What an exciting weekend at the 2016 edition of the BILD Calgary Region SAM awards for the developers of the community of Harmony in Rocky View County. The development team, consisting of Qualico Communities and Bordeaux Developments, collected five SAM awards from eight finalist nominations.
Notably, Harmony was voted ‘New Community of the Year’, and ‘Community of The Year, Calgary Region’.
The marketing team behind Harmony also received recognition for ‘Best Direct Mail Piece’, ‘Best Sales and Information Centre- detached’ for its impressive Discovery Centre, and the coveted ‘Best Marketing Campaign of the Year’ award for Harmony’s integrated marketing & communications strategy.
WHAT’S A “SAM” AWARD?
The SAM Awards are produced yearly by BILD Calgary Region and celebrate creativity, sophistication, and sales acumen in the Calgary area development industry. The gala, held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Telus Convention Centre, saw over 1,300 industry innovators, peers, partners, and municipal and provincial government representatives joined together to honour industry excellence.The 30th annual Awards saw an impressive 800 entries in 60 award categories covering all aspects of the building industry.
Recognizing fellow nominees and committee members of this year’s SAM Awards, Claudio Palumbo, Qualico Communities’ Vice President of Community Development – Southern Alberta, said it was evident that our industry is alive and well. “At Qualico, we are truly honoured to be nominated for 16 categories and to win six, which showcases the breadth and depth of our organization,” said Palumbo. “As for the Harmony project, we achieved this milestone through the commitment of our partners including our builders, contractors, consultants, lenders and Rocky View County, and are humbled that our industry has bestowed our project with five SAM Awards including Community of the Year – Calgary Region, and New Community of the Year. This project exemplifies the key elements that make a great community: location, product, and amenities, all of which are second to none. We look forward to the future with Harmony.”
“Working with Harmony’s team has been one of the most fulfilling parts of my career,” said Birol Fisekci, President and CEO of Bordeaux Developments. “Planning Harmony incorporated ideas from some of our industry’s most accomplished visionaries, a broad spectrum of thought-leaders from different professional fields, our partners at Rocky View County, and the general public. The result is a community that genuinely cares about the families who will live in, work in, or simply visit Harmony. We are grateful for the endorsement from our recent SAM awards.”
View the full list of winners and finalists here: