CCMC Communities Featured on RCLCO’s Top 50 List

RCLCO Real Estate Advisors recently released its list of the 2017 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities, and seven CCMC-managed communities were included.

This news follows a similar list released from John Burns Real Estate Company. John Burns’ list featured six of the communities CCMC serves.

“The RCLCO list affirms that we are privileged to serve some of the country’s most successful communities,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “Appearing on both of these lists is truly an honor and source of pride for these communities, their residents and CCMC.”

RCLCO’s list included:

  • Inspirada | Las Vegas, NV (No. 8)
  • Daybreak | South Jordan, UT (No. 19)
  • Vistancia | Peoria, AZ (No. 20)
  • Cadence | Las Vegas, NV (No. 22)
  • Leyden Rock | Arvada, CO (No. 23)
  • Estrella | Goodyear, AZ | (No. 30)
  • Mountain’s Edge | Las Vegas, NV (No. 40)

“Congratulations to all our top-selling communities and thank you to our teams in these – and all our other – communities, who continue to work tirelessly creating experiences that connect people and ensuring their neighborhoods feel like home for current and potential homeowners,” D. J. added.

CCMC Names Sara Huff Vice President, Central Division

CCMC is pleased to welcome Sara Huff to our leadership team. With more than 15 years of professional experience, Sara brings her extensive knowledge base and stellar reputation to CCMC. In her new role as vice president, she will work closely with Andy Babbitt and Jeff Girardeau to share her talents for community leadership and operational excellence with our growing list of clients and team members throughout the Texas Hill Country. “Sara’s impressive background, coupled with her exceptional reputation in Austin, makes her the perfect fit for CCMC,” explains central division president Todd Davidson. “We are thrilled to welcome her to our leadership team.”

Originally from Houston, Sara earned her bachelor degree from Texas Tech University. Most recently served as general manager for another management company, leading a team of eight portfolio managers. Her ability to streamline process and create efficiencies, all while improving service, set her apart. Her previous roles include director of community development and senior community manager. Sara began her career as a customer service representative for the Houston Symphony and sites this experience as the foundation of her service-orientation. She is recognized as a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM), Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and Association Management Specialist (AMS). For the past decade, Sara has been actively involved with the Community Associations Institute, Austin Chapter and will serve as board president this year. Her personal mantra is, “Do good and do not stop.”

“Joining the CCMC team means delivering on our core values of leadership, service and innovation,” says Sara. “I look forward to partnering with Jeff and Andy as we equip and empower our team members to create the CCMC experience for the communities we serve in Central Texas. I look forward to developing strong relationships with each team member and client and discovering how we can help them overcome challenges and achieve their goals.”

Sara has been married for 13 years to her husband Carter, an executive sous chef at the University of Texas. They have one six-year old daughter, Iris, and a houseful of pets. Their family enjoys living in the “Live Music Capital of the World” and attends many concerts and music festivals. They also enjoy traveling to historic sites and museums. In her personal time, Sara loves literature and reads every chance she gets.

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Six CCMC Communities Among Top-Selling of 2017

CCMC communities are well represented on John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s list of the Top 50 Master-Planned Communities of 2017. The annual list is based on number of volume of new home sales.

This year’s list saw strong gains in the Phoenix and Las Vegas areas, both of which are among CCMC’s key markets. Developers and builders in these regions have reported improved demand across the full spectrum of buyer types, according to John Burns.

CCMC communities appearing on the 2017 list include:

  • Inspirada | Las Vegas, NV (No. 8)
  • Daybreak | South Jordan, UT (No. 20)
  • Vistancia | Peoria, AZ (No. 21)
  • Cadence | Las Vegas, NV (No. 23)
  • Estrella | Goodyear, AZ | (No. 30)
  • Mountain’s Edge | Las Vegas, NV (No. 41)

“Having the privilege to serve six of the fastest-growing master-planned communities in the country is an honor for CCMC and our local teams,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “I believe it’s also a testament to our ability to build community and create experience that connect people. When considering purchasing a home, buyers are looking at more than location; they’re seeking neighborhood connections, quality amenities, service and pride of ownership. They want to ensure their new community feels like home.”

CCMC to Provide District Management Services to Leyden Rock Metropolitan District

CCMC’s presence in Colorado continues to grow. In 2018, we will begin providing district management services to the Leyden Rock Metropolitan District in Arvada. The Leyden Rock community was created with active families in mind, and more than 60 percent of the community is open space. Amenities include 17 miles of trails, neighborhood parks, a pool and a clubhouse. The community will build out to 1,500 homes.

The Metropolitan District functions similarly to a community association, as a board of directors governs daily operations to manage certain aspects of the community. The state of Colorado permits these organizations as a means to finance community planning and manage critical infrastructure, such as streets and certain utilities.

“We’re excited to expand our services in Colorado with this addition,” said division president Delores Ferguson. “A special thank you to vice president Denise Hogenes, whose work to develop strong relationships with our partners in Colorado led to this recommendation. Denise and the entire Colorado team have gone above and beyond to ensure each of our communities in the region feel like home.”

District management services begin in January. The search for a manager will begin immediately.

Leyden Rock is a project of E5X Management, based in Englewood, Colorado. The company’s portfolio includes projects of varying scopes and sizes. Click here to learn more.

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Anthem Ranch, BackCountry Honored with CAI Awards

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Community Associations Institute recently recognized Anthem Ranch and BackCountry with top awards. Anthem Ranch was named Community of the Year, while BackCountry earned the Outstanding Community Building by an Association prize.

Anthem Ranch captures the essence of Colorado for its active-adult residents. Set in the beautiful mountain landscapes of Broomfield, the community engages residents through a variety of events and programs. The 32,000-square-foot Aspen Lodge, the community’s amenity center, features facilities for swimming, exercising, relaxing and spending quality time with friends and neighbors.

The CCMC team, including 11 full-time and two part-time employees, is led by community manager Sue Santos and work diligently to ensure this community feels like home for each and every resident. Their efforts to connect people have engaged neighbors and transformed residents into a vital force in the association’s governance. Resident committees, clubs and ambassadors are empowered to partner with the team and the board in order to realize their vision for community life. “It’s really this type of teamwork that makes Anthem Ranch such a special community,” explains community manager Sue Santos. “That is why this award is particularly meaningful. It belongs to all the people that make this community tick. This includes our team members, board members and especially all our active resident volunteers.”

BackCountry’s recognition for Outstanding Community Building by an Association also exemplifies the engagement of that community’s on-site team. This award recognizes a community association for outstanding demonstrations of community resourcefulness and enhancement and application of team members’ strengths.

The community’s nomination focused on the BackCountry team’s efforts to bring people together through lifestyle events and activities, engaging with committees and volunteers, and recognizing and partnering with resident entertainers and businesses. The BackCountry team is composed of six full-time and 10 part-time employees, led by community manager Gary Debus.

“To say we’re excited about these honors would be an understatement,” said CCMC vice president Denise Hogenes. “Our team has dedicated themselves to connecting and activating residents. The result of these efforts is a tangible sense of community at both Anthem Ranch and BackCountry. We couldn’t be more proud and thankful to CAI for this recognition.”

CCMC Providing Pre-Development Consulting to Waterwheel

Through the past four years, CCMC has developed a relationship with Lennar Homes. We’re pleased to announce a new chapter in that partnership for 2018, as CCMC will provide pre-development consulting services Waterwheel, a new Lennar community in San Antonio.

“Expanding our relationship with Lennar Homes and our presence in San Antonio is exciting,” said division president Todd Davidson. “Vice presidents Andy Babbitt and Jeff Girardeau have done an outstanding job cultivating this relationship, and their efforts have allowed us to develop a true partnership with this client.”

Waterwheel is envisioned as a 1,200-unit community with the first residents expected to arrive in January 2019. Plans are in place for management services to begin in April 2018, with a lifestyle director being hired in June. Placement of an on-site community manager is expected in early 2020.

CCMC and Lennar began our relationship in 2014 in Colorado and expanded it to Texas in 2016. CCMC provided pre-development consulting services to Hidden Trails, also in San Antonio, and transitioned that community to management services in February.

One of America’s leading homebuilders, Lennar helps families move into the next stage of their lives and into new homes. Building in some of the nation’s most desirable cities, Lennar designs homes for all type of families in all stages of life. To learn more, click here.   

CCMC to Provide Pre-Development Consulting to Desert Mountain Parcel 19

CCMC’s newest pre-consulting partnership extends a three-decade presence in the Desert Mountain Community. M3 Companies, which is developing Desert Mountain Parcel 19, has selected CCMC for consulting services. This sub-association is planned to be an exclusive 190-residence community with an 18-hole, short-range golf course and clubhouse.

“We have had the privilege of serving Desert Mountain for more than 30 years,” said division president Delores Ferguson. “The addition of Parcel 19 marks the beginning of a new relationship with M3 Companies and a continuation of our involvement in the community.”

M3 Companies develops American ranch properties and other new-home communities throughout the Western United States. They focus on developing neighborhoods for all generations by designing homes to suit every lifestyle and enhance the human experience. Learn more about M3 Companies.

CCMC Welcomes Three Springs in Durango, Colorado

CCMC has been selected to provide management services to both the master and residential associations of Three Springs, Southwest Colorado’s first traditional neighborhood development. Located on a beautiful 620-plus-acre valley in Durango, the community will build out to almost 2,300 units. This will be our first community in the Durango market. We’re proud to expand our presence in Colorado and to establish a presence in a new region of the state,” said division president Delores Ferguson. “This is an opportunity to set an example in Southwest Colorado and to demonstrate not only the value of master-planned communities, but also the CCMC vision, mission and purpose.” 

Developed by the Tierra Group, a wholly-owned business of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund, more than half of Three Springs’ acreage is dedicated to open space, parks, schools and recreational amenities. The community’s master plan incorporates energy-efficient building practices, neighborhood interaction and education, and intelligent land stewardship. We are very pleased to welcome Three Springs to the CCMC family.

In the Eye of the Storms

 
D.J. Cole

 D. J. Cole, CEO

Between Aug. 25 and Sept. 11, 2017, several of our communities faced unprecedented sequential hurricanes in Texas and Florida. Residents in these communities, as well as CCMC team members who live and serve there, endured personal loss associated with these destructive storms. But, in between the preparation, the waiting, the sheltering and the recovery, something beautiful happened. People connected. Community emerged. As we continue on our quest to “return to normal,” we want to share some of these remarkable stories. We hope they fill you with inspiration, hope and a renewed passion for the spirit of your own community. They have certainly done this for me. 
 
 
 
 
HARVEY
Aug. 25-29
Over a four-day period, slow-moving Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 40 inches of rainfall over eastern Texas. With peak accumulations of 64.58 inches, Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States. The resulting flooding affected hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.
 
The Groves | Houston, Texas
After Hurricane Harvey struck, the residents of The Groves staged a work party. Since The Groves sustained minimal damage, it was determined volunteers would focus their efforts on others who truly needed extra help in the greater Houston area. One resident knew of a group that needed assistance with demo work at nearby Atascocita Shores. After loading up cleaning supplies and tools, The Groves work party set out. Some residents stayed behind to wash loads (upon loads) of laundry from Atascocita neighbors. Others organized a supply drive, collecting food and household necessities for those affected by Harvey. Together, the work party served three different households. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.
 

Del Webb Sweetgrass | Richmond, Texas

After several days under a mandatory evacuation order, Sweetgrass residents returned home to find that the community fared well through the storm. The surrounding areas, however, were not so fortunate. So, residents decided to spend their Labor Day collecting donations for local neighbors in need. More than 3,000 pounds of food and hygiene items and close to $15,000 were donated. A second fundraiser would bring in an additional $16,000. The food and clothing were distributed through the Helping Hands facility in North Richmond. The money benefited the flood victims of Western Fort Bend County. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community. 

Towne Lake | Cypress, Texas

This boating community did not hesitate to use their watercrafts to assist in rescue efforts. For nearly two weeks, volunteers provided boat rescues, breakfast, lunch and dinner to three surrounding communities. They raised $14,000 selling Houston Strong T-shirts and sent $3,000 worth of cleaning supplies to hard-hit Rockport. The community developer, Caldwell Companies, established a relief fund and donated the first $50,000. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.
 
Travisso | Leander, Texas

This community organized a food drive for the Central Texas Food Bank. Neighbors joined together to collect 681 pounds of food for donation. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community. 

Devonshire | Forney, Texas
Donation drives were organized for food, clothing, toiletries and other necessities. The community response proved overwhelming, and the Trusted World Center benefited from an entire truckload of goods for those in need. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.  
 
 
BackCountry | Highlands Ranch, Colorado
The community raised $1,000 for the JJ Watt Foundation during a viewing party for a Denver Broncos game. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.
 

Wildridge | Oak Point, Texas

This new community of 110 homeowners hosted a fundraiser that raised $1,300. Every penny was donated to the Houston Flood Relief Fund. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.
 
 
IRMA  
Sept. 11-14
With recorded winds of 185 mph, Hurricane Irma caused more than $100 billion in damage and left more than 10 million Floridians without power. This widespread loss of power significantly impacted cellphone service throughout the state. In the end, Irma claimed the lives of at least 50 Floridians.

Celebration | Celebration, Florida

As forecasting models continued to convey a potential Florida impact, local community leaders at Celebration convened. The emergency action plan was implemented, and an informational flyer was created to provide residents quick access to important phone numbers and websites. Residents quickly responded to a call for volunteers on social media; sandbag lines trickled into the one and two-hour zones. Others offered up cold drinks and cupcakes to those waiting in the long line of vehicles. As dawn ascended on Sept. 11, residents were at the ready to take back their community. While representatives from the community’s managing organizations assessed damage and potential impacts, residents took to the streets and sidewalks to clear debris and offer water and assistance anyway they could. Chainsaws, shovels and brooms were not the only tools used to help assess damage, as residents even utilized drones to give neighbors in search of potential problem spots a bird’s eye view of their roofs. Local students participated in a fundraising campaign for their Houston peers. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.

Shearwater | St. Augustine, Florida

The community hosted an intense donation drive for clothing, medical supplies, non-perishable food items, diapers, baby supplies, paper towels, cleaning supplies, toiletries and inflatable mattresses. Resident volunteers coordinated efforts with Feeding Northeast Florida. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.
CCMC has supplemented these remarkable community efforts by providing additional resources to those affected. We have donated $5,000 to a fund that will support affected employees, $5,000 to the Salvation Army for Harvey/Irma relief and $2,500 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  Additionally, our employees donated more than $2,000 in gift cards to support their team members.
 
At CCMC, we build community by bringing people together in the neighborhoods where they live and in the offices where we work. Simply put, we create experiences that connect people. These stories of good works are just a few examples of our purpose personified. They are proof that neighbors helping neighbors has built community. Thank you for inviting CCMC to be one link in these connections.

CCMC Named Management Company for Miralon, California

One year ago, CCMC began consulting with Freehold Communities on Miralon, a sundrenched residential oasis located in Palm Springs, California. Now, this consulting project has transitioned into a new management contract. “This will be our seventh project with Freehold and our first management agreement in The Golden State,” explains Central division president Todd Davidson. “It is quite an honor when a like-minded developer client like Freehold takes us with them into new markets. This is a true testimony to the service and performance of all our teams that are dedicated to Freehold Communities.” CCMC also provides lifestyle and management services to Shearwater, Arden, Durham Farms, Headwaters, Orchard Ridge and Homestead.

Like all of Freehold’s Vital Communities, Miralon will emphasize healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship, and design. The fully-approved project was started more than a decade ago but never realized. Now it has been reimagined as an amenity-rich neighborhood of 1,150 homes ranging from attached domiciles to contemporary single-family homes surrounded by acres of fruit-bearing groves and community gardens. Future residents will enjoy expansive views of the San Jacinto Mountains while lounging in their yards or traversing the miles of trails that run throughout the development, an environmentally conscious state-of-the-art recreational facility, Wi-Fi café, fitness center and a luxury pool complex.   

Freehold Communities creates Vital Communities that embrace healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship and distinctive home design. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts; Freehold also has offices in St. Augustine, Florida and Austin, Texas.