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Posted January 13, 2011

Bob McLeod, chief executive officer of Newland Communities, the country’s largest privately held land development company and the developer of the Cinco Ranch master-planned community in Katy, will receive the 12th Annual Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award tomorrow at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show in Orlando.

The Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award honors leaders in the homebuilding and community development industry who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to making their communities a better place to work and live. The award includes a $100,000 prize that recipients donate to the charity of their choice.

“Receiving the 12th Annual Hearthstone BUILDER award represents the dedication of our team members in communities across the country that lend their time, compassion and expertise to helping neighbors in need and to strengthen communities,” says McLeod. “In Katy, our Cinco Ranch community offers an excellent example of how Newland is truly committed to helping people facing challenges, even during times when we might be facing challenges in our industry.”

Examples of Newland’s recent humanitarian efforts at Cinco Ranch include hosting the Westside Chef’s Throwdown this past fall, which raised money for summer camp programs for the Houston chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Newland also donated a homesite in Cinco Ranch to provide a new home for a severely wounded veteran through the HelpingAHero.org program

In addition to a core focus on philanthropic efforts, Newland has achieved solid business results with five of its communities ranked in the top 15 bestselling master planned communities in 2009, including Cinco Ranch, ranked number one nationally in new-home sales. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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