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Three Clark Projects Win Prestigious Monument Awards

Washington Area Projects Recognized for Outstanding Planning and Design
September 15, 2008

HYATTSVILLE, Md. — The Northern Virginia Building Association (NVBA) and the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA) recently presented Monument Awards for Excellence in Planning and Design to three Clark Builders Group projects, two of which were developed by Clark Realty Capital (CRC). The Woodlands at Fair Oaks, Fort Totten Station, and Park Village at Fort Belvoir were cited as examples of excellence in new-home and community designs in the Washington area.

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The Woodlands

"The Washington new homes market is one of the most competitive in the country," said Monument Awards chairman Larry Nordhauser. "The Monument Awards program is the most prestigious residential design competition in this market. Winning these awards translates into true value for the consumer."

The Woodlands at Fair Oaks, a 103-unit luxury senior living campus located in Fairfax County, Va., was honored as the premier Independent Living project. Designed to enrich the lives of its active residents, The Woodlands features beautiful, custom interior finishes and a 26,000-square-foot comprehensive amenity area with a full-service restaurant, indoor pool and spa, beauty salon, pharmacy, and more.

Fort Totten Station won the top award in the Garden-Style Rental category. Located adjacent to the Metro, this transit-oriented project was developed by CRC to meet the needs of young professionals in the DC area. The Clark team outfitted Fort Totten with luxury community amenities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, deluxe lounge with five HD TVs, and 5,000 square feet of retail.

Earning an Award of Merit for Residential Historic Renovation, Park Village in the Fort Belvoir Military Family Housing Community is a unique, craftsman-style neighborhood developed by CRC.

At Park Village, the project team restored two intricate, 1930's historic homes, while constructing 22 new, energy efficient homes in classic craftsman style to create a cohesive streetscape.

"We are thrilled to once again be recognized by this esteemed organization," said Glenn Ferguson, president of Clark Builders Group. "The awarded projects represent our commitment to quality and forward-thinking approach throughout the design and construction process."

The Monument Awards received over 140 entries this year. Awards applications, judged by a committee of over 40 volunteers, include a large display board that showcases the project with site and floor plans, photography, and a project statement. After reviewing entry materials, the Judging Committee traveled to each project to view the community and complete this highly competitive selection process.

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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.

About Clark Realty Capital

A fully integrated, national real estate firm based in Arlington, Va., Clark Realty Capital offers a broad base of services including capital markets, finance, development, construction, property management, and investment management. Clark's development expertise spans award-winning residential, office, retail, and mixed-use projects with a total development value of over $6.5 billion. Clark Realty Capital is an affiliate of the Clark Construction Group, the nation's oldest and largest privately-held general building contractor in the nation. For more information, visit www.clarkrealtycapital.com.

About Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA)

The MNCBIA is a regional organization of more than 70 member firms representing the interests of more than 18,000 employees of the building industry and its affiliated professional and service firms operating in the Maryland counties of Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's and in the city of Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.mncbia.org.

About Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA)

The Northern Virginia Building Industry Association advocates and fosters an economic and political climate within which its members are able to provide a full range of development and housing opportunities. It also provides services to its members through education, recognition, communication and member benefit programs. Founded in 1936 by a group of eight Arlington County builders, NVBIA has expanded to include more than 1000 builder and associate members and is now composed of six chapters: Alexandria, Arlington, Fauquier, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William. For more information, visit www.nvbia.com.