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Sustainability Helps California Company Win Award

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Reducing water usage, expanding green waste recycling and increasing efficiencies are key to this property's maintenance plan.

Lawn & Landscape | September 1, 2009

TUSTIN, CA — Mission Landscape received first-place honors and a commercial landscaping award by the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) for Bixby Land Co.’s property, Newport Summit, located in the Newport Corridor. The Mission Landscape Companies are one of the largest full-service integrated landscape providers in the United States, serving San Diego to Sacramento and abroad.

Irvine, CA-based Bixby Land Co., founded in 1896, is now a private integrated commercial real estate investment trust [REIT]. Bixby Land Co.’s established market leadership in ground–up development, aqcuisition/disposition, operations and financing provide the human capital needed to create opportunity and maximize return.

The four Mission Landscape integrated operating units involved in the award-winning, 5.5-acre commercial Newport Summit site were Landscape Development, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Care and Environmental Services. Bixby Land Co.’s goals for the Newport Summit site included reducing water usage, expanding green waste recycling and enhancing the overall property appearance and customer experience.

With a shared vision for sustainability and maximizing stakeholder returns, the four Mission Landscape operating units along with the Bixby Land Company team worked collaboratively toward its goals. The scope of work included reducing turf areas, installing drought-resistant grasses and initiating best-in-class water management, tree and maintenance practices. All green waste at the Newport Summit site is recycled and non-contributable to local landfills.

“We’re very fortunate to have such an innovative, stakeholder-centric and intelligent client like Bixby Land Co. with which to work," says David DuBois, CEO and president of Mission Landscape Cos. "In addition to being well respected leaders in their industry, they are also committed environmental stewards. We share a common vision, and we’re proud of our long-term relationship with them. Winning an award with them is an honor.”

The Mission Landscape companies provide landscape services to several Bixby Land Company properties.

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