News Article | January 3, 2016
Miami is a city of many traits. Historically recognized for the sun, beach and tourists of South Beach, it has now become much more than that. With one of the most diverse populations in the country, Miami is the strategic capital of the Americas, binding Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America (LatAm) to the U.S. market. Miami is now the second most entrepreneurial city in the U.S., with the highest startup density in the country at 247.6 startups per 100,000 people, according to the Kauffman Index. Its privileged proximity to both New York and Silicon Valley will allow this emerging ecosystem to consolidate its position as an entrepreneurial hub with the arrival of accelerators and VC funds. Rather than trying to be the next Silicon Valley, Miami is following the lead of emerging tech hubs like Austin and Boulder, and is focusing on its strengths. Miami and tech have been having an on-again, off-again relationship since the 1990s, when it hosted some of the top media and financial firms from South America. One of the most iconic companies of that era was Patagon.com, a Miami transplant from Argentina that sold 85 percent to Santander for $585 million. It also served as a springboard to some of the pioneers in the Miami tech scene today, such as Juan Pablo Cappello, Constancio Larguia, Silvina Moschini and Peter Kellner, co-founder of Endeavor. A lot has changed since those days. A new Miami tech scene came about seven years ago when “some of today’s most relevant players started forming and getting together,” as The Miami Herald’s Nancy Dhalberg put it. Florida International University hosted its first Americas Venture Capital Conference (2010), Susan Amat co-founded The Launch Pad at University of Miami (2008) and soon after she started Venture Hive, Miami’s most iconic incubator. But is was in 2012 when, inspired by Dave McClure’s Geeks on a Plane stop in the city, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation decided Miami had a great shot at becoming a startup capital. Since then, the foundation started accelerating and funding different local initiatives, bringing new players to the scene and becoming instrumental in Endeavor, Venture for America, LaunchCode, Emerge, IME, The Idea Center, The LAB and 500 Startups, among others, landing in the city. The most recent grantee is PowerMoves, an initiative to raise the number of venture-backed founders of color and minorities. This particular organization well-represents the foundation’s spirit. In the words of Matt Haggman, program director at the Knight Foundation, “Diversity is our differentiator; unlock talent and amplify capital.” Matt has become the city’s superman, getting involved in most activities within the current communities; he could easily run for mayor any day. Through his work, the foundation has committed more than $20 million in funding across 165 entrepreneurship initiatives in the Miami area during the last three years. Just as FIU’s VC conference stopped, Manny Medina started cooking his annual eMerge Americas conference, where folks such as Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square, have inspired thousands of people. It was around that time when Miami’s reputation as the capital of South America got back into play as a differentiator and people started to believe a startup culture could be created by developing the community. Entrepreneurs Demian Bellumio and Ola Ahlvarsson have also found a way to connect tech with art, another one of Miami traits. For three years now they have been producing SIME — the European conference — in the city around Art Basel Week, merging art, technology and media. The opportunity has not only become obvious for entrepreneurs, but is also increasingly notorious for big companies that still make Miami their LatAm headquarters. Several companies are landing every week as Miami regains the title as a regional hub, and also as one of the most important platforms to serve the growing Hispanic power in the U.S. Companies such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, Uber, Lyft and Vice have moved to Miami, along with new investors hungry for this opportunity. “Miami is the perfect place to start or grow your business, specially if you are interested in an international venture,” said Laura González-Estéfani, Director of Partnerships & Mobile LatAm for Facebook based in Miami. González-Estéfani recognizes Miami as a hub for the Americas and Europe because the tech community is hungry for making new things happen. “There is talent, there is support from the institutions and private initiatives that are focused on boosting innovation, and there is an incremental interest from VCs and business angels for innovative projects.” There are currently 139 startups and companies on the Inc. 5000 list that are based in the Miami metro area, doing everything from media to tourism to health tech. Another great incentive for firms coming to the city has to do with Miami’s tax advantages where there are no local or state income taxes, and Florida’s corporate tax is 5.5 percent, one of the nation’s lowest. As made famous by Steve Jobs, the dots can usually be connected looking backwards, and Miami is no exception. The last few years have kept the local ecosystem busy with the starting of many initiatives. Angel investors got organized and created groups educating an increasing the number of local investors in tech, co-working spaces popped up in every district — such as the recently opened Building.co by the succesful .CO crew — and coding schools started taking over the city. Universities are now teaching entrepreneurship, VC funds are coming from outside the city and soon we’ll see accelerators arrive as Miami’s number of startups soars — up 46 percent — accounting for 1,600 companies (according to the Kauffman Foundation). AGP Miami, the largest local angel group, is proof of how rapid change is happening in the city; it has quadrupled the number of its members, up to 80 investors, in the past two years. The group has invested in 14 firms, for a total of $2.8 million, and is actively looking to increase that number with both companies from Miami and those attracted to the city. “Miami does not have a capital problem: We need family offices to trust new funds to leverage the power of Miami as a gateway. That is a tremendous opportunity,” said Nicolas Berardi, AGP Miami’s managing director. One of the newcomers is European accelerator Startupbootcamp. Looking to benefit from Miami’s top positioning as a healthcare and talent hub will bring 10 companies a year to Miami for the next three years, and support them with its six-month acceleration program. Christian Seale, Startupbootcamp Miami founder and managing director, believes Miami can become a global center for healthcare innovation. “Miami is the second largest healthcare hub in the U.S., with 8 hospitals, over 33,000 beds, three globally recognized research universities and a legacy of successful healthcare companies,” said Seale. Many of these dots — not to say all — have a strong debt to the Knight Foundation’s efforts. But bigger questions now arise on how to make this a sustainable ecosystem. Knight is still very much needed, but hopefully current players will get together in a joint effort to connect the dots and build a stronger and bigger community. As the city consolidates its place as one of the hottest entrepreneurial spots in the country, Miami has become a strategic market for one of the most valuable startups in the world, Magic Leap, and others, such as CareCloud, Open English and more. Altogether, these Miami royals have so far raised more than $763 million in venture capital, attracting talent and gaining attention from international investors. In less than two years, LaunchCode, the non-profit organization from St. Louis, Missouri that received $1.2 million funding from Knight in 2014 for its first expansion city, has teamed up with more than 120 companies to hire through The Idea Center tech apprentices who don’t necessarily have a traditional degree. As for Magic Leap, the virtual reality startup that raised $542 million in venture capital from Google and Qualcomm, among other tech giants, has chosen to relocate its headquarters to the Design Center of The Americas (DCOTA) in Dania Beach, Florida. “Magic Leap’s move to DCOTA is an investment in the future, ensuring that we have the very best creative environment and resources to support our rapidly growing team,” said Russell Burke, Chief Financial Officer at Magic Leap, in a press release. “It’s also a pretty big statement about where we think we will be in the months and years ahead.” Another example of Miami’s thriving startup ecosystem is Andres Moreno and Wilmer Sarmiento’s Open English. The company raised $120.25 million in venture capital, and took advantage of Miami’s strategic position to launch an online English-learning business that serves more than 400,000 students in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking community within the U.S. While Miami’s royals provide proof of success and business opportunities for startups and investors in South Florida, venture capital remains a weak link in the ecosystem. In 2014, the Miami metro area attracted $656.83 million of the $867.6 million in 36 venture capital deals that took place in Florida. These figures pale in comparison to venture capital investments drawn by the states of California, with $26,840.6 million (San Francisco accounted for $10,948 million) or New York, with $4,510.9 million, with 1,631 and 422 deals, respectively (according to data from CB Insights). Yes, it is still early, and there’s more to come. A lot of it is going to come from attracting talent from outside Miami, and, honestly, it doesn’t seem to be a hard task. Miami is a great launching pad if you are interested in selling to LatAm or tapping into the U.S. market, with a privileged positioning to cater to U.S. Hispanics. The quality of life is great, it’s strategically close to Europe, LatAm, New York and San Francisco, the infrastructure is starting to be in place and the ecosystem is growing fast. Institutional venture capital funds have yet to look at Miami with better eyes — but honestly, who would have expected for them to arrive before the opportunities? This is already changing. 500 Startups has done a program in Miami, investing up to $250,000 in eight companies, and Scout Ventures established an office in Miami and made two investments. Prominent angel investors Patrick McKenna and Mark Kingdon have moved to the area, and local funds are starting to emerge, such as Z9 actively looking for companies. The landing of Startupbootcamp’s accelerator is also encouraging, and will certainly pave the way for more accelerators to come. Whoever has tried surfing at any point in their lives know something very well: There is, indeed, a right time to catch a good wave. It is certainly not at its peak; rather, it takes a bit of paddling and vision to catch the best waves and enjoy the ride.
News Article | February 28, 2017
Following the success of Style Fashion Week (http://www.stylefashionweek.com) in New York at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the producer of globally recognized fashion events today announced its schedule for Style Fashion Week Los Angeles at the iconic Pacific Design Center from March 9 to March 12. Now in its sixth year and twelfth season, Style Fashion Week Los Angeles brings an impressive roster of acclaimed designers to the global fashion area through groundbreaking fashion, music and art event. For its unprecedented shows, Style Fashion Week has collaborated with Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil to offer fashion industry and consumer attendees exciting performances and on-site activation. Style Fashion Week has also collaborated with Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation on an Art Show in its innovative Marketplace. New commerce experiences at Style Fashion Week Los Angeles employ image recognition technology to that gives attendees the ability to shop looks directly off the runway using the Markable mobile app. MALAN BRETON will kick off the four-day fashion spectacular on Thursday, March 9 at 7:00p.m., with his expansive runway show and multimedia performance. On Friday March 10 at 7:00p.m., COMMATTEO, SHAHIDA PARIDES and MOODS OF NORWAY will display their collection on the runway and at 9:00p.m., designs by DAVID TUPAZ, RICHARD HALLMARQ and MARIO DE LA TORRE take center stage. Saturday, March 11, will feature children’s collections by DISCO PANDA and YDAMYS SIMO at 7:00p.m.BIJAN ANDRE, EDDIE EDDIE BY BILLY TOMMY and WANGLILING at 9:00p.m. On Sunday, March 12, Style Fashion Week Los Angeles will feature exciting performances by Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil. At 7:00pm, THOMAS WYLDE brings his collection to the expansive runway, followed by ADRIAN ALICEA and HONEE at 9:00pm. “To produce the official Los Angeles Fashion Week, Style Fashion Week has brought together an exciting line up in fashion, music and art,” Style Fashion Week President Veronica Kerzner. “We’ve built dynamic platform for designers, created engaging experiences for the fashion industry as well as opened up new ways for consumers participate in the excitement.” Style Fashion Week Los Angeles has also partnered with JAM3R, BIOGEN and TEVA PHARMACEUTUCALS to help raise funds towards awareness and finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. For additional information about Style Fashion Week LA, please visit http://www.stylefashionweek.com. Visit http://cirk.me/zumanitysfw for additional information about Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil. General Admission tickets to Style Fashion Week LA start at $35 for and are available for purchase at http://www.stylefashionweek.com/rsvp/. STYLE FASHION WEEK Style Fashion Week (http://www.stylefashionweek.com), producer of globally recognized fashion events, provides top designers a world class platform to showcase their collections. Each year Style Fashion Week presents the season's must see shows, unforgettable performances and exclusive installations. Our expansive Style Marketplace immerses guests in fashion as well as art and design. Guests directly engage with brands throughout the week. Style Fashion Week represents the diverse cultures of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Palm Springs and Dubai, integrating international designers, media, celebrities and commerce season after season.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Gilbane Building Company is proud to announce the promotion of Jeff George to Vice President for the Southeast Division. In this role, he will be an integral part of operations and business development by exploring new geographic opportunities within the southeast, determining and pursuing new business sectors and services to grow the business, and directing the overall business unit strategic plan process to achieve the established goals for the year. George joined Gilbane in 2010 and has more than 25 years of construction industry experience with a focus on commercial corporate office, retail/mixed-use, and multi-unit residential markets. His recent notable projects in the Atlanta area include 1000 Park Avenue multi-unit residential high-rise, 675 N Highland Avenue mixed-use development, LakePoint Sports Indoor Pavilion, and Restoration Gallery Design Center. "Jeff’s proven leadership to meet the needs of our clients and positioning Gilbane in key markets has played a key role in driving our overall growth strategy for our Atlanta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina offices," said Michael Brown, senior vice president. "With the Southeast division expanding at such a rapid pace, Jeff’s responsibilities in his new role will ensure we continue to develop our core strengths and seek new opportunities to achieve our goals." About Gilbane Building Company Gilbane Building Company provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services—from preconstruction planning and integrated consulting capabilities, to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services—for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.
News Article | February 23, 2017
Virtual reality (VR) continues to open new and exciting worlds of possibility, but how do consumers know if their tech can handle its computing demands? The XPRTs have long provided the tools everyone needs to inform purchases, and now they’re turning to VR. For more, see the video at https://youtu.be/liqJyKsDp-c. Principled Technologies (PT) and the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, which PT administers, recently sponsored a senior project at the NC State Computer Science Department Senior Design Center. PT advised NC State team members Christian McCurdy, Gregory Manning, Grayson Jones, and Shon Ferguson in the development of a prototype virtual reality evaluation tool. “Developing the VR benchmark with XPRT tools as guidelines taught us to test for a more real-world scenario instead of trying for numbers that consumers might not understand,” said student Grayson Jones. Learn more about the XPRTs and try the VR demo at http://www.principledtechnologies.com/benchmarkxprt/vr-demo. About Principled Technologies, Inc. Principled Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services. It administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, in NC’s Research Triangle Park Region. For more information, please visit PrincipledTechnologies.com. About the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community is a forum where registered members can contribute to the process of creating and improving the XPRTs. For more information, please visit BenchmarkXPRT.com. About the NC State University Computer Science Department Senior Design Center The Senior Design Center brings together Computer Science seniors and sponsor companies to work on a specific project for a semester. This collaboration provides valuable hands-on experience for the students and important project results for the companies sponsoring them. For more information, please visit https://sdc.csc.ncsu.edu.
News Article | February 24, 2017
Nationally known carpeting manufacturer Mohawk Flooring, has authorized Speedwell Design Center to carry its SmartStrand Silk line of wall-to-wall carpets. It's the latest addition to the Morristown-based retailer's carpeting and resilient floor products, wallpaper, tile and window treatments. Among SmartStrand Silk's product line is the Forever Clean brand. It has a zero percent moisture absorption rate to prevent pet stains and musty odors from building in carpet fibers as well as an embedded spill and stain shield for quick cleanup. These qualities are supported by a lifetime "All Pet Stain" warranty against accidents. The carpet also has built-in soil resistance with 100 percent permanent stain protection. "This is the only carpeting available with lifetime pet protection as well as fully renewable fibers that are certified free of harmful substances," said Barry Kolsky, owner of Speedwell Design Center. "For the buyer, it means having a healthy, cleaner home that also contributes to greater environmental sustainability due to its low carbon footprint manufacturing." Kolsky also adds that the flooring derives from an advanced, earth-friendly nanotechnology treatment that completely encapsulates SmartStrand fibers to create a long-term spill and soil barrier. This was put through a test at Alabama's Birmingham Zoo. The SmartStrand Forever Clean brand was installed for two weeks in the zoo's rhinoceros enclosure along with a competitive soft nylon carpet. Both were subjected to excessive weight, dirt, mud and body waste from an adult 5,400-pound rhino. Following professional cleaning, the nylon carpet exhibited crunching, matting and deep stains. Only the SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet released its stains after cleaning with no crunching or weight indentations. Experts at Speedwell Design Center emphasize a carpet's resistance to soiling and wear can over time protect a home investment. "Carpeting that quickly shows wear and discoloration affects a home's allure, especially to house guests, appraisers or prospective buyers," said Kolsky. "Homeowners slowly get used to seeing carpet stains and eventually ignore them, but visitors typically notice right away." SmartStrand Silk Forever Clean does not compromise performance to achieve long-term softness and cleanliness. It has 700 silk-like fibers into one strand to maintain the carpet's texture and appearance. In another test, SmartStrand samples were subjected to the equivalent of 60,000 steps without significant wear. This carpet is considered three times better than conventional nylon. Since stain resistance is built into each carpet fiber core, it can resist damage for decades. Nylon fibers can absorb up to five percent of each liquid spill, which over time compromises cleanliness and creates lingering odors. Speedwell Design Center's showroom allows customers to compare various floor coverings side-by-side. It's located at 108 Ridgedale Ave., Morristown, N.J. 07960-4276. Contact them at 973-538-9090 or visit online at http://www.speedwelldesign.com. Originally founded as a paint and hardware store, Speedwell Design Center has been a Morristown landmark since 1932. First located on the town's Speedwell Avenue, it has since expanded to a new location with a larger showroom that lets customers better visualize the retailer's high-end floor coverings, wallpaper, Hunter Douglas window treatments, custom drapery, carpet, wood and tiles in a homelike setting. Its residential and commercial customer base extends across Morris County, nearby N.Y. and Conn.
News Article | March 1, 2017
4Chion Lifestyle announces coverage at Style Fashion Week. Fashion week will at the beautiful Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
News Article | February 18, 2017
With the launch of the Ferrari 812 Superfast, the beloved F12berlinetta is, officially, dead. That's not a huge deal since the Superfast is essentially a heavily-revised version of the F12, complete with a 789-hp naturally aspirated V12 and four-wheel steering. But the 812's arrival does have another interesting consequence: it marks the end of the era of Ferraris wearing bodywork designed by Pininfarina. Pininfarina, the Turin-based design house founded in 1930, first did coachbuilding work for Ferrari in 1951 and continued to work with the automaker well into the 21st century. Ferrari used other coachbuilders in addition to Pininfarina in the 1950s and the 1960s, but by the 1970s, Pininfarina was responsible for every Ferrari road car except for the Bertone-penned 308 GT4. Six years ago, however, Ferrari established Centro Stile Ferrari, its own in-house design studio. At first, Centro Stile Ferrari worked in conjunction with Pininfarina, but the LaFerrari set a new course for the brand as the first-ever Ferrari designed entirely in-house. "There is nothing from Pininfarina in [the LaFerrari]," then-Ferarri chairman Luca di Montezelmolo told Automotive News at the LaFerrari's 2013 launch. The Ferrari California, 458, and FF all featured Pininfarina styling, and thus wore Pininfarina badges, but their successors–the California T, 488, and GTC4lusso, respectively–don't. When the California T was launched, Ferrari described the styling as being "penned by the Ferrari Styling Centre in collaboration with Pininfarina," but that's not the case for either the GTC4lusso or 488. That left the F12berlinetta as the only Ferrari on sale designed by Pininfarina. And that it's been replaced, none of Ferrari's cars wear the Pininfarina badge. The 812 Superfast is an entirely in-house effort. Of course, all of Ferrari's current lineup features Pininfarina influence, since all of its cars are heavily updated versions of models originally styled by the Turin design house. Still, this is a significant moment. It's the culmination of a major shift that began with the LaFerrari. Even though none of Ferrari's current production cars are Pininfarina designed, the two Italian companies may still collaborate in the future. "The Ferrari Design Center continues to work with Pininfarina on special projects," a Ferrari spokesperson said in an email to Road & Track. While the spokesperson did not specify what "special projects" could entail, a recent example might be a customer-commissioned one-off, like Eric Clapton's 458-based SP12EC. Indian automaker Mahindra bought Pininfarina back in 2015. At the time, a Mahindra VP told Road & Track that Pininfarina's relationship with Ferrari would be unchanged by the sale. Since then, Pininfarina has focused on designing interiors for self-driving cars and innovating electrified powertrains, while continuing to do commissioned one-off cars. The design house will debut a concept car named for F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi at next month's Geneva Motor Show. Even though the partnership between Pininfarina and Ferrari isn't officially over, this is a sad day in the world of car design. Together, these two companies created some of the most beautiful cars of all time. Surely Ferrari will continue to do good work, and it'll be interesting to see what the future holds for Pininfarina, but we really hope this isn't the end of the road for the famed partnership. Nine of the Fastest American Cars to Ever Lap the Nurburgring Ten of the Most Outrageous Pickup Trucks Ever Produced These Concepts for Le Mans 2030 Give Us Hope for the Future of Motorsports
News Article | February 15, 2017
Adair Homes is thrilled to announce the completion of the latest Design Center & Showroom in Spokane, Washington. Adair Homes new Spokane showroom features nearly 2000 square feet of design space! New home-buyers can walk through a fully realized custom kitchen, choose from a variety of granite, quartz, and tile samples, and discover the variety available in name brand products such as Shaw and Moen. “This is a burgeoning center of style and culture—which is reflected clearly in people’s home interior choices. From sleek and modern to arts deco, homeowners in Spokane want to personalize their homes more than ever before. This larger, more in-depth home design center will ensure that every Adair Homeowner in SE Washington will get exactly what they want at exactly the right price.” Lorri Dunn, Adair Homes Exclusive Interior Designer There are 14 Adair Homes Design Centers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Each location is staffed by qualified Pro Team members who work one-on-one with our new homebuyers to create stunning interior packages that stay within budget.These home experts can also answer any construction questions and give direction on customization options. Adair Homes is the Pacific Northwest's largest and most experienced custom home builder. These homes feature high-quality products and energy efficiency at an affordable price. With a 45 year history and 14 office locations, Adair can build a dream home nearly anywhere in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Adair believes in living where you want to live, for less!
News Article | February 16, 2017
GRAPEVINE, TX, February 16, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- KS2 Technologies, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of HomeSalesOne, v1.0 with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 Homebuilder Management. HomeSalesOne provides a fully integrated Option and Sales Contract management system for Homebuilders running JD Edwards. It streamlines the home sales & configuration process for both the sales office and design center. It also automates and integrates lot and plan selections, decorative and structural option selections and preferences, option relationships and other business rules critical to a successful construction process. To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers. With HomeSalesOne's JD Edwards integration, homebuilder sales activities are seamlessly integrated with Purchasing and other operations performed in JD Edwards. One of the key benefits with this integrated solution are a reduction in sales configuration and pricing errors. "HomeSalesOne is the next generation solution for homebuilders looking for a Cloud-based Sales and Design Center Automation solution that fully integrates with JD Edwards - the preferred choice for large and growing homebuilders," says Dan Shinedling, Jr., CEO of KS2 Technologies, Inc. "Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between HomeSalesOne, v1.0 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 Homebuilder Management is functionally sound and performs as tested," said David Hicks, vice president, Worldwide ISV, OEM and Java Business Development, Oracle. "For solutions deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and improves the user experience of the partner's integrated offering." About KS2 Technologies: KS2 has been an Oracle Partner since 2007, helping dozens of JD Edwards clients with new installations, upgrades, enhancements, integrations and managed services. We specialize in EnterpriseOne and World for many industries including Homebuilding, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Distribution, Construction, Land Development, Real Estate and more. KS2 is well known in the homebuilding industry for its innovative solutions for JD Edwards including, JDE implementation accelerators, integrations with leading scheduling tools, development of mobile & cloud apps for the sales office, and many other unique solutions for the homebuilding industry.
News Article | February 16, 2017
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 16, 2017) - Beautiful two-story townhomes with private rear yards are currently selling at California Pacific Homes' Tristania in Irvine's newest enclave of Cypress Village. Four attached designs are available with open living spaces, large Great Rooms for entertaining, impressive master suites with walk-in closets, spacious secondary bedrooms, gourmet kitchens and two-car attached garages. Tristania's appeal is enhanced by the setting just steps from Cypress Village's Garden Center Park, which offers a Jr. Olympic pool, wading pool and spa, plus a tot lot, barbecue/picnic areas and more. Homeowners also have access to Irvine's top-rated schools, shopping, entertainment and business centers. To learn more about owning at Tristania, tour the professionally decorated model homes or go to www.calpacifichomes.com for details. "Tristania's comfortable designs and private rear yards have made it a popular option for homebuyers," said Leslie Stillman, Vice President, Sales & Marketing and Design Center for California Pacific Homes. "Take advantage of this prime opportunity to own at Cypress Village and visit today." Tristania's townhome selection showcases Santa Barbara, Early California and Formal Spanish-style architecture. Smartly planned interiors include three bedrooms, two and one-half baths and two-car attached garages in approximately 1,606 to 1,934 square feet. The Residence one has a versatile loft option in lieu of bedroom three and all homes feature a private rear yard with a patio and trellis for outdoor entertaining. Prices start from the high $600,000s. Cypress Village, one of the Villages of Irvine created by the Irvine Company®, offers residents everything families want and need to thrive now and in the years to come. Offering the next generation in new home designs, Cypress Village provides residents with resort-style recreation for the young and young at heart, a convenient setting near your favorite places and acres of parks for fun in the sun, and is conveniently located just moments away from the region's premier shopping, dining and entertainment. Students attend Cypress Village Elementary School and Jeffrey Trail Middle School, both conveniently located within the Village and are part of the heralded Irvine Unified School District. Created by Irvine Company Community Development, the Villages of Irvine® was recently honored as the "Top-Selling Master Planned Community in the West" for the fifth straight year. The Villages of Irvine are located in the City of Irvine, ranked by Money Magazine as California's No.1 city in its 2014 "Best Places to Live" list. ParkScore honored the master-planned community in 2016 as having the best park system in Southern California -- and eighth best nationwide. The highly-acclaimed master-planned community is renowned for allowing residents to enjoy a unique lifestyle unmatched in the region -- some of the best schools in the state; America's safest city for 11 straight years; abundant open space, parks and recreational opportunities; and world-class dining, entertainment and employment. For more information, please visit www.VillagesofIrvine.com. To learn more about Tristania, join the Interest List at www.calpacifichomes.com. California Pacific Homes is a landmark homebuilder comprised of forward thinkers who possess the capacity and intuition to design and deliver inventive new neighborhoods in the most desirable locations. Driven by innovation and a fresh approach, the art and expertise of homebuilding is elevated to the next level by consistently introducing extraordinary new-home opportunities to the Southern California marketplace. For more information, please visit www.calpacifichomes.com. To visit Tristania at Cypress Village in Irvine from the 5 freeway, exit Sand Canyon Ave. and turn left. Turn right on Great Park Boulevard, right on Ridge Valley and another right on Decora to enter the village. Follow signs to the models. Sales offices are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 949.833.6159. Product type and availability are subject to change without notice.