AZ Business Magazine
Noting this season as the busiest summer many in the Valley of the Sun real estate market have ever seen, following an impressive first half of 2017, the local homebuilding industry is celebrating with the SAMM Awards, 4 – 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Paradise Valley.
“The Greater Phoenix economy is finally hitting its stride and is among the country’s leaders in employment and population growth,” said Rick Merritt, president of the economic and real estate consulting firm Elliott D. Pollack & Co. “A key element of the success of the region is the real estate industry and the homebuilders who continue to assist the economic growth of the region through employment and providing homes for new residents.”
The SAMM Awards, which stands for Builder Sales, Advertising, Marketing and Merchandising, is being described as the Oscars of the Valley’s homebuilding/real estate industry. “With the housing market now five years into its recovery and growing at a healthy clip, the SAMM Awards offer us an opportunity to gather and recognize those builders innovating and leading us into the future,” said Jim Belfiore, president of Belfiore Real Estate Consulting.