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Park Village Wins 2008 Multi-Housing News Design Excellence Award

Fort Belvoir Neighborhood Recognized for Sustainability and Innovation
September 30, 2008

DENVER — At an awards ceremony held in the Colorado Convention Center/Hyatt Regency Denver, Multi-Housing News (MHN) honored Park Village at Fort Belvoir with a 2008 Design Excellence Award. A joint project of Clark Realty Capital (CRC) and Clark Builders Group (CBG), Park Village took home top honors for best Traditional Neighborhood Design/New Urbanism.

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Park Village Wins 2008 Multi-Housing News Design Excellence Award

"On behalf of Multi-Housing News, it's my pleasure to congratulate Clark Realty Capital and Clark Builders Group," said Diana Mosher, editor-in-chief of Multi-Housing News. "Walkable communities are generating a lot of buzz and the demand will only continue to grow. Therefore this category is especially interesting to the editors at MHN and to the entire multi-housing industry."

Park Village at Fort Belvoir exemplifies the cohesive design, environmental consciousness, and attention to surroundings central to New Urbanism. Along the neighborhood's original "loop" style road network, the Clark team constructed 22 craftsman-style single family homes and seamlessly integrated them with two newly-restored World War I era historic houses.

Clark surpassed market standards for energy conservation with EnergyStar-qualified homes. The team employed efficient site planning, careful building techniques, and staffed a trained arborist to preserve trees as close as a few feet from new homes.

"The Park Village community demonstrates the standard of quality design and context-conscious development that MHN salutes," said Casey Nolan, development executive at Clark Realty Capital. "We are honored to be recognized as a top project by such a prominent organization."

This year's MHN judging panel included accredited professionals in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and principals in architecture. Judges considered the overall composition, functionality, aesthetics, special attributes and sustainable elements of each project. The panel took special note of projects that demonstrate innovation and understanding of surroundings.

"The judges commented that Park Village exemplifies sensitive development," said Mosher. "They appreciated the way this project incorporates existing residences to create an effective and pedestrian-friendly community that fits the traditional model of middle America. Park Village is a fine example of contextual design."

The awards ceremony was held as part of Multi-Housing World's 2008 Convention and Exhibition, which took place in Denver from September 17-19. Each of the 2008 Design Excellence Award winners will be published in the October issue of Multi-Housing News Magazine.

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About Clark Realty Capital

Clark Realty Capital (CRC) is a fully integrated national real estate company offering a broad base of services including capital markets, development, construction, property management, and investment management. The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines are leveraging the ingenuity and assured performance of CRC at 12 military installations throughout the United States. Upon completion of current military projects, CRC will have built or renovated over 34,000 homes with a development value in excess of $4.9 billion. For more information, visit www.clarkrealtycapital.com.

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.

About Multi-Housing News

For 40 years, Multi-Housing News has provided in-depth news and analysis of the events and players shaping the multi-housing industry. The company's comprehensive coverage by its award-winning, exclusive journalists provides its readers with the insight they need in their day to day and future business. Multi-Housing News' mission is to provide the leaders of the multi-housing industry with the most current and complete news, information and analysis in print and online to help them run their businesses more efficiently and profitably. For more information, visit www.multihousingnews.com.