebuilding industry history and positioned the Company as a top-10 U.S. public homebuilder by equity market capitalization. The rebrand to TRI Pointe Group not only signifies a new identity, but also a new national company of premium regional homebuilders comprised of Maracay Homes in Arizona; Pardee Homes in California and Nevada; Quadrant Homes in Washington; Trendmaker Homes in Texas; TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado; and Winchester Homes in the Washington, D.C. area.

The company plans to reorganize its corporate structure with a new holding company parent to be named TRI Pointe Group. It expects to complete the reorganization in the second quarter of 2015. TRI Pointe Homes will continue its homebuilding operations in California and Colorado as a wholly-owned subsidiary of TRI Pointe Group.

TRI Pointe Group is the brainchild of three industry veterans Doug Bauer, Mike Grubbs and Tom Mitchell. “Our new organization combines the significant financial resources, operational sophistication and thought leadership of a national organization with the local insight, passion and expertise of a leading regional homebuilder,” said CEO Doug Bauer. “We are a dramatically different homebuilder today than we were a year ago, but the one thing that remains constant in our organization is our commitment to excellence.”

This commitment to excellence was evident in the 67 awards earned in 2014 by TRI Pointe Group’s family of homebuilders, including 2014 Developer of the Year by Builder and Developer magazine, a national home building publication based in Newport Beach, Calif.

According to the magazine, this annual award was bestowed upon TRI Pointe Group in recognition of the company’s unique ability to deliver products, services and experiences beyond the conventions of the industry.

“While the leadership and access to capital have been major factors in catapulting TRI Pointe Group onto the national stage, the company’s emergence as a top ten builder would not have been possible if the quality and character of its communities did not measure up to its business prowess,” said Builder and Developer Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Nick Slevin.

Additional details about TRI Pointe Group will be discussed during the upcoming Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Earnings Conference Call, taking place at 7:00am Pacific (10:00am Eastern) on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. For more information, visit http://ir.tripointehomes.com/.

About TRI Pointe Group

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TRI Pointe (TPH) is a family of premium regional homebuilders that design, build and sell homes in major U.S. markets. As one of the largest homebuilding companies in the United States, TRI Pointe Group combines the resources, operational sophistication and leadership of a national organization with the regional insights, community ties and agility of local homebuilders. The TRI Pointe Group family includes Maracay Homes in Arizona, Pardee Homes in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes in Washington, Trendmaker Homes in Texas, TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado, and Winchester Homes in Washington, D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.TriPointeGroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained in this press release, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements regarding the Company's plans with respect to the reorganization of its corporate structure, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties; including any required regulatory and stock exchange approvals and other risks detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and other documents subsequently filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, it is not possible to predict or identify all such risks and uncertainties. Consequently, while the foregoing list is considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on current information that may change and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the issuance of this press release.


Contact:
NewGround PR & Marketing
Katy Biggerstaff, 562-761-6338
kbiggerstaff@newgroundco.com

Friday, March 27, 2015

March Edition




On behalf of the Brambleton Group, we want to acknowledge and thank the residents of the community for your support and input during this three year process of revising the community plan and for helping shape the vision of Brambleton for the next 10-15 years!  

The first two zoning applications, Land Bays 1, 3 & 5 and Town Central, have been approved by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and now the work is just beginning! We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a number of improvements for Brambleton and Loudoun County regarding these two cases:
  1. Elementary School (ES-27)
  2. Middle School (MS-9) & High School (HS-11) 
  3. New Underpasses
  4. Loudoun County Library within Brambleton Town Center
  5. Brambleton Center
  6. Additional Community Facilities
  7. Regional Roads and Transportation Infrastructure 
TRI Pointe Group Also Named 2014 Developer of the Year for its Leadership, Vision and Commitment to Homebuilding.

In an effort to better reflect the new size and scope of its operations, TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. ("TRI Pointe Homes") (TPH) announced the rebranding of the company as TRI Pointe Group.

TRI Pointe Homes’ $2.8 billion merger last July with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company ("WRECO") was one of the biggest in homebuilding industry history and positioned the Company as a top-10 U.S. public homebuilder by equity market capitalization. The rebrand to TRI Pointe Group not only signifies a new identity, but also a new national company
of premium regional homebuilders comprised of Maracay Homes in Arizona; Pardee Homes in California and Nevada; Quadrant Homes in Washington; Trendmaker Homes in Texas; TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado; and Winchester Homes in the Washington, D.C. area.

Want to volunteer for the Brambleton Brew Fest?

As a volunteer you will get free access to the event, t-shirt, sample glass, six 5 oz samples and access to the hospitality tent. You must be at least 21 years of age and have the ability to lift 20 lbs in order to volunteer. All Beer Tent Volunteers will be required to attend a safe pouring/serving demonstration at 12:00 pm the day of the event. 


They will also be offering a free class prior to this event held by ABC of Virginia on safe pouring/serving. Once you sign up to volunteer you will be notified of this class.  It is not a requirement to attend but we highly encourage it.

The list of brewers is growing, so far there will be: Lost Rhino Retreat, Bold Rock, 3 Brothers, Apocalypse Ale Works, Chaos Mountain, Devils Backbone, Forge Brewworks, Hardywood, Legend, Mad Fox
River Company, Starr Hill, South Street
Sunken City, Atlas Brew Works, 3 Stars
DC Brau, Flying Dog, Old Ox, Heritage,
Old Bust Head, Fair Winds, Adroit Theory!

Sign up here today to volunteer for one of Loudoun's newest events!

Bram Brew Fest Early Bird Special!  - The Brambleton Brew Fest presented by Lost Rhino will be held on May 30th from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Brambleton Town Center.  It will feature over 20 local craft breweries with 2 brews each, food trucks, live music by Hypnotic Willie and Crowded Streets. Buy your tickets now using discount code Bruno for 15% off ticket price. The discount code will be good through April 12th.  For more information about the festival please like our Facebook page and for tickets, visit our website.  

Brambleton Town Center Donates $1,000 to Creighton's Corner Elementary School

The Brambleton Town Center merchants donated $1,000 to Creighton’s Corner Elementary School in Ashburn, VA.  The donation will go towards the school’s “Reading Under the Stars” program, according to Christopher Knott, principal at Creighton’s Corner Elementary.  
“In conjunction with the program, the money will be used to hire guest authors and readers,” said Knott. “Our guests read stories to the students, teach them how to write a book and explain the process of becoming an author.” 

The donation was part of Brambleton Town Center’s Holiday Shopping Spree promotion, which included a $1,000 shopping spree drawing and a donation to a local school.   Shopping spree winner, Ben Carter of Ashburn, chose Creighton’s Corner Elementary to receive the donation because his son attends the school. 

The Woods at Brambleton Now Leasing
The Woods at Brambleton is a brand new 202-unit complex that opened in Fall 2014. This is a family apartment community designed for convenience and easy living, offering several floor plans, including efficiency units through 3 bedroom apartments. These Brambleton apartments include air conditioning, modern kitchens with energy efficient appliances, as well as washer/dryer sets. Property amenities include a community room, swimming pool, exercise room and playground. Just a short drive to the social center of Brambleton, you’ll be close to shopping, a farmers market, and year around activities. This is a smoke-free and pet-free complex/community. - See more here.

Pieces coming together for World Police, Fire Games

With the calendar ticking down to the June 26 opening of the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games, organizers continue their efforts to build community interest for a global event that is second only to the Summer Olympics in numbers of participating athletes.

“We encourage everyone to embrace these games and to engage with the heroes and games,” said Bill Knight, president of the organizing committee behind the competition. “It takes the whole community to make this happen.”

Organizers celebrated 100 days until the start of the competition, which will draw public-safety personnel from across the globe.



We would like to thank all the realtors who came out to Brambleton's Realtor Retreat to learn more about our new homes and the development.  

They were whisked away on model home bus tours, indulged their taste buds with delicious food from My Thai Place, Asian Spice Cafe and Nick's Taverna, enjoyed massages and finished the day off with a crisp taste of Lost Rhino Retreat’s locally-brewed craft beer.  Cheers!


Lost Rhino Retreat is currently waiting for their brewing equipment and various permits and licenses, but still anticipate opening early Spring. They are currently accepting applications for all positions both online and in person at the Brewery in Ashburn.

The interior is coming together, they have been able to include a lot of reclaimed wood, refurbished light fixtures, and other various recycled and local items in the design.  The look and feel of the Retreat will be very similar to the atmosphere they have created in their Ashburn tasting room.

The Retreat renovation is starting to wind down and they anticipate being done with that phase of the opening in the next few weeks.


Stratford Landing Pool Progress - March 2015
  • This month's spotlight shines on our future tenant, Lost Rhino Retreat! Stop by the Welcome Center and enter to win one of six great prizes: a growler + $20 gift card, S/4 beer mugs, ball cap, beanie, sign or guitar picks!
  • Johnny Rockets is adding new flavors to their menu to keep things fresh and exciting, while sticking to the classic Johnny Rockets theme!  Enjoy fresh, never frozen, 100% farm-to-table beef burgers or shakes made with premium ice cream and pure vanilla extract.  Two new shake flavors you've got to try are the M&M and Salted Caramel shake!  Call ahead for to-go orders, and be sure to ask about hosting a party or fundraiser! (703) 327-9255
  • Broadlands Family Practice is pleased to offer more CONVENIENT care when YOU NEED IT. In addition to their usual office hours, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, they now offer WALK-IN OFFICE VISITS BETWEEN 7:30 am & 9:00 am, Monday through Friday, at BOTH their BROADLANDS AND BRAMBLETON OFFICES. These visits will be on a first-come first-served basis for URGENT/ACUTE care only. No appointment is necessary for these visits but this service is only available to existing patients. SATURDAY morning urgent /acute care is by appointment, 8 am - 12 pm, at the BRAMBLETON OFFICE. Ask about EZVisit (Video Visits) – now available by appointment. They look forward to taking care of you!
  • Northern Virginia Orthodontics Center for Invisalign is one of the top 20 Invisalign practices in the NATION based on number of patients treated and clinical outcome... and it's right here in Brambleton!! Dr. Zach Casagrande and Dr. Kristin Nelson can treat almost any malocclusion with the clear alternative to braces. Schedule your complimentary smile analysis today and come see our state-of-the-art facility attached to Northern Virginia Orthodontics. Discount for Brambleton residents. Reach us at 703-327-1718 or online
  • Papa Tony’s Kids’ Pizza-Making Classes, Mondays 5-8 PM, Reservations Required;Specials/promotions/discounts cannot be combined with other offers. For more details, including reservations, call 703-327-8600. View the menu online
  • Please join the Brambleton Town Center Associates in congratulating the 2014 Shopping Spree Winner, Ben Carter!  The school chosen for the $1,000 donation was Creighton's Corner Elementary School
  • Regal Fox Cinemas has updated their menu to serve more food items including Burgers & Fries, Spicy Chicken Sandwiches, Onion Rings, Mozzarella Sticks, Fiesta Poppers, and Churros.  Also the Summer Movie Express movies will be announced soon! 
  • Spring break starts soon, are you ready?! Misguided Angels is! They are overstocked with everything you need: dresses, shorts, tops, spring shoes & bags and more! Come in for some retail therapy!
  • Celebrate Easter at Blue Ridge Grill! - Treat your family and loved ones to a delicious Easter meal at Blue Ridge Grill.  We're currently accepting reservations for our first brunch and dinner seatings for Sunday, April 5th.  Brunch reservations are available from 10:00 - 11:00 AM, and dinner reservations are available from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Space is limited so be sure to book your spot soon! Call us at 703-327-1047 for reservations or for any questions you may have.  To see our menus and to sign up for our newsletter, check us out online
  • Lost Rhino Retreat is hiring for its next adventure in the Brambleton Town Center, anticipated to open this Spring.  Click here to fill out an application.  For the latest info on their opening from the owner, Matt Hagerman, check out the Bram Beat #2.
  • Sport&Health SPRING FLING!  - Join by Tuesday, March 31st and join for only $1 and get April FREE!  Call 703-879-2006 for more details! 

Builder Buzz
  • TRI Pointe Group Also Named 2014 Developer of the Year for its Leadership, Vision and Commitment to Homebuilding.
  • Van Metre Edgewood raised all of their bases by $10K - Plan 1 -$670,095*, Plan 2 - $651,235*, Plan 3 - $692,000* and Plan 4 - $691,550*. Contact Matt for more information here.
  • Van Metre Northstar lowered their base prices as they have only 9 remaining. The Hartland now $633,090,* The Southbury now $641,690*, and The Portsmouth is $645,690*.  Contact Mike for more information here.
  • Move into your Miller and Smith dream townhome in Brambleton with no money down and no closing costs! ‪#‎ThinkZero‬ and contact Keith or Debbie to learn more: 703-327-6003.
  • The Woods at Brambleton is searching for a part-time Greeter. Hours will be Mondays & Fridays, 9-4:30, and Saturdays, 9-2. $15/hr. Email Matt at MMelnick@tmgateway.com if interested. 
  • Winchester Homes West Park, Beazer Emerald Ridge SF & Pulte Trent Grove towns and villas are now SOLD OUT!
Single Family Homes:
  • Average Base Price = $658,751 (based on March’15 pricing)
  • Average % price decrease since February ‘14 = 1.7%
  • Single Family Homes = priced from the upper $500s*
Town Homes:
  • Average Base Price = $475,317 (based on March’15 pricing)
  • Average % price decrease since February ‘14 = 0.8%
  • Single-Family Homes = priced from the upper $500s* to upper $700s*
  • Townhomes = priced from the lower $400s to mid $500s*
Brambleton Sales
Project to Date Sales = 4,627 (opened Sept. ‘01)
• SF Homes = 1,959
• Town Homes = 1,869
• Condos = 799

2015 Year to Date Sales = 96
• SF Homes = 34
• Town Homes = 62
• Condos = N/A


*Prices, terms, conditions subject to change
New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton
Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton

Brambleton's Builder Model Home Video Tours Now Available!
  • English Manor Villas by Camberley Homes: Video
  • Skyview Collection by Miller & Smith: Video
  • South Lawn Collection by Miller & Smith: Video
  • The Brixton Collection at Clover Hill by Van Metre Homes: Video
  • Edgewood at Emerald Ridge by Van Metre Homes: Video
  • The Hillcrest Collection at Southbend in Emerald Ridge by Van Metre HomesVideo
  • Northstar at Emerald Ridge by Van Metre Homes: Video
  • Townsend Collection at Clover Hill by Van Metre Homes: Video
  • Devonshire Collection at Southbend by Van Metre Homes: Video
  • Winchester Homes Glenmere Singles: Video
Need a new home now?  
View a list of Brambleton's Quick Delivery homes here.

How Does Investing in Brambleton Compare to Loudoun County?
Brambleton Investment Comparison: www.issuu.com/brambleton

                                                  Brambleton All of Loudoun

Average Sold Price                 $520,301         $452,574
Average Days on Market       74                      92
List Price/Sale Price               97%                  95.9%

RE/MAX Gateway Brambleton

42365 Soave Drive, Suite 200 - Brambleton, VA 20148
www.gateway2realestate.com

Brambleton Community Association News
March 2015 Newsletter - This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the March Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.  If you would like to advertise in their monthly newsletter, please email christine.elansary@brambleton.org.  View the Media Guide here.  

Sponsorship Opportunities - The Brambleton Community Association is always looking for area businesses who would like some exposure and advertising.  A great way to do this is through Brambleton event sponsorship.  There are a lot of options available, including customizing packages to make them work best for your business. Download the sponsorship form here.

April 10th - Flashlight Egg Hunt,* 8-9PM
April 11th - Brambleton Bunny Trail,* 10AM-2PM
April 12th - Brambleton Town Center Hiring Fair, 2-4PM
April 13th - Brambleton Town Center Hiring Fair, 5-7PM
April 15th - Brambleton Town Center Hiring Fair, 5-7PM
April 18th - Brambleton Ribbon Run, 7:45AM
April 25th - Neighborhood Clean-Up*
April 25th - Community Shred Event, 8:30AM-11:30AM
April 25th - Spring Yard Sale, 9AM-12M
April 25th - Family Comedy Night* 8PM
May 3rd - Farmers Market Grand Opening, 9AM-1PM

SAVE THE DATE
May - Lost Rhino Retreat Grand Opening
May 30th - Brambleton's Inaugural Brewfest
June 26th - July 5th - Fairfax World Police & Fire Games

*Residents Only

Loudoun Water, NOVA Parks to Reopen Beaverdam Creek Reservoir to Public This Summer
Temporary access will last until late 2016 before it closes again until 2018.

Loudoun residents later this year will have temporary access to Beaverdam Creek Reservoir under a plan by Loudoun Water and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA).


Emphasizing that the reservoir’s primary use is to serve as a water bank for Loudoun residents’ drinking water supply, representatives from Loudoun Water, NVPA and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors gathered Friday at Loudoun Water’s headquarters in Ashburn to announce the plan.

“I know many folks in Loudoun will be just thrilled with this,” said Loudoun County Chairman Scott York (R-At Large). “I’m pleased and tickled that we’ve gotten to the point that Loudoun Water has completed … the first phase.”


Public access to the reservoir will return around the beginning of June and last until sometime in the fall of 2016; that will require some type of oversight.


Rock Ridge producing record-breaking season for first-year program

When a new high school opens, there are generally many obstacles to athletic teams being successful right away. The limited time available for the coaching staff and players to come together as a team can be a large issue, and with no senior class, a lack of experienced leadership can be a challenge.  The boys basketball team at newly opened Rock Ridge High School is proving to be an exception to the rule. The Phoenix have produced a record-breaking inaugural campaign and are looking to accomplish even more.  

Brambleton's Marketing Representative, Francis Steinfeld, interviewed the Coach and team recently at Johnny Rockets in Brambleton - click here to view.

DC to Dulles and Beyond: Metrorail on Track
Phase 2 Construction Marches Along at Dulles.  While ridership on Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (Silver Line) continues to meet and exceed expectations since opening last summer, the pace of Phase 2 construction building. Most of the work continues to take place at Dulles Airport but work has also extended onto the Dulles International Airport Access Highway, Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Greenway.

The design-build contractor for Phase 2, Capital Rail Constructors, is focused on building approximately 200 piers to support the aerial guideway at Dulles.

Loudoun selects preferred Silver Line names: Ashburn and Loudoun Gateway

Loudoun County staff has settled on its favored names for two of the county's future Metro stations: Ashburn and Loudoun Gateway.  The recommended station monikers will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for approval on March 18th.


Metro station names must be brief (limited to 19 characters), unique (distinctive and not easily confused with other station names), evocative (evoke imagery in the mind of the rider), and relevant (identified by nearby geographical features, centers of activity or names of cities, communities, neighborhoods or landmarks within a half of a mile of the station).
Ashburn, the recommended name for the Route 772 station, is a virtual lock. It received the highest ratings of all Loudoun station names tested, and was highly rated on overall likability, evocation, brevity, uniqueness and relevance. Perhaps most importantly, the Route 772 station will be located in Ashburn.

The Route 606 station is more complicated. Loudoun Gateway was picked over Loudoun East (the two scored similarly in tests), largely because Loudoun East "did not convey a destination or a place," according to a staff report, while Loudoun Gateway does.

StoneSprings Hospital Center -  Coming December 2015
Silver Line Ashburn Station - Coming 2018 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Brambleton Town Center Donates $1,000 to Creighton's Corner Elementary School

The Brambleton Town Center merchants donated $1,000 to Creighton’s Corner Elementary School in Ashburn, VA.  The donation will go towards the school’s “Reading Under the Stars” program, according to Christopher Knott, principal at Creighton’s Corner Elementary.  

“In conjunction with the program, the money will be used to hire guest authors and readers,” said Knott. “Our guests read stories to the students, teach them how to write a book and explain the process of becoming an author.” 

The donation was part of Brambleton Town Center’s holiday shopping spree promotion, which included a $1,000 shopping spree drawing and a donation to a local school.  Shopping spree winner, Ben Carter, of Ashburn chose Creighton’s Corner Elementary to receive the donation because his son attends the school. 

This is the eighth year Brambleton Town Center has donated funds to a local school.  Previous winning schools include Briar Woods High School, Stone Hill Middle School, Discovery Elementary School and Legacy Elementary.


Pictured (left to right); Jerry Yunprayong, Scotto’s Rigatoni Grill; Walter Sanchez, Manager at Scotto’s Rigatoni Grill; Lizbeth Espinzo, Scotto’s Rigatoni Grill; Melanie Durall, Hair Cuttery Salon Leader; Julie Carter, wife of shopping spree winner; Declan Carter, son of shopping spree winner; Ben Carter, shopping spree winner; Dennis Racke, Assistant Principal at Creighton’s Corner; Brandy Smith, PTA President at Creighton’s Corner, Susan French, PTA Vice President at Creighton’s Corner. 

Brambleton Town Center is at the intersection of Ryan Road and Olympia Drive in Ashburn.  The town center includes Harris Teeter, Sport & Health Club, Lost Rhino Retreat, Blue Ridge Grill and Regal Fox Cinema.  The town center is owned by Brambleton Group, LLC.  Rappaport of McLean, Va. provides property management, leasing and marketing services for the center.

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For more than 30 years, Rappaport has provided retail leasing, tenant representation, property management, construction management, development, marketing, consulting and receivership services for space in shopping centers and mixed-uses properties throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  Headquartered in McLean, Va., Rappaport portfolio includes retail space in urban and suburban locations owned by affiliates of Rappaport and by many local and institutional clients.