The 2015 OHBA Awards

We’ve brushed off our favourite formalwear. There’s champagne chilling on ice. Our team is oh so ready for the 2015 Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) Awards! If you follow us on Twitter or Instagram, you probably already knew that though. We haven’t been able to hide our excitement since we learned that 52 Pick-up are finalists in five categories! Needless to say, there were lots of congratulatory words exchanged and celebratory high-fives in the office when we found out.

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association, now in its fifty-third year, is a well-respected and well-known provincial association that has been key in driving and facilitating industry improvements and creating a platform for professionals and stakeholders to connect, share ideas and exchange information. Their website indicates that the OHBA has 31 local associations and 4,000 member companies across the province.

Each year, the OHBA invites submissions in more than thirty categories for an annual awards ceremony that is held in September. A panel of experts choose the best entries from the submissions and the finalists are notified in August. We’re certain that this is no small feat given the incredible talent and expertise in the Ontarian housing and real-estate marketing arena.

The 2015 Awards are a part of a 2-day conference that will be held in Deerhurst, Ontario from September 27-29 at the Deerhurst Resort. The full schedule can be found here. The Awards of Distinction will be on Monday, September 28, beginning at 7:00pm.

Here are our finalist nominations:

Category: Best High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign (4+ Storeys)
Project: The Kip District: One
Development Company: Concert Properties Ltd.

Category: Best Project Logo Branding (For individual community logo)
Project: The Kip District: One
Development Company: Concert Properties Ltd.

Category: Best New Home Sales Office (Up to 1500 sq. ft.)
Project: The Kip District: One
Development Company: Development Company: Concert Properties Ltd.

Category: Best Low-Rise Ad Campaign (1-3 Storeys)
Project: Fairwater Estates
Development Company: Sorbara Group of Companies

Category: Most Outstanding Mid-Rise Building (4 – 10 storeys)
Project: AquaBlu
Development Company: Homes By DeSantis

It is truly an honour for our team to be recognized for our work in so many categories. We are genuinely thrilled and humbled by these nominations and we can’t wait for this year’s ceremony. We also congratulate all the other nominees and we look forward to seeing you next month at the OHBA Awards!