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Local real estate professionals were the focus on May 17 at the Second Annual Painted Prairie Spirit of Excellence Awards. More than a recognition event, the Spirit of Excellence Awards celebrated the spirit, dedication, and achievements of the members of the Prairie Partners Program, Painted Prairie’s national award-winning broker recognition program.



The night featured several recognition categories for our Prairie Partners. Congratulations to the nominees and winners in each category: Kearns Team, Realty ONE Group Five Star, Leaderboard Club; Kari Cummings, TJC Real Estate, High Five Club; Angie Hunt, McStain Neighborhoods, Broker’s Choice; Liz Thompson, eXp Realty | Art of Home Team, Social Advocate; Kari Cummings, TJC Real Estate, Million Dollar Club; and Ashley Faller, Focus Real Estate, Builder’s Choice.



Nominees

Leaderboard Club: Monthly top five ranked brokers featured on Painted Prairie's social media channels

High Five Club: Brokers who sold five or more homes

Broker's Choice: The only non-broker category, this recognition goes to goes to the top Painted Prairie onsite sales team member as selected by the Prairie Partners.



Social Advocate: The broker most engaged with Painted Prairie on social media and events.

Million Dollar Club: Top performance of brokers who closed homes totaling more than one million dollars.

Builder's Choice: Top Leaderboard broker, as selected by Painted Prairie builder sales team members.

Each year, Painted Prairie selects one broker who stands out in our community. This broker has consistently engaged and goes above and beyond to support Painted Prairie’s programs and the community’s success. This real estate professional is also well represented in numerous Spirit of Excellence recognition categories. The 2022 Prairie Partner of the Year award was awarded to April Denmon of Denmon Realty.



Denmon received a custom Prairie Hawk sculpture by world-renowned wildlife artist, Stephen LeBlanc. LeBlanc’s work can be seen throughout the United States and Colorado, and in Painted Prairie’s own High Prairie Park.

Held at the prestigious Schlessman Lobby at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Spirt of Excellence awards reception was sponsored by several industry partners. We thank the following sponsors for their support of the Spirit of Excellence Awards and the Prairie Partners Program: Heritage Title Company, Denmon Realty, Closet Factory, New American Funding, and 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty.



About the Prairie Partners Program

The Prairie Partners Program is Painted Prairie’s national award-winning broker recognition program. The program rewards and recognizes area real estate brokers for their dedication and support of Painted Prairie and the development of the community. To learn more about the program, visit: https://paintedprairie.wpengine.com/painted-prairie-broker-resources/.

First it was Denver Metro’s Community of the Year – Now, it’s the NATIONAL Community of the Year. Painted Prairie takes the Gold for Community of the Year, Best Landscape of a Community, and Best Signage at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)’s The Nationals awards competition.

Painted Prairie Named Community of the Year

Well, It’s official! Painted Prairie is the national Community of the Year. The neighborhood won seven awards at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)’s “The Nationals.” The gold awards were presented at the International Builder Show on February 8, 2022, in Orlando, Florida.

“To be recognized locally, and now nationally as the Community of the Year is a tremendous honor,” says Chris Fellows, President of Painted Prairie. “Out of nearly 1,200 entries a mere 12% earn Silver Awards and less than 6% earn Gold Awards. To take home seven awards at a competition of this caliber is incredible. We are extremely honored and humbled to be named Community of the Year and to bring this best-in-class community to the City of Aurora – and the state of Colorado for our current and future residents.”

As part of the selection process, The Nationals Silver Award winners are the top vote recipients in each category and are the finalists for the Gold Awards. In total, Painted Prairie received three Gold Awards – Community of the Year, Best Landscape of a Community, and Best Signage; and four Silver Awards – Best Brochure, Best Realtor/Broker Program, Best Special Promotion (Event Series); and Best Use of Technology (Painted Prairie App). 

In 2021, Painted Prairie took top honors as Community of the Year at the Denver Marketing and Merchandising Excellence Awards (MAME) awards ceremony. As a finalist in 10 of the 11 categories entered at MAME, Painted Prairie took home Best Innovative Use of Technology (Painted Prairie App) and Best Signage. The MAME Awards are typically seen as the precursor to the NAHB’s The Nationals, the largest and most prestigious awards competition in the home building industry.

The Nationals showcases the most exciting trends in New Homes Sales and Marketing throughout North America. The competition honors the best in the building industry – including home builders, developers, associates, and consultants – for their determination, integrity, creativity, and endurance. A diverse panel of industry professionals selected the 2022 Gold Award winners from almost 1,200 entries.

These wins at The Nationals competition solidify Painted Prairie’s reputation as the best-of-the-best communities in the nation. With eight world-class builders and hundreds of residents happily calling Painted Prairie home, and with more residential options and a state-of-the-art Town Center coming soon, this community is taking the Northeast Market to new heights. 

We invite you to stop by and see what makes us the Community of Year – locally AND nationally.

Painted Prairie also takes top honors for Best Innovative Use of Technology and Best Signage  

AURORA, COLO., Dec. 6, 2021 — Earlier this year, Colorado’s home building community came together at the MAME Awards on November 6 to celebrate the accomplishments of their peers and colleagues throughout the state. Painted Prairie took top honors in three categories to solidify its position as one of the best neighborhoods in Colorado.

During the event, Painted Prairie was awarded the coveted 2021 Community of the Year Award along with the Best innovative Use of Technology for its app, and Best Signage. In total, Painted Prairie walked away as a finalist in 10 categories. The MAME Awards are typically seen as the precursor to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) The Nationals Awards. The Nationals Awards event is the largest and most prestigious awards competition in the home building industry. Last year, Painted Prairie brought home two Silver Awards from The Nationals for its Prairie Partner Broker Program and its socially distanced Grand Opening Event.

“The Community of The Year recognition is one of the most sought-after awards for new communities in Colorado. These recognitions represent a year of passionate commitment from the Painted Prairie team to continue to deliver a best-in-class community for the City of Aurora and current and future residents here,” says Chris Fellows, President of Painted Prairie. “Our team works tirelessly throughout the year to create this amazing neo-traditional community and to offer a unique and captivating experience for homebuyers.”

About Painted Prairie

Painted Prairie is a neo-traditional master-planned community in the Denver Metro area featuring eight world-class builders. Hundreds of residents are already happily calling Painted Prairie home and with more residential options and a state-of-the-art Town Center coming soon, this community is taking the northeast market to new heights. Painted Prairie is situated across the street from the Gaylord Rockies Resort and located halfway between Anschutz-Fitzsimmons and Denver International Airport, with easy access to the A-Line rail, E470, DIA, 56th Avenue, I-70, Downtown Denver, and I-225. To learn more about Painted Prairie, visit https://paintedprairie.wpengine.com/

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The first annual Spirit of Excellence Awards ceremony was a huge success thanks to our hundreds of dedicated real estate brokers and builder sales community. The purpose of this yearly ceremony is to acknowledge, thank, and show our support and dedication to these incredible people helping to make Painted Prairie the best community near Denver!

Now, let's highlight our winners!

Prairie Partner of the Year Award: The Kearns Team, Realty ONE Group Five Star - Michael and Diana Kearns

• Million Dollar Club (Highest Closed Volume): Michael Kearns, Realty ONE Group Five Star

Leaderboard Club (Most Points): Michael Kearns, Realty ONE Group Five Star

• High Five Award (Five or More Home Sales): TIE for The Lassen Team – Metro Brokers & Kari Cummings – TJC Real Estate

• Brokers' Choice (Top Builder Sales Associate): Linda Casey, Meritage Homes

• Builders' Choice (Top Prairie Partner): AJ Moreno, Keller Williams Realty

• Social Director Award: Ashley Faller, Focus Real Estate

Congratulations to these individuals for all of your hard work and continued support for the community.

Any real estate brokers looking to get more involved in Painted Prairie, please visit the Brokers page for more information.

Here are just a handful of photos from this incredible event!

The Nationals awards program is the largest and most prestigious homebuilding awards competition for the homebuilding industry

AURORA, COLO., Dec. 17, 2020 — Painted Prairie, a neo-traditional master-planned community in Aurora, secured two silver awards by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) for its Prairie Partner Broker Program and its Socially Distanced Opening events. The recognition was part of The Nationals awards program, the largest and most prestigious homebuilding awards competition in North America. Since 1982, the Nationals has celebrated North America’s best new-home sales and marketing and recognizes outstanding achievements in 12 categories. 

“The Nationals is the ‘Best-in-Class’ awards program for our industry,” said Cheryl Schuette, Marketing Executive for Painted Prairie. “It is an honor to receive two 2021 silver awards in a competition with so many wonderful communities across the country. We are proud of our collective efforts and look forward to the gold awards ceremony in February.”

The Prairie Partner Broker Program – Best Realtor/Broker Program and the Painted Prairie Best Special Event Series – Best Special Promotion Limited Time Sales Event, placed in the top five among entries from across the country. Stephens Studio, Encinitas, Calif., and local Moxie-Sozo, Boulder, Colo., are the agencies of record for Painted Prairie. 

The Nationals awards program is presented by the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), a council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB, the Nationals showcases winners in distinguished national, regional, and local publications. The NAHB of the United States strives to protect the American Dream of housing opportunities for all, while working to achieve professional success for its members who build communities, create jobs and strengthen our economy.

To learn more about The Nationals awards program, visit www.thenationals.com. To learn more about Painted Prairie, visit www.paintedpstg.wpengine.com

About Painted Prairie

Painted Prairie is a neo-traditional design/land plan community designed by Peter Calthorpe at Calthorpe Associates, with the assistance of Mark Johnson at Civitas Denver. It is the only neo-traditional master-planned community in the northeast market of the Denver Metro Area. Painted Prairie is situated for easy commutes and access to Denver’s arts and cultural activities. Situated across the street from the Gaylord Rockies Convention Center and located halfway between Anschutz-Fitzsimmons and Denver International Airport, with easy access to the A-Line rail, E470, DIA, 56th Avenue, I-70, Downtown Denver, and I-225, the community is conveniently located from just about anywhere. Construction of Painted Prairie began upon the formal groundbreaking on September 21, 2018. Construction is slated to continue through 2030.

Media Contact: Michelle Tripp; [email protected]; 303-319-9669

A big congratulations and shout out to Kari Cummings of TJC Real Estate for her recognition as November’s Prairie Partner Program Leaderboard spotlight. As an active Realtor and Brokerage Owner, Kari has personally found homes for her clients, and enthusiastically promotes Painted Prairie to the brokers in her firm, encouraging them to take advantage of all our community offers.

AURORA, Colo., November 19, 2020 — According to a recent data report by Metro Study, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and residential construction industry, Painted Prairie, a neo-traditional, master-planned community in Aurora, landed in the top 10 for home sales in master-planned communities in the Denver Metro Area with 195 sales as of the end of October 2020. The community opened March 2020 with five homebuilders and 13 model homes.   

“With the help of our incredible lineup of homebuilders and the tenacity of our sales teams, we have not only found great demand for our variety of home choices, but we have seen our significant focus on our parks and opens spaces come to life,” said Chris Fellows, President of Painted Prairie. “More than 80 families (and counting) now live in Painted Prairie. I am proud of our partners and what we were able to accomplish this year. I look forward to what we will achieve in 2021.” 

The Painted Prairie community is the only other Colorado community designed by the same team – Civitas and Calthorpe & Associates who successfully transformed Stapleton Airport into a world-renowned success urban redevelopment now known as Central Park. The most impressive thing to note about Painted Prairie, besides it’s amazing views of the City and Mountains is the 30+Acres of amazing parks and open space that have been activated this year.

“It’s really important to me and my company that the communities in which we build are complements to the homes we build – they have to be that same caliber,” said Chris Presley, President and Founder of Epic Homes, a boutique homebuilder in the Denver Metro Area. “I had not seen anything like that in this part of the market until I was introduced to Painted Prairie. I choose to stay disciplined and stay with the A+ communities and I can say that about Painted Prairie.”

Making the top 10 list is quite an accomplishment for a new master-planned community that opened right before Colorado’s COVID-19 restrictions took effect. The success can be traced to the Painted Prairie unique partnership program between the broker community, the homebuilders and the developers. To learn more about Painted Prairie, visit www.paintedpstg.wpengine.com

Directions to Painted Prairie

The Painted Prairie Community is directly across the street from the Gaylord Resort. Enter via 64th (From E-470) or via 56th on Picadilly Road. 6000 Picadilly Road, Aurora, CO 80019.


About Painted Prairie

Painted Prairie is a neo-traditional design/land plan community designed by Peter Calthorpe at Calthorpe Associates, with the assistance of Mark Johnson at Civitas Denver. It is the only neo-traditional master-planned community in the northeast market of the Denver Metro Area. Painted Prairie is situated for easy commutes and access to Denver’s arts and cultural activities. Situated across the street from the Gaylord Rockies Convention Center and located halfway between Anschutz-Fitzsimmons and Denver International Airport, with easy access to the A-Line rail, E470, DIA, 56th Avenue, I-70, Downtown Denver, and I-225, the community is conveniently located from just about anywhere. Construction of Painted Prairie began upon the formal groundbreaking on September 21, 2018. Construction is slated to continue through 2030.

Media Contact: Michelle Tripp, [email protected] or 303.319.9669

Congratulations Diana Kerns of Realty ONE Group Premier for being named the Prairie Partners September Leaderboard Spotlight. As a soon-to-be homeowner in our neighborhood, Diana has a vested interest in our community, the residents, and amazing amenities (current and future). Her enthusiasm is evident in her choice of photo location, attendance at every event, and promotion with current and future neighbors to engage and connect with our community.

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