The Marke @ South Coast Metro Breaks Ground in Santa Ana

Luxury Communities Will Include Cutting Edge Design, Architecture, Amenities

Santa Ana, CA, August 25, 2012 --( Officials today celebrated the groundbreaking event for The Marke @ South Coast Metro, a new, luxury apartment community expected to open in Santa Ana in 2013.

Built by Newport Beach-based Lyon Communities, recognized as one of the largest and most respected privately held multi-family real estate companies in Southern California, The Marke will feature 1 – 3 bedroom apartment homes with 1 – 2 bathrooms and an amazing array of resort-style amenities.

“The Marke is located in the business and cultural hub of Orange County, close to numerous employers, world-class shopping, dining, nightlife and entertainment. These new homes will be minutes away from the very best the county has to offer, and this new, upscale, gated community will provide a luxury-living experience which meets the demands of discerning renters,” said Frank T. Suryan, Jr. Chairman and CEO of Lyon Communities.

Located near the heart of Orange County’s most vibrant employment and entertainment area, The Marke is just minutes from major employers – many with international, corporate, national and regional headquarters located in Santa Ana and South Coast Metro.

The area offers one of the richest selections of restaurants in Southern California and is renowned for its world-class cuisine. Visitors come from all over to enjoy lunch and dinner at the numerous award-winning restaurants in the area.

The theater and arts district features one of the finest collections of performing and visual arts in the world. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, including Segerstrom Hall and the intimate Founders Hall – and the expansive 46,000-square-foot community plaza that connects the venues, The Samueli Theater, South Coast Repertory, Pacific Symphony, Pacific Chorale and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County all call this district home.

“The Marke project was accomplished through the cooperative efforts of the City and Lyon Communities,” said Miguel Pulido, Mayor of the City of Santa Ana. “The idea behind the project is to provide our residents a high-end and innovative architectural design with unmatched amenities anywhere in Orange County. The Marke brings yet another quality housing choice to Santa Ana, and we are proud to celebrate its groundbreaking.”

The Marke will feature 300 apartment homes ranging from 720 to 1,470 square feet. The homes will include modern, open floor plans with 9-foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens with modern Quartz countertops and European style cabinetry, designer fixtures and hardware, oversized tubs in most floorplans, in-home washer and dryer, abundant storage space and will be high-speed data ready.

An almost full acre of rooftop amenities provide residents with an instant escape from the day’s hectic pace. Those include a resort-style pool and spa with multiple entertainment areas and private cabanas, an outdoor sports bar, and expansive 7,600 square foot clubhouse featuring a state-of-the-art fitness facility and exercise studio, a movie theater, professional billiards and card room, a video game area, two bowling lanes, a gourmet demonstration kitchen and Wi-Fi café. Two community courtyard parks with multiple barbeques, picnic and entertainment areas are part of the community, as are multiple e-business centers, a pet grooming spa, multiple bicycle storage areas, additional storage units and a full-service “Café Deli” and convenience shop.

“Our goal is to create a very special community for our residents by providing an environment with amenities and features which appeal to the active lifestyle enjoyed by South Coast Metro and Santa Ana residents,” said Suryan, Jr.

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Lyon Communities is a leading real estate development and investment company headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Established in 1988 by General William Lyon and Frank T. Suryan Jr., it is recognized as one of the largest and most respected privately held multi-family real estate companies in Southern California. The company has a market capitalization of $2.0 billion and over the years has acquired more than 21,000 units and managed the development and renovation of 12,500 units in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Nevada. Lyon Communities takes pride in our ability to provide long-term, income-producing investments for our investors. Our communities offer residents a variety of housing and amenity choices with unparalleled customer service in some of the finest and most innovative rental living experiences in the country. For more information:
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