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QUICK ACTION GIVES AVE MARIA HOMEOWNERS PEACE OF MIND POST HURRICANE IRMA

Ave Maria, FL., — September 25, 2017 – Homeowners, businesses and students in Ave Maria saw their town developer spring into action during the days leading up to and immediately following Hurricane Irma. Ave Maria Development and the Stewardship District spent days preparing the town prior to the storm’s impending arrival ensuring wastewater service was uninterrupted, and residents were informed of hurricane safety procedures. Residents never lost water service nor were they placed under boil water notice.

After the storm, home builders CC Homes, Del Webb, and Pulte Homes worked swiftly to clean up neighborhoods and offered homeowners assistance. Ave Maria Development and the Stewardship District quickly removed landscaping debris from the town center and roadways. Ave Maria Utility Company provided the ultimate in comfort— clean, running water to all customers in Ave Maria. Power was restored by LCEC within just a few days.

“Our teams were out in full force and I could not be more proud of the flawless execution of the hurricane preparedness plan and post-storm recovery,” stated Blake Gable, CEO of Barron Collier Companies, the developer of Ave Maria. “By quickly implementing our hurricane plan we were able to keep our residents and business owners safe and comfortable.”

Ave Maria offers more than 40 floor plans in seven distinct neighborhoods within the town. CC Homes, Pulte Homes, and Del Webb are the town’s preferred builders presenting quality constructed new homes for the discerning buyer. Homes range in size from 1,457 sf to over 5,000 sf and feature some of the latest design trends including outdoor kitchens, bonus lofts, casitas, and more. Residents of Ave Maria have access to a full array of amenities including private water park, tennis and bocce courts, over 100 miles of walking and biking trails, baseball and soccer fields, dog park, and town center with Publix supermarket. Del Webb Naples is home to the Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, an 18-hole course designed by Gordon G. Lewis offering challenging play amidst natural Southwest Florida beauty.

ABOUT AVE MARIA & DIRECTIONS
Ave Maria has been named 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 40 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including highly-rated schools, shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and more. At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres. Set amidst 17,000 acres of environmentally protected land, Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County. The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 20 minutes. For more information, please visit www.avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903.

AVE MARIA UTILITY COMPANY PROVIDES SEAMLESS SERVICE THROUGHOUT HURRICANE IRMA

Ave Maria, FL., — September 21, 2017 – While hundreds of thousands of Collier County residents went without power and were under boil water notice for more than one week, the residents of Ave Maria thanked Ave Maria Utility Company (AMUC) for their seamless service throughout the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Ave Maria Utility Company provides service to approximately 1,450 homes in Ave Maria and those homeowners retained the ability to use water for cooking and drinking during and immediately after the storm. The AMUC water plant, located in Ave Maria, suffered loss of power during the storm but thanks to careful hurricane preparation, two generators were on-hand and used to protect critical equipment when the team made the decision to go to generator power Sunday morning before actual loss of power. Staff was sheltered in the water plant and able to monitor the system status during the height of the storm providing immediate response when necessary.

“While no one likes to think that a storm of this magnitude could strike Collier County again, it’s comforting to know that our facility and staff performed optimally and our customers received the best service possible,” states Jason Vogel, Senior Project Manager for AMUC. “Ave Maria did not experience any sewer backups, overflows, or loss of wastewater service related to the hurricane and our facility escaped major damage.”

Ave Maria Utility Company, through its operator Peninsula Improvement Corporation- Operations and Maintenance Services, was able to provide service to nearby Cypress Palm Middle School, which served as a shelter for first responders. While other school shelters were weathering the difficulties of the boil water notice, Cypress Palm Middle was able to operate with clean water.

ABOUT AVE MARIA & DIRECTIONS
Ave Maria has been named 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 40 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including highly-rated schools, shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and more. At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres. Set amidst 17,000 acres of environmentally protected land, Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County. The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 20 minutes. For more information, please visit www.avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903.

AVE MARIA SURVIVES HURRICANE IRMA WITH BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS RETURNING TO DAILY CONVENIENCES WITHIN DAYS

September 14, 2017 AVE MARIA, FL – The town of Ave Maria is fully operational just days after Hurricane Irma. The town escaped flooding with many residents and businesses returning to daily conveniences. The Town Center is open, phone and cellular services are operational, UPS is delivering packages and trash service is on its regular schedule.
“Ave Maria is open for business,” states Blake Gable, CEO of Barron Collier Companies, the developer of Ave Maria. “We experienced no flooding, our residents are safe, and the town is fully functioning.”

ABOUT AVE MARIA AND DIRECTIONS
Ave Maria has been named the 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 40 Master Planned Community in the United States, and its active adults community, Del Webb Naples has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in Southwest Florida, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including highly-rated schools, shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and more. For more information, please visit www.avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903.

AVE MARIA CLAIMS #1 SPOT IN NAPLES-FT MYERS AS TOP SELLING SINGLE FAMILY COMMUNITY

Ave Maria, FL., — August 8, 2017 – Ave Maria has been named the #1 selling single-family community in the Naples-Ft Myers market for the tenth consecutive quarter, according to a Q2 Metro Study report for 2017. The report, which ranks annual home starts and move-ins, places Ave Maria at the top of both lists with 346 new home starts and 358 move-ins for the Naples-Ft. Myers markets over the past 12 months. The Naples-Ft. Myers markets are defined as Naples and Marco Island as well as Ft Myers and Cape Coral. In addition, all three of Ave Maria’s residential home builders ranked in the top ten, with CC Homes placing second, Pulte Homes following in eighth, and Del Webb in tenth place, based upon annual closings.

Ave Maria offers more than 40 floor plans in seven distinct neighborhoods within the town. CC Homes, Pulte Homes, and Del Webb are the town’s preferred builders presenting quality constructed new homes for the discerning buyer. Homes range in size from 1,457 sf to over 5,000 sf and feature some of the latest design trends including outdoor kitchens, bonus lofts, casitas, and more. Residents of Ave Maria have access to a full array of amenities including private water park, tennis and bocce courts, over 100 miles of walking and biking trails, baseball and soccer fields, dog park, and town center with Publix supermarket. Del Webb Naples is home to the Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, an 18-hole course designed by Gordon G. Lewis offering challenging play amidst natural Southwest Florida beauty.

“Our new home sales continue at a steady pace showing great strength and confidence in our buyers,” comments CeeCee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “For over two years, Ave Maria has been the leader in new residential home sales for both Lee and Collier counties and we attribute this success to our appealing lifestyle and quality homes at an affordable price. There is something for everyone including first-time home buyers or active-adults building the home of their retirement dreams.”

ABOUT AVE MARIA & DIRECTIONS
Ave Maria has been named 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 40 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including highly-rated schools, shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and more. At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres. Set amidst 17,000 acres of environmentally protected land, Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County. The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 20 minutes. For more information, please visit www.avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903.

AVE MARIA ANNOUNCES 164 NEW HOMES SALES DURING FIRST HALF OF 2017

NAPLES, FL., — July 6, 2017 – Ave Maria Development announces 164 new home sales in the first six months of 2017 from its three builders—CC Homes, Del Webb, and Pulte Homes. “These home sales represent a strong first half of the year demonstrating Ave Maria’s appeal to the new home buyer who is considering Collier County,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “The affordability of the Ave Maria combined with its incredible amenity package, A-rated Collier County school district, and overall desirable Florida lifestyle is appealing to young professionals, growing families, and active adults alike. Our new construction prices begin in the high $100s.”

Ave Maria leads the Collier County market with new home sales. Buyers can choose from seven residential neighborhoods with single-family homes from builders CC Homes, Del Webb, and Pulte Homes. New home neighborhoods are Avalon Park, Coquina at Maple Ridge, Del Webb Naples, Emerson Park, Hampton Village, Maple Ridge, and Maple Ridge Reserve. Plans for future neighborhoods are underway. There are over 40 floor plans to choose from in single-family residences with 2-6 bedrooms featuring lake, preserve, and golf course views. Amenities include an onsite waterpark, Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, Town Center shopping and dining, Publix grocery market, private schools and University, and sports fields and playgrounds. Twenty-two model homes are open daily with prices from the high $100s.

ABOUT & DIRECTIONS
Ave Maria has been named 2015 and 2016 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 35 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including highly-rated schools, shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and more. At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres. Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County. The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 20 minutes. For more information, please visit http://www.avemaria.com/ or call 239-352-3903.