Discovery Lauded for Architectural Excellence

Discovery at The Realm was the winner of two awards for architectural excellence from the Dallas Builders Association: Best Architectural Design –... Read more »

Discovery at The Realm was the winner of two awards for architectural excellence from the Dallas Builders Association: Best Architectural Design – Multifamily Community, Apartment or Condominium and Best Outdoor Living Space. Both awards were judged on overall exterior and interior architecture, design appeal, function, and creative use of interior space and creative integration of plan design with site considerations.

“We are pleased to be recognized by the industry for this unique achievement in multifamily community development, and we share this honor with our architectural partners who helped bring the vision for Discovery to life,” said Chris Bright. “Our goal for Discovery was to create a comfortable environment where residents can engage with one another, achieved through thoughtful design and site planning with integrated features desired by today’s luxury tenants,” he added.

Discovery at The Realm is Bright Realty’s luxury apartment project located at Castle Hills Drive and Windhaven Parkway in Castle Hills. The first phase of the project, consisting of 423 units in 3 buildings, was completed last year. Bright Realty is a Bright Industries company.

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Eric Stanley Joins Expert Panel on 121 Corridor Activity

Bright Realty President & COO Eric Stanley will join a panel of experts at Bisnow’s “121 Corridor Expansion” forum, to be held August 25, 2016, at the... Read more »

Bright Realty President & COO Eric Stanley will join a panel of experts at Bisnow’s “121 Corridor Expansion” forum, to be held August 25, 2016, at the Sheraton McKinney Hotel. The event features developers, owners, investors and government officials addressing the unprecedented growth in real estate development projects in and around the State Highway 121 corridor, which has been especially active in the surrounding market areas from Lewisville, Plano, and Frisco all the way to McKinney. “With our headquarters in Castle Hills in Lewisville, just south of State Highway 121 at Josey, Bright Realty has been at the epicenter of this activity for many years,” says Stanley.

The event includes a keynote address from Brian Loughmiller, mayor of the City of McKinney, with Dan Bowman, executive director and CEO of the Allen Economic Development Corporation, serving as moderator. Other panelists are leaders from Granite Properties, Hines and Craig Ranch, among others.

Bright Realty is the developer of Castle Hills, a master-planned community with approximately 4,000 single family homes in the SH 121/Lewisville area, with 750 more homes planned in the coming years. This year Bright Realty delivered the first phase of Discovery at The Realm, a 4,000-unit luxury multi-family development that is part of Bright Realty’s planned mixed-use project The Realm at Castle Hills. The Realm will consist of 1.4 million square feet of retail, office, restaurant and entertainment on a total of 324 acres. Also this year Bright Realty completed the first phase of land development for a 150-acre corporate campus along SH 121 known as Crown Centre at Castle Hills. With the infrastructure and the development complete, Bright Realty is proceeding with plans for the first office building which is planned at seven stories with a total of 202,350 rentable square feet. Bright Realty also has several pad sites for lease and sale in the area.

“The region is home to some of the top employers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area including Toyota Motor Company, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Frito Lay, JC Penney, and FedEx Office, all located within minutes of Castle Hills,” says Stanley. “With the employment growth rate in Dallas-Fort Worth at a consistent incline, and a residential population that will continue to expand and thrive, the area will continue to require housing, retail and entertainment to those living and employed in the area.”

Bisnow is a trade outlet that covers commercial real estate both nationally and internationally. For more information about the event, visit:
https://www.bisnow.com/events/dallas-ft-worth/121-Corridor-Expansion-549

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American Legend Homes is #7 in DBJ’s Middle Market 50

American Legend Homes achieved the #7 spot in the Dallas Business Journal’s “Middle Market 50” list, which ranks the top 50 fastest-growing middle market... Read more »

American Legend Homes achieved the #7 spot in the Dallas Business Journal’s “Middle Market 50” list, which ranks the top 50 fastest-growing middle market companies in the DFW area. At a special reception held at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, on June 23, 2016, American Legend Homes CFO Paul Miller accepted the prestigious award on behalf of the organization. The Middle Market 50 is the latest in a string of recognitions that American Legend Homes has received as a result of the record-breaking results the company achieved in 2015. American Legend Homes is a Bright Industries company.

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Bright Industries’ Companies Lead News in Housing Market Coverage

Castle Hills and American Legend Homes were featured in a recent WFAA segment titled “Never Been Hotter” which explored the current state of DFW’s... Read more »

Castle Hills and American Legend Homes were featured in a recent WFAA segment titled “Never Been Hotter” which explored the current state of DFW’s housing boom. The segment on the local ABC affiliate reported directly from Castle Hills with American Legend Homes President Kevin Egan speaking on the demand for new homes. American Legend Homes currently builds in multiple Castle Hills neighborhoods, including Southpointe which served as backdrop for Egan’s on-camera interview. Other American Legend Homes locations may be found in Allen, Carrollton, Celina, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Little Elm, McKinney, Prosper and The Tribute. Castle Hills is developed by Bright Realty. Both Bright Realty and American Legend Homes are Bright Industries companies.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/never-been-hotter-the-housing-boom-in-north-texas/238534560 

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American Legend Homes is 2016 Builder of the Year

American Legend Homes won the prestigious 2016 “Builder of the Year” award from the Dallas Builders Association (DBA), based on outstanding results the... Read more »

American Legend Homes won the prestigious 2016 “Builder of the Year” award from the Dallas Builders Association (DBA), based on outstanding results the company achieved in 2015. The award was presented as part of the DBA’s annual McSAM Awards ceremony, held at the Hotel Intercontinental on May 7, 2016. McSAMs are awarded to Builders, Developers and Associates who have made significant and creative contributions in residential sales and marketing through specific achievements.

The Builder of the Year honor is bestowed on the homebuilder with the best results in Market Performance. Operating under the tagline “Built for the way you live,” American Legend Homes had a record-breaking year in 2015 with 700 home closings—a 52% increase over 2014. Community Involvement is another component of the award, and in 2015 American Legend Homes supported numerous charitable efforts such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Boys & Girls Club, Manegait, Prosper Economic Development, Taylor Hooton Foundation, Birdies for the Brave, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and The National Kidney Foundation. More than 20 American Legend Homes employees came together in December to help build the 100th Habitat for Humanity home in Celina, part of the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity’s Purple House Project. Another effort impacted Buckner Children’s Home in Dallas in which associates filled the Christmas wish lists of the home’s children.

In addition to the 2016 Builder of the Year award, American Legend Homes received the 2016 award for Best Architectural Design of a Patio Home for their Village at Twin Creeks model. American Legend Homes has received numerous awards in prior years from the DBA for outstanding product design and marketing excellence. American Legend Homes received recognition from the Office of the Secretary of Defense as an Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve as a patriotic employer by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and reserve force.

American Legend Homes is a privately owned and operated Texas-based homebuilding organization with operations throughout the DFW metroplex. Since its first new home closing in 2004, American Legend Homes has grown to be the eighth largest homebuilder in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The award-winning, energy efficient and semi-custom homes are priced from the mid $200s to $600s. Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, American Legend Homes is a Bright Industries company.

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American Legend Homes is Third in Nation for Growth

Bright Industries’ home building division is the third fastest-growing private homebuilder in the nation, according to BUILDER magazine. As part of the... Read more »

Bright Industries’ home building division is the third fastest-growing private homebuilder in the nation, according to BUILDER magazine. As part of the publication’s annual BUILDER 100 list, which ranks the top homebuilders in the nation based on closings, American Legend Homes came in at #3 with a 52.17% change in closings from 2014 to 2015. This increase in volume also moved American Legend Homes’ overall ranking to #59 nationally, up 30 spots from the prior year, based on closings. 

http://www.builderonline.com/builder-100/builder-100-the-10-fastest-growing-private-companies_o 

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American Legend Homes Grows to Eighth Largest Homebuilder in North Texas

American Legend Homes improved its ranking in the Dallas Business Journal’s annual report on North Dallas’ largest homebuilders, advancing from tenth to... Read more »

American Legend Homes improved its ranking in the Dallas Business Journal’s annual report on North Dallas’ largest homebuilders, advancing from tenth to eighth, based on starts. Combined starts for American Legend Homes and its custom homebuilding division Belclaire Homes were 574 for 2014, compared to 496 in 2013. In taking over the eighth spot, American Legend Homes displaced History Maker Homes and Beazer Homes.

The report also noted American Legend Homes’ average sales price of $445,744, which is well above the sales price of $350,149 which was reported to be the average among all homebuilders included on the report.

Of the top ten home builders on DBJ’s list, only two other builders reported average sales prices exceeding American Legend Homes. They were: Highland Homes at $447,377 and K. Hovnanian Homes at $465,000. American Legend Homes has increased market share by working with developers to increase its land positions in some of DFW’s most desirable areas, including: Allen, Carrollton, Castle Hills, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, McKinney, The Tribute and Prosper. American Legend Homes is a Bright Industries company.

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Castle Hills Lead Story in DMN Business

Castle Hills is the lead story in today’s Dallas Morning News’ business section in a feature that touched on the mega-development’s expansion with a new... Read more »

Castle Hills is the lead story in today’s Dallas Morning News’ business section in a feature that touched on the mega-development’s expansion with a new corporate park, apartments and retail. The article comes on the heels of recent press about Castle Hills’ growth that has appeared in both the DMN and Dallas Business Journal.

With 12,000 residents, Castle Hills is about sixty percent built-out, according to Chris Bright, CEO of Castle Hills’ developer Bright Realty who was interviewed for the article. Castle Hills, which consists of 3,300 completed single-family homes and counting, has new projects underway, including the first phase of a multi-family development, a new corporate campus and a new mixed-use center. “You are talking about an integration of single-family homes with apartments, entertainment and retail,” said Greg Willett, vice president of Carrollton-based apartment analyst MPF Research. “We’ve spent the last decade talking about the urban core, and the suburbs are becoming a new interesting story.”

Also interviewed was David Brown of housing analyst Metrostudy, Inc. who was quoted as saying Castle Hills “…has become one of the most active communities in the metroplex and more of an infill location now as everything has moved to the north.” The article cited nearby developments including Nebraska Furniture Mart’s 2-million-square-foot store and distribution center, which is slated to open this Spring, and the relocation of Toyota Motor Corp.’s $350 million North American headquarters.

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