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Celebrating a 3rd Consecutive Year as Dallas-Fort Worth Developer of the Year

May 15, 2024

Hillwood Communities is thrilled to announce that we have been named the Dallas-Fort Worth Developer of the Year for the third consecutive year at the 2024 McSAM Awards ceremony hosted by the Dallas Builders Association on April 20th. This prestigious recognition, alongside multiple other accolades, underscores our commitment to excellence in master-planned development and community building.

Being named Developer of the Year for three years running, and six total times, is a testament to our unwavering dedication to quality and innovation in new home community development and the hard work of our incredible team.

At this year’s McSAM Awards, Hillwood Communities also received multiple other awards, highlighting our continued excellence across various facets of community development, such as:

  • Developer of the Year (3rd consecutive year, 6th win!)
  • Best on Boards Community (new category for 2024) – Treeline
  • Master-Planned Community of the Year – Union Park
  • Best Community Amenity – Fitness Park at Union Park
  • Best New Amenity (new category for 2024) – Mini Town Park at Harvest
  • Best Lifestyle Annual Program – Pecan Square
  • Rising Star of the Year – Autumn Smith, Development Operations Manager at Hillwood Communities
  • Best Special Event for the Public/Consumers – Harvest 10th Anniversary
  • Best Overall Marketing Program – Harvest
  • Best Logo – Union Park
  • Best Brochure Developer – Union Park
  • Best Digital Marketing Program – Union Park

What are the McSAM Awards?

The McSAM Awards, established in 1979, are one of the most respected honors in the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate industry, recognizing outstanding achievement in marketing, sales, and construction of homes. This year, Hillwood Communities won the coveted awards for Best Community, Best Lifestyle Program, and Best Amenities, reinforcing our reputation as a leader in creating vibrant communities.

What is a Home Developer?

A home developer is responsible for the creation of residential communities from the ground up. This involves land acquisition, planning, infrastructure development, and collaboration with home builders to construct high-quality homes. Home developers play a crucial role in shaping living environments, ensuring that communities are well-designed, sustainable, and equipped with essential amenities.

Hillwood’s Approach to New Home Development

Hillwood Communities’ unique approach to creating new home communities, known as “placemaking,” is singular in the industry. Each of our lifestyle communities begins with an in-depth exploration of the land and local culture, ensuring that our developments are deeply rooted in the character of their locations. We engage in close collaboration with local stakeholders at every step of the process to ensure that our projects resonate with the existing community.

As the lead community developer, Hillwood Communities oversees all aspects of the development process. This includes comprehensive market research to understand the needs and desires of future residents, securing capital and development agreements, guiding design teams to create thoughtful and functional land plans, and curating a diverse mix of new construction homebuilders who share our commitment to quality and excellence. 

Additionally, we prioritize developing properties in desirable school districts, often collaborating with the districts to build new schools within our communities. This focus on education ensures that our communities are attractive to families and support the long-term growth and success of our residents.

What Sets Hillwood Communities Apart

At Hillwood Communities, our dedication to excellence is guided by a set of core principles that ensure our developments stand out in the homebuilding industry.

Sense of Community

We cultivate a culture of inclusion and belonging. Our design and programming initiatives are crafted to encourage people to live together harmoniously, fostering joy and mutual support among residents.


We promote healthy living by creating environments that enhance health, well-being, and connections with others and nature. Our communities are designed to support a balanced and wholesome lifestyle.


We encourage lifelong learning through opportunities that inspire growth. Our communities offer experiences and resources that help residents acquire new skills and knowledge, promoting continual personal and communal development.


We prioritize sustainability by valuing the land’s heritage and local culture, conserving resources, and giving back to the community. Our approach ensures that our developments contribute to a more sustainable society and planet for future generations.


We embrace a spirit of curiosity and creativity to continually improve our residents’ quality of life. Our commitment to innovative thinking drives us to enhance our communities now and for generations to come.

Experience an Award-Winning Lifestyle with Hillwood Communities

We are incredibly honored to be recognized with these prestigious awards and proud of the work we do to create exceptional living environments in the DFW area. If you are looking for a new home, we invite you to explore one of Hillwood’s thriving lifestyle communities. Our commitment to quality make Hillwood Communities the ideal choice for homebuyers seeking a vibrant and welcoming community.

Contact us today to learn more about our communities and discover why Hillwood Communities continues to be the developer of choice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to upgrade to your dream home, Hillwood Communities offers something for everyone!