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LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 04/21/09 -- There are currently 70 homes listed in the Multiple Listing Service for the Las Vegas area at $5 million or more. None of the Las Vegas luxury resort homes in that price range had sold this year, until April 9. Debbie Drummond of RE/MAX Associates represented the buyers of this incredible home, which was listed for $6 million and sold fully furnished for $5 million. The Mediterranean style chateau features six bedrooms including two separate guest quarters, a home theatre, pool, spa, elevator and golf course frontage in one of Summerlin's exclusive gated communities. The 15,479 square foot home was built in 2000 and sits on a 3/4 acre lot. With a large selection of homes to choose from, Drummond believes they picked this one because of the design and the beautiful furnishings. Of all the homes she showed them at various ... (more)

Nexxus Lighting Announces Change to Board of Directors

Nexxus Lighting, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEXS) today announced that Brian J. Scott, General Manager for Microsoft's Health & Life Sciences business in the United States, has been elected to the Company’s board of directors, effective April 1, 2010. Mr. Scott brings more than 25 years experience in technology and in marketing to the retail, hospitality and professional services industries. As General Manager for Microsoft's Health & Life Sciences business in the United States, he is responsible for driving Microsoft's business initiatives into both commercial and public sector organizations in the Provider, Payer, Life Sciences, Public Health and Human Services verticals. Prior to his current role, Mr. Scott was vice president of Worldwide Industry for Microsoft’s Enterprise and Partner Group. Before re-joining Microsoft in 2007, Mr. Scott served as vice president of Industry... (more)

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Fairburn, Ga.

FAIRBURN, Ga., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new 74-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson has opened its doors for business at 7815 Senoia Road (Hwy 74) in Fairburn, Ga. "We're very excited to bring the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson concept to this region," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president of Franchise Operations for Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. "All employees will participate in the Country Inns & Suites 'Be Our Guest' service training program, to ensure consistent delivery of quality customer service at our hotels." "This new Country Inn & Suites By Carlson is a wonderful addition to our community. We are confident that this recognized brand and lodging concept will help us grow and prosper in the future," said Thomas Williams, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Fairburn. The owner of the hotel is OM Investment LLC. The hotel... (more)

Pacific Sands, Inc. Enters United Kingdom ecoONE(R) Distribution Agreement With SplashSpas, LTD, UK

RACINE, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/06/07 -- Pacific Sands, Inc.(OTCBB: PFSD) is pleased to announce that Splash Spas, Ltd, a UK based European master distributor of spas and spa systems, including water care products, has been certified as the first international ecoONE® preferred distributor. Qualified ecoONE hot tub spa manufacturers and distributors enjoy simplified logistics, a responsive and agile supply chain, and premier access to Pacific Sands' renowned technical support services for use in consulting with customers on water chemistry issues and needs. Splash Spas has integrated ecoONE products into their web portal, www.splashspas.co.uk, and is actively soliciting UK and European based dealers for ecoONE to extend their efforts as part of a broad channel covering European country markets. "We are thrilled to have a strong, successful partner with Splash Spas... (more)

Rosedale Master-Plan in Azusa Keeps Getting Better With New Neighborhoods to Match Incredible Amenities

AZUSA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/13 -- It just keeps getting better and better at Rosedale, where new home opportunities are abound and new homebuyers discover all the reasons why this is the San Gabriel Valley's #1 new master-planned community. Rosedale continues to evolve as families do, with new neighborhoods being introduced to complement the community's resort-inspired amenities and serene San Gabriel Valley setting. This summer, Shea Homes' is scheduled to debut its new Parsons Place townhome neighborhood, as well as Brookfield Residential's new Palmetto townhome collection. These upcoming neighborhoods will further enhance Rosedale's impressive selection of new homes in both attached and single-family detached designs that range from approximately 1,350 to 3,548 square feet, with two to six bedrooms and two to 5.5 bathrooms at prices from the low $400,000s... (more)

Zodiac Pool Systems To Debut Its Most Energy Efficient Pool System At International Pool, Spa And Patio Expo In New Orleans

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. will debut its most energy efficient pool system in booths 2021 and 2029a at the International Pool, Spa and Patio Expo (PSP) in New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center from Nov. 2-8, 2012. In addition, Steve Gutai, Zodiac's director of product development, hydraulics and heating systems, will present a workshop on applied hydraulics for building professionals as part of the APSP Builder Institute, Builder/Contractor track on Nov. 4 from 8-9:30 am. The PSP show brings together builders, retailers, service professionals and landscape architects with manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to showcase the latest products as well as provide education and networking opportunities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111108/MM02940LOGO) Zodiac has continued its commitment to continual ... (more)

Interest List Now Forming for William Lyon Homes' The Townes at ThreeSixty -- A Groundbreaking Collection of Classic Modern Townhomes

HAWTHORNE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/12/13 -- William Lyon Homes has announced plans for The Townes at gated ThreeSixty, a groundbreaking South Bay address of townhomes inspired by historic Los Angeles neighborhoods and the forerunners of classic modern architecture, Irving Gill and Rudolph Schindler. Showcasing innovation at its best, The Townes will represent the first neighborhood of its kind in the nation, a collection of timeless attached designs graced with light, form and function. With the highly anticipated model grand opening scheduled for summer 2013, now is the time to get dialed in for The Townes by visiting lyonhomes.com/the-townes to join the interest list and to stay ahead of the game on early phase pricing and key neighborhood events. "Inspired by iconic LA neighborhoods and infused with the design elements of modern architecture, The Townes will p... (more)

Essex Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/01/12 -- Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) announced today its second quarter 2012 earnings results and related business activities. Funds from Operations ("FFO") for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, totaled $62.4 million, or $1.69 per diluted share compared to $45.3 million, or $1.32 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The Company's Core FFO totaled $61.4 million, or $1.66 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, which is an increase of 19.0% compared to $48.0 million, or $1.40 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 totaled $37.1 million, or $1.07 per diluted share compared to $10.3 million, or $0.32 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Second Quarter Highlights: Core FFO per dil... (more)

New Large-Scale, Luxury Apartment Community Opens in Chandler

TEMPE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 08/03/12 -- With Mark-Taylor's recent opening of Parcland Crossing in Chandler, the Valley has 383 more units that demonstrate that a luxury home lifestyle is achievable in a large-scale apartment community. With options that include private garages, kitchen islands, wood plank flooring and giant closets, Mark-Taylor's newest community, along with the new San Marquis community in Tempe, highlight a new multifamily lifestyle that goes far beyond the shared recreation room that was popular in the 80s and 90s. "Today's renter is looking for an environment that feels like a neighborhood," said Mark-Taylor President Dale Phillips. "When we plan and manage our communities, we think about the physical amenities that residents want, as well as social, professional and charitable connections that we can help them make." The gated community is ... (more)

Exotic Destination Development, LLC Announces Company Formation

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Exotic Destination Development, LLC, a Las Vegas based gaming management company, today announces its formation to acquire, develop and operate a targeted selection of international projects for masterplanned resort, casino and residential properties. The company will be closely involved with each project from the development and construction phase to management and operations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071008/LAM075LOGO) The principals of Exotic Destination Development, LLC come from diverse professional backgrounds and bring the highest quality of experience to include gaming management, real estate investment, casino marketing, strategic development and project management. The principals are Adam Mizzi, President; William L. Schierberl, General Counsel; Jim Neal, Project Manager; Mark Pazargad, Corporate Vice P... (more)

New Homes, a Great Location and Abundant Recreation Generate Sales Success at Rosedale in Azusa

AZUSA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/12 -- Rosedale has captivated Southern California homebuyers who want a stylish new home in a prime location surrounded resort-style amenities. With more than 100 homes sold last year and 40+ new homes already sold since January, Rosedale is San Gabriel Valley's fastest selling master-planned community and a must-see for smart consumers. Offering eight new home neighborhoods to explore and more than 20 model homes to tour, check out Rosedale today, where it's all happening. Get connected to the latest updates by visiting LiveRosedale.com to register one's interest and follow all the progress via Facebook and Twitter. "Rosedale brings together key elements for a successful community and that has resulted in tremendous sales results. One important factor is the benefit of a brand new home versus a resale opportunity; residents here do... (more)