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South County in Midst of Development Boom

South County is in the midst of an economic boom that shows no signs of easing, although rising interest rates have caused a few jitters. “It’s somewhat amazing what’s happening,” said Alan Nevin, director of economic and market research for Xpera Group. Kent Aden, president of HomeFed Communities, said he’s noticed increased interest in rental apartments in South County.HomeFed has …

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The Residences at Escaya wins the NAHB’s Pillars of the Industry Awards for Best Apartment Community (4 stories or less)

January 31, 2022 — It doesn’t get bigger than this. The National Association of Home Builders, one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the country, has grown alongside the nation and its housing providers for eight decades. NAHB’s Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards celebrates the best and the brightest in multifamily housing with today’s winners adding …

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HomeFed Corporation’s Top Selling Master Planned Community, The Village of Escaya, Has Blossomed

September 21, 2021 — The Village of Escaya, HomeFed Corporation’s first master-planned community in the Otay Ranch community in Chula Vista, Calif., is essentially complete and has blossomed into a vibrant small town with 948 homes, an inviting mixed-use village center, a private club and wellness center for homeowners, and a beautifully equipped 7.5-acre neighborhood park. The village’s Orchard Club …

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Construction Starts on $1.3B Otay Ranch Project

June 27, 2021 — Construction is starting on a nearly $1.3 billion housing project by HomeFed Corp. of Carlsbad that covers 868 acres in Otay Ranch that will ultimately have more than 2,700 homes and more than 2,100 rental apartments. The Cota Vera development will be built in two phases, with the first phase expected to be finished in four to five …

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HomeFed Communities’ Kent Aden to be Inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame

Kent Aden, a licensed architect, developer and the visionary behind many of San Diego’s most honored master-planned communities, will be inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation’s (CHF) Hall of Fame during a virtual gala 5-6 p.m., June 24.  Aden, the president of HomeFed Communities, is responsible for managing design, development and marketing for multiple villages, totaling 2,800 acres, in Chula …

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Small Town Charms May Be Big Selling Point

April 15, 2019 — A new community that is a mini city of sorts is taking shape in eastern Chula Vista’s Otay Ranch with a goal of re-creating the feel of older small towns but with the amenities modern homebuyers want at a price they can afford. The Village of Escaya was designed from the outset to have a different …

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The Market Common Celebrates the New Year’s Eve With Bands, A Mirror Ball Drop, Fireworks and 9,000 Revelers

January 18, 2017 — The Market Common, HomeFed’s mixed-use urban village in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, rang in the New Year in grand style.  The community’s fourth annual “A Southern Times Square” attracted 9,000 guests to this free, family-friendly celebration.  The New Year was marked with a mirrored ball drop and spectacular fireworks display.  Starting at 7 p.m., guests celebrated …

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Rosemary Beach Profiled at Terrain.org, A Journal of the Built and Natural Environment

December 23, 2016 — HomeFed’s association with Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, two of the founders of the New Urbanism movement, extends back before the creation of the company. Before HomeFed Corporation was established, CEO Paul Borden worked with them on the design of Rosemary Beach®, a neo-traditional community located on northwest Florida’s gulf coast, …

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