Saturday, September 13, 2014

New Summerlin Exec Joins The Ridges

Elle Gaensslen has joined The Howard Hughes Corporation as sales & marketing manager for the community’s exclusive custom lots in The Ridges village. Gaensslen replaces Roger Pettiford, who recently retired after successfully overseeing sales and marketing in The Ridges for more than 16 years. Gaensslen brings more than 18 years of real estate and retail management experience to Summerlin, most recently earning top sales production honors from her previous employer.

“Summerlin set the standard in Southern Nevada for quality of life, and I am thrilled to work in one of the crown jewels of this master plan,” said Gaensslen. “Today, we are actively selling home sites in Azure, one of The Ridges’ premier neighborhoods offering lots from one-quarter to three-quarters of an acre and priced from the low $300,000s to $1 million-plus. It’s both gratifying and thrilling to help those in our community seeking the ideal location to build their dream home.”

Azure in The Ridges is located adjacent the third, fourth, fifth and sixth holes of Bear’s Best Golf Course, designed by PGA golfer Jack Nicklaus. Residents of Azure have access to Club Ridges, the village’s 9,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness facility open exclusively to residents of The Ridges. Azure offers convenient access to the 215 beltway and is just minutes from McCarran International Airport, the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Summerlin, where a 106-acre fashion, dining and entertainment center will open Oct. 9.

PHOTO CAPTION: Elle Gaensslen, Sales & Marketing Manager for custom lots in The Ridges village.

About Summerlin:
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 22 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums– priced from the $300,000s to more than $1 million. Custom homesites in The Ridges are priced from the $400,000s. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit for more information.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit

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