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Bayside Wins Two National Silver Awards

NAHB’s National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) has announced Silver Award Winners for The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards comprised of home builders, developers, associates and consultants.

Bayside, a Carl M. Freeman Companies community, has received two 2020 Silver Award honors. The first award was for Best Lifestyle Programming for a Community. With hundreds of classes and events held for community members, even during the pandemic, Bayside was recognized for consistently engaging members with quality programming.

The second award received was for Best Virtual Special Event. In 2020, Bayside organized a virtual scavenger hunt throughout the community, and received hundreds of photos from residents and guests that were able to get outdoors individually and participate.

The Nationals salutes and honors the best in the building industry for their determination, integrity, creativity and endurance.

“The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in new home design, marketing and sales,” said Angela Harris, chairperson of the Nationals. “NAHB’s commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success has been exemplified by its award winners since the competition’s inception.”

“Even with the challenges presented in 2020 with Covid-19, our staff was able to provide top of the line opportunities for residents to be engaged and focus in on their health and well-being” said Erika Cook, Marketing Manager for Bayside.

Started in 1982 as the Institute of Residential Marketing, The Nationals award program continues to recognize superior new home sales and marketing achievements.

With 61 categories across various disciplines of the new home industry, the awards honor excellence in product and community design, advertising, marketing and sales achievements by individuals and sales teams.

During a Four-day judging process, a panel of 9 industry professionals from across the country determined the Silver and Gold award winners from a field of over 900 entries. To view sliver award winners or to order tickets to the event, visit

Ideally situated just outside of Fenwick Island, four miles from the beach, Bayside comprises nearly one thousand acres overlooking the Assawoman Bay and features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Opportunities for family fun and resort living, with community pools, tennis complex and programs, kayaking and paddle boarding, stocked ponds for fishing, walking and fitness trails, delicious dining and special activities for kids of all ages. Bayside is home to Bayside Institute, an innovative year-round life enrichment program for residents. In 2019, Bayside was named National Community of Year by the National Association of Home builders. The community is owned and operated by the Carl M. Freeman Companies, more information on the community can be found at

 About The Carl M. Freeman Companies

For 73 years the Carl M. Freeman Companies have created places that enrich lives through their innovative and inviting places to live, work, shop and play. The company has developed and managed more than five million square feet of commercial space for shopping center and office use, servicing more than 1.1 million square feet of retail; built award-winning beach-front and golf course communities; and developed more than 20,000 homes in 50 residential communities across Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia. The Carl M. Freeman Companies is headquartered in Rockville, MD with a complementary office in Ocean View, DE.

To learn more about Bayside, visit or contact Jeff Evans at 302-436-9998.