FishHawk Ranch Welcomes ICI Homes

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Builder to develop custom Lake Houses as part of new partnership.

Tampa, Fla. – Newland Communities has selected ICI Homes to develop custom-built homes along FishHawk Ranch’s pristine community lake. The Daytona Beach-based luxury and custom-design homebuilder is expected to open its model home in late summer or early fall 2015, with presales beginning in September 2015.

FishHawk Ranch is owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. FishHawk Ranch is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.

“We are thrilled to have ICI Homes join our outstanding team of builders,” said Pam Parisi, Regional Marketing Director at Newland Communities. “Their rustic, but modern Lake House homes will be a perfect fit for the FishHawk Ranch community and a wonderful way to showcase the many amenities that make FishHawk Ranch so desirable, such as our wetlands and wildlife conservation areas, as well as 25 miles of walking trails. ”

ICI Homes will build on 42 home sites. Each home will be set on irregularly shaped, scenic home sites to best view the picturesque grove of Live Oak trees and the community lake, while showcasing the homes’ indoor/outdoor living amenities. Plans will range from 2,400 to more than 4,000 square feet. The homebuilder is known throughout Florida for its eco-friendly, custom homes with “smart” and energy efficient features. With developments in Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando, ICI Homes was recently recognized with five awards for its luxury model homes in the 2015 Northeast Florida Builders Association Parade of Homes, which showcases builder model homes in the most prestigious communities in Northeast Florida, in addition to being named the Association’s 2014 Builder of the Year.

“ICI Homes is proud to partner with Newland Communities in an impressive community like FishHawk Ranch,” said Kirk Malone, ICI Homes’ Tampa division manager. “Our new designs are a perfect fit to best utilize each home site, and we hope everyone will visit the ICI model at FishHawk Ranch in the fall.”

About FishHawk Ranch:

FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 4,100-acre master-planned community located in southeast Hillsborough County. Recently certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition as the first green community in Hillsborough County, FishHawk Ranch features a variety of amenities including more than 25 miles of nature trails. The community offers two story villas single-family, and custom homes priced starting at $208,000 to more than $1 million. The FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center and model homes are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, please call (813) 685-7500 or visit our website at opens in a new windowwww.fishhawkranch.com.

 About NEWLAND:

Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 45 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. opens in a new windowwww.newlandcommunities.com

 About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH):

NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. opens in a new windowhttp://nashcommunities.com/.

 About ICI Homes:

Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., ICI Homes offers a wide variety of homes in prestigious communities throughout Florida. Best known for its first class home designs, its unique ability to customize and superior energy-wise standards and features, ICI Homes has been at the forefront of the home building industry as a standard bearer of excellence for 35 years, the company is consistently ranked in the nation’s Top 100 Builders by Builder magazine and was named 2014 Builder of the Year by the Northeast Florida Builders Association. For more information, visit ICIHomes.com.