Newland Secures “Developer of the Year” in Central N.C. for Second Year Running

HBA of the Triangle Awards Newland a Premiere Real Estate Accolade

TRIANGLE, N.C. – October 6, 2020 – Newland, one of the largest private residential developers in the country, earned the award of Developer of the Year for the second consecutive year from the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA) in North Carolina. The HBA distinguished Newland at the 2020 Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards, a virtual event that recognized homebuilders, land developers, real estate agents and associates in the Triangle, N.C. home building industry.

Newland has pioneered mixed-use developments with two top-selling communities in the Triangle: Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Wendell Falls in Wendell, N.C.

“We are humbled to be recognized as a leader in mixed-use lifestyle developments where residents can build meaningful lives and forge long-term connections,” said Tanya Matzen, vice president of operations, Newland’s Raleigh division. “Newland’s mission is to design and build communities where families create connected lives in a work, live, play environment.”

Wendell Falls also scored three “best” category MAME awards that recognized one of its latest amenities – The Grove. This outdoor park sports shady hammocks, welcoming Adirondack chairs, a natural amphitheater and its signature Fit Pod – a CrossFit-style exercise area. The Grove and Fit Pod took home:

  • Best Community Recreation Facility, Private or Public – The Grove at Wendell Falls
  • Best Innovative Community Feature – The Fit Pod at Wendell Falls
  • Best Landscape Design for a Community – The Grove at Wendell Falls
Wendell Falls

Wendell Falls: Different by Design

Wendell Falls, a new-home community in Wendell, North Carolina, combines small town community with big city urbanity. Different by design, Wendell Falls offers the walkability and cultural hotspots of downtown living with its 2 million square feet of current and planned shopping, dining, medical, employment centers and entertainment. The community beckons families to celebrate play and fresh air across its 237 acres of parks and open space, 10 miles of trails and pathways and an outdoor pool and pier. Brimming with events, Wendell Falls celebrates inclusivity, creativity and a broad, hopeful perspective. It is ranked as the second-highest selling community in the Triangle area according to Metrostudy. The Wendell Falls information center is located at 320 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell, NC 27591.

Briar Chapel

Briar Chapel by Newland®: A Connected, Neighborly Way of Life

Voted Best Community for five consecutive years, Briar Chapel is a new-home community in Chapel Hill, N.C. and is one of the largest green communities in the Triangle. Briar Chapel’s 900 acres of preserved space creates a natural, picturesque sanctuary and a healthier way of life. Its 20+ miles of hiking and biking trails, two community gardens and more than 20 parks offer a serene environment in which to reconnect with the outdoors. Briar Chapel fosters neighbor interactions through its design and amenities, including the LEED Silver certified Briar Club, pools and a waterpark, fitness facilities, outdoor art and five on-site schools. This walkable, connected lifestyle earned Newland the title of Developer of the Year. Learn more about Briar Chapel at and For more information visit or call 919-951-0700.

Both Wendell Falls and Briar Chapel are owned in a joint venture partnership between North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH), the US business unit and a subsidiary of Sekisui House, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland, the master developer of the community. NASH and Newland share a deep commitment to sustainable development practices and apply these core values to the vision, planning and development of their projects. Wendell Falls and Briar Chapel entail two of more than 20 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together across the US. |