- Mark Edwards
- East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia
- Contact Mark Edwards (East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
- Office Phone
- (757) 288-7584
- Cell Phone
- (757) 288-7584
- Alt. Phone
- (757) 238-9009
- (757) 238-9311
- Hampton Roads area of Virginia, Tidewater market of Virginia, Suffolk, VA, 23435
- Our company's mission is to develop quality, lifestyle communities that offer distinctive architectural home styles, resort style amenities, specializing in the Hampton Roads area (Tidewater) of VA.
Instrumental in the development and sales success of Gatling Pointe, The Riverfront, Eagle Harbor, Liberty Ridge, and Founders Pointe - premier planned communities by East West Partners of Virginia. Currently overseeing the sales operation for the Hampton Roads division of East West Communities and work closely with our preferred custom builders at each community.
Actively involved in the sales and marketing for single family custom homes in The Riverfront at Harbour View, an award winning, waterfront community in Northern Suffolk; for Founders Pointe, an award winning waterfront community in Isle of Wight County; and in Eagle Harbor, a highly successsful master planned community in Isle of Wight County, near Smithfield. Liberty Ridge is the newest East West community in Williamsburg and offers 3 to 9 acre homesites and custom homes.
Our waterfront communities offer quality, custom homes, reputable custom homebuilders, and superior lifestyle amenities. Luxury homes in The Riverfront at Harbour View range from the $500's to over $2 million. Custom homes in Founders Pointe range in price from the $400's to over $1 million, and in Eagle Harbor $300's to over $700,000. Liberty Ridge in Williamsburg offers custom homes on lots over 3 acres with homes starting in the $600's. If you're looking for new homes in the Hampton Roads area (Southeastern part of Virginia or the Tidewater area), visit one of our quality neighborhoods or check us out at www.eastwestcommunities.com.
FOUNDERS POINTE - www.founderspointe.com a waterfront community with 319 homesites in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Neighborhood cul-de-sacs overlook Batten Bay, The James River, and the Hampton Roads. Some of the awards include "Best Community" in '05, '07 by the SMC of the Peninsula Home Builders Association.Founders Pointe also received numerous other awards in recent years including"Best Marketing Campaign" for a Community in '05, '06, '07, Best Sales Office, "Best Entry Monument, Advertisement of the Year,"Best Community Signage, and also Best Website. Visit www.eastwestcommunities.com for a detailed listing of marketing awards. Involved in the Spring 2010 Homearama model home show where over 35,000 visited in a 16 day period.
THE RIVERFRONT AT HARBOUR VIEW- www.the-riverfront.com A golf and waterfront community in the heart of Hampton Roads in Northern Suffolk, Virginia. The Riverfront now has over 1,000 homes and is located along the Nansemond River. Hosted the Homearama event in 2001 and in 2011 totally nearly 190,000 visitors to The Riverfront.Some of the prestigious awards received include the "Hall Of Fame" award in 2007, given by the Tidewater Builders Association.The Sales and Marketing Council of the PHBA also named The Riverfront the "Community of the Year" in 2003 and in 2005. The Riverfront was also named "Best Community" in '00, '03, '05 by the Tidewater Builders Association. In 2002, the Riverfront's Club Operation was awarded the "Premier Recreation Operation in America" by The Resort & Commercial Recreation Association.
Other awards received in recent years include Advertisement of the Year, Best Marketing Brochure, Best Signage, Best Website Design, Best Sales Office, Best Special Promotion, Best Marketing Campaign, and the Conservation and Preservation Award given by the Tidewater Builders Association. East West also received a Silver Award for Best Marketing Campaign by the National Sales & Marketing Council. Visit www.eastwestcommunities.com for a detailed listing of the awards and the years won.
EAGLE HARBOR - www.eagleharborva.com Located in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County and just ten minutes to the Peninsula and near the town of Smithfield, Virginia. Awarded "Best Community" in 2003, 2005, and in 2007 (for neighborhoods over 300 homes) by the Peninsula Home Builders Association. Also received Best Sales Office, Best Marketing Campaign, Best Website Design, Best Signage/Entry Monument, and Advertisement of the Year.
GATLING POINTE - www.gatlingpointe.com Located where the James and Pagan Rivers meet in Smithfield, Virginia. Over 500 single family homes are built in both Gatling Pointe and Gatling Pointe South. Named the "Community of the Year" in '88, '89, '94 by the Peninsula Housing & Builders Association.
Gatling Pointe also received the Gold Award for Best Parade of Homes in America in 1993 by the National Association of Home Builders. Other marketing awards include Best Marketing Campaign, Special Promotion, and Best Sales Office by the PHBA in 1994. Best Newspaper Advertisement in '89, '93, '98 and Best Magazine Advertisement in '90, '93 by the PHBASilver MIRM Award for Excellence in Marketing in 1990 and Best Entry Signage in 1994 by the PHBAFirst Place in International Club Design for Best Club- Gatling Pointe Yacht Club: '90 by the Restaurant-Hotel Design International Magazine and Best Television Advertisement: '90 by the PHBA
Waterfront communities that East West has developed in the Hampton Roads area - Gatling Pointe in Smithfield, Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight County, and The Riverfront at Harbour View in Suffolk, Virginia. The Gatling Pointe Yacht Club (pictured below) features a 68 slip deep water marina, a full service restaurant, riverfront pool, volleyball and tennis courts, playground, and fishing pier. Summer camps include a junior sailing club and numerous other special family activities for the water.
Served on the HRRA Board of Directors 2000-2001, 2004-2005, and 2006-2008. (Also will be serving on the HRRA Board in 2013). Served as a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for Smithfield/Isle of Wight County 2004-2006. Served on the HRRA's New Home Council 2000-2001, and in 2012-13, New Home Planning Group in 2000 for HRRA. Served as co-chairman of the New Homes Coucil for the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association.
Currently serving on the Founders Pointe Community Association Board of Directors. Also currently serving on the Architectural Review Boards for The Riverfront, Founders Pointe, Eagle Harbor, and Liberty Ridge communities. Also current member of the Gatling Pointe Architectural Review Board. Gatling Pointe South Community Association Board 1999, Gatling Pointe Beautification Committee in 1997 and 1998. Gatling Pointe Yacht Club Governing Board since 1997.
Member of the Real Estate Information Network, Peninsula Housing and Builders Association, Tidewater Builders Association, Sales and Marketing Council for the PHBA, Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®, Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association, Willamsburg Association of REALTORS®, and National Association of Home Builders
- 1984 graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS degree in Marketing Management
- Real Estate license obtained in 1985 with Goodman Segar Hogan.
- Graduate of REALTORS® Institute 1986 (GRI)
- Certified Site Professional (CSP)from the Sales & Marketing Council of the PHBA
- Principal Broker's License with East West Realty obtained in 1988
- Promoted to Vice-President of Sales for East West Realty in 1992 and Senior Vice- President in 1999 for the Hampton Roads Division of East West Partners.
- Sales and Marketing Council's Certified Site Professional Sales training program, instructor in the Meet & Greet, Qualifying, Prospecting, Follow through/Service phase and/or target marketing sections every session from 1993-2010.
- Training and Education included: Dave Stone's "Selling in the 90's"; Dr. Stephen Covey's "First Things First"/Time Management Seminar; Dr. Jerry Bell, Mike Ferry's Organization Seminar; Terry Weaver's training program in basic sales and communication skills; Bob Schultz "Smart Selling Techniques". Also attended multiple Myer's Barnes' Seminars and numerous NAHB Educational programs. Guest Instructor for VPAR and their Buyer's Broker class "How to sell in a new home community as a buyer broker"
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Received 18 consecutive year Platinum Awards from the Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®. Have also received 20 consecutive Sales & Marketing awards for Outstanding New Home Sales (SMC of the PHBA).
Received the New Home Salesperson of the Year Award for the Hampton Roads Association of REALTORS® in 1999.
Named as one of the Top Ten Top Agents in Hampton Roads by the Virginia Business Observer publication in 2000.
Recognized as the #1 top producing agent in the Hampton Roads Association of REALTORS® in 1997 and 2002 - also the #1 top producing agent in the Portsmouth/Chesapeake Association of Realtors in 1989 and 1990. Awarded the #2 top selling agent in the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association in 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2001.
Recognized as the #1 new home agent for the Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® (for sales success) in 1997, 1999, & 2000.
Received Longevity Award from the HRRA for receiving a Circle of Excellence Award for 20 years Has also received the same longevity award from the Peninsula Association of REALTORS® and the SMC of the PHBA.
Golden Achievement award from East West Partners for extraordinary success. Instrumental in Gatling Pointe South's community awards and recognition in Southern Living® magazine
Civic Responsibilities-Youth basketball coach Isle Of Wight Parks and Recreation in 2000-2010. Baseball coach in Smithfield Parks & Recreation 1995-2009. Nansemond Suffolk Pop Warner football coach 2004-2007. Nansemond Suffolk Academy Assistant JV football coach 2009. Assistant coach for AAU basketball TEAM Evolve 15yr old, Soccer coach in Isle of Wight Parks and Recreation 1995-2003