ASTURIA CELEBRATES AMENITY CENTER GRAND OPENING

(TAMPA, FL) – Hines recently celebrated the grand opening of the community amenity center within Asturia, the firm’s new signature mixed-use development in Tampa, FL. Two grand opening events, a realtor luncheon and VIP event, were held welcoming many guests including current and prospective homebuyers and their families, County staff and officials, Chamber of Commerce officials, Hines’ team members, consultants and contractors, and the original landowner’s daughter and husband – Ann Behnke Pepper and husband Ken Pepper.

“Asturia is a signature Hines community, and we worked hard to deliver a new cutting-edge amenity center that sets Asturia apart from the competition,” said Lane Gardner, Hines managing director. “The new amenity center is unique, focuses on a healthy lifestyle and complements the best-in-class home styles being provided by Ashton Woods and David Weekley Homes.  Asturia is truly raising the bar in Tampa.”

Guests were impressed with the design and quality of the facility and that Hines completed the community’s amenities prior to the first Asturia resident’s move-in in May.

With over 5,800 square feet of space, the center includes a community clubhouse, a fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness center, covered outdoor living rooms, a luxurious resort-style swimming pool and expansive lawn areas for recreation. With its modern and unique architectural design, and the central location within Asturia, the new amenity center is at the heart of the new community, setting it apart from other residential developments in Tampa.

Ashton Woods and David Weekley Homes are the community’s homebuilders and have six model homes open daily with on-site agents to assist homebuyers in selecting their next residence.  Many have chosen Asturia for their next residence, however, there are still great lots and homes available with excellent lake and preserve views.  Both builders offer prospective homebuyers a range of home sizes and architectural styles to make their home selection and design process easy.  Asturia is located prominently on State Road 54 with great access to the Suncoast Parkway.  More information can be obtained by visiting and registering at the community website, www.AsturiaFlorida.com, or calling (813) 227-4148.

Ashton Woods is one of the nation’s largest private home building companies, blazing new trails in design and personalization to build homes as unique as the people who live in them.  Collaborating with homeowners for over 25 years, the company and its team of world-renowned designers look beyond the conventional to draw inspiration from unexpected sources, resulting in exceptional design in every Ashton Woods home. Recognized as the 2013 & 2014 Most-Trusted Builder in America by the Lifestory Research Most Trusted Builder in America StudySM, Ashton Woods’ collaborative approach is a key driver of its best-in-class customer satisfaction scores.  For more information, or to experience the excitement of becoming another satisfied Ashton Woods’ homeowner, visit www.ashtonwoods.com.

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 22 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared nine times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, please visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 182 cities in 20 countries. Hines has $89.1 billion of assets under management, including $42.5 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $46.6 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 109 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,126 properties, totaling over 351 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 457 properties, representing over 193 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.