International Builders' Show
January 21 - 23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
JAN 21-23, 2020

Sweet Home Alabama: A Case Study in Creating a Thriving 55+ New Home Neighborhood

Tuesday, February 19 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Location: LVCC - North 256

Registration Type: IBS Full Registration or 1-Day Education Registration

Format: Building Knowledge SessionMore Info

Level of Content: NoviceMore Info

Who Should Attend: Land Development, 55+ Housing Builders & Developers, Sales and Marketing Professionals

Track: 55+ Housing

What It's About:

The Springs of Mill Lakes is the vision-come-true for an Alabama developer who has a passion for the Baby Boomer market. This community encompasses a 125-acre natural setting of 134 single-family custom homes; a 45-acre perpetually protected wildlife sanctuary owned by the HOA; and The Lodge at Mill Lakes, a premier senior community with wellness and support services. During this session, hear the developer’s story (and pitfalls) as he shares how he developed the land, secured the builders and sold nearly 50% of home sites one year after being open. Winner of eight NAHB Best of 55+ Housing Awards in 2018, this amenity-rich community is one of Alabama's most successful 55+ new home neighborhoods.

What You'll Learn:

  • Learn how important due diligence is in site selection to achieve optimal location and the desired success.
  • Examine how to establish a good working relationship with municipalities to assure support and assistance throughout the project.
  • Explore the thoughts and strategies used to bring this project to fruition, including incorporating a premier senior community component.

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)

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    Washington, DC 20005

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