ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -  McWilliams|Ballard announced today that the firm began sales at the Townes of Shirlington in Arlington, Virginia this past weekend, October 16th & 17th, 2010. During the grand opening event held at the community, prospective homeowners were able to tour sales models, speak to designated lenders, and discuss features and selections with sales managers for their new home.

Built in 2005 by 2249 Shirlington Road, LLC, a partnership between Mr. Elliott Burka and Mr. Michael Griffin, two luxury developers, the 12 townhomes at the Townes of Shirlington sit above 5,800 sq. ft. of ground level retail. The Townes of Shirlington offer homeowners a unique blend of 3 and 4 bedroom townhomes ranging in size from 1,900 sq. ft to over 2,200 sq. ft. Each home at the Townes of Shirlington feature such finishes as 8 and 9 foot ceilings, GE Profile stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout living areas and jetted soaking tubs in the master baths. Combined with a convenient South Arlington location that's just moments to Shirlington Village, the Townes of Shirlington offer something for every buyer.

"With our successful track record in the Shirlington neighborhood of Arlington, VA, we are excited about the opportunity to work with the Griffin Group on the Townes of Shirlington," says Ross McWilliams, Principal at McWilliams|Ballard. "With a strong knowledge of the local market, coupled with our customized sales strategy for each of our communities and the desirable location and amenities found at the Townes of Shirlington, we are looking forward to a successful sales effort based on the great turnout this past weekend."

McWilliams|Ballard is a progressive sales and marketing firm specializing in multi-family housing. The firm creates partnerships with developers and builders to provide start to finish sales and marketing solutions as well as effective consulting and market research. While based in Washington DC, the firm's experience is wide ranging with successful work in over ten states nationwide including Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut and Florida. Founded in 1996, McWilliams|Ballard has become one of the most successful project development real estate and marketing firms in the country. In 2009, McWilliams|Ballard sold and settled more new homes than any other firm in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Furthermore, in 2010, the Washington Business Journal ranked McWilliams|Ballard the 8th largest Residential Real Estate Company in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

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