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A History of Award-Winning Communities

“Best Development (100 Acres) in Southeast USA” – Aurora Award – NAHB 1996
“Best Development (100 Acres) in Southeast USA” – Aurora Award – NAHB 1998
“Best Development (500 Acres) in Southeast USA” – Aurora Award – NAHB 2001
“Top 10 Boomer Communities in USA” – NAHB 2002
“Most Successful New Community in History of Southwest Florida” – Feasonomics 2005
“Development of the Year” – David Graham Award – ULI 2007

Building Community into the Communities We Build

In 1990 two brothers, Jack and Jim Wallace, launched their first community, PIPER’S POINTE, a 240-unit lakefront condominium in Naples, Florida.  Building must have been in their blood.  Twenty-five years earlier their father, Joe Wallace, was a respected builder/developer in Naples.

After Piper’s Pointe, Jack retired but Jim had discovered a new passion…creating communities with attitude and vibrant lifestyle.   In 1993 Jim transformed a tomato field into PIPER’S GROVE, the first low-density, multi-family, 100% lakefront, gated community in Naples with 388 condominium homes nestled around five lakes.

By 1997 Jim’s next gated community, CALUSA BAY, a lush lakefront community of 342 homes was built amongst the pines on an infill parcel. It was nationally recognized for its innovative design and focus on “neighborhood”.

In 2000 LIGHTHOUSE BAY at the brooks broke the mold with the first waterfront, resort-lifestyle gated, community of 654 condos, coach homes and villas on 48 acres of lakes around a protected wildlife preserve, and a residents’ club with just about everything.

In 2005, Jim’s infused the coastal towns of the Italian Riviera into his next creation.  RAPALLO at Coconut Point captured the true sense of place with 540 waterfront homes in Cinque Terra architecture, a beautiful resort-lifestyle club, parks and brooze sculpture, lakes and wildlife preserve and boardwalk all next door to the energy of Coconut Point Town Center.

Today……GENOVA continues the legacy of innovative residence and community design with  205 luxury condominiums and a private resort-lifestyle club set within a palette of 17th century Italianate courtyard buildings overlooking landscaped atriums and lakes. Images of the famous Strada Nuova in Genova,Italy. Security without perimeter walls. Vibrant and serene.  Breathtakingly beautiful.