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Clark Builders Group Selected to Build First Rental Homes in Emerson Community

Project Will Bring High-Quality Apartments and Townhomes to Flourishing Location
June 23, 2010

LAUREL, Md. — On June 23, Murn Development, LLC and Bavar Properties Group, LLC selected Clark Builders Group (CBG) as the general contractor on an $18.3 million project for the Emerson, a master planned community in Howard County, Md. With completion scheduled for fall 2011, CBG will construct 164 luxury rental units on eight acres of land within the community. The Emerson will eventually feature 1,200 homes, 1.8 million square feet of commercial space, and a 68-acre office park.

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The Enclave at Emerson

"What is exciting us about the project is the quality we are bringing to both the community of Emerson and to Howard County," said Chris Murn, President of Murn Development, LLC. "The level of finishes in these apartments and townhomes will be second to none in the area. The convenient proximity of the Emerson to Ft. Meade is especially important at this time, as we prepare for the large number of job relocations here due to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). An influx of people is expected to relocate to Howard County just as our new units reach completion, so we look forward to meeting the increased demand for quality housing."

Of the 164 luxury residential units to be constructed, 35 will be townhouses and 129 will be apartments. Individual homes will feature granite countertops and other high-end finishes. Murn Development and Bavar Properties Group chose Henneman + Associates as the project architect, with site planning to be performed by Robert H. Vogel Engineering. A repeat client of Clark Builders Group, Murn Development selected CBG to execute the Emerson project thanks to the success of its Belmont Station community in Elkridge, Md.

"It has been our pleasure to work with Chris Murn and his team during the planning and design stages of this project," said Keith Anderson, president of CBG. "We are honored that they have again trusted Clark Builders Group, and we look forward to delivering a high quality project that will be a great addition to the Murn Development portfolio."

The Emerson community also features a clubhouse with an outdoor fireplace, planned shopping center, five free standing garages, and easy accessibility to Columbia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Fort Meade. Community planning at Emerson strives to preserve natural green areas and offers residents easy access to woods, streams, and recreational amenities. For more information on the Emerson master planned community, visit www.emersoncommunity.com.

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About Clark Builders Group

As the fourth largest multifamily builder in the nation, Clark Builders Group (CBG) is one of the nation's premier builders of luxury apartments, military family housing, and mixed-use communities. CBG has constructed more than 50,000 homes since its founding in 1992 and boasts an extensive portfolio of nationally acclaimed, award-winning communities on both coasts. CBG is an affiliate of the Clark Construction Group, one of the nation's oldest and largest private general contractors. For more information, visit www.clarkbuildersgroup.com.