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by Paul Golini: Chair, BILD



BILD members find international success in Orlando

Last week, BILD members took to the skies and descended in Orlando, Florida to take part in the international home building, sales and marketing competition known as The Nationals - presented by the U.S. National Association of Home Builders.

With awards in 47 categories up for grabs, our members came out locked and loaded with an astounding 85 appearances in the finalist list. As the evening drew to a close, Team BILD garnered a total of 15 awards and while we should have been thinking about how to explain all these trophies to customs, all we could think about was how awesome it felt to achieve this level of success in an awards show traditionally dominated by the Americans.

The fact that this wasn't the first time we have done so well at the Nationals is just the icing on the cake!

The biggest winners of the night were no doubt the Daniels Corporation and their agency, Montana Steele Advertising, whose efforts for Cinema Tower in Toronto earned them six trophies, including the prestigious Urban Community of the Year award. Montana Steele also picked up a seventh award in the Best Radio Commercial category for Lanterra Developments' Treviso II.

Another Toronto advertising agency L.A. Inc. received five awards for their work on The Station by Brandy Lane Homes (2), Peter Street Condos by CentreCourt Developments (2) and B.streets condos by Lindvest Properties.

A personal highlight of the night came at the announcement of this year's Building Industry Community Spirit recipients where the Race for Humanity - an Amazing Race style fundraiser for BILD's community partner Habitat for Humanity that takes place at our annual Charity BBQ - was recognized for the second time in three years. Liberty Developments was also recognized for its $2 million contribution to the Markham Stouffville Hospital last October.

In yet another special moment, long-standing BILD member Andrew Brethour of PMA Brethour Group was presented with a much-deserved Legends of Residential Marketing award for his decades of service to this industry. Andrew's accomplishments are too many to list and his contributions to this Association are extraordinary.

For a full list of winners, visit

Paul Golini Jr. is Chair of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). You can read more from Paul and BILD by visiting the Association's official blogTwitterFacebook and Youtube accounts.