McKinley Homes is proud to display six OBIE awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s 41st annual OBIE awards gala. The home builder was honored for its exceptional work with four gold and two silver awards for the past year. McKinley Homes’ new home sales agent Xi Veerkamp was recognized for her first year of new home sales with a Gold OBIE for Rookie Salesperson of the Year. Condo development Seven88 West Midtown also won five awards for building design and marketing.
“We are proud of Xi Veerkamp’s achievements and all of our team’s hard work this year. The OBIEs are a crown on an exceptional year both for Xi and Seven88 West Midtown,” McKinley Homes VP of Marketing and Sales Don Gale said. “It’s been a fantastic year, and I’d like to thank the entire McKinley Homes team for these successes.”
Xi Veerkamp – Rookie Salesperson of the Year
A first-generation Chinese immigrant and only in the U.S. for the past 13 years, Xi Veerkamp is certainly McKinley Homes’ Rookie Salesperson of the Year! Throughout the nine months from mid-2020 to early-2021, Veerkamp excelled with 149 net sales, $47 million in sales volume, and an average of 16.6 sales per month. She’s incredibly accomplished with her personal record of 47 sales in the single month of January 2021!
Veerkamp’s background includes finance and land acquisitions. While in land acquisitions, she cleared the way for presales to begin up to 12 months before any deliverable inventory as each upcoming community was developed. After her transfer from land acquisition manager to a new home sales agent in June 2020, she continued to break barriers and raise standards. In December 2020, Veerkamp closed a tremendous 21 homes while signing 19 contracts in the same month to help McKinley Homes meet its total sales goal of 500 homes in 2020! She secured and submitted the last contract on December 31, 2020, at 12:58 p.m. and followed up to ensure it was fully executed the same day at 9:18 p.m. to meet the sales goal!
Seven88 West Midtown
Seven88 West Midtown received two Gold and one Silver OBIE Awards in the model merchandising and marketing categories.
The Gold for Best Interior Merchandising ($400,000 to $499,999) was awarded to the A5 floor plan showcased in Unit 213. Designed for an active lifestyle, this layout features an open living and kitchen design. This model focuses on live, work, and play zones, all within a spacious 1,000 square feet.
The B3 is a 1,394-square-foot condo with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. The design team chose a masculine theme for this home, focusing on photography and sports. Unit 214, which showcases the B3 plan, won Gold for Best Interior Merchandising ($600,000 to $699,999).
Finally, the C2 plan received the Silver OBIE for Best Interior Merchandising ($800,000 and above). Showcased in Unit 215, the C2 plan includes 1,930 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Offering a single-family feel thanks to the spaciousness of this condo, this model highlights elegant and timelessly styled furnishings accented by modern and contemporary artwork.
Seven88 West Midtown also received a Silver OBIE in the Best Building Design ($600,000 to $699,999) category for the B1-B plan. This home offers large bedrooms and bathrooms that are rare in the condo market. Visitors are greeted with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that let in an ample amount of light.
Finally, Seven88 West Midtown received a Gold OBIE for the Best Flyer/Mailer. The winning collateral was the self-guided tour card created to offer a safe and interactive tour experience during the pandemic.
The 22-story glass and concrete residential high-rise building feature bold, contemporary architecture with 279 residences and penthouses offering sweeping skyline views with floor-to-ceiling windows. Homes provide the choice of 20 well-designed floor layouts with studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom options, as well as penthouses. Priced from the mid-$300,000s to $1 million+, homes are airy and filled with natural light while offering far-reaching, dramatic city views thanks to a superb location and uninterrupted glass curtain wall.
Controlled access parking, bike storage, package lockers and a concierge mean that residents can focus on living life and leave the details to the team at Seven88. In addition, Seven88 West Midtown will feature 9,000-square-feet of ground-level, curated retail, restaurant and entertainment space.
For more information on Seven88 West Midtown, visit www.788WestMidtown.com.
See more winners from this year’s OBIE Awards: www.atlantarealestateforum.com/category/awards/obies.