GTA real estate celebrates its best at 2017 BILD Awards

Fifty-one awards were handed out to the best in the GTA real estate industry in an exciting evening at the Universal Event Space in Vaughan.
Fifty-one awards were handed out Friday to the top performers in the GTA real estate industry in an exciting evening full of drinks and food by Peter and Paul’s Event Catering at the Universal Event Space in Vaughan.

Once a year more than 1,000 real estate industry professionals gather in Toronto to acknowledge excellence in the bustling and booming GTA housing industry.

The Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Awards honour those who have shown distinction in numerous facets of the new homes sector, from community planning to construction, building design to marketing and public relations.

A glamorous evening Friday at a sold-out cocktail event at Vaughan’s Universal Event Space set the stage for an important gathering of industry players to celebrate everyone who has made a mark in the real estate sector. Now in its 37th year, BILD highlighted achievements in 51 categories, from Home Builder of the Year and Project of the Year, Best New Community, Best Home, Suite and Building Design, Best Marketing, Best Sales Office and Best Customer Care, and the anticipated People’s Choice Award.

Top honours of the evening went to Tridel, which won several awards including Home Builder of the Year Mid/High-Rise,  Green Builder of the Year Mid/High-Rise and the prestigious People’s Choice Award, for its Aquabella community.

The Brand Factory was the big winner in the Marketing category, with four awards. Montana Steele and L.A. Ink each won in two categories, and Gladstone Media was recognized for Best Website, Mid/High-Rise.

Other highlights: Mattamy Homes won the award for Home Builder of the year Low-Rise, and The Rockport Group took home top honours for Best New Community (Planned/Under Development ) for Western Common. Best New Community (Built) went to the Remington Group. Project of the Year Mid/High Rise went to Tridel for Aquabella, while Project of the Year Low-Rise went to Geranium Homes and the Pemberton Corp.

Taking home the exciting Lifetime Achievement Award was Al Libfeld, principal and a co-founder of Tribute Communities, for his outstanding commitment to the Toronto real estate industry. He is a past president of the Ontario New Homebuilders’ Association.

Here is a full list of BILD 2017 winners:

Home Builder of the Year, Low-Rise

 Mattamy Homes Limited

Home Builder of the Year, Mid/High-Rise

 Tridel

Green Builder of the Year, Low-Rise

 Minto Communities

Green Builder of the Year, Mid/High-Rise

 Tridel

Best New Community, Planned/Under Development

 The Rockport Group, Weston Common – – BA Consulting Group Ltd., Bousfields Inc., Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Best New Community, Built

 The Remington Group, Downtown Markham

Project of the Year, Mid/High-Rise

 Tridel, Aquabella – – Kirkor Architects & Planners, The Brand Factory

Project of the Year, Low-Rise

 Geranium and Pemberton Group, Friday Harbour – – The Brand Factory

People’s Choice Award

 Tridel, Aquabella – – Kirkor Architects & Planners, The Brand Factory

Marketing Awards

Best Logo Low-Rise

  Adi Development Group Inc., Stationwest – – Drive Agency Inc.

Best Logo Mid/High-Rise

 Rodeo Drive – – Hariri Pontarini Architects, Montana Steele Advertising, NAK Design Group

Best Direct Mail

 Tridel, Aquabella – – The Brand Factory

Best Print Ad

 The 1001 Queen East – – Montana Steele Advertising

Best Brochure, Low-Rise

 Geranium, Vista Flats and Towns – – Builder Insight Group Inc., The Morrison Group

Best Brochure, Mid/High-Rise

 Tridel, Aquabella – – The Brand Factory

Best Signage

 The 1001 Queen East – – Montana Steele Advertising

Best Radio Advertisement Campaign

 Geranium and Pemberton Group, Friday Harbour The Constellations – – The Brand Factory

Best Website, Low-Rise

 Freed Development Corporation – Touchstone Resort – – The Brand Factory

Best Website, Mid/High-Rise

 Camrost Felcorp Inc., The Foxbar Collection at Blue Diamond – – Gladstone Media

Best Sales Video

 Empire Communities, Eau Du Soleil – – Pureblink

Best Non-Sales Video

 OPUS Homes, OPUS Homes Corporate Video – – The Marketing Collective

Best Rendering, Low-Rise

 Cachet Estate Homes Inc. and Summerhill Homes Ltd., The Elements of Thornhill Woods – – Montana Steele Advertising, RN Design Ltd.

Best Rendering, Mid/High-Rise

 Chestnut Hill Developments, SF3 Condos – – Montana Steele Advertising

Best Public Relations Campaign

 CentreCourt Developments Inc., Axis Condos – – Brandon Communications Inc., L.A. Inc.

Best Digital Marketing Campaign, Mid/High-Rise

 Empire Communities, Eau Du Soleil – – Pureblink

Best Digital Marketing Campaign, Low-Rise

 Empire Communities, Empire Avalon – – Pureblink

Best Marketing Innovation

 Empire Communities, Empire Avalon – – Pureblink

Best Overall Marketing Campaign (Pinnacle)

 CentreCourt Developments Inc., Axis – – Brandon Communications Inc., L.A. Inc.

Architectural/Design Awards

Best Suite Design

 Devron Developments Inc., The Vanguard Condos – 2O+D – Kirkor Architects & Planners

Best Innovative Suite Design

 Laurier Homes Limited, Upper Beach Club – The Kingswood – Onespace Unlimited Inc.

Best Luxury Suite Design

 Tridel, Aquabella – T3BB – Kirkor Architects & Planners, The Brand Factory

Best Model Suite

 Grid Developments, Sunday School Lofts

Best Mid-Rise Building Design (Pinnacle)

 The Rockport Group, George Condos + Towns – – Mike Niven Interior Design Inc., RAW Design

Best High-Rise Building Design (Pinnacle)

 Minto Communities, Minto Westside

Best Single-Detached Home Design

 Kingsview Manors – The Beaumont – Hunt Design Associates

Best Single-Detached Home Design (Large)

 Heathwood Homes, Country Lane – The Cedarvale – Hunt Design Associates, Ryan Design International

Best Semi-Detached/Townhome Design

 Highmark Homes Inc., Triumph – Touch – BAM Builder Advertising and Marketing Inc., Hunt Design Associates

Best Semi-Detached /Townhome Design (Large)

 Fernbrook Homes, Royal Oakville Club – Maurice Collection – Jubilee – Guidelines Advertising Inc., Hunt Design Associates

Best Innovative Home Design

 Arista Homes Limited, Boxgrove Village – The Briarwood – Hunt Design Associates

Best Luxury Home Design

 Caliber Homes, Kleinburg Crown Estates – The Imperial – Hunt Design Associates, Maverick Graphics Inc.

Best Model Home

 Fernbrook Homes and Pristine Homes and Zancor Homes Ltd., Belle Aire Shores (Lot 4) – The Masthead ‘B’ – Kelly Harvey Living, RN Design Ltd.

People & Sales Awards

Best Salesperson or Team, Low-Rise

 In2ition Realty for The 6ixth by Metroly Developments – Toma Valley Homes

Best Salesperson or Team, Mid/High-Rise

 Jason Lam, Audrey Lew, Angela Mackie, Kailey Hyman, Amanda Milborne Ireland of Milborne Group for Eight Cumberland Condos by Great Gulf Homes

Best Sales Office (Small)

 200 Russell Hill – – The Brand Factory, Lori Morris Design

Best Sales Office (Large)

 Tridel, Scala – – Freeman & Peter Signs Ltd., Geron Associates Ltd., Myles Burke Architectural Models, The Brand Factory, U31

Best Marketing Person or Team

 Minto Communities – – Minto Marketing Team

Best Design Team

 Kelly Harvey Living,  Tridel Design Team

Best Customer Care

 Tridel

Riley Brethour Leadership Award (Pinnacle)

 Barbara Lawlor, Baker Real Estate Incorporated

Stephen Dupuis Humanitarian Award (Pinnacle)

 Losani Family Foundation

Lifetime Achievement Award (Pinnacle)

 Al Libfeld

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