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North American Properties Continues Winning Streak in Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS – North American Properties (NAP) celebrates a three-year winning streak in Las Vegas. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) presented the real estate company with three gold and one silver U.S. MAXI Awards during its RECon Convention on May 17, 2015, at the Wynn Hotel.

The U.S. MAXI Awards honor the highest caliber of premier marketing, community outreach, sales promotion, NOI enhancement and new media efforts within the U.S. retail real estate industry. Atlantic Station, a mixed-use development in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, won silver for its event marketing efforts with the Shaky Knees music festival.

Avalon, a $600 million mixed-use development in Alpharetta, Georgia, won gold for its cause related marketing around The Perfect Taste, which raised $40,000 for No Kid Hungry. Avalon brought home a second gold for equipping Santa with RFID technology and elevating the holiday experience. Finally, the property, which only recently opened in October 2014, won a third gold for its creative social media campaign “The Perfect Year,” which identified a social media ambassador who in turn, received $60,000 worth of benefits including rent free at Avalon for a year.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized for the achievements of our programs at Avalon and Atlantic Station,” said Mark Toro, managing partner of NAP. “Our growing collection of MAXI Awards paired with impressive leasing and sales numbers validate our paradigm shift to create urban, walkable and experiential environments.”

The four new MAXI Awards join eight others in NAP’s trophy case. In 2012, NAP won gold for Atlantic Station’s excellence in public relations, event marketing and leasing and silver for best use of social media. And in 2014, NAP won gold for Atlantic Station’s event marketing and leasing and silver for cause related marketing. Avalon won silver for public relations. ICSC did not distribute MAXI Awards in 2013.

The U.S. MAXI Awards not only enhance and compliment the other industry regional award programs offered by ICSC, but provide information and insight to the entire retail real estate industry on what it takes to achieve the highest level of recognition in marketing and specialty leasing within the U.S. A complete list of winners can be found here.

About Avalon

Avalon is a new experience in the timeless art of living well. In the heart of Alpharetta, this sustainably designed, 86-acre development with more than 500,000 square feet of retail, a 12-screen all premium theater, planned conference center and full-service hotel, Class A office, single-family residences and luxury rental homes infuses resort-level hospitality throughout a walkable, seamlessly connected community of shopping, dining, entertainment, living and working. It’s more than just another place to go, it’s a place to be — a hub of local art and activity that delivers the luxury of the modern South. At 2.4 million square feet and more than $600 million, Avalon is one of the largest projects currently underway in the United States. You can find more updates on Avalon at its websiteFacebook pageInstagram or Twitter profile.

 About Atlantic Station:

A national example for sustainable mixed-use communities, Atlantic Station transformed an abandoned industrial site into a thriving entertainment district at the heart of Atlanta’s vibrant Midtown neighborhood. Opened in 2005, Atlantic Station is home to some of Atlanta’s most popular restaurants, retailers such as H&M and Dillard’s and leading employers such as Wells Fargo, Ogilvy & Mather and BB&T. Atlantic Station each year hosts dozens of community gatherings, charity walks and neighborhood forums. Susan G. Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure and other events at Atlantic Station have raised more  than $50 million for Atlanta charities since 2005. In July 2012, 2013, and 2014, Atlantic Station hosted the BB&T Atlanta Open. A national leader in consumer engagement and technology, Atlantic Station has the No. 3 most followed Twitter feed among U.S. retail centers. 

About North American Properties

Founded in 1954, North American Properties is a privately held, multi-regional real estate operating company that has acquired, developed and managed more than $5 billion of mixed-use, retail, multifamily and office properties across the United States. Headquartered in Cincinnati, with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Fort Myers, Florida, the company has developed 19 million square feet of retail and 17,000 apartment units in 12 states. In the past three years, North American Properties has launched 36 projects totaling $1.1 billion in total capitalization. In metro Atlanta, North American Properties owns Atlantic Station and Avalon. For more information, please visit


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