- July 13, 2018
MANATEE COUNTY — Over 50% of the homes within the sustainable community of Hunters Point have been purchased using an all-virtual sales approach due to the pandemic.
Hunters Point, from homebuilder Pearl Homes, is in Cortez in Manatee County. When complete, the community will have 86 single-family, zero-energy homes that will self-generate more than enough power to run themselves, according to a press release. So far, 57 of the homes in the community have been sold.
Pearl Homes has sustainable and workforce housing projects underway in the Sarasota-Bradenton area and other locations throughout Southwest Florida and California. CEO Marshall Gobuty founded the company in 2015.
Pearl Homes also recently announced it has expanded its ECOsystem, a network of sustainable suppliers and contributors. The homebuilder strives for NetZero Plus by achieving the highest U.S. Green Building Council LEED ranking in each housing development in Florida and California. A press release says it accomplishes that by using energy-efficient design, sustainably focused suppliers and fully solar-powered residences. The homes incorporate WaterSense plumbing and fixtures; GE EnergyStar appliances; and Google Nest thermostats.
“By combining the various elements from each brand we have created a truly sustainable, environmentally conscious approach that has never been offered before," says Gobuty in a statement. "That is what makes Pearl Homes great for buyers, the environment, and the community."
Interested buyers can visit the Pearl Homes sales center at 12444 Cortez Road W. in Cortez adjacent to the Hunters Point development.
"What Pearl Homes is doing to be sustainable captures all that the USGBC's LEED NETZERO Plus program is about," says U.S. Green Building Council President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam in a statement.