NAHB Best 55 Awards

United Group Receives Two Gold Awards at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Best of 55+ Housing Awards

January 20, 2016

Troy, NY – United Group was announced as a gold award winner for two NAHB Best of 55+ awards at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The NAHB Best of 55+ Housing Awards are the industry’s only national awards program that honors superiority in building, design, the lifestyle and marketing of housing, and more. The United Group of Companies, Inc. won gold in two categories – one featuring Diamond Oaks Village and the other showcasing the SUN® (Senior Umbrella Network) Program.

Diamond Oaks Village has been recognized for their on-site clubhouse, landing the gold in the “Best 55+ Clubhouse on the Boards” category. Located in Bonita Springs, FL, Diamond Oaks Village is a luxurious apartment home community currently under construction and will be available to active and independent adults 55 and older. Diamond Oaks Village surpassed the other nominees with its enticing 14,000 square foot clubhouse and upscale amenities, including a dog park, putting green, outdoor gated pool and spa, solarium with bistro bar, and more. The community broke ground this past November and is expected to be complete in early 2017.

The SUN® Program won gold for the “Best 55+ Lifestyle Program” category. The SUN Program is United Group’s signature seven-prong model that provides residents an array of services and activities designed to foster and support independent living and to enhance the active-senior lifestyle. SUN Program events, seminars, and activities are designed around topics around health and wellness, education and lifelong learning, community and friendship, and more. The SUN Program is featured at all 13 housing properties in United Group’s senior portfolio.

Last year, Sandalwood Village won the silver award for “Best Independent Living Community on the Boards.” Sandalwood Village is another active and independent community for adults 55 and older, located in Naples, FL. A grand opening ceremony was held this past November.

Troy, NY-based United Group is the developer and manager of Diamond Oaks Village, Sandalwood Village, and the SUN Program. United Group has been part of the independent senior living community market for over 35 years with a portfolio that includes properties in New York, Georgia, and Florida.

About The United Group of Companies, Inc.: The United Group of Companies, Inc., headquartered in Troy, NY, is a nationally recognized, award-winning corporation with over 40 years of experience. United Group has become known for its successful development, acquisition, repositioning, and property management for a variety of real estate assets, including student housing, independent senior housing, multi-family rental housing, commercial offices and mixed use developments. The company has developed more than two billion dollars of successful real estate projects, and has approximately 200 employees across approximately 40 assets in New York, Georgia, and Florida. Additional information is available at www.ugoc.com.

About NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country.