Robert B. McLeod
Partners in Placemaking Award

Newland has exceptional partners including, innovative builders creating homes for families, engineers that build infrastructure, a variety of consultants including architects, land planners, landscape architects that design amenities and layout land plans and landscapes, agencies that craft our marketing messages, and community partners such as schools, parks, libraries, and the arts, that enrich the lives of residents. The Robert B. McLeod Partners in Placemaking awards recognize partners that go above their daily contributions to levels that raise an industry-standard, provide innovative solutions, and exceed customer expectations.

Bob McLeod Partners in Placemaking Award Video

2021 Winners


BEXLEY | WATERSET | STERLING ON THE LAKE | RIVERLIGHTS – A true extension of the Newland marketing team, ChappellRoberts implements innovative marketing ideas and branding strategies in Bexley, Waterset, Sterling on the Lake, and Riverlights. Once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, ChappellRoberts quickly pivoted, creating a "Strength in Neighbors" campaign.


Garman Homes

WENDELL FALLS – A longtime Newland partner, Garman Homes championed an industry-wide cause of building a home for a fallen soldier's deserving family in Wendell Falls with a tailored floorplan and paratrooper-themed playroom to commemorate the children's father.


New Leaf Builders

NEXTON – Adopting the vision to focus on what the homebuyer wants, New Leaf Builders designed and built innovative courtyard homes in Nexton, offering flexibility that would appeal to a niche audience. The homes attracted local and out-of-state home seekers and quickly sold out.


Swaback Architects + Planners

ESTRELLA – Respecting the natural environment, Swaback Architects designed a neighborhood that added to the overall character of what makes Lucero and Estrella so unique, building harmony with the Sonoran Desert and surrounding rolling hills.


2021 Finalists

For the inaugural 2021 Robert B. McLeod Partners in Placemaking Award, the finalists are as follows:

Partners Who Give Back

Donations are made to local charities and non-profits to recognize the collaboration and partnership to make Newland communities exceptional places.


A long-time partner of Newland's Tampa communities and Chappell Roberts, Feeding Tampa Bay rallies the community to end hunger and create a healthier, more capable Tampa Bay area where neighbors help neighbors.


Serving South Carolina and supported by Nexton by Newland and New Leaf Builders, the Lowcountry Foodbank helps fight hunger by distributing food to seniors, veterans, and children through various outreach programs.


Rallying the building industry troops to honor our nation's military heroes' sacrifices, Newland and Garman Homes support veterans, most recently donating a home to a fallen soldier's family in Wendell Falls.


The envisioning of a community is both physical and functional. Just as Newland and Swaback Architects designed Estrella, they also support the Two Worlds Foundation's programming and competitions to improve the community.


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